It has been over 6 years. This will be my second pregnancy. The first one ended in a miscarriage 2 years ago. I used donor eggs for this one because I am 45 years old. Had 5 eggs and all survived to 5 day blast. Here is what I did leading to a postive blood test. I took 2 weeks off from work. Day 1/Transfer Day: one 5 day blast, went straight home to bed, only got up to use restroom and eat. Ate cooked spinach, eggs and chicken for protein, drank room temperature water, feet up, wore socks, watched lots of TV and read. Day 2: bed rest, ate same food and soup, had very slight cramps. Day 3: bed rest, some mild cramps, very gassy, lost of appetite in the PM, short episode of lower back pain. Day 4: bed rest, lower back pain, no appetite, mild cramps, gassy, diarrhea, mild nausea, one episode of heartburn, bloated, itchy skin in the PM. Day 5: bed rest, woke up at 3am with severe heartburn, slight cramps, bloated, finally showed after breakfast since the first day of transfer. I was crazy enough to survive not showing for 4 days because I read somewhere to not shower for a couple of days. Itchy skin at night and lower back pain. Day 6: bed rest, slight cramps, lower back pain that would come and go. Day 7: Woke up very early and had diarrhea, lower back pain and slight cramps in the AM but disappeared during the day. Had little sleep, felt tired the entire day, slight cramps appeared in the PM. Day 8: semi bed rest, woke up at 5am with heartburn, diarrhea, no appetite and went to get blood test...postive pregnancy, Bette at 74. Please note that I have allergies and I took half dose of generic Benadryl the entire time.
Good luck to you all.