Answer from: Raúl Olivares, MD
The implantation does not take place immediately after the embryo transfer. What we do in an embryo transfer is that we gently release the embryo inside the cavity using a medium specially designed for keeping the embryo alive, and then the embryo remains there for between 24 and 36 hours. The real implantation takes place between day 6, day 7, after the egg collection.
It’s quite common that patients ask us what they can do after the embryo transfer because they just try to improve or make it easier for the embryo to facilitate the implantation. In fact, there’s nothing patients can do, and as I always say, I give the example of a woman who gets pregnant naturally and well these women do not usually do anything special, they just live a completely normal life, they don’t stay at home, don’t stop doing things, go to the gym, have their glass of wine whenever they want, or things like that. Don’t get too stressed, the embryos are not going to fall out even if you go to the toilet right after the transfer, even if you move, or even if you take a plane, and you fly back to your home. This endometrium cavity is virtual, and the embryos remain there until they implant or not.
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