Monday, May 23, 2011

Trial Transfer

Today I had the trial transfer.  This is used to measure the depth of your uterus so there are no surprises on the day of the actual embryo transfer.  The embryos are so fragile that they want to disturb everything as little as possible on that day.  By doing the trial, they will know exactly how far the catheter needs to go in. They also advised me to take Motrin for this procedure as well.  I'm glad I did because this one was a bit more intense than the SIS.  I had a small cervical stenosis which he "got rid of" by dilating my cervix a bit. That part was not pleasant but because he found and took care of it today, he won't have to do it on the day of the transfer.

The next step is an u/s to make sure my ovaries are "quiet" and ready for stimulation!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Today I had an appt for the first step in this process - a saline infused sonogram or SIS.  This is used to check for any fibroids or polyps inside the uterus that might interfere with an embryo implanting.

They told me to take 400mgs of Motrin about an hour before the appointment.  When I checked in the receptionist asked me if I had taken my Motrin.  The nurse I saw in the hall asked if I had taken my Motrin.  The nice lady that walked me to my room asked if I had taken my Motrin.  Good grief.  What are they going to do to me?  As I'm sitting in the room unclothed from the waist down, I have too much time to look around.  I will never understand why they lay all the instruments out in full view while you're waiting.  These instruments do nothing to calm any jitters you might have about the procedure.  Nothing, I tell you.  The doctor came in and asked if I had taken my Motrin.  That didn't help either.

The procedure itself wasn't too bad.  No polyps or fibroids were found so we were given the go ahead for the next step.  I'll be having a trial transfer on Monday.