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Do & don’ts after IVF transfer

Do & don'ts after IVF transfer

Do & don’ts after IVF transfer

The day of transfer is an exciting part of the IVF procedure. It’s game day, and everything you have done in the weeks preceding up to it has been centred on getting ready for the embryo transfer. It’s the point when your fertility therapy and dreams collide. You’ve taken your medications on time, followed your doctor’s instructions to the letter, and lived a healthy lifestyle & now You are ready.

On the day of your embryo transfer, your fertility team will go through precise post-transfer instructions with you.

There are also a lot of myth-based notions out there about what to do and what not to do, such as doing handstands and so on.

As a result, it is time to separate the facts from the misconceptions.

Remember that you and your health are the priority right now and for the next few weeks. While treating yourself like the glass is not required (the embryo won’t fall out!), you should relax and take it easy.

So, Let’s make it simple for you.

Pamper/look for yourself –

The goal is that the embryo will implant after the transfer. Give yourself some time to rest and heal because it will take a few days for the embryo to implant. If you work, you should consider the nature of your job and whether or not your co-workers will be supportive of your IVF reproductive treatments. If you have a physically demanding job, you may wish to discuss with your boss the possibility of temporarily switching to less physically demanding duties. The most essential thing to remember is to not worry or stress yourself out. If you’re pregnant, you don’t have to stay in bed or lie down just about all the time. It’s like the embryo will fall out if you walk around.

Exercising –

It is allowed and recommended to engage in modest physical exercise such as walking. Excessive physical exercise or new types of physical activity, on the other hand, should be avoided. In general, simply pay attention to your body. If it’s asking you to take a break and relax on the couch, then listen to it.

Eat Healthily —

You’ve been eating well in preparation for IVF, and you should keep doing so. To stay hydrated, you should eat a healthy, balanced diet and drink lots of water. Avoid sugary or carbonated beverages, as well as smoking, alcohol, and excessive caffeine use.

After all, you’ll have a kid to care for in nine months if all goes according to plan, and you’ll want to be in great shape.

Medications —

If your doctor has advised you to continue taking specific medications, follow his or her advice. It’s critical that you follow your doctor’s advice and continue to take any drugs they’ve prescribed for the duration of the two-week wait.

The Pregnancy test Temptation –

Try to hold off on taking a pregnancy test immediately soon. It might take up to two weeks from the day of transfer for the placenta cells to begin releasing enough human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to be identified by a blood test.

Also, home pregnancy tests aren’t always reliable. A false-negative or false-positive result is possible. Before doing your first hCG test, you should wait around two weeks after the transfer. Your formal pregnancy tests will be scheduled by our fertility doctor.

The Troubling Symptoms of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a disorder that occurs when fertility medications are used (OHSS).

Abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are all symptoms of OHSS.

These symptoms might be moderate, but if you have a bad case of this illness, they can swiftly worsen.

Also, pay attention to your body and health; if something feels “wrong,” call your doctor right away. It’s probably nothing, but it’s never a good idea to be stressed and worried.

Sex –

For the time being, sexual activity is discouraged. Don’t worry, this is only a little pause. The length of time you’ll be on the inactive list will be determined by your doctor.

Sexual activity can cause uterine contractions, which might disturb the embryo that has just been implanted into your body.

Don’t Panic –

One of the most important things to avoid following embryo transfer is panic. Don’t attempt to over-analyse every niggle and tweak your experience to determine whether or not it’s a positive thing. However, the greatest thing you can do for yourself at this time is to attempt to relax.

Simply take it slow, unwind, and think optimistically.

The bottom fact is that in the days after your embryo transfer, you’re effectively playing a waiting game. Finding moderate ways to pass the time while you wait may be beneficial. In general, you should carry on with your usual routine while taking appropriate care. You’ll be at your doctor’s office waiting for the results of your first post-transfer pregnancy test before you realize it.


Saishree IVF
Saishree IVF
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