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Patient Information After Frozen Embryo Transfer (HRT cycle)

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Cambridge IVF

Number of embryos transferred:


Date of pregnancy test:

Dos and Don’ts:

Do continue with your vaginal Utrogestan capsules. These should be continued until the pregnancy test and beyond if you have a positive result. The dose of Utrogestan is 200mg three time a day.

Do continue with your Progynova/Elleste Solo tablets. These should be continued at a dose of per day until the pregnancy test has been taken. These are also continued if the test result is positive.

Do not discontinue any medication prescribed by the unit without discussing it with us. This is even if you experience bleeding before the date of your pregnancy test.

Do perform a urine pregnancy test on the first morning sample of urine on the date advised even if you experience bleeding before or on the date of your pregnancy test.

Do contact the unit if you experience any of the following:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Raised temperature or feeling unwell
  • Pain in your tummy not relieved by Paracetamol or Codeine

What happens next?

Please contact us to update us with your pregnancy test result. If your pregnancy test is positive, we will arrange further medication and an early pregnancy ultrasound scan. This will be performed in the Ultrasound Department at the Rosie Hospital at around 7 weeks of pregnancy (approximately 3 weeks after your pregnancy test). A letter will be sent to you with your scan appointment. If you have a positive pregnancy test and lower abdominal pain or bleeding please contact us immediately (see below for contact details). In such circumstances you may need to be seen urgently on the Early Pregnancy Unit (Clinic 24) at the Rosie Hospital to assess you for any complications.

If, sadly, your pregnancy test result is negative, it is still important to inform us so we can arrange a review appointment with a nurse or doctor to discuss further treatment plans, as appropriate.

Please remember that the services of our specialist fertility counsellors are available as per your treatment package. You can ask us to make you an appointment for counselling or you can do so yourself, by contacting the counsellors as follows:

  • Jackie Stewart - Mobile: 07936 760852 Email:
  • Linda Koncewicz - Mobile: 07985 527453 Email:
  • If you have any concerns or worries at any point, please do not hesitate to call the staff at the Unit on 01223 349010 Monday to Friday 08.00-16.00 and Saturday 08:00-12:00
  • In the case of an emergency please Nurse call 01223 245151 and ask to speak to the Fertility On-Call Nurse
  • Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 18.00-01.00
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 18.00-20.00
  • Sunday 09.00-20.00
  • Ipswich patients please contact Ipswich Hospital on 01473 712233.

We are smoke-free

Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital campus. For advice and support in quitting, contact your GP or the free NHS stop smoking helpline on 0800 169 0 169.

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Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road, Cambridge

Telephone +44 (0)1223 245151