Question for those with experience
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ahearnm - October 27

Hi there,
I'm new to this whole process and was referred to this website by my sister. It's so refreshing to read about what other people are going through. I really needed to find a site like this.

My husband and I have been assigned the antagonist protocol of IVF (ICSI). This is our first and hopefully our last attempt. Our retrieval is in about a week and a half. My question is this, for those of you that have been through this process, did you find that you needed to take more than 2 days off after both the retrieval and the transfer? I'm a teacher and am in the middle of report card season, so I'm a little concerned about the overload of stress.

I'm just wondering if your body needed more time than the doctor's recommended so that I can somewhat try to prepare for this. Again, I'm a little concernd about the stress of work combined the procedure itself. Obviously this procedure is my priority, but I was told yesterday that my doctor may or may not provide a doctor's note for being off for five consecutive days.

If anyone can share their experience that would be great.

Take care. :)


wolffie - October 27


I went through IVF with ICSI. I am a middle school social worker so I understand the struggle with taking time off school. Remember, your classroom will function withut you! Take care of yourself and the little embryos that will br transferred! I was lucky and my retrieval was on a friday. I took off friday but was not really feeling myself until saturday afternoon. I don't think i would have been able to funtion at work the day after the retrieval. I had quite a bit of cramping and pain! This is not the same for everyone. My transfer was on a wednesday and I took off school the rest of the week (off- wed, thurs, fri). I became really bored with sitting on the couch the rest of the week but I needed the peace of mind.

I wish you the best of luck!

by the way...I got a positive result last week and am now 5 weeks along! My first u/s is next week!

We transferred two excellent quality embryos ans this was our first IVF!

Keep us posted on your progress.




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