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Are the pregnancy and the labour the same as in the case of a natural pregnancy?

Yes. Although the percentage of miscarriages is slightly higher than in the case of naturally conceived pregnancies.

When will I know if I am pregnant?

About 15 days after these techniques have been carried out we will know whether or not the embryo has implanted. If it has, you will not get your period. If it hasn't, you will get your period, which is a clear sign of the failure of that attempt. If you get your period, you should stop taking the medication.

If, after 15 days, you have not got your period, we recommend that you have a blood hCG test. A positive test means that you are pregnant. You should continue to take the medication until attending your next appointment. At the consultation we will do an ultrasound scan to check the progress of the pregnancy and to detect a foetal heartbeat.

I have my period again, is it worth continuing?

Every time a treatment fails, you will feel depressed, and you will understandably lose confidence in the technique and in the team. You should talk to your gynaecologist, who will be able to tell you more about the prognosis, whether you should try a different technique or treatment or whether you should stop altogether. You should have trust in the figures we give you about the success rates of the techniques, and you should also take into account that the accumulated probability of a pregnancy increases with every attempt you make (have a look at Our Results).

Why do you not transfer all the embryos obtained?

Under current assisted reproduction law a maximum of three embryos may be transferred at a time.

Is it possible to select embryos that will definitely implant?

No, at present that isn't possible. The only thing we can do is select the embryos with the best morphology. If there are sufficient embryos and it is appropriate in your specific case, you can opt for an extended embryo culture, a blastocyst culture or a preimplantation diagnosis to increase the chances of implantation.

 
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