The sample FET schedule and calendar below is for frozen embryo transfer of blastocyst stage embryos.
- This sample calendar shows the timing of the medications, monitoring of uterine lining development, and procedures.
- Variations from this schedule are often done. Some IVF clinics give a shorter or longer duration of estrogen exposure before starting progesterone.
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) Calendar – Step by step
This is an example of a Medicated FET
Day 1 – Menstrual Day 21 of the month before cycle – Start Lupron
Day 2-7 -Continue Lupron
Day 8 – Menstrual Period Starts, continue lupron
Day 9 – Continue Lupron, Bloodwork and ultrasound ovary suppression check
Day 10 – 20 – Stay on estrogen, continue lupron
Day 21 – Bloodwork and ultrasound check to make sure ovaries are quiet and assess lining thickness
Day 22- 24 – Continue estrogen and Lupron
Day 25 – Stop lupron, Start Progesterone, continue estrogen, possible bloodwork and ultrasound check for lining and levels
Days 26-30 – Stay on estrogen and progesterone
Day 31 – Embryo Transfer day, Estrogen and progesterone
Days 32-41 – Continue Estrogen and progesterone
Day 42- Blood Pregnancy Test – (10dp5dt)