Among those who’ve already gone through IVF, this is often considered to be the hardest part. An agonising fourteen days while you patiently wait to see if IVF has been a success, and that you’re finally pregnant.
There’s very little to be done, try not to worry. Just take it easy, relax and let your body do its thing. You should avoid sex for two weeks, but no need to worry about moving around too much or lie in bed all day.
We know it’s tough, but avoid the temptation to take a pregnancy test too early! Wait until day 12. The hormones will probably give you a false positive result. Your clinic may also get you to provide a urine sample to check your hormone levels.
You may experience mild cramps and some pelvic discomfort but that’s normal. Any spotting that occurs midway through the two week wait may be caused by the embryo implanting itself into the uterine wall. It’s probably best not to travel abroad so that you can stay in touch with the clinic if you have any concerns.