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ghost: ivf restrictions

Postby Hopingfornumber2 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:19 pm

Ghost or anyone else who might know,

Why is sex and specifically orgasm restricted until a fetal heartbeat is detected? I have had orgasms in my sleep....is this hurting the baby? I am almost 6 weeks along.
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Re: ghost: ivf restrictions

Postby sorcet » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:57 am

My RE doesnt have that restriction. We weren't restricted at all after the beta. I think many REs don't want to have panic since there is often spotting after intercourse while pregnant. You're fine try not to worry !
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Re: ghost: ivf restrictions

Postby dys24 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:39 am

RE's give these "restrictions" so if something was to go wrong like BFN or a m/c that one wouldn't doubt that an orgasm or jumping jacks caused it. In reality I personally think its a bunch of crap, many women get pregnant without knowing it and excersize, run, have sex, drink do drugs etc and they still have healthy pregnancies and babies. Its just different for "us" in the IVF world because we know from the moment that egg is fertalized whats happening to it and we avoid unnecessary activity that might harm it. I'm not saying that one should go out and drink and jump or do whatever, but I never stayed on bed rest or anything like that and got pregnant twice. As a matter of fact the time that I did do bed rest and limited activity I had a BFN, so go figure.
IVF #1- BFN
IVF #2- BFP!!!!

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FET#1- BFN
IVF#3 August- BFP!!!
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FET#2- Mid July
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Re: ghost: ivf restrictions

Postby Ghost » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:24 am

Hopingfornumber2 wrote:Ghost or anyone else who might know,

Why is sex and specifically orgasm restricted until a fetal heartbeat is detected? I have had orgasms in my sleep....is this hurting the baby? I am almost 6 weeks along.


I don't know why it would be prohibited for that long. I know of some risks earlier than that, around the time of egg collection or shortly after embryo transfer, but not approaching 6 weeks. Just don't know.
Note: I am not an MD and not an expert.
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