(Closed) IUI for Beginners?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

weightwatchers152:  Hi friend! We did IUI back to back, two per cycle.  Our RE never told me to take it easy.  She said to go about my day as usual.  The first two times, I did take it easy, I actually even took time off work and stayed home with my legs up, the third and last, I actually took her advice and went on as usual.  I wasnt part of a gym, but I went for a two mile run and continued until I got my BFP that cycle.  I really think its up to you and how you feel you can do.  Everyone is so different. Some people get sore afterwards and some don’t, so take it day by day.  Also, we BD after our IUI, doctors orders!  Good luck, lady! I will be stalking πŸ™‚

Post # 4
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have my first IUI tomorrow! My RE didn’t say anything about exercise restrictions, so I just plan to go about my day as usual. Hoping to go for a run after work, but we’ll see. Good luck! 

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee

I just had my first IUI on Monday. My doctor told me there were no restrictions but I took it easy the rest of the day since I had off from work and the weather wasn’t great. We BD that night as well as the following night. Good luck!!

Post # 7
1639 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve had 4. The doctor never told me to take it easy, but I also don’t run or do strenuous exercise. I lived life as I normally do. I did back to back IUIs and he said we could have intercourse the night of the second IUI. As for how they felt, they were like pap smears (at least to me).

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee

I saw this study the other day, hope it helps.

“Objective: To compare the effect of bed rest after intrauterine insemination for 5, 10 and 20 mins on the pregnancy rate.

Sample: 396 couples with mild male factor, cervical factor, or unexplained infertility.

Methods: Intrauterine insemination with controlled ovarian hyper-stimulation.

Results: The couples were randomly subdivided equally into three groups: A, B, & C and they allocated for bed rest for 5, 10 and 20 min, respectively after insemination, the chemical and clinical pregnancy rates in group A (6.1% and 4.5%, respectively) were significantly lower than in group B (18.2% and 15.9%, respectively), and also they were significantly lower than in group C (23.5% and 19.7%, respectively), but there was no statistically significant difference in the pregnancy rates between groups B and C.

Conclusions: Bed rest for 10 and 20 min after intrauterine insemination has a positive effect on the pregnancy rate, but there is no statistically significance difference between them. We recommend bed rest for at least 10 min after intrauterine insemination.”


Post # 9
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

wanted to update: had the IUI today and asked my nurse about any exercise restrictions. she said normal activity is fine. she did have me lay down for 15 minutes after the procedure. IUI was almost completely painless, which was such a relief since my saline sono was incredibly painful.

regarding moving the IUI – my doctor said anytime 12-36 hours after trigger shot is fine, so you should have a day or so of wiggle room.

Post # 10
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

weightwatchers152:  I’ve done 2 IUIs on Clomid and 2 on injectables. The Dr. said no exercise the day of the procedure, but walking and normal daily stuff was fine. My clinic has me take the Ovidrel at 11pm on a specified night and then schedule and come in 2 days later for the IUI in the morning (about 36 hours later). They always want me to stay lying down on the table for 10-20 minutes (same as the study posted above) after the procedure. This last time, the Dr. said my ovaries were swollen from the meds and she wanted me to not do any exercise for at least 2 days following the IUI and best would be to wait a week or so for the swelling to go down. But all 4 times I went to work afterwards and went about my daily life, just took it easy in terms of exercise.

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