Rest or no rest

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  1. IVF #1 - 3 days of bed rest - BFN
    IVF #2 - no bed rest, went out to lunch after transfer and then swimming that night and back to work next day - BFP!
    IVF #3 - no bed rest, went out to lunch after transfer, 2 mile walk that night, back to work the next day and lifting my 30lb toddler - BFP!

    I personally think you should get the blood flowing

  2. IVF #1 - 3 days of bed rest - BFN
    IVF #2 - no bed rest, went out to lunch after transfer and then swimming that night and back to work next day - BFP!
    IVF #3 - no bed rest, went out to lunch after transfer, 2 mile walk that night, back to work the next day and lifting my 30lb toddler - BFP!

    I personally think you should get the blood flowing to those embies!

  3. My just got my first BFP today: I was on 48hrs of bedrest per my clinic. I moved around from the couch to the bed, took a quick shower, and sat upright to eat lunch and dinner, but other than that, I was laying around for 48 hours straight.

  4. My clinic required 48 hours bed rest, which I did, but personally I think it is a bunch of hooey. If you read the current research on it, the consensus is that bed rest of any amount doesn't have any impact on pregnancy rates. (and as a few earlier posters pointed out, it could have negative impacts as far as we know)

    I also got pregnant at a different clinic that didn't require any bed rest (just 20 minutes lying down after transfer). I miscarried at 8 weeks, but that was due to chromosomal abnormalities, not lack of bed rest.

    I certainly wouldn't rely on this poll to determine what you do about bed rest - its not exactly a statistically significant sample!

  5. My clinic has a 48 hour rest policy but i did stand up a bit on the second day and i sat up a bit in bed and laid on either side etc! i def sat up to eat and drink.
    First Beta 293
    second one tomorrow

  6. 36 hours bed rest
    72 hours return to work
    2 weeks - light activity

    BFP so now 9 months light activity!!

  7. I didn't want to rest too much, because I was paranoid of my embies floating up and implanting in my tubes (but I was also worried that I had peed them out right after ET). I walked around a bit, did some grocery shopping, then passed out for 5 hours - gotta love that valium. BFP 8dp3dt!

  8. My doc said it was not necessary to rest, but I did anyway. I had my ET done on a Friday and the rest of the weekend I rested...not necessarily bed rest but I did not move off the couch too much. I work Tue-Thur and I was back to work the following Tues and was fine.

  9. 1st IVF-rest, light activity for 2 days BFP
    2nd IVF-rest,l ight activity for one day BFP
    3rd IVF-no rest, med activity level BFN
    4th IVF-rest, light activity 2 days BFP

    I know that most say that BR is not needed, but my cycles have ended best when I rested some.

  10. IVF #1- 15 minutes bed rest at clinic post transfer, and then 24 hours bed rest at home = BFN

    IVF #2 - 15 minutes bed rest at clinic post transfer, no bed rest at home = BFP

    IVF #3 - 1 hour bed rest at clinic post transfer, no bed rest at home = current BFP (still early so cautious)

    Obviously there are so many variables that make for a BFN, BFP cycle. Personally I don't think it matters either way.

    Mentar

  11. IVF#1-20 minute rest at clinic, couch rest x 2days-BFN
    IVF#2-20 minute rest at clinic, couch rest x 3-4 days(proabably some light activities after day 2, but not much that I can recall)-BFP
    IVF#3-cancelled after ER
    IVF#4-no rest at clinic, right up!, rested on couch a few hours then up doing light activities/errands-BFP(+beta yesterday)

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