question about retrieval and transfer

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  1. I'm new here, a friend of mine recommended the site. From what I have read so far there is a lot of great information on the board, so thank you for all of your knowledge.

    Onto my questions.... I am having my retrieval on either Sunday or Monday, and then the transfer either 3 or 5 days after that. What do they say you can and cannot do after these procedures? I don't work during the summer, so I don't have to worry about work. I have a 3.5 year old from an IUI though. My husband had a low sperm count when we conceived my daughter years ago, but it's gone down even more. A few specimens have come up with no sperm at all, I don't want to waste what little sperm he is able to produce on things I shouldn't do.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Different REs have different guidelines. My RE says bedrest for 24 hours after ET -- basically you can go to the bathroom, but should be lying down or at least partially reclining the rest of the time. After that, they tell you to resume normal activity, but no heavy lifting.

    My understanding is that the jury is still out on whether bedrest has any influence on success rates.

    Also, some REs recommend no intercourse until after the beta.

    Your RE should give you list of their particular guidelines at your ER. If not, ask.

    Best of luck to you!

  3. I agreee with the evrenne. While, the jury is out IMHO, if you can swing it stay very low key on the couch at home until around Day 5 (blast stage). For me that was 4 days after 2dt. I've gotten PG 3 times with 1 or 2 embryos and not such great odds and I attribute a lot of it to taking off from work and letting my family pamper me.

    Some other no-no's---no hot tubs, saunas, or heavy exercise where you raise your core temp. No heavy lifting over 10 lbs or jarring activities. No sex until the doc gives the OK.

    Stay away from caffeine, diet sodas, harsh chemicals etc... basically treat yourself like you're already pg.

    Good Luck and please update us

    8w3d pg

  4. I had my blood test this morning and it came back positive. Hoping to have a similar pregnancy to my daughter. Only symptom was no appetite during the first few months, so far we're on track bc I'm never hungry.

    thanks for your advice!

  5. Good for you! So, I'm curious, did you rest for a few days after transfer?

  6. Funny question because the day after my transfer I lifted my 30 pound daughter into a cart at costco, went shopping for things for my husbands bbq he was hosting, and did a ton of cooking all day/night. The next day was the bbq and I did way more than I should have had to do. After that I took it easy, but the 2 initial days after, nope, not at all.

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