Post # 1
I took Ovidrel (injectable) and had 2 IUIs last week. The print-out of instructions that the doctor’s office gave me said that I should avoid exercise for 2 weeks following the IUI if I took an injectable. The doctor didn’t mention anything about this to me himself, though.
Does anyone know why they say not to exercise after taking an injectable? Does it really matter? This could be a long TTC road…made even longer by exercise restrictions!
Post # 3
I got pregnant with injections and IUI and don’t think I ever heard to not exercise. But, to be safe, I’d just check with your doc.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t. I did one IUI, then ultimately had to undergo IVF, but I wouldn’t chance it. With fertility treatments, they are just more or less overly cautious about doing anything *just in case* so that you are more likely to have a sticky embryo. Many, many women excercise every day and still become pregnant and have healthy pregnancies, but I think with ferility treatments they want you to just take it easy since you are trying so hard to get pregnant. Some studies have shown excercise to cause potential problems with getting pregnant, so I think that is why? I would just wait if I were you. Good luck! Baby dust to you!!
Post # 5
@stillme: I’m currently gearing up for my first IUI. I’m on the third day of injections. My clinic also also advised me to take it easy on exercise during this cycle. No running, no hot Yoga. Regular Yoga is fine as long as I don’t do the twisting poses or inversions (very important after the IUI they say). They don’t want me to compress the ovaries in any way. They however encouraged me to do some walking every day. So I still go to Yin Yoga 2-3/week and try to get 30min of walking done 4-5/week. Good luck to you!!!
Post # 6
Thanks for the responses. This is pretty much what I though (better safe than sorry), but it’s good to hear that I’m not the only one taking it easy during the 2ww.
Post # 7
@stillme: good results?! ( i found you from another thread after searching letrozole on the bee)