My CCRM IVF Journey

Our successful journey through IVF #2 at one of the world's top fertility clinics

So How Far Along Am I?

Posted by auntiem10 on January 25, 2011

Previously, I wrote incorrectly that Day 1 of my last cycle was also Day 1 of pregnancy. AF showed up on December 22, so I had been thinking that I was 4 weeks 3 days pregnant on Beta Day and 4 weeks 5 days pregnant on the day of Beta #2.

So I was surprised yesterday when my CCRM nurse mentioned that I was 4 weeks 2 days pregnant as of yesterday. I’ve never been through an FET before, since we had nothing to freeze with IVF #1, so I had to e-mail her and ask her to explain. Here is what she wrote:

The length of pregnancy is all determined by the age of the embryo.  On the date of egg retrieval we count that as the day of ovulation (which during a typical month is usually two weeks after the start of a period or 2 weeks along in the 40 weeks of pregnancy).  We froze the embryo at the blast stage which is then considered 2 weeks and 5 days pregnant, so on the day of transfer we considered you 2 weeks and 5 days.  9 days later (the date of your first HCG) you were 4 weeks pregnant and today you are 4 weeks and 2 days.”

I thought this information might help those of you preparing for an FET who haven’t previously been through one. Maybe everyone else already knows this, but it was new to me, so I thought I would share!


7 Responses to “So How Far Along Am I?”

  1. LC1 said

    I like this website-
    You plug in your “egg retrieval date” which would be 5 days before your transfer date. It gives you due dates and milestones. It’s nice 🙂

  2. Wishing and waiting said

    Even with a fresh cycle, pregnancy is counted back from 2 weeks prior to retrieval which may not necessarily coincide with CD#1. Great to have exact dates isn’t it? Enjoy every moment

  3. Susie said

    So exciting!! I just read yesterday’s post, too. I think it’s very cool that Dr. Surrey called you. He did my retrieval and I really liked his personality. (He’s not scary!) Hope you are feeling well. Congrats, congrats!

  4. LisainSK said

    Yup…just too cool!!!

  5. Deana said

    Yep, I had to figure that out too. So if you got your beta #1 on a Saturday, then every Saturday you will be able to celebrate reaching a new week of pregnancy! I’m a Saturday girl too! 🙂

  6. Little Diiorios said

    hey there – it’s good to get all these details straight. funny how the foggiest part of a pregnancy sometimes is the time you’ve been pregnant. Nice to hear your HcG is on it’s way up. Can’t wait to hear about who’s in your womb!

  7. Yup… I love the website that LC1 gave. It is awesome. And has been right so far.

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