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2ww - 6dpt5de

Hi guys, not sure if I've got the abbreviation correct...I had ET on Monday and it's now Saturday, so 6dpt? And it was 5-day embie, so 5de? Anyway...6dpt5de makes sense doesn't it..?!

I'm really struggling to stay calm and positive, I'm so worried that I didn't take it seriously enough that the first few days are when implantation happens...I went on a 2 hour beach walk with my Mum the day immediately following transfer (and I was terrified every time we went over a pothole/speed bump on the short drive there), then an hour stroll the following day, along with some food shopping (which I just hope wasn't too heavy!), then 2 hours walking around town the following day - I'm just petrified I've done too much at the most sensitive time for implantation? I did have almost total bed rest immediately the afternoon following transfer, until 7am the following morning.

Any positive stories to reassure me would be much appreciated please. This is such a scary time, and there's so much conflicting advice about it - but the first few days is what's worrying me the most...is walking ok in those first few days? Please say it's ok! Thanks ladies, sorry I'm panicking and worrying so much xx

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You sound familiar to me! And probably to most! Relaxing too much? Straining too much? Stressing too much? Thinking too much? Not thinking too much?! What if I forgot the embryo!

This is all the nuts part if the 2ww.

Just do what you feel comfortable: if you’re worried you’ve over done it... have a day relaxing. Just be you. Remember some women go back to work and carry on as normal.

And your abbreviation is almost right.,.. 6dp5dt (6 days past 5 day transfer)

Good luck you! Fingers crossed! X

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Haha! Thank you emu2016, yep, its all totally nuts I agree!! We all over think everything don't we, as much as we know staying calm is our biggest friend in this process, it's so darned difficult! Thank you for your kind reassurance, and suggestions - I am taking today as a total rest day now (and it's grey and rainy outside anyway so a good excuse to stay in and do nothing!).

And thanks for the abbreviation help! Brilliant, much appreciated, feel like slightly less of a newbie now hehe!

Thank you, and all the very best to you too on your journey xx

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Hi chrissie_81 yep know the feeling well! As emu says you were nearly there on the abbreviation, but I think you would actually be 5dp5dt today? If Monday was your fifth day, then you count the days from the day after transfer day (so Tues was day 1). I think that's right anyway....! I think a bit of gentle exercise is good, and I know we are all in sensitive mode because of ivf but people who get pregnant naturally are usually completely unaware they are pregnant so carry on as normal. If it's gonna stick, it'll stick 😉 Good luck with the rest of your 2ww xxx

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Ah, thank you Lilli79, and you're right, all those natural pregnancies that still carry on as normal during their 2ww (which they wouldn't even know was a 2ww!!)...I guess you're right, if he's going to stick, he's going to stick, just got to stay positive and calm! Thank you, and all the very best to you too xx

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Try not to worry too much but I know it’s very difficult you just can’t help over thinking things!

My clinic advised to carry on as normal just no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. I would panic holding any bag of shopping but then I kept reminding myself women who get pregnant naturally wouldn’t know it yet and do all sorts of things and it’s all fine.

I hope the rest of your 2ww goes quickly!! Good luck xx

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Thank you, it's nice to know its not just me panicking about every little thing! Even walking up and down the stairs, and coughing or sneezing has got me worried! Thank you for your kind reassurance, and all good wishes to you too xx

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Hi Chrissie_81 I'm a day behind you, had my ET Tuesday of a 5 day blast. This is my first cycle so feel exactly the same. Concerned about every twinge.

I've had a lot of stabbing pain/period type pain and sensitive boobs but due to all the drugs/EC I've no idea what's recovery/getting back to normal and possible implantation.

Guess we just have to try relax and get through until test day! Good luck xx

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Oooh, we're on almost exactly the same timing Claire! It's going so slowly already don't you think, I feel like every day has somehow got 48 hours in it!! Haha! I seem to have no symptoms anymore, just the odd twinge too, but just feeling utterly exhausted from doing nothing! Thought I had some nausea on Weds, but that must be way too soon to be anything meaningful! Such a roller coaster! Wishing you all the best, and hope you have lots of things to keep your mind occupied xx

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Hey, I had my ET on Sunday so a day ahead and I've gone through every emotion this week. Started off positive then turned into a wreck. Panicked if I sneezed too hard and I felt a twinge, I also panicked when I walked into a door haha... Its so hard not to overthink everything. Best of luck x

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Haha! Oh goodness, I'm totally the same! havr been so worried about driving over speed bumps and potholes! I'm just hopeful that the little embie was placed in where he needed to be and snuggled down and made his home Within the first few hours, that's my hope!! Good luck to you too xx

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You are 5dp5dt. Walking is good as it helps with the blood circulation. All the best.

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Thank you Sanchia, that's great to know, and it does make much more sense that way...mine just looks like a random load of letters and numbers!! Haha! Whoops! And thank you for the reassurance, all good wishes to you too xx

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Also this is a handy guide to all the abbreviations

yetanotherbitterinfertile.w...

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That's brilliant! Thank you!

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Hi I had my 2x 5 day blasts transferred on tues too. I’m finding it very hard as I’m used to exercising lots and I’m not the most patient of people at the best of times!

I’ve had stomach cramps (but I think might be the pesseries) and my boobs kill when I take my bra off so I’ve taken to sleeping in one 🤣 like you I don’t know what’s side effects of the drugs / procedure or what’s a sign of something positive. I over stimulated too (but thankfully ok for et) and my ovaries went massive so there’s a lot going on that needs to settle down

I feel like I need to move more - I’ve done at least an hours walking each day but feel like I need to do more. I’m not used to this taking it easy!

I’m finding this 2ww the hardest part 😕

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I'm in exactly the same position as you. I had a transfer last Monday with a 5 day frozen embie. My test day is the 29th, just a home test kit. Is that the same day as yours? I've had no so side affects at all and never have previously with any meds either. I'm thinking of testing a day early (Sunday 28th) as it would mean both myself and my husband wouldn't be in work that day. Not sure what to do!

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If we had to had bed rest they would tell us that after transfer. Walking is fine. Worrying is normal xx

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