View Our Sample IVF Calendar
Please note: Each case is different, but we hope to will give you an idea about the timeline of the program.
Starting IVF Treatment
|Day 1 on menstrual cycle||Day 2 on menstrual cycle||Day 3 on menstrual cycle||Day 4 on menstrual cycle||Day 5 on menstrual cycle||Day 6 on menstrual cycle||Day 7 on menstrual cycle|
|Call office to set up IVF consult with nurse||Start oral contracep-|
Be on the pill anywhere from 10 days to 5 wks depending on patient's schedule.
You will be told when to stop pills at IVF Consult
IVF Consult anywhere from week 2 to week 4.
Injection class scheduled.
|Week 1 of Injections|
|OCP||OCP||Blood test, ultrasound & start FSH||FSH|
|Week 2 of Injections|
|FSH||FSH||FSH||FSH Blood test, ultrasound||FSH||FSH Blood test, ultrasound||FSH|
|Week 3 of Injections|
|FSH Blood test, ultrasound||Hcg Injections||No injections|| TVA|
|Day 2-5 Transfer then bedrest||72 hours of bedrest after transfer|
|Week 4 and after|
| Pregnancy test 2 weeks after transfer|
OB Ultrasound 2 weeks after pregnancy test
Stop all medication at 5 or 8 weeks (we will instruct you).
Note: The calendar shown above is an example of how an IVF cycle may evolve. It is possible that the ovarian stimulation process is shorter or longer than above depending on your response. A Day3 or Day5 (blastocyst) transfer will be based on the embryo development. A pregnancy test is performed 9-11 days past transfer.
Key to the IVF Timeline Calendar
Blood and ultrasound - blood test for hormone levels and transvaginal ultrasound to measure follicle development in ovaries.
FSH - subcutaneous injection of a medication containing follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and lutenizing hormone (LH), which causes growth and egg development in women. Plan 10-14 days of FSH/LH injections.
Ovidrel/HCG injection - subcutaneous injection of a medication called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, final maturation of oocytes (eggs) prior to retrieval.
Progesterone - intramuscular injection of progesterone oil or oral and vaginal route to help to prepare a receptive uterine lining for embryo implantation. Supports a pregnancy.
Antagonist (Ganirelex Acetate or Cetrotide) - prevents ovulation and is started 5-8 days after FSH start.