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Activities To Avoid After Your Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is the final step in an IVF Cycle. During the transfer, a catheter is placed directly into a woman’s uterus and the embryos are transferred. This is similar to a Pap smear procedure. Most fertility centers will have you remain at the center for an hour after the procedure, lying on your back to assist with the embryo attaching to the uterine lining. When home, you should rest for the remainder of the day. While this is not the same as bed rest, the goal is to remain lying down and move as little as possible. 


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After embryo transfer, you’ll be asked to relax once you leave the fertility center. This can mean relaxing.  Moving as little as possible can help the embryo attach to the uterine lining and implant. You can resume most normal activities the day after the procedure, however, you should not lift anything. You can move around the house, return to work, and go shopping.  Some activities will continue to be restricted until after your pregnancy test.  hose activities include lifting, high impact movements like running or aerobics, and rough sex.

Risk of Activities After Embryo Transfer

Many couples wonder if it’s possible for an embryo to fall out. The simple answer is no. Your activities can not make an embryo fall out. However, it is important that the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. The first 2 days after the embryo transfer are critical for attaching. Reduce your activity level so that the embryo stays in the correct place and increase the chance for implantation and pregnancy.

The IVF process has been used successfully for decades to help couples become pregnant. Doctors continually improve their success rates by paying attention to what has worked in cases similar to your own. Therefore, following your doctor’s instructions is the best way to ensure you have the best chance of pregnancy success.

More Helpful Resources From The Fertility Experts

Contact the Fertility Experts at New Hope Fertility Center if you’re struggling with infertility. It is important to work with a fertility care team that understands which treatment methods are best for you, considering your specific medical issues. Personalized treatment plans offer the highest success rates and the best overall patient satisfaction. 

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Topics: Embryo Transfer, embryo banking

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