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    Default Who kept up their exercise during ivf?

    As the title suggests, did u continue as normal when jabbing, after EPU and transfer?

    I didn't for my first cycle but decided what will be, will be this cycle and will be more relaxed.. Only reason I didn't last time is because my acupuncturist said my body should be relaxed..

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    Hi jessesgirl,

    Like you, I exercised as normal through my first cycle, but this time I wad told to take it easy and basically not break a sweat, particularly after ET. I'm still in my 2ww so don't know if it's worked yet. I've struggled not exercising - I feel so bloated and fat! I really hope it's been worth it!

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    Hi jessesgirl and rb29

    I have always exercised quite a bit (I run distances bet 8 and 10 km every 2nd day) and stuck to this during all the IVF cycles right up to EPU. After EPU I just went for walks and after transfer I also walked my dogs or to and from work (about 5 km). Through all my pregnancies I've exercised, but sticking to the guidelines given to me by my ob about heart rate and wore a monitor to make sure I didn't over do it. With dd2 I had substantial bleeding in the first trimester and couldn't do anything and it did my head in.

    Exercise is my sanity saver from IVF and work and if I couldn't do it I would go insane.

    Good luck and I hope these cycles bring you each a BFP.

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    Wow Sonja!

    Lots of long distance for you!

    I wanted to exercise this round but m feeling zonked! My ovaries are working much harder this time as fs has upped the dose but not by much!

    I'll try the gym this arvo and just lift lighter weights and sit on the bike? Will see...

    So many 'you shouldn't do this, but you should do that's around when we are cycling! Agh!! Haha

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    I'm doing my first IVF cycle and had a good chat to my FS about excercise as like Sonja I do a lot of running. He said it's a good idea to slow the running down to a brisk walk while I'm going through a cycle as high intensity cardio like running increases your temperature too much and it's not good to overheat your ovaries.

    He said it's totally fine to do low intensity weights though so I've been doing that with a personal trainer.

    When you are UTD though, my FS said I should be fine to get back to at least jogging!

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    I think you should keep up your exercise - maybe not during 2WW or when you dont 'feel' like it. Listen to your body and trust yourself.
    IVF can interfere with so mny aspects of your life - the more you can keep your usual habits the less intrusive it will feel

    GOOD LUCK!

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    In getting my 3 kids I estimate I did about 15 or 16 cycles. Sometimes I rested a lot, sometimes I ran like a lunatic, and more often than not I was somewhere in the middle. When we were TTC#2 we had a lot of great embryos not implant, and I had ohss many times. There were times I lived like a saint during a cycle but it just made me more resentful when yet again we got another BFN. In the end it was moderation in everything that kept me sane.

    When I cycling for no. 3 I had a 12 month old baby who still needed lots of lifting and carrying. There was no way of avoiding it so I was lifting 10kg a lot during the day. I got my BFP first go with no. 3.

    I totally agree with Fiona you should definitely listen to your body first and foremost. With my last cycle I felt on top of the world and had so much energy I just had to exercise. Other times not so much. I think tho for me anyway to stay sane I had to do what was right by me and my body, which meant a bit of caffeine, some chocolate, and exercise. Otherwise I just became too resentful of the whole thing.

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