Do's & Donts

Discussion group for all topics related to infertility including preparation for pregnancy, causes, investigation and treatment of infertility.
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Post by randa2006 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:53 am

Thanks, Paula! Good answer! :D I am satisfied that it's okay to color my hair (gotta keep those grays covered). :D
Me 44, DH 40
ttc 0, went straight to IVF
1st EC = Feb 05, 5 frosties, no transfer attempt
2nd EC = June 05, cancelled
3rd EC = Sept 05, 4 frosties, no transfer attempt
4th EC/ET = Feb 06, 3 transf., BFN
5th EC/ET = May 06


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Post by careababee » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:40 pm

leigh wrote:After iui nurse told us we should have sex so my body would think conception was natural. other advice was no heavy lifting, no alcohol, nothing unpasturised and to eat well-cooked meat, same advice as when you are actually pregnant really. I've read on this board advice from others is not to over-do it but do what feels right to you. if you hesitate before doing something then don't do it.
Hope this helps xxxxxxxx

thats right. all that is true .

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Post by NickiMark » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:09 pm

After my iui, we were told no sex.... :shock:
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TTC 6yrs......Have jumped off the rollercoaster for now, too many BFN's and too much heartache, to keep going....Moving on to fulfil other dreams!!!

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Post by ogr1 » Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:08 am

we where told no sex for 8 wks and then to be careful and to watch for any spotting..
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!

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Post by Molly B » Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:22 am

After our IUI we told to have sex. The doctor said it would optimise our chances!

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Post by jag » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:00 pm

Is bed rest complete bed rest? Ie do I have to stay in bed all the time lying down or can I sit up? Can I sit in front of the tv or in front of the computer? Fingers crossed I will be on my 2ww at the end of this week.

I look forward to receiving your advise.

Me 30 DH 47 TTC 2.5 IUI Nov 04 -'ve
IVF Aug 05 -'ve 8 eggs 0 embies
ICSI - on 2ww and 11 frozen embies too!

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Post by LisaY » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:11 pm

My doctors desribed bedrest as laying or sitting up in bed. Having meals in bed and only getting up to use the restroom. They said to avoid going up and down stairs. I cheated as I don't have a TV in my bedroom and laid on our family room couch instead so I could watch TV - and not go crazy with boredom - couldn't concentrate enough to read! I believe they want your feet raised so unless you had a laptop that might be kind of hard. My DH brought me my meals. Did have to move once to go from couch to bedroom to sleep but made sure to walk "gently".

Hope that helps!

Lisa Y
Me 36 DH 39
Male Factor
1st IVF - 2 ET, test 12/12 -ive
2nd IVF - 2 ET +ive! with one embie- due date Nov 21, 2006!

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Post by daly » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:07 am

Thank you so much Lisa Y. I will hopefully be on bed rest starting tomorrow. I so hope my 3 eggs are still OK. Jag, I'll be thinking of you. Sticky baby dust to us all!
TTC 4 yr
4 mc
2nd IVF - BFP - dd died 5 wk old in mommy's arms
4th IVF - BFP!! TWINS!!!

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Post by nimpkishkiwi » Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:54 pm

My specialist advises for the first few days after treatment take it easy but after that continuing on with life as normal except for heavy strenuous activities, light exercise is fine especially if your body is used to it and helps with implantation unless you are specifically advised not to by the doctor. So keep up the Yoga, walking etc but stay away from hard sprint type runs and power weight lifting etc...

Hope this helps

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Post by langton » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:53 pm

I'm due for egg collection any time now. We live about an hour and a half away from the hospital. I no it sounds daft but im frightend, shoud they come out on that long journey home lol. well i know they cant come out but i should really let them settle in. im wondering should i get a hotel for a couple of nights. did anyone else do that?
I think im gonna put my feet up and take it easy. it can only do you more good than harm i think. i'll let hubby do the housework for a while.

Well good luck to everyone. and take it easy. hoping for a BFP, FINGERS CROSSED.XXX

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Post by Sand » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:32 pm

Don't worry Langton - You're right, they can't be shaken out. St Mary's will have you up and off that trolley before you can get your knickers on properly. My car journey was over an hour too ... I think many of us travel a fair way. If it woudl make you feel any better, could you lay out in the back seat and rest on the way home ?

Good luck !!!!

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11

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Post by sheezamaneater » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:08 pm

I was told to drink Gatorade for the electrolites :D

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Post by Mel_P » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:32 am

Hi Guys,
Just reading through the thread, I saw that someone was advised no chocolate. Bugger do you know why this is, (other than I guess sugar highs can be too good for you) why chocolate specifically? Have given up the caffeine and alcohol but seeking stress solace in quite a lot of choccy
ME: 31 DP: 36
TTC: 6 yrs
Tubal damage - failed surgery Aug 04
1st IVF: Nov 05 -ive
1st FET: Mar 06 BFP!
Maia Ella Rennie, born 8 nov 9.49am

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Post by SASA » Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:17 pm

Thanks for the useful advice.
I had my first IVF embyro transfer 4 days ago and am waiting for the 2 weeks to pass. I am very concerned about how to make implantation easier for the embryo.

Can we presume that less body movement would make embryo implantation easier?
Can we presume that a laying down body position would increase the chance of implantation for the embryo?

Would anyone who have BFP or BFN please share their experience of thier exercise level or body movement level after embryo tranfer?
For instance, would you walk slowly or try to keep your body steady while you walk? Does that help?

Sasa :wink:
Me 41 Husband 51 in 2011
First IVF(ICSI) April 2006, BFN
First FET June 2006, BFP
Second FET December 2007, BFP
Pregnancy sadly terminated due to health problem of the foetus
Second ICSI September 2008, BFP
Now with a daughter and a son

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Post by jamato253 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:49 pm


Different Dr's have different opinion....Bed rest from my dr meant quiet activity.....This limited me to the computer, bed watching tv, sitting and painting....I had 4 days bedrest and I laid down for most of it....I avoided stairs - since there can be a higher risk of falling...
3rd IVF/ICSI June 2005 +ve Connor Xzavior Amato born 10/21/05 already dreaming.
4th IVF/ICSI Mar 2006 +ve Logan Tyler born safely 12/18/06


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