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In Vitro Fertilization (cont.)

After Embryo Transfer

This is known as the luteal phase of the cycle, and the woman is given the hormone progesterone, either as injections or vaginal suppositories. Sometimes progesterone in both forms may be given. She is given the progesterone for the next 2 weeks. A pregnancy test is scheduled for two weeks following the embryo transfer. If implantation is successful (the egg or eggs attach to the uterine wall and grow), the pregnancy test result is positive.

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