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#1 shopalot33

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Our FS says it doesn't make a difference and I am up and out of there pretty much as soon as I run out of things to talk about with the FS after transfer.

I've heard other clinics require you to lie down for a while (20-30 mins) after an emby transfer.

What does your clinic do???

#2 Jamelex

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

They didn't tell me to lay down afterwards or anything, but did recommend I didn't go to work later (nurse on night shift). I just spent lots of time on the couch anyway, didn't stop me from being a bit paranoid.

#3 gemgirl

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

For IUIs, I had to lie down for 15 -20 mins but for IVF transfers, just 5. But I went home and went to bed for the rest of the day

#4 dimensionk

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Just had my first IVF transfer at MIVF.
FS had me out of there as soon as it was done.
I was initally worried but after reading up, it seems it makes no difference. I even read some studies were it seem to offer a very slight benefit.

#5 kez71

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

my clinic also said to get right up and carry on as usual except not to lift anything over 5kgs and not do exercise above a walk until the blood test.

Im currently 28 weeks, so it was ok for me!

#6 password123

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Yep, up and out of there straight away original.gif. I felt certain that the embryo would fall out!

#7 Glitterz

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Up and out as soon as transfer is complete.

#8 Amy 1976

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

I was up and out of there within about 10 seconds following transfer. I went straight back to work afterwards (office job).

I got my BFP so it worked out fine for me.

The fertility doctor had told me on a previous visit that there was no need to rest or lie down as he assured me that the embryo is nestled in your endometrium and can't fall out.

#9 Lokum

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE (dimensionk @ 16/01/2013, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just had my first IVF transfer at MIVF.
FS had me out of there as soon as it was done.
I was initally worried but after reading up, it seems it makes no difference. I even read some studies were it seem to offer a very slight benefit.


Did IUI and IVF at MIVF. Always got up straight away.

2 out of 3 transfers have ended up in babies.

#10 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

Wow that is suprising how different clinics are.

With IUI I had to lay down for 20 mins afterwards.

With transfers I shuffle from one bed to another bed and then wheeled into the recovery room to lay down for 30 mins. I don't get up at all with transfers. With both transfers (fresh and FET) I had 'success' of sorts - see my sig.

#11 librablonde

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

My FS says don't bother laying down after a FET. For my last successful one I did the FET, immediately got back in my car and drove 4 long, bumpy hours home. That was the one that got a BFP.

Edited by librablonde, 19 January 2013 - 10:16 AM.


#12 bright*future

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

They would have had me up and out of there straight away, but I chose to have acupuncture which made me feel much better about the little guy settling in!

#13 kiwi-girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

With my iui they kept me lying down for about 15 minutes and would even tilt the bottom half of the bed up! Got a bfp 1 out of 5 cycles. With ivf, got up after couple of minutes and got a bfp on our only ivf cycle to date.

#14 CountryFeral

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

Our clinic it's up and out right away.

After reading here about the 'lie down clinics' I had a worried whine to my friend (medical specialist who is also doing IVF) and she explained it to me as like "Putting a poppy seed onto a bit of jammy bread.."

(ie: it isn't going ANYWHERE whether you are up or down!)

#15 Lyra

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 19/01/2013, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our clinic it's up and out right away.

After reading here about the 'lie down clinics' I had a worried whine to my friend (medical specialist who is also doing IVF) and she explained it to me as like "Putting a poppy seed onto a bit of jammy bread.."

(ie: it isn't going ANYWHERE whether you are up or down!)



I don't belong here anymore but my FS basically told me my uterus was like a wet plastic bag. Lovely image that!

#16 k10

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

Another one who was up and out straight away.  Followed by 1 hour car trip home and generally taking it easy that day.  4 cycles - 2 BFP's original.gif

#17 STL

Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

My FS describes it as a sticky Jam sandwich. You could shake the sandwich up and down but the seeds all stay in the Jam.  My clinic likes a full bladder so they can guide it in better using ultrasound.  So after my transfers i have been busting for a wee.  I try to hold it in because i am paranoid i am going to pee out the emby straight away!!!

#18 shopalot33

Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

It's so good to hear others are up and out of there straight away too.

After nearly having to cancel the FET this month, I ovulated really late (day 20) and the transfer is booked in for this coming Wednesday.  Can't belive it.  Now all I need to do is hope for a successful thaw.  I no longer need to worry about my emby "dropping out" thanks to your replies.  original.gif

#19 Satay Chicken

Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:24 AM


I was asked to lie still for a couple of minutes after just to make sure they did infact transfer the embryo.  I then went to the loo and had a blood test...  all very straight forward, whole proceedure took about 20 minutes from arriving to leaving...



#20 Fingers Crossed!!

Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

I was told lying down made no difference and was up and out straight away - including going for a pee immediately after transfer....

I am currently 29 weeks..?

Good luck with everything - hope it is successful for you! x


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