I have been through three IVF cycles of my own..and each resulted in pregnancy (though one we did have a miscarriage due to chromosomal abnormalities (old eggs...)).
I was never instructed to take any extended period of bedrest by my RE. I would take it "easier" on Transfer day....(as it..no heavy lifting, did not pick up my 20 month old much....)..etc.
My Personal Belief was always this.... Once the Embryos are IN the uterus..they aren't going to fall out. They aren't going to suffer any trauma by walking around, making dinner, showering....walking up the stairs. Woman who are LUCKY enough to get Pregnant the "old Fashioned..FREE" way...don't lie in bed like a dying person for 2 days after bumping uglies with their man...... so why should I??
My RE told me... "It might only be MORE stressful to lie in bed and PINE about whether or not your embryos are nestling in" than it would be to carry on with everyday life and stay busy!!! State of mind is important in this process.... staying SANE is necessary. I am not a lie still kind of person.....but different people have differing opinions on this.
My last IVF was a day 5 transfer....and both blasts were ready to BURST by the time we got them in. My RE said...If they were going to "hatch" and implant...it would happen within 24-48 hours. And it SURE did. Both embryos implanted....though one failed to develop. I did not bedrest. And currently almost 20 weeks into this pregnancy!
Good Luck.....And WELCOME aboard! Keep us Posted!!!
Very best of luck to you guys!!!
Happily Married for 8 years and Loving Mom to an amazing 5 year old little girl conceived on second IUI.
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys that this time works!
Good luck to you and your partner, hope this time it works.
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