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#1 Mrs Kelly78

Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:13 PM

Hi ladies,

I am having an embryo transfer (FET) on Monday in our first cycle TTC#2 and I am just keen to hear what ladies from other clinics have been told regarding 'heavy lifting' after your transfer.

My DS is 13 months old and ~11kgs.  The nurse at the clinic told me that they recommend that I don't lift him for 4-5 days after transfer (blast) as that is when implantation will occur (thinking positively!!)

This would be impossible to do on my own as obviously I need to lift him in & out of his cot, the high chair & his car seat, not to mention all the times he just wants to be picked up.  DH works full-time & my only option really is to try to arrange for mother's group friends who aren't working to come over to help with those things.  Which I really don't want to do!

Obviously I know that millions of women fall pregnant naturally while still lifting their toddlers - surely it can't be all that different if you've had an ET??

So my questions are:
- what advice did the clinic give you?  And did you follow it?
- for those who have had a BFP in this situation, did you adjust your routine or just go about your day as usual?

Thanks!!!

#2 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:59 PM

My clinic said it's like a poppy seed inside a jam sandwich, and just to go on as normal.  And think how many people get pregnant while harvesting rice etc etc.

I had acupuncture on the transfer day and then around 9po, and generally went on as normal. but skipped the gym.

#3 Mrs Kelly78

Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:04 PM

Hi Lil chickens & Meggs.

Thanks so much for your replies. They were really helpful so thought I'd come back with an update. I decided I need to give it my best shot by limiting the heavy lifting so I arranged for help on the day of transfer & the two days after, then just lifted him sensibly (no throwing up in the air etc) - and it worked!!!  BFP!!!  Such a relief!!


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