Just wondering if anyone has been told that they shouldn't swim post IVF/FET. I am supposed to take DD to a swimming lesson on Saturday and I'll be 9dp5dt. DH is working and is not available. TIA!
I want to say they said no swimming or baths until pregnancy is confirmed by ultrasound. By then, cervix should be closed tight to prevent infections. But shouldn't it be closed already if you get a BFP? Will you test the morning of? When is your blood test??
Yes, I'll test that morning and the beta is the next day. nothing till u/s? wow, DH better get some time off, cuz i plan on this working! haha!
I was also told no swimming or baths, for infection reasons. Not because it will affect the pregnancy outcome, but they didn't want some bacteria swimming up my hooha. Could a friend go with you to get in the pool with DD, and you can be next to the pool?
This was on my list of questions when I go in for transfer Thursday. I will still ask - just to see if I get a different answer.
PS - kup on poas
I was told no swimming also even after I found out I was pregnant. I didn't ask how long I couldn't swim for as I'm not a big swimmer.
IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
IVF #3-BFN (5/10)
We're more lax here. The cervix isn't open after transfer and there's no real reason why not, it's just that with so much emotion and $$ riding on it, RE's tend to get conservative.
After all, women get pregnant the old fashioned way and go and have baths and swim!
I would, but I guess it's a personal call,
Well said, Geohde! If the rules we IVF'ers have to follow were true for normal pg's, there would be so few pregnancies! No swimming, bed rest or couch rest, no sex, etc.
So, right on the instruction sheet for after transfer instructions - No running, swimming, jumping, lifting heavy objects, etc. I asked if I could float in the pool and he said he guessed that would be ok.