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Menstrual DateStart injections/spray
Select the menstrual period start date or the starting date of GnRH agonist injection or nasal spray, then click the button.
First menstrual period
Date the cycle starts (day 1). Need to wait 20 more days from this date before starting injections/spray.
Start using daily GnRH Agonist injection/spray. Meds may include buserelin (Suprefact), nafarelin (Synarel), or leuprolide (Lupron). This suppresses the ovarian function and encourages the growth of multiple, high quality eggs during an IVF cycle. Continue until hCG injection.
Last menstrual period
This is the start of your last menstrual period before completing the final stages of your IVF cycle.
Start FSH injections
Blood test to check hormone levels. If appropriate levels start FSH injections. Meds may include Fertinorm, Humegon, Puregon, and Gonal F.
Start daily blood tests
Test hormone levels. Injections will vary depending on response to medications. May have ultrasound following tests depending on test results.
Morning blood tests and ultrasounds. Ultrasound to measure number and size of follicles in ovaries.
Testing continues to determine eggs have matured. If mature, begin planning for retrieval. hCG shot performed by clinic.
Egg retrieval performed approximately 36 hours after hCG shot. Start daily use of prometrium capsules.
Standard embryo transfer followed by 24 hours of rest. Luteal phase begins. Daily use of prometrium capsules. Avoidance of hot baths, tubs, saunas, and strenuous activity.
If elected, wait until day-5 embryo development followed by 24 hours of rest. Luteal phase begins. Daily use of prometrium capsules. Avoidance of hot baths, tubs, saunas, and strenuous activity.
Home Pregnancy Test
The earliest date one should try a home pregnancy test.
First Beta Test
Clinic blood test to measure hCG level.
Second Beta Test
Check level hCG to confirm pregnancy result.
Ultrasound confirmation if second beta indicates positive result.
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