Transfer Frozen Embryo in Canada
Probably my biggest concern to date has been whether our 5 embryos survived the trip from South Africa to Canada – which included a 6 day layover in London. It was therefore reassuring to arrive at the clinic for our 2pm appointment and be ushered in to change into a gown. A nurse soon came and explained the results of our thaw. Oddly, our South African fertility clinic had put our 4 good frozen embryos in 1 straw and the 1 pre-blastocyst in a separate straw. This meant that they needed to thaw all 4 of our good embryos. Of the 4, 3 survived. After discussion with the embryologist and our doctor, we decided to transfer just one embryo.
We watched on the big flat screen as the doctor inserted the catheter into my uterus and placed our one tiny embryo. After the procedure I asked the doctor about taking it easy after the procedure. He replied, “It’s in there like a peanut butter sandwich. You could go sky diving and it would be fine. I’ve had patients fly back to Egypt the same day and have a positive result. Don’t worry.” With those words we set about the rest of our day and walked around enjoying the city.
We flew home the next day.