What Is Embryo Transfer?
What is embryo transfer? Embryo transfer is involved in the in vitro fertilization process. However, this process normally does not need anesthesia as the embryo is transferred via a catheter from the vagina.
Preparing for Embryo Transfer
- Expectant mother is given estrogen dose for two weeks.
- Later, progesterone is added to the preparation for the embryo.
- After three days of fertilization, the embryo is transferred through IVF processes.
After Embryo Transfer Precautions
Important precautions after embryo transfer should be followed:
- Get sufficient amount of sleep and rest. Avoid engaging in strenuous activities such as workouts, brisk walking, and other exercises.
- Avoid smoking as this can increase risk factors of miscarriage.
- Keep away from foods and drinks with caffeine content. Caffeine has been proven to affect fetal development.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Avoid lifting weighty objects.
- As much as possible, do only light household errands or chores.
- Avoid taking herbal preparations without the doctor’s prescription.
- Refrain from sexual intercourse to help the embryo develop.
- Do not engage in swimming, sunbathing, and bathing in hot tub.
- Do not wear douches or tampons.
- After a day of bed rest, you may resume your everyday light activities.
- Prior to having blood test, there may be spotting or vaginal bleeding.
- Make sure to have healthy and balanced diet before and after the embryo transfer.
- Observe proper precaution.