After an embryo transfer, many mothers are often inquisitive about how they should conduct their lives or whether they need to restrict themselves from activities of daily living and how they should take care of themselves. We will find answer to these questions today.
ACTIVITIES AFTER AN EMBRYO TRANSFER
The period of time that is the most important for taking care of yourself is the first 7 days after an embryo transfer. Mothers should take a lot of rest, especially during the first 3 to 4 days. They should try to restrict their movements and move their body as little as possible. They can conduct their life in a normal way after an embryo transfer, provided they take the following steps:
• Strictly adhering to the doctor’s prescription and taking medicines on time, which include suppositories for thickening the uterine wall until the implantation of embryo is complete.
• Refraining from hard work and avoiding lifting heavy objects. They should not exercise hard or tighten their abdomen which while make their uterus to contract, increasing the risk of miscarriage due to exertion.
• Following appropriate body movement and avoiding going up and down the stairs at regular intervals. Avoid walking all the time and standing for long periods of time. This does not mean that the mother should remain in bed all the time and not move her body at all.
• Avoiding driving and making long journeys because this may result in the uterus to contract which may in turn adversely affect the process of implantation of embryo. Driving should also be avoided because it may also cause accidents on the road, accidents such as pumping brake suddenly or pressing the accelerator pedal so as to move rapidly, which may cause contraction of the uterus.
• Intaking normal nutritious food is advised and the food that the mother eats should be a rich in fiber and can be easily digested. Raw and semi-cooked food should be strictly avoided as this may induce constipation or diarrhea which can adversely affect their abdominal contraction.
• Avoiding sexual intercourse until the doctor’s appointment for tests like the pregnancy hormone HCG blood test. To achieve the most desired results, mother should avoid having sex in the first 14 days of the implantation of embryo.
• Practicing a healthy lifestyle and avoiding staying up late, taking stress, getting sick or catching cold, which may be detrimental to their health because of severe coughing and sneezing.
• Avoiding using products laden with any kinds of chemicals, products such as perfumes, cosmetics, hair sprays, etc. If they need to, they should preferably use products designated for children or pregnant mothers.
If the mother suffers from any illnesses or has any symptoms, she should immediately seek a doctor’s consultation. Strict adherence of doctor’s orders by the mother and taking care of herself and her health as stipulated in the above guidelines will help in a more successful embryo transfer.