Stay Positive after Embryo Transfer

after embryo transfer

In the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, sperm are introduced to the egg for fertilization outside the woman’s body. The fertilized organism is referred to as an embryo. After the embryo has been cultured in an incubator for a few days, it is transferred to the uterus of the female partner. When the embryo successfully implants inside the uterus, pregnancy is the result.

After the embryo transfer, patients were traditionally advised to take bed rest. The aim was to keep stress at bay, which can be detrimental to the implantation process. However, now it’s generally thought that bed rest isn’t required, particularly if remaining inactive leads to patient stress.

Leaving the bed rest debate aside, there are other precautions and some suggestions that are recommended after the embryo transfer.

Things to do:

  • Interact with people who encourage positivity and a relaxed state of mind.
  • Carry on with everyday life and keep the mind busy.
  • Take prescribed medications religiously.
  • Laugh! An Israeli study of 219 women undergoing IVF treatment found that the odds of success were greater among patients who were entertained by a professional medical clown right after the embryo transfer.1

Things to avoid:

  • A sudden change in diet.
  • Activities that increase the body’s temperature like steaming, sauna, hot tubs, etc. An increased temperature can harm the embryo and hinder its growth.
  • Any activity or interaction that causes stress. It’s important to remain positive and relaxed.
  • A prolonged period of inactivity.
  • Though it’s important to remain active, avoid heavy lifting.

In short, it’s important to stay busy, positive and stress-free. Encourage your family and friends to keep you in a positive state of mind. And remember that IVF success can require several attempts.

  1. Link:

You might also like

Get Latest Updates on
IVF & Fertility
in your mail box

100% Privacy. We dont't span.


Currently present in 15 countries (UK, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, and now, India), Medicover has over 3,000 medical centres in its network.

Follows us :


Male infertility is on the rise. The percentage of men with fertility problems is growing with each passing year. To a large extent food has a vital role to play in fertility health. Foods can not only prevent a man from losing his fertility but it can also help to restore fertility. There are some...Read More


IVF treatment has been a blessing for innumerable couples who were having a problem conceiving. In Vitro Fertilisation is the most successful fertility treatment so far. However, when it comes to medical treatment nothing comes with a guarantee. The simplest of procedure could go wrong due to an allergic reaction or an unexpected reaction by...Read More


Select a mode of communication

  • skype icon
  • message icon
  • video icon
  • phone icon