How soon can I resume my normal routine – after the IVF procedure? Ask Dr. Doyle

QUESTION: I realize that IVF can be very easy and quick. I don’t mind laying around for awhile though. How soon can I resume my normal routine – after the IVF procedure?

Dr. Doyle: Most women need one day after the egg retrieval before resuming normal activity, mostly because of the anesthesia and the bloating. However after the embryo transfer, even though it is a painless process, we recommend 36 hours of limited activity to allow for the embryo to implant. But this is really not as physically a challenging process as most people imagine.


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