IVF or In Vitro Fertilization is the gold standard of fertility medicine and the most effective fertility treatment available offering the highest success rates per cycle of any Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
Establishing and Maintaining Pregnancy
Post Transfer Considerations
Following an embryo transfer, most women will likely take progesterone along with other medications to thicken the uterine lining to help the embryo implant and receive the nourishment it needs to flourish.
About two weeks after transfer, a blood test will be performed to determine if the pregnancy has taken.
If the pregnancy test is positive, an ultrasound will be scheduled two weeks later to determine the implantation site and often detects a heartbeat. The heartbeat should be seen by four weeks after a positive pregnancy test. Once a heartbeat is detected, there is a 90-95% probability that the pregnancy will continue to a live birth.