Published March 7, 2015 by Jennie

Today marks day 10 since my first transfer. This is the day my RE normally draws a beta but I get to wait until Monday since they are not open on the weekend. Right now I am not feeling very optimistic. As of now, I have had absolutely zero symptoms. Some people say they have had no symptoms minus a few things but I have really had none. I figured that even if I am not pregnant, I would get symptoms from the progesterone. That makes me wonder if my body is even absorbing the progesterone.

I asked my RE what we would do if it did not work. He said I should go right into another FET with the same protocol. On paper, this looks like perfect transfer. I had a grade A genetically tested blastocyst and excellent lining. I am also 32 and have zero identified health issues (relating to or not relating to infertility). I want to look into seeing a reproductive immunologist but my RE does not seem to think that is necessary. Has anyone done this? I feel that since everything else looks so great that this really may be my issue. On the other hand, from what I can see, it also looks like people seek out a reproductive immunologist after multiple miscarriages. I have never been pregnant. While I would never wish for a miscarriage, sometimes I wish I could see what pregnancy feels like, even if it did not last.

I know I may be getting ahead of myself but I like to have a plan set up if I get bad news on Monday.


47 comments on “10dp5dt

  • Thinking of you! You never know. My fingers are crossed that it will work. I have never been pregnant either, ever, although we know it’s because of scar tissue. I know what you mean about wanting to just feel pregnant for a little bit. Totally get it. I hope that you get pregnant and stay pregnant for 9 more months!


  • Don’t get discouraged yet! I don’t have any symptoms what-so-ever! I still don’t believe it because I feel nothing and actually have more energy than usual.


    • That you so much for sharing your experience! That gives me hope. I just feel like everyone else has this long list of symptoms which is frustrating. It is so nice to know it can not happen without them.


  • I am sending good thoughts for your Beta on monday! I pray that you are pregnant! Every pregnancy is different. Some women have early symptoms and some don’t – so don’t loose hope. I know it is hard not to during that HORRIBLE – TORTUROUS 2 week wait!
    My first transfer failed in November. And I immediately started prepping for my second which I learned last week was positive. My sister in- law did the same thing. A first transfer and directly into her second which worked.
    We talked just this week about it. She said this is such an unnatural process – sometimes I think you have to do it a couple times so your body gets the hang of it.
    Again- I hope and pray that this first transfer worked! But if it didn’t – you should absolutely start the process again. It is SO emotionally and physically hard. But you are tough – don’t be afraid!
    All my prayers and love for good news this monday!
    either way I am here!


    • Wow thank you! You are so sweet. Also, I am so happy for you! After this transfer, we have 6 frosties left so we could always do another one and then take some time if that does not work. I think the thing that bothers me the most is I feel like I do not know what is wrong with me. I would love to have some type of diagnosis.


  • I hear you. Having had no previous pregnancy experience I have nothing to compare it too. Like you, Im holding out til beta. I’ve read that FET’s can take longer to implant so hang in there. Praying for you!


  • Thinking of you this weekend is going to be hard but you’re so close. The 2 bfp I had no symptoms. Not a single one. In fact with molly I had nothing till 6w! Keep your chin up!


    • Thank you so much. Stories like that give me hope. I also think that part of it is I have never had anything else we have ever tried work so I have gotten used to letdowns. This is our first transfer ever which really has be on edge!


      • Yes the first transfer was by far my hardest and the bfn was definitely the worst but time has told me you can’t change the outcome now but you have the right to be stressed out and scared of what is coming – whether it’s good or bad!


      • I definitely agree! Also, if you do not mind asking, I think I saw on your profile that you have NK Cells. Did you undergo any type of treatment for that and what motivated you to take a test for it? Since we are 100% unexplained as of now, I think about that more and more.


      • Yes with my second FS we used intrallipids and steroids plus clexane with this FS (I cracked the sads with dr cowboy and sort of regret it)) she treats nk with steroids plus clexane. They do usually wait until you’ve had a few failures. Sometimes unexplained is literally that. Sometimes our body literally needs a jump start. My issue now is age and declining eggs quantity and quality. However i started this at 30 and I’m 37 next week! So stick to your guns and demand answers when you need them. Time goes v quickly!


  • As others have said you never know. A lot of people don’t see symptoms until about 6 weeks prego (very common) and then some never at all (less common of course). I say it is not over until the lady in the red dress gets up for a dance and you aren’t there yet. Crossing everything for you. Every single little thing. x


  • The wait is so hard! I worry about not having any symptoms either, I am currently 4dp5dt with no symptoms. Part of me is worried it didn’t work but part of me knows that every pregnancy is different. Stay strong, only a few days left! Sending you positive thoughts!


  • I am 45 years old and had never been pregnant. I had my final embryo transfer on 13 February and on 24 February, I found out that I am pregnant. I thought that they would be telling me that I was not pregnant. I didn’t have any symptoms either. I could not believe it. I cried and cried with relief. It is an amazing feeling being pregnant for the first time in my life after trying for so long. We know we have a long way to go and it is a very real possibility that I may miscarry. But at least I know now that I am pregnant. If we were to miscarry, I know that it just wasn’t meant to be. After all of our heartbreak, we are prepared for whatever comes our way.

    I have a lot of internal complications and I have only ever prayed for the best and safest way to have a baby. I did not want to have a baby if it meant that my life or the baby’s life would be at risk. We were all prepared to apply to become foster parents. That’s on hold for now.

    Remember, you have many more embryos to transfer. One step at a time. I understand everything that you are feeling in your post. I just wanted to see what it felt like to be pregnant too.

    For those of you who are wondering … how did a 45 year old get pregnant? … we are using donated embryos. I have used my own embryos in the past but they never implanted.

    I have read the other comments on this post and understand the feelings being expressed. We belong to that secret and painful club. We always wish the best for every one, but we don’t always get the happy ending. We are prepared for the worst. Good thoughts …


    • I am so happy for you that you got a bfp! It seems that more people are going towards donated embryos. I really hope your pregnancy sticks. It sounds like you have been through a lot.


    • Yeah I have never been an early tester. I think it is because we have been dealing with infertility for 5 years and I have never even once been pregnant. After a while, it is hard to expect to see anything different. Thanks so much for the encouragement. I am glad I only have to wait one more day.


  • Hang in there, and try not to get discouraged! I see people on here ALL the time that have no symptoms, are convinced it was negative, and then are pregnant! You know you had a great quality blastocyst and that should be a huge comfort! Sending thoughts and prayers your way tomorrow!


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