A blood test to check for a pregnancy is carried out 16 days after embryo transfer. If this test is performed at NURTURE the result will be available on the same day.

If the pregnancy test is negative, couples are invited to make a review appointment with one of the consultants. Often there is no why treatment was not successful, but the review gives an opportunity to discuss the cycle and options for the future.

If the test is positive, luteal phase support is continued and an ultrasound scan will be arranged for three weeks later. This will hopefully give visual confirmation of how the pregnancy is progressing. If the scan shows an on-going pregnancy patients are then discharged to their GP for antenatal care. If sadly the scan does not show a clinical pregnancy couples have the opportunity to see one of the consultants to discuss their management. NURTURE's counsellor is also available to help at this difficult time.