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Friday, April 8th 2011, 3:35pm

When can you start exersize after IVF and BFP?

Hello - what would you recommend. I would like to start swimming or doing something - but I'm only 4.5 weeks so I don't want to jepodise anything. I'm happy to just do nothing, but at the same time I would like to be fit
What is recommended after IVF

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Friday, April 8th 2011, 5:10pm


I exercised before during and after my IVF and went on to have a very easy birth, aslongasyour body is not put under any undue stress and you have no medical problems then things should befine.

The fitteryour body is for labour the easier it should be

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Friday, April 8th 2011, 5:12pm

Double check with your clinic.

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Friday, April 8th 2011, 6:55pm

Yes, check with what they say. I was told nothing at all until 6 weeks and NO SWIMMING until 12 weeks.

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Monday, April 11th 2011, 11:53am

SERIOUSLY no swimming until 12 weeks - that good to know!! I didn't know that - is that the norm after IVF?? I was going to wait to do anything until after the 6.5 week scan to be sure the hearbeat is there etc, but I didn't realise you had to wait until 3 months before going in the pool. Thanks for your advice.

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Monday, April 11th 2011, 4:33pm

Each person is different. You need to ask your clinic about you. some clinics don't like swimming because of the risk of infections (I think). Ask. A lot of the time if you had losses they recommend no exercise, rest and no sex either.



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Thursday, April 14th 2011, 2:01pm

hi when i was pg with ds i was told no swimming till 12wks by my clinic because of risk of infection.

hope that helps x

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Thursday, April 14th 2011, 2:27pm

Hi Pik,

i went back to my normal routine pretty much straight away, cycling to anf from work, pilates and when at the gym the cross trainer. i have stopped some classses but am pretty fit anyway so just carried on with most. i did check it was ok though and they said yes

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Thursday, May 12th 2011, 2:17am

I have been told no exercise at all, in fact minimal movement for now....not sure when I can get more active....oh and no sex.....aaaack
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Friday, July 1st 2011, 1:23pm

I was told no swimming only the first 10 days after ET, then OK. Of course no sauna or jacuzzi ever b/c they raise your temps but swimming (esp gently, not like in the olympics!...) as such is recommended as far as I know.

My ob-gyn said the usual exercise routine I had before (well....IF I had had any... :O ) would be OK, as long as I am considered to be having a normal pregnancy, which obviously can change with time and by person. Having said that, I think I will not do any urban biking (which was my only exercise routine) because of the risks.
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