I’ve been slacking on the blogging, so today is a double post kind of day! This morning I had my mock embryo transfer/sonohysterogram. I went into it a little nervous because I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. They essentially do this procedure before an IVF cycle to practice for the big day. They want to make sure there aren’t any surprises, such as a strange position of the cervix or anything blocking the uterus that could impede implantation.
I read many different perspectives about the procedure, from it being just like an IUI, to it being worse than an HSG test, so I popped three tylenol just in case! Turns out it was no big deal for me and felt very similar to an IUI. I felt the pinching when the catheter was inserted and a little pressure when they injected the saline — maybe a 2/10 on the pain scale. Everything looked good, so we can check this off the list. It is very exciting to think that the next time they do that it will be the real deal! Next on the list is nine more days of birth control pills, pre-IVF ultrasound and bloodwork, and then I start stims.