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#1 of 4 Old 08-03-2012, 09:21 AM - Thread Starter
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I will be doing IVF next month. I'm being told to lighten my activity level now to walking and yoga type things and that I shouldn't do anything after egg retrieval and through the 2 week wait. At that point I should not lift anything over six pounds, should not push a shopping cart, etc.

I think I'll ask in the IVF thread as well but really shouldn't this be for everyone or no one? Are they just being overly cautious because it's IVF or does it actually aid implantation to be sedentary?

So regardless of your ttc methods - do you "take it easy" during the 2ww?

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#2 of 4 Old 08-03-2012, 09:52 AM
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I think they are overly cautious because you are doing IVF.  When they hyperstimulate the ovaries they get much bigger and they can move around twisting the tubes, it's called ovarian torsion.  It happens rarely, but it is serious.  They probably don't want you doing anything that is jarring to the body so your ovaries are safe.  I am doing injectables this cycle but not IVF, and they told me not to run or jog or do a lot of twisting in yoga.  I imagine there are other concerns in regards to IVF that require even less activity.  I'm sure the other women who have gone through it on here can share some info.  Good luck to you!

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I was on bedrest for 3 days, but prior to that I was told to limit my activity due to the risk of torsion. Once I had my transfer, I couldn't do more than walk around the block. However, I had eggs they couldn't collect so I was at higher risk for a torsion.

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It seems to vary clinic to clinic.  My first clinic put me on bed rest, said not to swim and various other things for tww, my second clinic gave no instuctions for tww!

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