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Bedrest following Transfer

Postby jandc33 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:09 pm

Hi Ladies-

Congrats to you all that are celebrating your pregnancies. I had a question about the level of activity or bedrest following your Transfers. I know a couple of people who literally camped on the couch for a couple of days who ended up pregnant. I know that research says their is no positive correlation between bedrest & success but I was interested in personal experiences. My ET should be Mon (Day 5) or Tues (Day 6)


Thanks for your help!!
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Postby loveinny » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:29 pm

Jandc33,

My RE told me to stay off my feet for 2 days and then it was ok. I put myself on complete bedrest for 2 days (only to get up to go to the bathroon) and then modified bedrest (up for food, bathroom, and visit to the RE for bloodtest) for the next 3 days. So a total of 5 days! I am currently 33 weeks pregnant.

Good luck!
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Postby kholtan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:00 pm

I had a mandatory 2-3 days and I gladly did it. Perhaps there is no connection between bedrest and getting pg but I figured that if I did EVERTYTHING I could do then I couldn't feel guilty about it if it didn't work. Luckily I had a wonderful set of twins! YEAH! I do think that if it stresses you out to be in bed too long then moving may be better for you but just go with your gut instinct.

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Postby gina1234 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:28 pm

for my ET i did relax for 2 days home, & on the third day which i took off from work i did a few things, i also did a 5dt & i put 2 back...good luck to u hope u are doing well...big hugs to u & alot of baby dust to u
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Postby beachbaby » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:30 pm

Hi, In the UK we do not do bedrest, I did however take a couple of days off work but i did do things around the house and also went out for walks. I think the best thing is to just relax a bit and take it easier.
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Postby jandc33 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:38 pm

Thanks so much ladies for responding. I think I am def going to take 3 days off to let those embies implant :D

Good luck & congrats to all of you!!!

My transfer should be next Mon or Tues so please keep your fingers crossed!
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Postby kerpupples » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:54 pm

All I was told was to take it easy that day. The next few days I maintained a normal schedule other than eliminating any strenuous exercise. I did go back to work the next day but I work from home so it was not stressful. I think the others are right, whatever can get you to relax is good. Best of luck!
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Postby sugabeanzs » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:21 am

I did 2 days bedrest (up to get something to eat and potty) and then took it easy for a few days after that. Luckily I had mine transfered on a Thursday so had the weekend. But I ended up preggers with twins!
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Postby kbear4211 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:56 pm

I was told to do two days of "couch potato time". I could make something to eat and use the bathroom, but to keep my feet up either in bed or on the couch and relax for a couple days.

Of course, I didn't get to make my own meals, because my DH and Mom took care of all of that.

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Postby jandc33 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:55 am

Kerpupples-

Congrats!!! I remember conversing with you over the summer when we were both debating about our 2nd IVF-so pleased to see you got your BFP!!!


Thanks ladies for all your help & CONGRATS. It looks like transfer will be either Day 5 or Day 6, next Monday or Tuesday so I will prob take it easy until Turkey Day on Thursday.
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Postby sharishu » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:09 am

I say bedrest can't hurt if at all possible. But I think the key is to RELAX as much as possible. I did acupuncture and lots of positive visualization after my transfer. My son is 3 months old now :) Good luck!
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Postby kerpupples » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:21 pm

Thanks jandc! I really hope you get your BFP this time too.
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