Hi I just joined the board today! I happened to look at the discussions and saw this one and I was happy to see that I can reply to this discussion
I had my first IVF treatment December 2009 and it was in the middle of a Holiday trip and with the stress of packing and getting ready for vacation, I took my pregnancy test abroad and it was Negative
This was my 1st IVF but the 2nd attempt with infertility ( I had an IUI in July 2009 and it was negative) I had my second IVF procedure early this month (20 eggs removed, 13 fertilized via ICSI, and 9 became embryos) but had 2 fresh Blastocycsts transferred and they finally stuck!
I had a positive blood test Oct. 11th and took a HPT on Oct. 15th and it was positive as well. My hCG level was low at my first blood test 48 out of 50 and then waited a few days and took another blood test and the level was higher
While I am very excited, a part of me is still very scared that something might
go wrong so I am trying to keep all of my activities and stress levels to a minimum to keep my lil peanut! I have tons of questions, like how many "weeks" am I? Am I just 1 week or 5 weeks according to the pregnancy calculators? When can I resume "normal" activities with my husband? When will these small cramps leave and are they normal? When will I have my first ultrasound, etc. (see I have tons of questions
Right now I am now being monitred weekly instead of every other day so that's a big relief for me (*Phew)
Does anyone else have a positive result after an IVF treatment?? Would love to hear from you