Finally, pregnant!When, after months or even years of infertility treatments, couples get a positive result, the joy is huge. However, this is only the beginning. In this section we will try to talk about what happens next.
The pregnancy test
It is usually done by blood analysis, approximately two weeks after embryo transfer. When the result is positive, an ultrasound is usually performed a week later to confirm pregnancy.
The first symptoms
The early symptoms of pregnancy begin to be noted very early: missed period, feeling sick, breast pain, need to urinate more often than usual , tiredness, increased sensitivity to tastes and smells stronger, mood swings, etc.
What happens next?
After the first ultrasound is taken to confirm that the baby is developing normally, it's time to consult your doctor or an obstetrician who will take care of you throughout pregnancy and up to childbirth. Ferticentro will remain in touch with you throughout the period, whether for news of the mother, or for information about the baby.
If prospective parents agree, we would like to know the baby and include a picture in our baby album. If couples prefer not, Ferticentro requires the following data: date of birth, birth weight, gestational age, etc. in order to complete the treatment process.
Although couples often report that pregnancies obtained after IVF treatment are much more emotionally charged than those of natural conception, physically there is no difference between a n IVF pregnancy and any other pregnancy.
That is, the risks of pregnancy and concerns are the same for pregnant IVF and for natural conception.
However, there are some situations that deserve special attention:
- Women who previously had miscarriages or experienced stillborn births;
- Older women, who are at greater risk of pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia (hypertension during pregnancy);
- Multiple gestation of twins, triplets or even more, which is always potentially more risky and should received special attention.