What is the Two Week Wait?

Knowing that the stork is about to visit the family is a string sentiment. But for most people, the stork comes after a long period of wait and uncertainty as most women these days have to seek artificial or scientific methods of conceiving. An embryo implant is just the first stepping stone to a process that lasts nine long months and is full of challenges and apprehensions.

Getting an embryo transferred to a womb is just the start of the journey and one has to wait for at least 2 weeks (or about 12 days) to figure out of the embryo will stick. The infographic talks about the procedure in detail, laying out in vivid colours the steps and stages that are involved in ensuring the pregnancy carries to fruition.

Using legible fonts and simple graphics, the infographic speaks of the series of events that start immediately after the embryo has been implanted. From giving a lowdown of how and when the embryo starts producing hCG, a hormone that stimulates further growth.

The infographic also describes the process of measuring pregnancy, describing how blood tests help to establish the health of the embryo and whether or not one can expect to continue being pregnant. To figure out if the embryo implants are producing enough hCG, the infographic stresses on urine tests because the hormone becomes manifest in urine samples as its density in blood rises.

Summarizing the entire concept of the TWW, the last portion of the infographic ensures the idea sticks to the minds of people by using a 3 column table that’s impossible to miss. The smart layout of graphics reminds us why regular blood tests are important. Mentioning the accuracy of blood tests over urine tests and reminding expectant mothers of the risks of ectopic pregnancy while stressing the importance of regular visits to a Fertility Specialist are just ways of enhancing the chances of a healthy pregnancy where both mother and child are safe from complications.

Embryo implant infographic

Source: genea.com.au