Did I Need a full bladder????

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Registered: 09-02-2010
Did I Need a full bladder????
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 7:50pm
I had my transfer yesterday and now I've read a lot of posts that said I needed to have a full bladder. I remember with my first transfer that a nurse may have mentioned it, but the last 3 no one said a word about it. The dr seemed to be able to see the catheter and the placement although he did say it was cloudy. I couldn't see it at all. Now I am so nervous that I may have messed up my last chance. Wouldn't the doctor have said something if he needed it really full? Please help!!!!
3 failed ivf
1 failed donor ivf
4 previous miscarriages
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Registered: 01-30-2010
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 9:53am
If the nurse didn't give you any instructions before hand and the doc didn't have any problems completing the xfer, than I wouldn't worry about it.

I'm not sure how a full bladder helps during the xfer so maybe someone else can chime in. I've had IVF's where I haven't had a full bladder and I've had IVF's were the nurse has specifically said to drink 20oz of water prior to xfer. I think it really just depends on the clinic.
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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:16am
Some of this is personal choice by the doc. If he wasn't worried then don't be worried. Good luck

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility