Post by seeyalater52 on Aug 17, 2020 8:19:04 GMT -5
The timing is highly dependent on what type of protocol your clinic uses and/or what they recommend for you. I always did my medicated FETs as a “natural start” with oral estrogen starting on CD2 after my period started. On that protocol it was about 3 weeks from CD1 to transfer day. However, some clinics use a birth control pill start as standard or lupron priming before estrogen and both of those options can add weeks or even a month+ to the total FET schedule.
Timing definitely depends on your protocol. Mine was about 4 weeks from the beginning of my period to transfer. However, before I got to transfer, I had to repeat blood work and the water ultrasound which put us a month later than I had hoped to transfer. I think my clinic required a water ultrasound done within a year of transfer. So keep that in mind too. Good luck!
I am looking to do another fet soon, my last one was Feb 2018 which resulted in my 21 month old. My clinic requires some testing first, bloodwork and pap smear with cultures, plus hydrosonogram and mock transfer, and then they order all the meds (estrogen patches, crinone, pio). Once that's all done, I call with the start of my next cycle and they make the calendar and I start meds. Based on my last two FETs I would transfer around day 21 of that cycle. I have been on nuvaring and was able to do all the pretesting while still using it (removed for hsg obvs), not sure if you would be able to do that with an IUD in. I would plan to take the IUD out about 2 months before you wanted to transfer, but you can probably call or email the clinic for guidance. I am happy to have used my nuvaring up until transfer cycle because I otherwise have very inconsistent cycles.