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Postby DebraP » Sun May 01, 2005 10:05 am

There's no one right answer although many people feel more comfortable and positive by trying to take it easy. I did try to do less than usual and didn't work until Day 4 this time. Most people have seen I did a little snow shovelling a few times :wink: I had to carry my toddler up+down stairs, in+out of bathtubs and the carseat. I did some housework but nothing OTT but I certainly didn't stop everything and felt better for it.

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Postby LittleP » Sun May 01, 2005 7:17 pm

Nicola

Thanks for bringing this back up - personally I think any advice on how to help things along is good :D

Fingers crossed for everyone - let's hope this hopes.

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Postby Sand » Thu May 05, 2005 1:18 pm

Pauline ... Here is one of the threads re Dos and Don'ts ...

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Postby pauline69 » Thu May 05, 2005 1:58 pm

Thanks Sandra.
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Postby Susie » Sun May 08, 2005 2:18 pm

Just reading this and I've only been told no sex, but as I've got a 4 year old thats easy!
I'm just curious though why no baths? I only shower any way but just wondered.
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Postby Sand » Sun May 08, 2005 4:36 pm

Not sure Susie ... Zita West says "no hot baths" ... so this could be the heat thing, as likewise she says no hot water bottles after ET. When I asked my nurse though, the only reason she could think of was a possible infection. She reckoned it would be okay, but minus the bubblebath.

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Postby julesg » Sun May 08, 2005 6:03 pm

Thanks Sandra for bringing this to the top again

I just wanted to tell everyone that SophieJane's PMA got me through last time and I try to think of her whilst on my first 2ww

Not doing well on the heathly eating though!!
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Postby LittleP » Wed May 18, 2005 10:33 am

Bron

This is the thread I was talking about - hope you find it helpful and good luck with the ET tomorrow.

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Postby julesg » Wed May 18, 2005 10:34 am

You beat me to it Little P :!: :!: :D
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Postby Bronagh » Wed May 18, 2005 10:48 am

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Postby brs888 » Fri May 20, 2005 1:39 pm

I have heard all kinds of advice as far as what to do and not to do. So, I called my doctor, who I absolutely love, and asked her what the real deal was. She said the main thing is to not get yourself over-stressed or over-heated.

I was on strict bedrest for 24 hours and then just took it easy for the rest of the week. Like many of us taking two weeks off was not an option. So, I went to work, but did no lifting, minimal walking and my boss was kind enough to allow me to leave early some afternoons so that I could go home and rest. The second week, I was told I could walk my dog. We were also told we could have sex, but we haven't...just afraid to risk anything. Still, no heavy liftying - my doctor told me it could pull the blood flow to your muscles and away from your uterus, where it is needed.

They also told me not to blame myself if it didn't work. I think that is the most important. As long as we are taking it easy...it is out of our hands.
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Postby DebraP » Mon May 23, 2005 4:48 pm

Christine, I'm bumping this to the top for you.

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Postby christine202 » Wed May 25, 2005 9:10 pm

Thanks debra you are a love.


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Postby julesg » Tue May 31, 2005 10:29 am

Quasi - see this dos and donts thread
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Postby julesg » Tue May 31, 2005 10:30 am

Oh and good luck with your test try not to worry - MUCH MUCH easier said than done I know

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