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    Default Exercise during IVF - What shouldn't I do?

    Hello Ladies,

    I am starting my first IVF cycle injections on the 15th of Feb with EP on the 28th... I have been doing my research and know that some of the chemicals can definitely increase weight, etc. I am looking for exercise information or at least of what I SHOULD DO while going through this. As adding any more weight wouldn't be a good thing for me.

    I don't want to go to classes or to a gym... just some things I can do at home to help keep my weight under control and help with stress.

    Any suggestions?

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    Hi, my first cycle I didn't do the gym but this cycle I am doing my pump&spin classes and I feel better for it, I was so frumpy bloated and sore the first time but this time I feel great so maybe see how u feel, I did put on 5kg the last time, good luck with your cycle, it's very easy the stimming part, it's the collection and results that is like a cliff hanger lol but if you need anyone to chat to feel free to msg me, x good luck


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    My doc advised to just continue my normal routine although she recommended rest for a day or two after ER. My 'usual' meant jogging, walking and weights. I didn't suffer too badly from the IVF meds so I was able to exercise daily throughout my cycle.

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    I think different clinics/FS's might have different rules, so maybe check with your clinic?

    Mine had quite strict rules: I'm a fairly hard core gym goer, and I was told that while taking stim meds, I should stick to walking, yoga and pilates, to keep my HR below 120bpm. After EPU I was told to rest for at least a few days, until the swelling and pain had gone down. During FETs this was relaxed a bit and I could go up to 140bpm. I found all that quite difficult, and it was especially hard to admit that I was completely feral because I hadn't gone to Body Attack, GRIT or Spin for a couple of days

    You won't necessarily put on weight, I found that a lot of the weight gain during a stimulated cycle was fluid and went away about 10 days after EPU. If you do put on a bit, it will come off when you go back to usual activities in the weeks after EPU. Good luck with your cycle.

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    Thanks everyone... The mossies are so bad here at the moment I can't even get out into the garden... So I have ordered a small treadmill just to be able to stay a bit limber and do some walking... Haven't even started the stim yet, but the damn pill has again made me put on about 3 kg..... Now that's done, hopefully things get moving quickly.... Thanks for all the support.

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    I was wondering what exercise you can/can't do during an ivf cycle. I've just gotten into kickboxing (over the last few months) & was wondering if I would have to give it up & for how long.

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    My clinic said I could do whatever I wanted during stimming, to take it easy after EPU and just listen to your body, but after transfer I wasn't allowed to do anything that would get my heart rate up (as they don't want your body to overheat) so I was restricted to walking and yoga.

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    That makes perfect sense Phee I think I might do the same


 

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