Bleeding after IVF

Bleeding after IVF It is normal to have some bleeding after the collection of eggs and after the transfer of the embryos. During the egg retrieval, your fertility specialist will use a needle to go through the vaginal wall and collect the eggs from the ovary. When the embryos are transferred the fertility, expert has to manoeuvre through the cervix…

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Menstruation after failed IVF

Menstruation after failed IVF Women experience periods if the embryo fails to implant. In cases where the embryos fail to implant itself into the endometrial lining of the uterus, the embryos are disintegrated and are removed from the uterus with the endometrial lining when you get the periods. The periods may be heavier after an IVF cycle in some women.

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Hormone Injections in IVF

Hormone Injections in IVF IVF is a very complex and delicate process with many different stages. Fertility drugs are used during an IVF cycle to help the treatment and improve the chances of a successful pregnancy. Hormone injections will be used during down regulation to control the menstrual cycle, for ovarian stimulation and during luteal phase support after ovulation. Your…

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Low-quality eggs in IVF

Low-quality eggs in IVF Egg quality is everything when it comes to the success of embryo implantation. When a woman is in her late 30s, the number of healthy eggs gradually decreases. As the woman enters the late 40s, the number of poor-quality eggs are more than healthy ones. This means that the chances of pregnancy decrease with age. While…

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Abdominal cramping in IVF

Abdominal cramping in IVF Mild to moderate abdominal cramping is to be expected during various stages of the IVF treatment. Medications used to shift the hormonal changes can cause cramping. The procedures like egg retrieval and embryo transfer can cause cramping too. The days after the embryo transfer, mild cramping can be observed due to possible implantation. While cramping is…

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Abdominal cramping and miscarriage

Abdominal cramping and miscarriage Miscarriage is when the embryos implant themselves into the uterine wall but fail to grow. They are then expelled through the vagina with the uterine wall with blood. This process can cause cramping that can be moderate to severe in some women. But it must be kept in mind that not all cramping is a sign…

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Vaginal discharge in IVF

Vaginal discharge in IVF After the embryo transfer, you may be given progesterone by means of suppositories, vaginal tablets or gels during the two weeks wait. This can cause vaginal discharge that has nothing to do with the outcome of the IVF transfer. An increase in vaginal discharge can point to positive pregnancy but it can only be confirmed through…

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Vaginal discharge in IUI

Vaginal discharge in IUI After IUI, it is very common for women to experience a little more vaginal discharge than normal. There is nothing to worry about it as this is not to be considered leakage. This vaginal discharge is commonly just cervical mucus that might have been dislodged after the procedure. You may also have a very slight spotting.

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IVF side effects

IVF side effects Fertility treatments like IVF are very safe. But like any medical procedure, there are some potential side effects that you need to be aware of. These side effects are rarely seen and when they do manifest, they are temporary and mild. If you experience any major side effects or have any concerns, you must talk to your…

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Abdominal bloating in IVF

Abdominal bloating in IVF A woman who menstruates more often knows what bloating feels like. If you are undergoing IVF treatment, your body will be subjected to fertility drugs and hormones. These hormones are the same as the ones that cause bloating during your periods. The hormones given to you during the IVF may cause you to feel bloated on…

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Breast tenderness in IVF

Breast tenderness in IVF If you have experienced sore breasts during your periods, chances are that you will also experience it at some point during the IVF treatment. This is because the same hormones are at play during both the periods and during the IVF treatment, especially at the ovarian stimulation stage. You may also experience breast tenderness during the…

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