After the S-IP match, the planning phase begins for her embryo transfer calendar and protocol.
This treatment is guided by your fertility doctor's team.
We will facilitate coordination of the surrogate's care with the clinic you select.
Embryo Transfer Procedure: many intended parents are present with the surrogate on the day of the embryo transfer so plan accordingly. (Note: some doctor's recommend bed-rest for a few days after the embryo transfer procedure.)
Pregnancy Test: a blood draw about 2 weeks after the surrogate's embryo transfer to see if the procedure worked.
If your surrogate's pregnancy test is negative, then she will stop her medications and get a period/menses within a few days. The next steps will be determined by your physician.
If your surrogate's test is positive, then she will have close monitoring care during the first trimester (12 weeks gestation) with regularly scheduled fetal viability ultrasound exams and/or blood tests to evaluate prenatal and pregnancy hormones.
At the end of the first trimester most surrogates transfer care to their own obstetrician (OB) or one that has been agreed to.
Presumably, your surrogate's pregnancy will progress routinely after the first-trimester to birth.