Bed Rest after embryo transfer during IVF cycle has negative outcome

New Delhi: One of the most common myths among couples undergoing IVF treatment is the fear of embryo falling off the track after being implanted in the uterus, if women do not undergo bed rest. It is hence mandate to correct and address the couples with prior counselling sessions as the beliefs and myths that people have related to procedure of IVF and after effects are a misconception. One needs to draw back from such advises coming from sources that themselves are unaware and follow what their doctors prescribe.

“The couplesneed to be educated and know that the human body is made with great accuracyand sense, the embryo transferred in the uterus after IVF embryo transfer (ET)procedure can not come out, be it naturally pregnancy or through IVF treatment.But it should be mandate for a woman undergoing treatment to be known to keepherself healthy and happy during the complete course and avoid stress as muchas possible as these are the only causes known to create no implantation duringthe procedure. The myth of taking rest after embryo transplantation should nowbe well known and educated prior to the procedure to couples. A woman caneasily walk out of the clinic immediately after having embryo transfer in her uteruswithout facing any difficulties.”

The processof treatment takes over 2 weeks to confirm pregnancy, which itself is adreadful phase for any couple. And in such condition if a woman is forcedconstantly on bed rest, it will only result in depression, which will onlyworsen the outcomes. Our focus is always to keep the whole process andconditions of the treatment procedure apparent with the patients undergoingtreatment.

“An embryois microscopic with almost no mass and to move or displace any matter scientifically,force would be required as per Force X mass = Displacement. Subsequently,without mass, infinite amount of force would be required to move or dislodgeand embryo. Moreover the endometrium lining is very uneven that will not allowthe embryo to let loose. Hence, daily routine activities can be performed withavoidance to only lifting of heavy objects or vigorous exercise.”

When a womanis standing, her uterus is in a horizontal position and considers that may bebetter for successful implantation. Walking also helps in reducing stress afterthe ET procedure which indeed plays a vital role in inconsistent birth rates.Encouraging the patients to resume their daily routine activities soon afterthe ET helps them to cope up with the treatment anxiety. This also helps inincreasing skills to maintain relaxation for obtaining optimal birthresults. It is advised for the would-be mothers undergoing IVF cycles tostay away from stress & anxiety.


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