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Postby joew » Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:35 pm

Im almost a week into my 2ww and am paranoid about what not to do, has any body got any suggestions i was even paranoid about bending down to pick up a tshirt of the floor.

Please help
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Postby londongel » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:05 pm

Hi Joe
I'm nearly at the end of my 2ww and was told no alcohol at all and no heavy lifting(have got out of shopping :lol: )
I read that you should have hot baths so I've been showering
Apart from that carried on as usual
Test on fri so we'll know whether it has worked
Doctor told me not to wrap myself in cottonwool so I haven't-hope I don't regret this :?
Tricia
P.S no sex either(not that you'd fee like it) was told orgasm was bad as muscles in the womb contract
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Postby sophiejane » Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:14 am

Agree with all Tricia has said
No orgasms, no baths, no lifting / housework / hoovering.
I'm even refusing to load the dishwasher and put clothes washing on!!!
No alcohol / chocolate (I have however had the odd chocy bar and shandy!!)
No gym / no swimming
No hot water bottles
But do try and keep belly warm. eat warm food ... no ice creams
No sun bathing (but no worry about this in England!!)

I think this is all. I have been driving, going for walks, gone back to work (but using the lift instead of the stairs). Also walked round the shops at the weekend.
Hope this helps
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Postby sophiejane » Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:16 am

PS joew ... you should join the Oct/Nov thread. When do you test and I'll add you to the test date thread (if you want to that is)
Good Luck
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Postby Alette » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:46 pm

I really wonder whether you all are kidding!?
I cannot believe my eyes when I read this!

I was not told any of these advices!!

little alcohol was told me and for the rest NO ADAPTIONS!
Waiting weeks are already difficult enough!

But I surely understand that we want to make it work and therefor do (or do not ) anything to make it work!

Good luck!!
after lots of IUI, 4 FETs and 5 IVF's
a babyboy!
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Postby Sand » Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:56 pm

Alette - Me too ! - My hospital didn't give me ANY advice whatsoever re what to do / what not to do. I have, however, read many things in Zita West's book - most of which have been quoted above by Sophie and londongel. do like the "no sunbathing" though. IT'S SNOWING HERE !!

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1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11
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Postby NickiMark » Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:42 pm

Bringing this useful thread to the top again!!

Any more things to add???
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Postby me » Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:49 pm

I have just read all the don'ts i was told none of that all i was told was take it easy no strenuous exercise (damn shame lol) I was actually told it was ok to have sex ( we didint though ) I went swimming i did the house work i lifted up my niece ,i had a bath, i did take time off work though.
I will make sure i read that part in the Zita West book for my 2nd go.
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Postby NickiMark » Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:51 pm

Actually, Ive been told it's best to have sex after iui as it helps the sperm swim faster!!!
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Postby me » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:00 pm

Its so hard as everybody gets told differant things next time i am not going to do anything, except sit on my bum watch TV and order DH to do everything.
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Postby NickiMark » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:02 pm

Too damn right!!

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Postby Tessa » Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:12 pm

Hey, I like that idea :twisted:
Can I do that on the 2ww while on chlomid?????? I can't see why not :lol: :lol: :lol:

Can't see dh understanding that one though :!:

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Postby hlloyd » Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:57 pm

The advice on this seems to vary considerably from clinic to clinic. My clinic told me that nothing I could do at this point would influence the result. They told me to just do whatever I thought I needed to do....if that meant lying around and doing nothing then I should do that, if my body was telling me to go for a jog then I should go for a jog. There were a couple of medical things that I did have to follow like no baths, swimming, etc to minimise the chances of infection.

I think, just do whatever is going to provide you with peace of mind.

Cheers
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Postby CarolineP » Sun May 01, 2005 1:59 am

I went through 4 x 2ww and each time was told not to swim, high impact exercise, lift anything heavy and avoid stress.

On my 4th go (at the start of this treatment) I asked whether not working would be benefical to implantation. Although there is no evidence whether it helps on not too work, the clinic was prepared to provide me with a letter for my GP to sign me off work for 2 weeks.

I took up this offer (with the support of my boss) and put my feet up for 2 weeks and watched the 1st 3 episodes of the West Wing, avoided contact with most of my friends and spent the rest of the time, whilst DH was at work, on the PC on this message board!

I have no idea why this time worked after 3 failures, but I am sure that the advice, information and support on these boards is invaluable and to be used as much as possible or when needed.

Good luck to all those 2ww'ers and everyone else pushing through the rollacoaster ride of IVF.

CarolineP

PS I had exactly the same physical symptoms throughout all my 2ww's -sore boobs, AF cramps and backache - there was no indication of a +ive or -ive result until I did the tests.
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IVF July 04, Sept 04, Dec 04 all -ive
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Postby leigh » Sun May 01, 2005 6:40 am

After iui nurse told us we should have sex so my body would think conception was natural. other advice was no heavy lifting, no alcohol, nothing unpasturised and to eat well-cooked meat, same advice as when you are actually pregnant really. I've read on this board advice from others is not to over-do it but do what feels right to you. if you hesitate before doing something then don't do it.
Hope this helps xxxxxxxx
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