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Do You Need a Complete Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer?

Do You Need a Complete Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer?

Embryo transfer is the final step of the In-Vitro fertilization process. It is the simplest and painless procedure. The goal of embryo transfer is to facilitate conception among women for fertilization following IVF. The embryo transfer takes place after the eggs have already been collected and fertilized in a laboratory setup. One or three healthy embryos are transferred inside a woman’s womb (the numbers will be discussed prior to the procedure) to enhance her chances of pregnancy. The Embryo Transfer Procedure The patient first reaches to her embryo transfer center where she might be given a mild sedative to ease her comfort. A physician, with the help of an ultrasound, transfers the embryos inside the patient’s womb. A predetermined set of embryos are loaded inside a fine catheter that passes through the patient’s vagina and cervix, and then into her uterus. The patient is then requested to rest for 4-6 hours in a recovery room before she gets discharged. After the embryo transfer, the couple needs to wait and observe any positive pregnancy symptoms. Special Instructions Following Embryo Transfer Procedure There is absolutely nothing a patient can do to influence the embryo transfer outcomes. The couple needs to wait optimistically for the good news. Although there is no such documented evidence on whether the patient needs a complete bed rest or resume to her normal activities post-embryo transfer, some doctors might suggest the patient to at least get 24 hours of bed rest to enhance the embryo transfer success rate. Others might suggest returning back to your daily chores. One valid reason why women choose to return to her...