ERA – Endometrial Receptor Array (Analysis)
This week’s baby making update is about my experience having the ERA or Endometrial Receptor Array (Analysis) test done. If I had to describe it in one word I’d have to say OUCH! It was not pleasant. However I think it will be worth it.
You guys know I went to Cuba. Cuba is a level two area when it comes to Zika. I was super careful while I was there and did not get a single mosquito bite. But, I still have to be tested for Zika before I can have another fertilit treatment. My clinic does the Zika test 8 weeks after travel to an infected area. The ERA testing takes a few weeks for the results to come back so it made perfect sense and perfect timing for me to do it during these long boring weeks before my next try for baby.
The ERA – Endometrial Receptor Array (Analysis) test will help determine how many days of progesterone my body needs before it will be receptive to an embryo implanting. For most women 5 days of progesterone is needed but for some more days are necessary. I am hoping I am one of those women. That would help me understand why my first two transfers didn’t work. Even if my results show that I only need 5 days I will go into my next Frozen Embryo Transfer with more confidence.
Chasing Joy is different for all of us. For me that means becoming a mom and having my own family. I am willing to do whatever it takes. Including this painful test.
Watch the video below to see how the test was for me. I had to do the test twice. In the video I share what I did to make the test less painful the second time around.