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    The joys indeed!!!

    I cant wait for your u/s comming up! So exciting.
    Come and join the BB. It is not that bad. I just ignore the "oh my gosh I just dont know how this happened" threads...
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    Question...
    Since I am not under the care of my RE and I am not sure to ask... But um when can me and DH... ahh humm.... get busy again? I have been really wanting to, but am scared to death to at the same time. DH is scared too. I think he will have to hear it from the docs mouth that it is ok, but what have your REs said?
    I had a touch of OHSS too so that is another reason that I am worried.

    Also when can you resume all normal things. DH wont even let me bend over to pick things up because he heard a nurse at the RE say it, I told him that was only to begin with, i think... He is being a little over protective...
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    Oh, Candice! We resumed DTD around a week after transfer (which was the guideline our RE gave us). I can understand being cautious, but I really think it's totally fine to go ahead and resume all normal activity. My DH actually found an article somewhere (though he never showed me) saying that when IVF embryos were "rocked" before transfer, they had a higher pregnancy rate. The thinking being, that embryos want to be in an active body! And while I was resting after my last transfer, I researched the benefits of bedrest for IVF people post-transfer, and it seems that there's no evidence to support resting so much. My RE said I could resume things like yoga 4 days after transfer (there's a lot of bending there!) and my usual exercise (even running and yeah, gymnastics, within reason--like no jumping off of really high things), as long as it was what my body was used to. So just don't do anything that might strain your body, go with what your body's accustomed to.


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    With my son, we were allowed to DTD 3 days after the 3dt. With this pg, my RE never said anything. We DTD when I got the BFP and felt more comfortable. I found the same research as Andi. As long as you are not too rough, it's fine. And don't be alarmed if you spot a little after...your cervix is sensitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janasbaby View Post
    On occasion it feels like I wet myself... Lovely, huh?
    Because of this same reason I went back to wearing light pads (panty liners don't do the trick). Who would have thought, that after so many years trying to not use them anymore I would have to wear them all the time

    Candice ~ I'm so happy to see you here! We got the all clear to have sex (mind you not bd anymore!) when we saw the heartbeats at 7 weeks. Have fun! I was told I could exercise as long as it's not high impact (walking, swimming, yoga, etc). I was also told not to wear high heels

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    Quote Originally Posted by flakimbi View Post
    I was also told not to wear high heels
    That is weird! I've never heard that. I wear heels for work, so I wonder if I should stop!?

    We haven't DTD since the transfer. I think that DH is scared of "hitting the baby". I told him not to worry about it, but frankly, I haven't felt in the mood. I feel very fat, frumpy and lazy lately - definitely not sexy.

    My sonogram is tomorrow!!! I can't wait to see the baby and the heartbeat. I hope that eases my and DH's minds a little, and we can get on with being happy and pregnant!
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    Flakimbi, I think no high heels b/c your growing belly can cause your center of gravity to shift and make you more susceptible to falls. Maybe increaisngly so b/c of the twins?

    Christi, how are you handling the wiat for tomorrow? You must be beyond excited!!!!!!!!!
    IVF #1: July-2006: Sweet baby boy, G, born April 2007 (3dt of 2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by augusta26 View Post
    Flakimbi, I think no high heels b/c your growing belly can cause your center of gravity to shift and make you more susceptible to falls. Maybe increaisngly so b/c of the twins?
    I initially thought of this, but I was told about this before knowing it was twins. And I would think the center of gravity starts shifting a little later, no? Doesn't matter, though...I'm not much of a heel wearer and I would do anything to make sure these 9 months go by smoothly.

    Some great news...I officially graduated from RE!!!
    It's a little weird, but I'm happy nonetheless. I went in today to check hormone levels, so they could start weaning me from the meds, but I was still expecting to go back until 12 weeks.
    Well, I just got the call and I'm now off estradiol . I will have to continue crinone for 2 more weeks, but I don't mind this at all.
    I asked what was the next step, and she said I don't have to go back anymore. That's it. Just a goodbye and good luck. Weird.
    Oh well, that's a goodbye I very much wanted, so I'm beyond excited!

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    So you all are telling me that I can do the deed with a swollen ovary and fluid on my right side?????? I know that you can resume sex after ivf, but what if you have ohss?
    My husband is not an average man either.... How do I bring that up to my doc with out blushing?


    Christi- Cant wait to hear about your U/S!!!!!!!

    I still wear heels but they kill my hips.....

    Whoo hoo for leaving the RE!!! I think I was pushed out of the nest to early
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    As far as high heels go.... I was told not to wear them the 2 weeks following my transfer - up until my first beta. I didn't ask the reasoning, I just did it. I have always worn heels to work. I have started wearing them again, but only about 1/2 the time.

    My DH and I have not DTD since before my retrieval. They told me to abstain up until my 1st beta. Since I had that spotting for about a week, I got scared. I told DH that I will feel better about it if I can get a little further along and have no spotting. The spotting is gone now, but I think I want to wait a couple more weeks. It totally makes me nervous!
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