My clinic says just to take it easy for the day of ET especially and then semi-easy for the few days after that, but doesn't recommend bed rest as such. No heavy lifting or anything which raises the heart rate, but no specific restrictions other than that. I too was a bit confused about what to do and looked into it a bit. Different studies/research seem to conclude different things - I even found a couple of studies which suggested that being gently active and moving around keeps the blood flowing around the uterus, which actually increases the chances of implantation. As with a lot of things in the crazy world of IVF (acupuncture, bed rest, diet etc) there seem to be no conclusive rights or wrongs and you just have to do what you feel is right for you. In the end I sat on the sofa and put my feet up on the day of transfer both times, then just pottered around the house the day after. BFN the first time, BFP the second, so who knows!!
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!
GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.