After IVF treatment, the fertility doctor takes 14 days to confirm the pregnancy. This time is suitable for pregnancy test.
After transfer the embryo attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. After being attached, this is where the embryo develops and gradually it changes into a fetus. It takes more than 10 days for the embryo to attach to the lining. This is the reason why pregnancy test is done around 12-14 days after IVF.
But the wait of 14 days after embryo transfer to the woman feels like an era. Whatever she wants the result to be immediately in front of her.
A woman can guess whether she is pregnant or not by looking at the symptoms of IVF pregnancy. These symptoms can indicate a successful pregnancy, but can sometimes be false because fertility drugs you take before and after implantation can cause these symptoms.
ivf pregnancy symptoms
If a woman becomes pregnant after IVF treatment, then these symptoms may appear:
This is the first sign of pregnancy. If there is cramps in the pelvic region of the woman, it means that the IVF treatment was successful.
However, some women may also experience cramps due to the IVF procedure. After the treatment, the woman has to take progesterone drugs, which can cause cramps.
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Light vaginal bleeding or spotting after IVF treatment may indicate pregnancy. About 7-8 days after the treatment, if the woman finds blood stains in the underwear, it means that the embryo has been implanted in the uterine lining.
It is normal to have light spotting. Don’t worry about this. Either it can be due to pregnancy or due to continuous progesterone intake. However, if a woman finds it abnormal, a doctor should be consulted.
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Nausea also refers to the success of IVF. However, this symptom is very rare. Usually symptoms like nausea and morning sickness are seen in the second or third month of pregnancy. If it is seen immediately after IVF then it can be good or bad.
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Inform your doctor if you have frequent nausea.
When a woman is getting pregnant, a slight pain in the breast starts. Breasts have become tender, increased in size, mild swelling, pain to touch, these symptoms indicate that the woman has become pregnant. Breast tenderness is caused by hormones produced during pregnancy.
However, progesterone injected or taken orally can also cause breast tenderness and pain.
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fatigue or weakness
After getting pregnant till the delivery, the woman feels tired and weak.
If a woman feels tired despite proper diet and light exercise, then the woman is more likely to get pregnant. Along with fatigue, the woman also gets more sleep.
It can also be a side effect of fertility drugs prescribed by the doctor. When the level of progesterone in the body increases, you feel tired and sleepiness also comes more.
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increased need to urinate
Increased urination earlier indicates success in early pregnancy. The need to urinate increases especially at night.
HCG is a pregnancy hormone, the increase of which increases the amount of urine. When the fetus starts developing inside the uterus, the blood starts increasing in the body. Because of this too much urination is felt.
In some rare cases, it can also be caused by a urinary tract infection. If the following symptoms are seen then it may be an infection:
- pain to urinate
- nausea and vomiting
- very frequent urination
If these symptoms are seen, talk to the doctor.
If the woman is pregnant, there may be swelling in the abdomen.
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Inflammation can also be caused by fertility drugs. Digestion slows down when fertility drugs are taken in high doses. It is natural for this to cause slight swelling around the abdomen. In this condition the stomach feels bloated.
change in discharge
If the woman has become pregnant she may notice a white, thin liquid discharge from the vagina. It also smells mild.
After IVF, the doctor may give vaginal tablets or gel. It can also cause symptoms of vaginal discharge.
If your periods come on time every month but have been missed after IVF treatment, it could be a sign of pregnancy.
When to do pregnancy test at home after IVF treatment?
It is natural that you are excited to take a pregnancy test after IVF and over-excited to see two dark lines in the test kit. But you must exercise some restraint. Testing too early and a negative result can affect your happiness.
To get accurate results, the test is to be done when you miss your period. If you do not wait for this long, then you can do the test 10 days after IVF treatment.
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Your doctor may order a blood test at a clinic or hospital. When a woman becomes pregnant, the HCG hormone, also known as the pregnancy hormone, is present in her blood. The blood test gives accurate pregnancy information.
So these were some of the symptoms which are seen during IVF pregnancy. If a woman does not see any symptoms, it does not mean that the woman is not pregnant.
The symptoms mentioned above can also be the result of fertility drugs. Therefore, a blood test is the final and most accurate way to confirm a pregnancy.
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Our doctors will guide you step-by-step if you go for IVF treatment at a Pristyn Care clinic located in your city. Our Fertility Specialists with over 10 years of experience will treat you. We look forward to providing you with a successful pregnancy. Call us free to know more.