Me, to my consultant: What’s the most significant determinant of success for embryo transfer?
Her: What do you mean?
Me: Well obviously I eat healthily, I don’t smoke, I’m not drinking but is there anything else…
Her: It’s the quality of the embryo.
Me: I’m so glad you said that. I’ve been looking at all these stupid forums and reading about pineapple and acupuncture and…
Her: It’s the quality of the embryo. If you have one, two failed implantations then maybe we’ll look at the receptivity of the endometrium but at the moment that’s not necessary.
Now that is why I love and trust my consultant. Because I don’t even care if that’s true or not. Although for what it’s worth, I believe her. But really simply there and then she was telling me that if this doesn’t work, it’s not my fault. That basically, it’s in the hands of biology. That I can stand on my head, eat pineapples and Brazil nuts if it will make me feel better but that if that embryo doesn’t stick, it will be because the embryo wasn’t viable.