Good morning everyone,
I had my private yoga class yesterday and it was a-ma-zing!
I had a lot of fun with my teacher and I was completely surprised by how easy most of the poses were! When I started yoga two years ago, I remember having a MUCH harder time... so after all, that cardio and pilates really paid off, I'm so happy about it!
And my yoga teacher told me a bit about her own IVF struggle (7 years!!!), so she completely understood my tmts and adapted my routine accordingly.
Which brings me to important info about exercising after ET. She checked with her yoga master, and he advised to stop exercising completely after ET. Her master suggested a 10-day "quarantine", she suggested 15 just to be sure. Apparently, it's super important not to put ANY pressure in your pelvic area during implantation time. So between ET and the first beta, all you can do is breathing exercises (feeling your pelvis, ribs, then collarbones, and tibetan breathing sitting on a block or on a chair). And the end of that quarantine, a few days before beta, you can add a very fun pose that relaxes your back, opens your hips and increases blood flow in the pelvic area. You sit with your whole side, leg and shoulder against the wall, and then you twist towards the wall and lie on your back with your legs up. You place the soles of your feet against each other, toes included, and you bring your heels as close to your pelvic bone as you can. You rest your hands, palms up, on each side of your hips and you breathe into your pelvis. it's an amazing posture, super good during AF, and you can keep it for as long as you like. It's good to have a towel under your head to make sure your chin is tilted towards your sternum a bit (so your forehead isn't tilted back).
Between your BFP and heartbeat u/s, you can slowly add more poses, but it's very gradual. Kiz, you talked about a reality check, it gave me one. I think the breathing exercises will be very good to just "be" inside my body, relax and be aware of what's happening. Keep a peaceful attitude through it all. I realize that meditation, breathing and walking are indeed just enough to keep my body healthy and aware without putting the delicate implantation process in jeopardy. 10-15 days is nothing compared to all the years of tmts, waiting, and so on, and all the years I have before me in this life. Compared to a whole pregnancy in which I'll be able to do most of the exercise I want to do, it's nothing.
So there you go. I've decided to follow her advice not because I'm scared too much exercising will cause a BFN, but because I want to help my body and respect the pace it needs in that delicate phase of the process. When I look at it this way, I find it touching and beautiful. Namaste!
Wow, your DH does get the princess status, it's great!
Yes, it will be great to have each other through that wait. Hehehe looks like you did exactly the opposite of what I'm doing now. We did keep our tmts a relative secret for our first baby, because I found it easier that way. People ask you questions, and then if you get a BFN you want to take time to regroup, and if people know about your beta date, you have to talk about it again and again... and even take care of them because they feel sad for you. Anyway. This time, my family will visit us right in the FET weekend (they arrive on Saturday). Plus my father asked me a direct question last week, so I didn't want to lie. So we kept a very open and simple attitude towards it and we told them. They'll babysit our son on ET morning, which will allow us to experience this as a couple and give our little embies all the individual attention they need. Right now, in our situation, I find it way easier to be honest about it, it's far less fuss, you don't have to beat around the bush and deflect questions all the time. It's out and that's it. BUT it's a second IVF baby, it does change things a lot. Totally understand the need for privacy, that's what I craved during my 4 tmts.
Yaaaaaayyyyy! Hugs to you, pincushion-to-be!
ooooooooooooohhhh I know that feeling sweetheart... it's hard to have a blow like that so close to the end.
HUGS HUGS HUGS Look, you never know. Maybe your follies aimed on quality, not quantity? I remember FET day for our son... the embryologist told us the frosties quality was so-so after thawing because some of their cells were dead. It had been a problem-free cycle until then and I cried all the way to the clinic. DH was super angry that we could never do ONE cycle without something going wrong. So the mood was low that morning. BUT look what it got us...
I know it's way better when the numbers are on our side and reassure us in moments of doubt. But in the end, it does only take one, and you have to put your trust into the follies you have now. I'm sending you lots of baby dust sweetheart...
Grow follies, grooooow!
thanks for the pm, I'll reply in a bit.
keeping fingers and toes crossed for today.. can't wait to hear the news!!!!
hi sweetie, yeah I think you're doing the right thing. I know it's hard to stop doing something that your whole being craves, but it's only for a few days!!!!
:D:D We'll help you through it, one day at a time!
Okay, time to get some work done. blah. Love ya ladies,