After IVF treatment

Two weeks after the embryo transfer, you take a pregnancy test. If this is positive, medication continues as prescribed.

Five weeks after the embryo transfer you come for your first ultrasound examination. At this point, if the pregnancy is proceeding normally, the embryo is visible in the amniotic sac, and it is possible to see the heartbeat of the embryo. We also check that the embryo is correctly positioned in the womb, and that it is developing as expected. This is also the best time to find out if it is a multiple pregnancy.

Once heart activity is detected in your embryo, the IVF treatment is concluded and you are referred back into the care of your medical specialist for the rest of the pregnancy.

We would be delighted if you come visit us after the birth of your longed-for baby, and share the joy of your new parenthood with us.

Our experienced team is happy to provide further information or answer your questions. Please contact us at or via telephone.

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Changes and activities in early pregnancy

The hormone-induced physical changes that pregnancy brings about can be quite pronounced and often lead to concern early on.

Severe fatigue, mild nausea, pulling in lower abdomen (similar to the onset of menstruation) and pulling pain in the breast are typical symptoms of early pregnancy, and should not trouble you in any way.

Continue taking your vitamins and medications as prescribed, until your specialist slowly reduces or replaces them. Rest, avoiding strenuous physical activity, a balanced diet and adequate fluid intake are recommended.

Each cigarette harms your baby! The less you smoke and the sooner you stop entirely, the better the pregnancy and thus your child can develop.

Symptoms of a potential miscarriage

Pulling pains in the lower abdomen, groin or in the area of the sacrum as well as light brown discharges are usually no cause for concern.

The above pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness or morning sickness, can in some cases decrease near the onset of a miscarriage. Signs of a threatening miscarriage in the early weeks of pregnancy may be stronger, light to dark red vaginal bleeding, especially when combined with intense pain. In this case you should promptly consult a hospital near you!

In about half of these cases, it is fortunate that the pregnancy is still intact and can be stabilized within a few days. In many cases your doctor will be able to ease your concerns with an exam.

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