Embryo transfer (incl eSET)
You should bring your partner or a friend with you as we would prefer you to have a chaperone and someone to take you home after the procedure.
We will confirm with you the number of embryos we are transferring and let you know the quality. We’ll then ask you to sign the consent prior to the embryo transfer taking place. You also have the option of seeing the embryos on the screen before we transfer them if you would like.
You don’t need to rest after an ET. Lying on your back for days afterwards will not help the embryo(s) implant and in truth may do more harm than good. We recommend you take things easy, so no parachute jumping or horse riding, but just try to carry on with your life as normal otherwise.
Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)
Although the prospect of a twin pregnancy may sound attractive you need to be aware of the risks not just to the developing children but also to yourself and the long term effects that it could have on you and your family.
We take our commitment to reduce unnecessary multiple births very seriously. With this in mind we look very closely at whether it’s appropriate for us to transfer one or two embryos. We’ll calculate this based on your age, treatment history and the quality of you embryos or blastocysts. We’ll always inform you what we believe to be the best strategy for you at the time of your embryo transfer.