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Bedrest question

Hey girls Biggrin
I'm having my FET on March 20th or 22nd (not sure which day yet).
With my IVF, I did the full 3 days of bedrest...actually, the rest of the day of the transfer, plus 3 more days!. It just gave me peace of mind, and I plan to do at least 2 1/2 days of bedrest with my FET (the day of the transfer, plus the next 2 days).

I was just wondering where the rest of you stand on the bedrest "issue".......are you pro-bedrest or anti-bedrest LOL Biggrin I know not everyone agrees with it so I just wondered who did, who didn't, and why. Not attempting to start a debate, just curious where everyone stands on it.

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For both of my transfers I did bedrest for the rest of the day of transfer and the day following. That's what my RE ordered, so I did it. I figure it can't hurt and I didn't want to not do it and wonder if that was why it didn't work. I did lots of research on it when I was on BR and found didn't opinions on both ways. My last transfer my RE was 3hrs away so I stayed in a hotel for 2 days even though my RE said it would be safe to ride home. I was just too afraid I'd bounce things around in there.

Good luck with your FET!! Can't wait for you!

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I did a day of bed rest after my FETs but not because my RE told me too, he was one of the ones that said it was necessary. He says the embryo in the uterus is like a grain of rice in a jar of peanut butter - its not coming out. However, I knew I needed a day of rest mentally and physically so I took full advantage and just took a day to lay around and daydream about my baby/ies. So if you have the time - I'd say go for it!

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**preg mentioned**

for my fresh IVF - i just did couch rest for 5 days....day of transfer was a wednesday, took thrs and friday off and then had the weekend- RE wanted at least i think 48 or 72 hrs of couch potato rest.....

When we did the FET - i did 3 full days of bed rest and limited bed rest saturday and sunday.
Don't know if it worked or not, but i'm pregnant, so i'm going with the bed rest might've had something to do with it....it certainly didn't hurt anything.
Also, in the begining of this pregnancy i was put on limited bed rest after some bleeding and blood clot and i will forever swear by bed rest, i really think it helped to lay low and focus on the baby....... For me, i totally swear by it and it doesn't hurt anything, so why not...

GL with your FET..keep us posted.

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I'm boring and there's no scientific evidence for it, so no bedrest here Smile Normal women bungee jump and still get pregnant!

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@Geohde.....LOL, very true!
But normal women don't have to pay $15,000 to get pregnant, and if they did, I bet they'd be a little more careful, haha!!

But yeah, I can see both sides of the issue.
I really can't afford to keep paying for IVF/FET's, so i wanna do whatever I can to help keep 'em in there! LOL

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"Randys_Girl79" wrote:

@Geohde.....LOL, very true!
But normal women don't have to pay $15,000 to get pregnant, and if they did, I bet they'd be a little more careful, haha!!

But yeah, I can see both sides of the issue.
I really can't afford to keep paying for IVF/FET's, so i wanna do whatever I can to help keep 'em in there! LOL

There is that and the fact that when it works - it could be your last few days to lounge around before chasing a toddler while pg, so take all the R&R you can get!

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I asked my RE this morning (was getting a HSG done) about recommended time off because I wanted to plan ahead for our upcoming IVF cycle. I am concerned because my job requires a lot of bending and heavy lifting (work in hospital). He said that I would only need to take the rest of the day off on the days of retrieval and transfer, then I could return to work the following day. I think despite his okay, I'm still planning to take at least two to three days off after the transfer - not necessarily bedrest but just taking it easy at home on the couch. As someone pointed out people have been known to get pregnant after doing strenous and accident prone activity (skiing, etc), however they probably are not spending big bucks to get pregnant either so I think IVF and FET folks have more at stake. I think for my own peace of mind I would rather know that I did all I could (or avoided all I could) to help the embryo stick. If I end up not getting pregnant I won't be beating myself up for may be lifting too many people or bending the wrong way.

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My RE doesn't require any bedrest.. just taking it easy the day of transfer. My fresh cycle, I took it easy for a few days b/c of overstimulation. That IVF worked but ended in early m/c. My two FET's were successful and I hopped right in the car and drove 6 hours home the day of transfer. Never did any bed rest but stayed away from exercising until beta.
HTH. Smile
IMHO.. I don't really think it matters as long as you're not out jogging or riding horses. HA!

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I just ended my clomid cycle and hoping to ovulate. But I already am planning ahead because I spoke with the nurse about just doing one cycle of clomid. My RE said I could try 3 cycles of clomid or go right to IUI. I am planning on taking a few days off for the IUI because I work in hospice and it's all about bending, lifting and stuff. I think it will give me the peace of mind. Good luck with your FET!

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****Preg mentioned****

No bedrest at all and I got pregnant with twins Smile

Jen

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Just got the call that my sonohysterogram was abnormal, so I need a D&C.....which bumps my FET from march to april.

That's ok....I'd rather have a nice, clean home for the little ones Smile LOL

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"Randys_Girl79" wrote:

Just got the call that my sonohysterogram was abnormal, so I need a D&C.....which bumps my FET from march to april.

That's ok....I'd rather have a nice, clean home for the little ones Smile LOL

And that also means that you won't have the dilemma of what to get your LO for their bday and Christmas b/c they are both in the same month. See - its a win/win!

I agree though - clean it all out and make it as perfect of a landing place as possible for your embryo Smile

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Bummer things are postponed a bit. It's good to get things "cleaned" out first and make it the best enviroment possible.