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    I agree with Chances. Check your AMH and this might help you to decide. Mine was low so it was an easy decision to 'go for broke' with IVF and try everything while we could.

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    Hi

    I am sorry I am new. I just had my egg transfer today, a day 5 blastocyst. This is my first IVF cycle. I have been told no lifting, bending and not to do anything too strenuous.

    Unfortunately I'm not used to being a couch potato, well occasionally haha, but is being on your feet to do things like prepare and cook dinner ok? Sorry it's a silly question I know but fine lines aren't exactly drawn by the fertility clinics post egg transfer.

    Hope someone can shed some light

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    Hi butterfly78. My clinic says there is no need to alter your day to day life in any way during the 2ww. I always take it easy the day of ET and obviously didn't do anything too crazy during the 2ww but I continued my (fairly physical) job and stuff I normally do at home as usual.

    Good luck, hope you get your bfp first go

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    Thanks for that Bella978

    I need to get used to all the abbreviations used in here not sure what some of them mean. I'll pick them up along the way I guess.

    See the only thing I was told was to not lift heavy things, no bending and no strenuous movements. I know sitting still for long periods will drive me bonkers as I prefer to keep active.

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    Hey Chances,

    This is a great post thanks!

    As I am yet to work out my signature I'll give you the super quick run down.

    DH and I have been trying for 2 years naturally (after a vasectomy reversal). We have shopped around fertility specialists on the Gold Coast and found one we love and so in Jan we are going to try our first round using PICSI.

    I like to do things naturally so we have both been on herbs for over a year now. I spend a fortune in supplements some we have to get from overseas even. But we don't take Royal Jelly or ConQ10 yet. What do these actually do? I have read about them on here before.

    I just wanted to check a few other things with you:

    What does the pineapple core do? Do you still eat the rest of the pineapple too? What about the grape juice (is this not too high in sugars)?

    Do you know if you can get too hot (were on the Gold Coast and if its like this in January I would imagine I might have the opposite problem.

    I also love to keep active and run, swim or surf most days but I have been told to cut this down. When did you start back up after your transfer?

    Thanks again for such a great informative post.

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    Hi tryingtobepositive i've added answers in bold below - hope it helps, however im def no expert but thats what i did and had success and only did it after reading others tips.

    Quote Originally Posted by tryingtobepositive View Post
    Hey Chances,

    This is a great post thanks!

    As I am yet to work out my signature I'll give you the super quick run down.

    DH and I have been trying for 2 years naturally (after a vasectomy reversal). We have shopped around fertility specialists on the Gold Coast and found one we love and so in Jan we are going to try our first round using PICSI.

    I like to do things naturally so we have both been on herbs for over a year now. I spend a fortune in supplements some we have to get from overseas even. But we don't take Royal Jelly or ConQ10 yet. What do these actually do? I have read about them on here before. The both help with egg quality and the co enzyme q10 also helps with ovarian stimulation to hopefully increase the amount of eggs (handy if u have low amh like me)

    I just wanted to check a few other things with you:

    What does the pineapple core do? This helps with implantation and i highly recommend. Do you still eat the rest of the pineapple too? NO don't eat the rest of the pineapple - I've read a lot of things but concluded its too acidic and u want a good enviro for the embryo. What about the grape juice (is this not too high in sugars)? I only had organic and about 1 glass a day (warmed) for the first 5 or so days after transfer. I think at the time fruit were my only sugars.

    Do you know if you can get too hot (were on the Gold Coast and if its like this in January I would imagine I might have the opposite problem. Getting too hot while stimming (on ivf meds) is not a good thing (includes exercise too)and i imagine the same for trying to encourage your embryo to implant.

    I also love to keep active and run, swim or surf most days but I have been told to cut this down. I cut down when stimming and only walked. When did you start back up after your transfer? haha i have to say so far i am only still walking and cycling (and mostly in a air conned gym) a bit hesitant to do more than that, at 20 wks im going to start swimming - but apparently if you were active prior you can still do it but make sure heart stays under 140bpm and NO heavy lifting or bending and of course no sit ups.

    Thanks again for such a great informative post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chances View Post
    Hi tryingtobepositive i've added answers in bold below - hope it helps, however im def no expert but thats what i did and had success and only did it after reading others tips.

    Hi chances,

    Can you continue taking the royal jelly and CoQ10 when pregnant? Or do you have to stop them when pregnant? Just wondering if its worthwhile starting even though I'm already post egg transfer.

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    If your gonna take supplements you should try take them for at least 90 days I've read and it makes sense as eggs renew every 90 days.
    I stopped all supplements on my day of transfer- was strange going from like up to 8 a day to only my preconception!

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    Hi Chances,

    Thanks for explaining these more fully.

    I went out and brought the CoenzymeQ10 and royal jelly today. (I brought them from the Chemist Warehouse after searching the health food stores and they were both quite heavily discounted). I am a bit nervous of the royal jelly as it says some people can react quite badly so I figured I would wait till my DH is back from being away in case we need a hospital trip

    I love the pineapple core end prune juice idea too. I will definitely do these closer to egg pick up and transfer time.

    Let us all know if you have any other great tips. I am loving the ones you have listed thus far.

    Also did you find one book that you would recommend? I have a pile of them next to my bed but not sure that I really love any of them.... still on the search for perfect all round IVF survival and tips guide.

    Thanks again Chances and congrats on getting a sticky. A great inspiration for all of us.

    xxx

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    Great thread!

    I am one of the "newbies". Had my first egg collection yesterday - received news that 3 of the 5 mature eggs fertilised overnight. Keeping fingers crossed that they develop as they are meant to.

    My main difficulty throughout this process is trying to get my other half to understand what I am going through. It is very difficult to watch others fall pregnant at the drop of the hat, and whilst I am of course happy for their successes, it most definitely breaks my heart at the same time.
    This is something he cannot understand - any advice ladies?

    We have kept our TTC and IVF journey to ourselves to he is my only support during this time. Trying to be strong, but likely everyone, there are days where I want to run home and jump under the doona and hide!


    Any tips on how to assist with a successful transfer?


 

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