IVF and bedrest

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IVF and bedrest

Post by MomOfOne » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:12 am

Hi Ladies:

MY ET is tomorrow. I was curious how many of you were ordered to bedrest. I was reading quite a few articles that say it's not necessary. My calendar has two days of bedrest. Just wondering if it's really necessary or maybe counterproductive.

This is part of one of the articles I read: "In 1988, a report was published calling into question the logic of bedrest after IVF. The arguement was that since the uterus is tilted in the body, that in the upright or standing position, the uterus is almost horizontal. It made more sence, then to have an IVF patient stand rather than lie down. when this IVF group then encouraged patients to get up after an embryo transfer, their pregnancy rates actually increased"

Anyone's doctor ever recommend standing? Just curious.

Thanks and wish us luck!


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Post by usmcwife14 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:21 am

My doctor actually put me on strict bedrest for three days not even a shower!! But it worked for me because I ended up with a bfp and I am currently pregnant with twins, so I am a big believer in the the bedrest. Good luck to you :D
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Post by Ghost » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:10 am

Multiple studies have found the duration of bedrest to be irrelevant.

Follow your doctor's instructions.
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Post by beachbaby » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:11 pm

Hi, No bed rest here and i have twin boys.
If you are going the natural route you would not know if you were pregnant so you would not do bed rest. Thats my clinics veiw. They try to keep everything as normal as possible. My transfer was at 2 days.
Every clinic is different.
Good luck
Me 39, DH 40. TTC 5years
4th times a charm,1-IVF, 3xFET's, 2 chemical
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Post by lisa10 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:55 pm

With my first cycle of IVF, I was a bridesmaid in a wedding the day after my transfer. I had to attend the rehersal dinner about 10 hours after the ET itself. I did end up PG, but it resulted in a chemical pregnancy. But the embie did stick. My RE would have prefered me rest, but approved it. Of course, I took it very easy and sat as much as possible.
My second attempt, I rested for 2 days. Just took it easy, not really bedrest, but lounging around. That is what my RE advices. That worked also. I'm now 11 weeks PG.
Me- 32
DH- 32
9/07 through 8/08- 7 failed IUI attempts
8/09 IVF#1- chemical pregnancy
10/17/09 FET 10/30 Beta #1 960 BFP!!!
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Post by MomOfOne » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:29 pm

Thanks ladies for all the information. I actually ended up staying home for two days lounging around. So, we'll see what happens. My pregnancy test is on Dec. 22.

Good luck to everyone!

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Post by Rosario » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:22 pm

No bed rest and ended up with 3 beautiful triplets.
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(

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Post by karenthescorpio » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:38 pm

Hi there. No bed rest was ordered for me. Just no aerobics, alcohol, sex, caffeine, heavy lifting, hot tubs/soaking in bath. I did not get pregnant. I'd just take it easy if you can. It can't hurt at all! That's what I plan to do when I start round 2 in January! Best wishes to you! :D
Me: 40, mild pcos
DH: 38, male factor
IVF#2 BFP! Twins! PTL at 23wks
IVF #3 Nov '10 BFP
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Post by albany07 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:09 am

I am proud to say that I bedrested myself 2 weeks!!! My first 2 ivf cycles which ended in chemical pregnancy, i did two days of bedrest and back to normal activity the next day as prescribed by dr. This time I decided I had the time so I did it and it worked! Good luck to you! :D
Me 33
DH 32 low count and motility
TTC 3 years
IVF#3 - Nov '09 BFP!
Maren Laurel 20 inches 6 lbs 7oz

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