While IVF helped Kellie when she was TTC, it wasn’t always smooth-sailing. The first two IVF frozen embryo transfers had not been successful, meaning that Kellie only had one chance left to have her third baby. With such a weight and expectation on this third embryo, and after two unsuccessful frozen embryo transfers, Kellie was completely devastated when she began to bleed two days before she was supposed to take a pregnancy test. Kellie recalled that the bleed was, ‘significant enough for me to be in floods of tears, with my husband cradling me. It stopped quite suddenly, so I still did the [pregnancy] test, even though in my heart I thought it hadn’t worked. So when it said, “pregnant” I almost fell to the floor.’
Bleeding After An IVF Transfer
Symptoms experienced after an IVF transfer during the two-week waiting period can be misleading. For example, breast tenderness is often associated with pregnancy while bleeding or spotting is not, which is not necessarily the case. The reality is that no symptom is a good indicator of the success of IVF treatment. You should only take into account the results of a home urine pregnancy test and subsequent blood test at your fertility clinic.