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What physical activity is allowed in IVF

Last time we looked at the principles of nutrition in IVF cycle for women, but, in addition to food, important role health plays and physical activity, so today we’ll focus on this one.

Mode on physical activity for women during the cycle of stimulation and after the embryo transfer you need. This is primarily due to the increase in the volume of the ovaries during the ovarian stimulation by gonadotropins due to the growth of the follicles that exceeds the norm. Sometimes / ovary can grow to 10 or more follicles, which creates the need

to limit physical activity.

In General, the mode should remain the same as it was prior to stimulation. However, adherence to certain restrictions it is advisable for any woman in the cycle of stimulation. So, contraindicated any physical activity, accompanied by the shaking of the body, vibration, lifting, risk of falls, bumps: mountaineering, horse riding, etc. you Also have to exclude professional sports, sports competitions.

Strenuous physical activity of high intensity lead to deterioration of blood supply of the pelvic organs, reducing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the uterus, consequently, to the endometrium, where directly transferred embryo, and its development. Excessive physical activity, lifting weights can jeopardize of ovarian torsion during stimulation and after the puncture; the threat of termination of pregnancy after embryo transfer. The permitted level of physical activity is determined at the consultation the doctor is a fertility specialist.

If a woman actively engaged in sports or accustomed to perform physical activities in everyday life, in the absence of obstetric contraindications, in the cycle of stimulation is allowed to perform non-durable, but regular physical activity. Classes should be conducted within 2 hours after eating, you should avoid overheating and dehydration. Between exercises you should drink small amounts of water, and after school to drink at least two glasses of water. This is significantly more effective rare exhausting loads, which are a major stress to the body and cause more harm than good.

Optimal sports are walking, swimming. The intensity of stress is individual and depends on the preparation, training women.

What situations typically require limited physical activity?

The presence of obstetric and gynecologic pathology: anomalies of the structure of the uterus, uterine fibroids, women after age 35 years, and burdened obstetric history (previous miscarriage, missed abortion, premature birth), etc. So women should adhere to the restrictions, mainly after the embryo transfer.

It is recommended to significantly reduce the length of stay in the standing position, and, in some situations, any physical activity is absolutely contraindicated.

With regard to sexual limitations in the cycle of stimulation and after the embryo transfer: during stimulation allowed and even shown sex life, if the program uses the sperm of the husband, so as to puncture it is necessary that the spermatogenesis in men last updated. Therefore, until the puncture is recommended every 2-3 days to live a sexual life. In the period after the embryo transfer, when there is a pregnancy support, it is necessary to exclude sexual contact. Upon confirmation of pregnancy any further physical activity and sex life is determined by the attending physician.