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Embryo Transfer

By - Dr. Aniruddha Malpani

We know that every embryo does not become a baby. Here are some of the things you can do to maximise chances of success.


So you've had an embryo transplant, but still do not conceive. It is normal to blame yourself for something you may or may not have done during this time. Therefore, try not to do anything for which you will blame yourself if you do not get pregnant. In general practice the following guidelines:
 

  • No tub baths or swimming for 48 hours after embryo transfer.
  • No douching or wearing tampons. 
  • No intercourse or orgasms until the fetal heartbeat is seen on ultrasound, or the pregnancy test is negative.
  • No excessive physical activity such as jogging, aerobics, or tennis.
  • No non-prescription medications or other prescribed medications without the approval of your doctor.
  • No heavy lifting.
  • You may return to "work" after 24 hours of bed rest (getting up for bathroom and meals only) and one to two days of light activity.


Doctors used to advise "strict bed rest" after an embryo transfer. However, remember that physical activity does not affect your chances of getting pregnant. Resting when you are well can be very emotionally taxing, and we encourage patients to lead as normal a life as possible. 

After a transplant, there are numerous stages which must be reached and completed before conception.

  • More than one egg should develop.
  • Eggs should mature.
  • Ovulation should not occur before the eggs can be collected.
  • Eggs must be retrieved during the "pick-up".
  • Sperm must fertilize at least one egg
  • Fertilized eggs must divide and grow healthily.
The embryos might get implanted in the uterus.

Think of it as a series of hurdles, all of which have to be cleared, in order to win the race!
 

Maximizing Chances for Success

Women:

  • Avoid all medications. If you are taking other prescription medications check with your doctor prior to beginning your treatment cycle. 
  • No smoking or alcohol use. Studies show both can result in lower pregnancy rates and a greater risk of miscarriage. Why put yourself through this if you are not doing everything YOU can to insure your success.
  • No more than two caffeinated beverages per day.
  • Avoid change in diet or weight loss or fad diets during IVF cycle. A healthy well balanced diet works best.
  • Refrain from intercourse three to four days prior to egg retrieval and following embryo replacement until the pregnancy test has been done. 
  • Normal exercise may continue unless enlargement of your ovaries produces discomfort.
  • Avoid hot tubs or saunas.


Men:

  • Fever greater than 100.4o one to two months prior to IVF treatment may adversely affect sperm quality. Be sure to let your doctor know. If you are sick, please take your temperature and report any febrile illnesses. 
  • Sitting in hot tubs and saunas is not recommended. Even a single episode in a hot tub can adversely affect sperm function. Please refrain from this for at least three months prior to treatment.
  • Drugs, alcohol, and cigarette smoking should be avoided for three months prior to treatment and at all times during the ongoing IVF treatment cycle to get the best results.
Abstain from intercourse for at least three days, but not more than seven days prior to collection of semen for egg collection and during treatment.
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Name: Harry
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Mr Scot Wrighton, the City Manager-Lavasa, who was the Chief Guest at the International Consensus Meeting on Embryo Transfer delivered the ET2010 Inaugural address on his "Vision of Lavasa" to an audience of 500 ART specialists & Ob-Gyns from over 13 countries. You can watch this here: http://bit.ly/ fbhfbI
 
Name: anita
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I went through the treatment program in craft ivf hospital and i would say it is one of the worst experience i had. They did not have proper investigation techniques, and during ultrasound scan each person has to reuse the towel which had blood stains as the scan was done on 2nd day of the period. Also the process is so cumbersome that they make you go from one section to another and u will feel exausted. AFter the embryo transfer u have to share the bed with other people. They charge so much that they can't even afford proper bed for patients. Also the dr will keep you waiting for long after u drank 3 litres of water. If you look at the file all the scans and operative procedures are written and drawn by dr's instead of taking a print out from scan machines which is what normal hospitals do. They claim to have ISO-9000 but i think they might have bribed someone to get this. Also after each surgical process you have to buy them the injections and drip they used during the procedure, normally we think when we pay 15,000 that includes all. Go at your own risk..
 
Name: Ajit kumar
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We have gone for ICSI twice at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. but didnt get any positive result. what could be the problem. And what to do further, Any one can help out
 
Name: wondering woman
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WE ALL NEED TO KEEP FAIH IN WHAT WERE DOING THINGS WII WORK OUT.PRAYERS GOES OUT TO US ALL THANKS ALOT. THANKS FOR THIS FORUM.
 
Name: wondering woman
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can you please tell me how you felt before and after? Did it hurt?WHO WERE THE DOCS? WHAT CLINIC?
 
Name: shareen
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the whole experience of ivf has been emotionally stressfull but at the same time intersting and amazing i wish everybody goodluck...i have had 2 embryos replaced an today is my 3rd day since replacement i wish at least 1 implants!!! great site...take care bye.
 
Name: gaurav
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i have a query ...what is the success rate of an embryo transfer..how many attempts does it normally take to implant
 
Name: Cheryl
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i had 4 embryos transfered on 17th may and have taken all necessary precautions, hoping for the best!
 
Name: David
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this is agape blog site - interesting blog.
 
Name: Khasana
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hello, i'm looking for an eggs donation treatment. does anybody know a reliable and affordable address in india?


 

 
 
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