Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community
exercise during my IVF cycle
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to genetic testing, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), ovulation, pregnancy reduction post-IVF, relationship issues, and sperm count and quality.

If you are trying to conceive for less than one year, please visit our Pregnancy: Trying to Conceive (TTC) Community

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

exercise during my IVF cycle

Hello Everyone!
I am starting my first IVF cycle (day 1 of Lupron) due to "unexplained infertility" and my MD said no exercise other than walking without breaking a sweat along with no intercourse, caffeine, alcohol, etc...I was just wondering if anyone else's MD allowed a bit more activity ie slow bike riding. I am in great health other than the fertility issue and exercise regularly. I'm just wondering if I have a very conservative doc.
Thanks!
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
270512_tn?1333181236
I was told it was okay to do moderate exercise up until retrieval and transfer - although the more meds you take, the more uncomfortable you may be.
With IVF, prior to retrieval you may feel bloated and sore from all the follicles.
After retrieval you will be sore and crampy.
After transfer - NO exercise - no lifting, no nothing 'fun'. Another words - become a couch potato.
I don't find the last part too bad.... I load up on books, magazines, puzzle books, and hubby got me a DS to play with.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you that info really helps! The unknown can be very scary!

Also, what about intercourse?? Do you really need to abstain from day 1 of IVF cycle?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Especially no intercourse, due to the contractions. Sorry, but it's really not worth it after the expense, time, etc. involved with IVF.
Blank
270512_tn?1333181236
No intercourse after transfer!

you can certainly try before that,,,, but from my experience, the more follicles I had - the more uncomfortable I was and sex was the furthest thing from my mind. The closer it was to retrieval (ie the bigger the follicles) I was very sore and bloated, and with retrieval it was worse - very sore.
After transfer, you are not to have any 'contractions" of the uterus (sex, heavy lifting, exercise.....)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Trying to Conceive Answerers
5875562_tn?1410902486
Blank
yari1980
miami, FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
roxana1
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
LumbeeNativeAmerican
8319766_tn?1417385636
Blank
tasha0918
corona, NY
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Purplerain117
134578_tn?1433306113
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR