An embryo transfer is a final step in an IVF Cycle. During the transfer, a catheter is placed directly into the patient’s uterus and the embryos are transferred. This is similar to a Pap smear procedure. Most fertility centers will have you remain at the center for at least one hour after the procedure, lying on your back to assist with the embryo attaching to the uterine lining. When home, you should rest for the remainder of the day. While this is not the same as bed rest, the goal is to remain lying down and move as little as possible. 

You can resume most normal activities the day after the procedure, however, you should not lift anything heavy for a few days. You can move around the house, return to work, and complete your usual everyday routine.  Some activities will continue to be restricted until after your pregnancy test.

Those activities include:

  • Lifting
  • High-impact movements like running or aerobics
  • Rough sex.

Risks Afer Embryo Transfer

Many couples wonder if it’s possible for an embryo to fall out. The simple answer is no. No matter how rough the activity is, you can not make an embryo fall out. However, it is important that the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. The first 2 days after the embryo transfer are critical for attaching. Minimize strenuous activity so the embryo stays in the correct place. This can increase the chance of implantation and pregnancy.

The IVF process has been used successfully for decades to help couples become pregnant. Doctors continually improve their success rates by paying attention to what has worked in cases similar to your own.

Why New Hope?

So, is New Hope the right center for you? Our goal is to provide you with the best IVF experience possible. As the first facility to implement the revolutionary Mini IVF protocol, our team is well versed in helping women of all ages reach their fertility goals. Our team understands infertility is a personal journey, so we custom design fertility treatments for the individual to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. New Hopes specialists believe in putting the patient first and being with them through every step of the fertility journey. If you want compassionate fertility care, New Hope is the right place for you. Call us at (212) 517-7676 or schedule your initial consultation today!