WHAT CAN I DO AFTER EMBRYO TRANSFER?
Summer is approaching and many of us are starting to make vacation plans. However, what about the women who are about to undergo an embryo transfer? In this article, we will look at this question and provide some ideas to help you make an informed decision.
Embryo transfer is the final step in an IVF treatment where, with the help of a thin catheter, the gynecologist deposits the embryos into the uterine cavity.
After embryo transfer, you can return to your normal lifestyle. You don’t have to lie down all day (if you don’t want to), but it’s extremely important to take enough time to rest. Avoid intensive workouts, stressful situations, as well as overheating (going to the beach or sauna, taking a bath, etc.).
CAN I STILL TRAVEL?
In general, most medical professionals recommend avoiding long trips immediately after an embryo transfer. The first 24 hours after the procedure are crucial for the implantation of the embryo, which is why it is important to minimize stress.
However, short trips or moderately strenuous activities that do not involve excessive physical exertion are generally considered safe.
It is recommended that you listen to your body and take the necessary precautions by avoiding heavy lifting, intense exercise or anything that may put unnecessary strain on your body.
During your vacation, don’t forget to eat well and drink enough fluids in the summer heat. Avoid swimming in pools due to the risk of infection.
Of course, before you book your trip, it’s a good idea to discuss your plans with your reproductive health specialist. They can give you the best advice on whether traveling would be safe for your specific case.