I had my mock transfer on Monday 9/20/10. I felt a little nervous about it, but at this point there isn’t much that can scare me (in regards to fertility treatments or tests). The only thing I am afraid of is that IVF might not work, or my eggs might be too bad. Other than that, they can do anything they want to me, if it’ll help me conceive!
The reason they do a “mock transfer” AKA “uterine sounding” is so they can measure the distance to the uterus. Everyone is built differently, so they must find out where they will place the embryos ahead of time.
The procedure was pretty fast and simple. My doctor inserted a catheter through my cervix and into my uterus. I felt a little bit of pain once it entered my uterus. I also had a small amount of cramping. It was over so fast that I wasn’t uncomfortable for long at all.
My doc said everything looked normal and that we’d be using an ultrasound guided transfer for the “real deal”. The ultrasound will help improve their accuracy. Thank goodness for technology!