So I haven't posted much about my cycle on here, but I'm having a tough time right now. We traveled to a clinic a couple of states away, and my cycle really went pretty well, all things considering, up to the point of transfer. We had one blast that was genetically normal that was doing pretty well. And then the doctor could not get the catheter in. She tried several times and finally forced it through. I was in a lot of pain and had burning, cramping, and sharp pain through the transfer and all that day and the next. I've also been bleeding a little ever since then.
I've read the journal articles. I know that cramping and difficult transfers really negatively impact implantation and successful pregnancy rates. I know this isn't good. I know it is not the end, but I know it isn't good. I just can't believe that we have been on this journey to finally get a genetically normal embryo that was still alive on day 5, and then to have something like the transfer process and my uterus cramping be what trips us up.
I've been crying for two days and just feel so helpless and hopeless.
IVF with PGD March 2013.
3/22 ER: 25R, 20M, 15F. 9 genetically normal, and 3 survived to Day 5
3/27 ET: transferred 1 embryo, beta 9dp5dt=163, 12dp5dt=639
4/25 1st ultrasound at 7 weeks = identical twins with heartbeats?!!!