Need your wonderful advice.
It is now 10 days since my BFN after my first fresh cycle of IVF 😞 my embryo transfer was very difficult! And I'm now wondering how much did this impact on the embryos chances??
The first insertion of the speculum was so painful! She then said it wasn't in right position (cervix had been pushed to the side? She wasn't sure if it was due to ovarian swelling)
Second speculum was smaller/softer but couldn't open cervix wide enough.
Third try she put the original speculum back in and it went in far more easily and thankfully it was correct.
She then had to change the catheter twice to a softer one? To get through the cervix and deposit the embryo in the lining- she even went back to 'push' the embryo further back ( I saw this on the ultrasound) as she was talking to us.
We had embryo glue also (not sure if it helped or hindered things)
She was an older nurse but seemed a little nervous- not sure if this was inexperience or just worried that it wasn't going as straightforward as she had hoped.
I was also the one to ask if I had OHsS as my stomach was massive on the day!! (This was actually mainly due to drinking lots of water to have a full bladder for the appt) and then she agreed and was concerned and did some scans. The registrar who did my EC was then called in but be didn't do the ET- he just held the ultrasound in place...
Just for some background - We have been ttc for 7years - I am 32, have PCOS and am hypothyroid, with anovulation previously.
The actual IVF short cycle went amazingly and I had 25 eggs at EC, 15 fertilised, and 11 reached blastocyst.
(2 grade A, rest c+\-) ☺️
1 was transferred even though I had mild OHsS (they gave me option to freeze or continue)
But I started bleeding 5dp5dt heavily and continued for 10 days this way.
I have always bled irregularly with menstruation and usually have very heavy and prolonged periods since my teens years. So it may have nothing to do with ET. I'm actually going to put up a separate post with regards to my bleeding as its a whole can of worms in itself)
🙋🏼 My Q for this thread is: how delicate a procedure is ET?
It was only after that I researched and found some consultants saying it is vital for good chances- and that a lot of places do mock transfers esp with difficult 'routes'.
I only had the tiniest bit of spotting the day after ET and then nothing until 5dp5dt.
Should I insist on having a consultant next time? I don't think my clinic does mock transfers and the FET will be self funded now.
My post IVF chat has been brought forward to tomorrow so I wanted to ask you ladies so I go in prepared
Thanks in advance for you advice xx