Bodily Changes To Expect After IVF Embryo Transfer (Part-2)
1. Light bleeding/spotting
This is a common symptom that can be found in many women during the early DPT period. As the blastocyst / young embryo digs deeper into the uterus, it is perfectly normal to experience this symptom.
2. Increased vaginal discharge
With the blastocyst / young embryo digging deeper into the uterine walls, there will be an increased discharge from the vagina. This is also a normal experience.
3. Breast changes
From the 6 DPT pregnancy test and onwards you can find some light Breast changes. Breast tenderness/sensitiveness can be an indicative way to know the embryo's development.
4. Elevated body temperature
The body temperature is usually lifted which signifies the implantation. This remains as it is throughout the pregnancy as it provides a nice warm temperature for the fetus. The difference is minor upto 1-2 degrees only. If the implantation has not yet occurred, the temperature will be dipped.
5. Common pregnancy symptoms
Apart from this, regular pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite, weight gain, weight loss, constipation, etc are of course there throughout the pregnancy.
Please note that not everyone experiences these symptoms. The absence of any of these symptoms doesn't necessarily mean that the process has any faults.
Can We Take a 6 DPT Pregnancy Test?
Even though it is recommended to wait for 14 days, women are never able to wait it out that much. Many mothers-to-be start taking tests starting from 6 DPT and onwards. So yes, technically there is no harm in taking tests as early as a 6 DPT pregnancy test. However, know that the results that you get are not permanent.
If you get a 6 DPO negative pregnancy test, it is possible that the fetus is still in the implantation process and is yet to develop properly. You can see some positive signs from 10 DPT onwards. If you can try a 10 DPT pregnancy test, you would be able to find the right results. However, these might be a little inaccurate as well. The only final and accurate pregnancy test result is after 14 DPT taken by your doctors.
Ideally, mornings are the best time for testing. Whether you are doing a 6 DPT pregnancy test or a 14 DPT one, it is recommended to test in the mornings and that too using pregnancy tests which have a line indicator.
The lines on the pregnancy test also indicate the intensity and strength of your pregnancy. If you see very faint pink lines and a positive result, try to eat healthier foods and keep your body warm and fertile so that these lines get darker over time and result in a healthy pregnancy.
Please remember that there is always an element of doubt when you take home pregnancy tests. Your fertility medications or tricky bodily hormone levels can cause these tests to give out a false positive as well. Double-checking and consulting a doctor to confirm your pregnancy is the best way to be sure about it.
IVF Embryo Transfer has changed the lives of many. People are increasingly adopting IVF and the success rates of IVF pregnancies have also increased largely, from 35% for women under the age of 35 to a whopping 55% now.
Women go through many changes and see a lot of symptoms during this time. Hope this has helped you get a gist of the 14 weeks to wait and what you can expect through your journey of IVF embryo transfers!