Of course we’re trying not to read too much into it, but the below time-scale is useful to know! This is for a 3 day transfer only though, although a five-day is the same just a couple of days ahead.
By the way, do you count days past transfer, starting the day after transfer or the same day as transfer?!
|One||The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula|
|Two||The cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst|
|Three||The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell|
|Four||The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus|
|Five||The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation|
|Seven||Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop|
|Eight||Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream|
|Nine||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Ten||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Eleven||Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy|