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Post blastocyst transfer anxiety 😬

I was admitted into the unit Monday for transfer only be told we have one, that’s ONE viable blastocyst.

Our other embryos had not survived. There was nothing to freeze...

I was filled with dread, sadness and disappointment all at the same. What if this really is OUR ONLY chance?

All our hopes lie on one, tiny bundle of cells. Who knows how my body will respond?!

I’ve never been pregnant, not even by mistake. I hope my body won’t reject this new life trying to grow inside of me... 💕

I’m worried I’m feeling so much at this early stage, nothings guaranteed I know... so many thoughts and feelings... I don’t know where to put them.

The transfer of our blastocyst went really well. 👍🏻 The doctor was reassuring step by step of the process... the catheter passed smoothly, blastocyst successfully transferred to my endometrium.

All we can do is wait, my hubby talks to ‘Us’ and it’s adorable 😍 I want this to continue into a new life; I need my body to get its act together... for us.

On a lighter note... how long did any of you gym bunnies wait to go back to spin or Zumba following transfer? I’m going mad not being able to exercise!

Love to you all on your journeys - thank you for listening to mine xxx

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Ah I totally understand how you're feeling. We had transfer last Saturday, our first ICSI cycle and luckily had a lovely blastocyst to put back. We were chuffed and feeling pretty positive. They kept the other two (we only had 3 fertilise all along) for one more day to see if they were good enough to freeze and when we got the call to say neither of them were we were totally gutted.

It felt like it put so much more pressure on this one working as not only would we have to pay ourselves next time, we'd be back to square one with treatment and I'm not sure how I'll cope with the knock back again.

But, I've had to tell myself this is what we have and I need to focus on this lovely little blasto and believe we have as good a chance as any of this being a success. It's out of our hands now so worrying is only going to make this two weeks unbearable. I'm not saying it's easy but I'm trying to force myself not to think about the what if but keep thinking about what we do have. It's bloody hard sometime though!

I really hope your little bundle of cells keeps growing stronger and stronger and this worry we both feel now will be a thing if the past soon! Good luck and lots of baby dust to you! X

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Hi, I recently started menopur 3 days ago first cycle and I'm feeling all consumed by it all... I'm trying to stay relaxed but I guess it's easier said than done! 🙈

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I can agree with you there. I am on day 8 of menopur and def not easy. Lots of back pain and tiredness but it working so that the main thing. It hard but ok. We can do it ☺️

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Is this your first cycle? It is mine and I think not knowing what to expect makes it harder...

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It’s so consuming, it takes over your frame of mind and even when you think your ok and detaching from the whole process, it springs into your mind again! Try to think of it as just injecting at the moment... one hurdle at a time. Talk about it as much as you can with your partner or some one you can confide in. Let it all out! It helped me.

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Ahhh wishing you the best of luck, kepp talking to the little one...think positive!!xx

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Good luck. Sending baby dust your way ✨✨✨ xx

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It only takes one and this is the best of the batch in the best plave for it to be to survive.

I stayed away from all strenuous exercise throughout the process as they only said gentle exercise or walking allowed.

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We only had one embryo out of 18 eggs and that was graded 4BC, aka not great, but so far so good as I'm 9+1. It only takes one...! Hoping it works out for you xx

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Correct, as someone wise said, it only takes one!!! I've never been pregnant, not even by mistake, I am 36 and discovered a BFP for the first time in my life today! Good luck and loads of baby dust to you. Xx

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Good luck - you have a lovely embryo and there’s every chance it will take and you’ll get your bfp xx as for the gym I would avoid it during the tww and would ask the clinic or your doc about exercising after that xx

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Hey hunn sounds like my experience tbh! On my fresh cycle I developed OHSS though so had to freeze them (never made it to transfer) so I had my transfer on Wednesday and from 3 blastocysts only one survived the thaw so this is our only chance too!

Hoping this is it for us both 🍀❤️ Xx

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Sending positive vibes to you 🍀❤️🙌🏼

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Thinking of you and sending lots of baby dust your way 💖 xx

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