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Two Week Wait after IVF treatment - What happens from Day 1 to Day 14?

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The two week wait period after IVF treatment is crucial. You will find what exactly happens in the 14 days after your IVF treatment. This 14 days time period is calculated right after blastocyst transfer. Successful implantation symptoms can be seen in most of the cases after the 2 week wait period.

If you are like most women who are trying to conceive, you probably start to feel pregnant as soon as you ovulate. The sore boobs, the cramps, the mood swings...it can be enough to drive you crazy! And you still have two whole weeks of waiting before you’ll know whether or not you’re actually pregnant.

To help you pass the time during these two insanely long weeks, read this cheat-sheet of exactly what happens the first 14 days past ovulation, and what symptoms you can expect if you really are pregnant! 

Day 1 - Ovulation: Your newly released egg will only survive 24 hours, but hopefully in that time, it will meet a sperm and be fertilized. Only about 300 sperm (out of millions) reach the right tube at about the right time, but only one is needed.

Day 2 – Your fertilized egg is busy dividing.

Day 3 –Vital cell divisions take place as the fertilized egg travels towards implantation.

Day 4 – The embryo is now at the 16 cell stage!

Day 5 – The embryo reaches the blastocyst stage, though it has still not implanted.

Period, Ovulation, Getting Pregnant

Day 6 – Finally, the blastocyst prepares to implant into your uterus lining. This is crucial. If it does not implant correctly, the fertilized egg will simply be flushed out with your next period. It is thought that as much as 50% of pregnancies miscarry before implantation even occurs.

Day 7 – It happened! Your fertilized egg has implanted. Congratulations, you are officially pregnant. A placenta will now begin to develop. This is the earliest that you may experience a small amount of implantation bleeding.

Day 8 – Your fertilized egg will signal its existence to your pituitary gland and switch of your menstrual cycle. Click. Just like that – no periods for the next nine months.

Day 9 – Pregnancy hormones are now being produced. (Though they may be difficult to detect at this point.) Your embryo is less than .5mm long.

Day 10 – More growth. More hormones. Now your breasts may start to hurt. You could have cramps or bloat. It is still very early to be feeling pregnancy symptoms, but some women are especially in tune with their bodies.

Period, Ovulation, Pregnancy Symptoms

Day 11 - Progesterone surges in your body to help your lining thicken. Just to make things more fun, progesterone also plays all sorts of mind-tricks on you, driving you crazy and taunting you to analyze every twinge!

Day 12 – This is usually about the latest that you will experience any implantation bleeding. About 25 percent of women will experience some bleeding in early pregnancy.

Day 13 – The ball of cells is now firmly embedded in your uterus. Most pregnancy tests will pick up on the fact that you are pregnant by this point.

Day 14 – You might feel you have your usual PMS symptoms, but this time they’re actually pregnancy symptoms in full force. Complain about them to your partner with full impunity—you’ve earned it!

Dr. Deepika Tiwari

About The Author

Obstetrician Dr. Deepika Tiwari
Gurgaon

Dr. Deepika Tiwari is an infertility specialist and obstetrician who specializes in Normal vaginal delivery, Cervical cerclage, Infertility treatments, Urinary Incontinence Treatment and Gynecology problems. Dr. Deepika completed MBBS and MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the year 2003 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Deepika is a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). Presently, Dr. Deepika Tiwari is practicing her expertise at HCL Healthcare Clinic, Sector 54, Gurgaon and Cloudnine Clinic, Sector 56, Gurgaon. For more information about Dr. Deepika Tiwari, visit elawoman.com

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Kajal Srivastav

So, we have been trying to conceive for the past 7 months, I had my implant taken out in January and I'm late only by 1 day but my periods are regular like clockwork I had no symptoms that I normally have such as leg cramps, stomach cramps that have me bent over but I do have very bad indigestion...

July 16, 2018, 2:57 a.m. 5.0

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Meagan

I'm hoping for a positive result as well. Did it on ovulation day unprotected, no birth control methods for 7 months now, and keep your fingers crossed for me please.

Feb. 25, 2018, 2:52 a.m. 5.0

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Meeee

Should we try after the ovulation day to get pregnant or will that affect pregnancy, if at all I was going to get pregnant? Please help!

Feb. 23, 2018, 7:45 p.m. 5.0

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Layo

Pray for me. My countdown starts today!!!

Feb. 19, 2018, 12:42 p.m. 4.5

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Sarah Thees

I have 2 more days till either AF visits or I am pregnant! Hopefully the latter!

Feb. 17, 2018, 12:47 a.m. 4.5

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Gwendolyn

Day 7 of the two week wait. Phew!

Feb. 15, 2018, 11:53 a.m. 4.5

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AliciaKae

Welp. Today was one of my good days to try on. Valentine's day doesn't let me down, come on BABY!

Feb. 14, 2018, 11:12 p.m. 4.5

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Happily Married

We have been ttc for 8 years now, a long drag, purchased the pregnancy tests and used that this time around 6 dpo. I can only hope this month like all the others we will get 2 lines!

Feb. 14, 2018, 2:47 p.m. 4.5

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Cheyenne Dobbs

Yesterday was only day 10 for me and I got sick for 2-3 hours with cramps and some vomiting. It went away right after that. I will be taking an early test tomorrow morning. Hoping for good news.

Feb. 9, 2018, 1:29 a.m. 5.0

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Shreya

Hello, I am Pratiksha. I am trying to conceive. In the last month on 7th January I got my period. Till now 6 February I don't get periods. Can I be pregnant?

Feb. 6, 2018, 2:47 p.m. 5.0

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Judadel

I am also on 2 weeks wait. Feeling nauseous throughout the day. Could that mean I am pregnant?

Feb. 5, 2018, 11:43 p.m. 4.5

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Yolandie

So if my timing is correct I am 4 days late. Please tell me, I am feeling light headed and having faint headache. What's the possibility of pregnancy? Or am I in too much of a hurry to be worrying at this stage.

Jan. 29, 2018, 4:27 p.m. 4.5

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Keyara Curry

4 days late and the last day is tomorrow. My husband and I have been trying for 6 months! Already took one test it was negative and didn't give any sign that there should be another line, but fingers still crossed! I have some symptoms like heavy breast, a little cramping, bloating, nausea. Finge...

Jan. 29, 2018, 11:47 a.m. 4.5

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HizMrs

My husband and I are trying for our first! We are trying for 6 months but not successful yet. We're trying to be positive and patient. Hopefully our seed has been planted. I can't wait to bond with my own baby.

Jan. 26, 2018, 7:35 p.m. 5.0

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Ms.Carey84

I should have started my periods today still no nothing yet how long do you wait before taking test?

Jan. 25, 2018, 12:44 p.m. 5.0

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Rajendra Nelagadde

On day 12 of long wait and I feel pregnant. Can't wait to be a mama.

Jan. 24, 2018, 6:44 a.m. 4.5

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Nikki

My ovulation day was 6 days past the day it was supposed to be. I had an IUI done and it's been 9 days since that. I have experienced cramping almost every day, sore breast for about 4-5 days, fatigue for 3 days and now acne coming up. I want this baby so bad and I'm so scared that the test is go...

Jan. 22, 2018, 6:07 p.m. 4.5

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Princess

I had sex with my partner on the day of ovulation and I hope and pray that it works out for me the way I want. Please guys I need your prayers.

Jan. 22, 2018, 2:54 p.m. 4.5

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jannatul ferdous

Trying to conceive for 6 month but bad luck.

Jan. 22, 2018, 1:29 p.m. 4.5

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Oliyviah

What if your period comes on Early and lasts for many days? Could that have been implantation bleeding? It wasn't heavy at all. Very light and barely anything on the pad.

Jan. 15, 2018, 7:20 a.m. 5.0

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Tinak

I'm waiting for my own two week wait so desperately. Hope the days are just around the corner!

Jan. 11, 2018, 11:14 a.m. 5.0

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Tinak

My period was supposed to start today. I started spotting like a little red mostly brownish blood earlier today and now it's done. usually the first sign of blood on day one of my period it's comes on full force. 1st day is always the heaviest. We only tried one time during my ovulation. It took ...

Jan. 11, 2018, 11:06 a.m. 4.5

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Geshel A. Espera

Trying to conceive for a second baby. Me and my partner are trying since 2017 till now but it is always negative. Please help me. It has become very hard to get pregnant this time.

Jan. 10, 2018, 7:56 a.m. 5.0

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Shirley

My period haven't started and I took 3 pregnancy tests and they are negative. What to do now?

Jan. 8, 2018, 6:31 p.m. 4.5

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Tatyana

Trying but no hope.

Dec. 31, 2017, 10:48 a.m. 5.0

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Sylvia Gold

Omg! It's positive?? I missed my period yesterday though I noticed small bleeding a day before my period which is 28th, my period was meant to start on the 29th being yesterday. So I missed my period yesterday and did a test today and it's positive. I am so happy but I will text again tomorrow be...

Dec. 30, 2017, 3:07 p.m. 4.5

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Tina

Period is due in a week, I'm nauseous throwing up having cramps. I don't know what is it but it's annoying me a lot and driving me crazy.

Dec. 28, 2017, 3:05 a.m. 5.0

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Lia

My period was scheduled to start today but it's 9 PM and still not here. I am nauseous, feeling cramp all over and my breasts are sore and stomach kinda stiff. I had sex 4 days out of 5 when I was ovulating, may this mean I'm pregnant? Please, my fiance really wants a child.

Dec. 27, 2017, 8:11 a.m. 4.5

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Cel

I'm 10dpo. So anxious to find out if I am pregnant! Sore boobs. Cramping, feeling sleepy and an increased vaginal discharge.

Dec. 26, 2017, 8:22 p.m. 4.5

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Haboricua

3 days into the 2 weeks wait. 1st time using an app to track cycle and ovulation. We are ready to be parents and start our year with big news. Baby dust to all.

Dec. 22, 2017, 1:25 a.m. 4.5

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Krissyboom32

The two week wait is on! I pray I am pregnant. In Jesus's name, Amen!

Dec. 21, 2017, 1:19 p.m. 5.0

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Destiny

My last fertile day is tomorrow, then comes the two week waiting game.

Dec. 20, 2017, 3:04 a.m. 4.5

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Gulzarilal Kittur

Downloaded Ela app right now for tracking my periods.

Dec. 19, 2017, 6:16 p.m. 4.5

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Sylvia Gold

I had sex with my partner the 1st day and 3rd day of my ovulation, I pray and hope it works. It's my day 9 today, do you think it will be positive?

Dec. 19, 2017, 3:18 p.m. 4.5

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Gemma Leanne Greenhalgh

I'm now 2 days late on my expected period and feel pregnant. I've had a lot of nausea and have been sick, as well as experiencing headache, a few cramps and a bit of backache. This will be number 2 but our oldest is 9 so it's been a while. I've done a few tests, the 1st was positive but I'm not s...

Dec. 18, 2017, 4:31 p.m. 4.5

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Indratan Sarup

Trying for 7 months. Hopes Ela helps me.

Dec. 16, 2017, 10:35 a.m. 5.0

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Sharon Napuka

This is my 10th day since my last period and I'm experiencing bloating and cramps. The feeling isn't fun but I hope I give good news in the next 4 days.

Dec. 16, 2017, 2:09 a.m. 5.0

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Uchey

Please I am trying to conceive and don't have a child yet. Help me!

Dec. 16, 2017, 1:45 a.m. 4.5

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Satish Chandar

My period is meant to be tomorrow. I did test and it said not pregnant, so I'm guessing I will be on tomorrow.

Dec. 13, 2017, 2:43 p.m. 5.0

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Snehin Podury

Hi, I am 4 days late and took a test and it was negative. Should I just wait a little longer!

Dec. 13, 2017, 2:30 a.m. 5.0

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Shree

Today is my 16th day from ovulation day and still no clear symptoms, just that breasts have started to hurt. Does it mean I'm not pregnant?

Dec. 12, 2017, 4:27 p.m. 4.5

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Sthezzy

Hi guys. I missed my period today after following Ela for a month. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed. After a previous ectopic pregnancy, will be happy to conceive again.

Dec. 11, 2017, 3:24 p.m. 4.5

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Rosie

My two weeks wait is over finally. Will take a test tomorrow to see my results.

Dec. 11, 2017, 12:44 p.m. 5.0

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Ms. Kandis

I'd love twins or one or as many as god wants to give at once. I'd love to carry regardless of pain and everything else that comes with it I would be so HAPPY.

Dec. 10, 2017, 8:54 a.m. 4.5

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Murarilal Kirmani

2 weeks waiting. I'm super excited and I hope it works.

Dec. 4, 2017, 4:25 a.m. 4.5

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Cherryl

Hopefully I get a baby after following these steps and eating balanced food. I will also control eating meat instead will eat more vegetables. I am getting cramps from the last 2 days. Fingers crossed. Pray for me.

Dec. 1, 2017, 8:21 p.m. 4.5

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Sabrina

I am on day 4 being late on my period. I have a 24 day cycle and today makes day 28 so still trying to wait until day 30 before testing or is that too soon to get a positive?

Nov. 18, 2017, 11:48 p.m. 4.5

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Haley Jo Parsons

I'm on 8 days past ovulation. Is it possible to be feeling symptoms or am I just crazy and getting aunt flow?

Nov. 7, 2017, 9:03 a.m. 5.0

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Damandeep Singh

Consult some doctors or fertility specialist if someone is unable to conceive.

Nov. 2, 2017, 1:40 p.m. 4.5

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Pratik Gunturu

I don't feel my ovulation period what can I do please because I want a baby.

Nov. 2, 2017, 1:20 a.m. 5.0

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Sally

Is it hard and fast rule that you should get PMS like symptoms like heavy breasts, cramps etc during early pregnancy. If we don't have such symptoms is there any chance of pregnancy then?

Oct. 28, 2017, 9:46 p.m. 4.5

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Taksa Mirchandani

Counting my days impatiently! No signs till now. 6 days left for my test.

Oct. 27, 2017, 10:36 p.m. 5.0

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Amanda Henry

Disgusts me to see people wanting to know how to get a certain gender child. There a so many people that can't have even one baby.

Oct. 14, 2017, 3:39 a.m. 5.0

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Rajya

i had spotting for three days followed by very light spotting for two days. The amount and the characteristics of the bleeding are not like the usual period bleeding. So I assume it's implantation bleeding. Now that my bleeding had stopped I feel no other symptom. Can someone tell what it is?

Sept. 25, 2017, 10:50 a.m. 4.5

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Hopeful Mom

Very helpful explaining the process. I have two boys already just thought we would have 1 more to our mix. I removed my mirena in february but we had to stop due to my health but everything turned out ok. But can't wait till this happens for us.

Sept. 11, 2017, 7:26 a.m. 5.0

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Victoria mwijage

What will happen if I had sex on the ovulation day but I used emergency pill before having sex with him?

Sept. 7, 2017, 2:21 p.m. 5.0

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Em

"I have had cramps and a crazy headache for a few days now. Normally, when I get these premenstrual symptoms I'm spotting with them and this time I'm not. I took a home test and it said ""pregnant"" but I'm trying to remain calm because I'm worried it can be a false positive. When should I take t...

Sept. 7, 2017, 5:36 a.m. 5.0

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Ash

Can't wait for long now. Waiting to know whether I am pregnant or not.

Sept. 6, 2017, 3:28 p.m. 5.0

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Gambheer Chandrasekhar

Today I took a test in the morning and it came out to be negative. When should I test again?

Sept. 3, 2017, 5:41 p.m. 5.0

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Gunjan

How to get pregnant? I am trying for 8 months. Please tell me.

Aug. 29, 2017, 9:42 p.m. 4.5

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Jenny

What if on the waiting time blood comes unexpected and before the actual day??

Aug. 29, 2017, 5:18 a.m. 4.5

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Parmeet Kaur

I am also on 2 weeks wait. May this time proves to be happy for me.

Aug. 24, 2017, 2:04 p.m. 5.0

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Priyu

This is going to be so helpful for someone like me who keeps looking for signs almost every month after ovulation.

Aug. 23, 2017, 8:34 p.m. 4.5

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Jess

Can I lose weight while pregnant ?

July 12, 2017, 12:41 a.m. 4.5

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Elsa

I am counting my days right now.

July 8, 2017, 9:02 a.m. 4.5

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Jyoti

I have done my IUI treatment on 22 June and waiting for the results from last 2 days. I am feeling very similar to period symptoms. May I expect a positive result?

July 8, 2017, 7:53 a.m. 4.5

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Ki

Hoping this happens for me someday soon. I'm trying to be patient and hopeful, but it can get frustrating. Hoping every day, every minute.

June 28, 2017, 12:26 a.m. 4.5

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Preet

I want a baby girl as I have already one baby boy. Please tell me how can I conceive a baby girl child.

June 27, 2017, 5:22 p.m. 4.5

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Ammy

Please let me know how can I conceive a male child? I already have 3 beautiful girls.

June 8, 2017, 9:32 p.m. 4.5

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