We were ready to give up. During my consult with Dr. Jacobs, he mentioned a new test that he thought could help us. He felt it was worth it for us to give it one more try. The Endometrial Receptivity Analysis test helps assess the best time to transfer an embryo in order to increase the odds of the embryo implanting to the uterine wall.
The usual protocol for IVF is to do an embryo transfer at five days. But roughly 25 percent of women are not ready for an embryo transfer on that day. By doing the ERA test, we learned that I was one of those women. I would need a day six transfer.
The cycle resulted in four embryos. The first embryo transfer did not result in a pregnancy. But after the next cycle, we learned I was pregnant. I was afraid I would lose the baby during the entire pregnancy. But near the end, I was able to relax.
On April 27th, Joshua was born. Ben, who is almost eight years old, now has the sibling he has been longing for.