Bed rest after Embryo transfer in In-vitro fertilization

Bed rest after Embryo transfer in In-vitro Fertilization treatment

Few common questions and concerns after Embryo Transfer.

* What will happen when I stand up?

* For How long I should be in bed ?

* Can I go for a pee , my embryos may come out .?

* That center asked my “friend” to be in bed after embryo transfer for 15 days, and she got the child.

Is there any evidence that : Bed rest after embryo transfer increases implantation or live birth rate?

In Fact : there is no evidence that it does.

There should not be any guilt that, ” If I could have taken an absolute bed rest , may I become pregnant”

It has been shown that: Women, a few minutes after embryo transfer, can stand , empty bladder and return home with no apparant risk to the process of implantation. No restriction of the routine activity or the patients need be advised after the transfer.

The UK National institute of clinical excellence (NICE) in 2004 issued the NICE Clinical Guidelines 001 for Fertility (2), which included the following recommendation:

1.11.9.4 Women should be informed that bed rest of more than 20 minutes duration following embryo transfer does not improve the outcome of in vitro fertilization treatment.

Better take your embryo for a walk. moderate exercise and intercourse around embryo transfer has shown to improve implantation and pregnancy rates.

Can fertility be preserved by Cryopreservation technology

Cryopreservation technology can be applied to Sperm, Embryo and Oocytes

The advantage of Sperm preservation is , easy to obtain in most patients, It has excellent results, and having a long track record of good success, but he bad part is , it is only for the male.

On the other hand , Embryo cryopreservation or freezing advantages are , excellent results in young patients and again a long good an successful track record. But the disadvantages are , it requires in vitro fertilization to obtain eggs, and may be financially costly and requires female patients to choose sperm donor before cryopreservation.

In Oocyte freezing or cryopreservation, the advantages are very good result in young patients and it does not require female patients to choose sperm donor before cryopreservaion, but bad part is, again it requires IVF to obtain eggs, it may be financially costly and relatively short track record.

Even ovarian cryopreservation is on its way, thin slices are stored  and frozen.

Freezing or cryopreservation is now a days are done by rapid freezing, a procedure called ” Vitrification” 

In our center, Ideal Fertility  Center , we are doing vitrification of embryos since long with very good result of “Blastocyst Freezing” with almost 100% recovery for transfer.

Sperms are stored long and before actual IVF procedure, so that if the male partner is not able to provide semen on the oocyte recovery day, we can use the frozen ones successfully.

We have started oocyte vitrification, and achieved one pregnancy too, but we are at a beginning , in future , soon we are starting our ” Egg Banking” services for those females, who because of their carrier demand can not reproduce in younger age and they can have their own child in later part of life.