What to do after finishing the treatment

One of the most common doubts among patients is what to do after an assisted reproduction treatment. After several weeks of being on edge at each check-up, sometimes with hormonal fluctuations and doubts as to whether everything is going well, the situation after the transfer is no better. The hours, days and weeks after the pregnancy test are emotionally very intense for the woman.

Nevertheless, experts recommend leading a normal life with simple recommendations such as not smoking, eating healthily, avoiding stressful situations, not doing intense sport and trying not to put on too much weight. There are studies on resting or living a normal life after assisted reproduction treatment and it has been shown that it is possible to continue to lead a normal life without any problems.

The most important thing is to be as calm as possible and, to achieve this, every woman has her own unique tips. If you are used to doing sport in your daily life, you don’t have to stop doing it, it will certainly help you unwind and let go of any inner tension you may have. However, this should be done at low intensity. After the transfer, it is not the best time to make any great effort to strain your body or push it to its limits.

You should also try not to be alarmed by any signs that may appear during these days, such as light spotting. These are common at this time, and although they can cause alarm, you should remain calm. If you have any doubts or concerns that may arise, do not hesitate to consult your gynaecologist or our specialists.

We recommend that after your treatment you spend the night in Barcelona because it is an emotionally charged day for patients. However, many patients cannot stay, and return home by plane, train or car. There is no problem with transportation (vibration, altitude …). You can travel without having to worry and without having to stay lying down.

A naturally pregnant woman is unaware of her pregnancy until the following month, and when she does the pregnancy test she will find out that the embryo has developed independently of her lifestyle. Once the embryos have been transferred, an assisted pregnancy is a pregnancy like any other and there is no need to be too cautious. The only thing that we do recommend in the first two weeks is that you avoid intense exercise and heavy lifting.

During the rest of the pregnancy the advice is the same for natural and assisted pregnancies: Avoid stress, eat healthily and avoid foods and beverages such as alcohol, coffee, raw fish, soft cheese, etc.

Sexual relations are not contraindicated, several scientific studies show no difference in pregnancy rates with or without sexual abstinence after the transfer.

The psychological factor then comes into play and it is advisable to keep your mind occupied until your pregnancy test.

You should not worry it has been known to happen. The treatment together with early pregnancy symptoms can cause headaches, fatigue, swollen breasts, fluid retention and mild bleeding. Please be assured that this is neither a good nor a bad sign; it is very common.

Minor bleeding is usually not serious and it is not necessarily a sign of miscarriage. The transfer took place a few days before these symptoms appeared and although the embryos have not yet implanted, it is not something that you are aware of since it does not necessarily cause bleeding. Repeatedly taking vaginal progesterone can irritate and cause some minor bleeding. The pain and fatigue may be a consequence of hormone treatment.

Many pregnant women, either naturally or with fertility treatments, demonstrate these symptoms during the first 3 months of pregnancy. We advise you to rest and relax.

You can consult your gynecologist to see where the slight bleeding has come from. If the bleeding persists and is accompanied by pain, we advise you to do a scan to eliminate rare complications such as ectopic pregnancies.

Each woman reacts differently to pregnancy. Not all symptoms are a good or a bad sign. You will not necessarily feel something other than what you felt during the hormone treatment. As two weeks is a very short time to experience a strong physical reaction from the body to pregnancy, it is best to wait for the pregnancy test.

We recommend testing for pregnancy on the date indicated by the Doctor. If you do it too early, you may receive a false negative which would have been positive at 2 weeks. Additionally, you should continue the hormonal treatment until the specified date. You may interrupt the treatment, but only after speaking with the medical staff at Eugin.

It is vitally important that you follow the prescribed treatment during the first weeks of pregnancy to avoid the risk of miscarriage. During Assisted Reproduction the treatment involves taking hormones in quantities greater than normal, this in turn reproduces the pattern of hormone levels early in pregnancy.

 

The hours after receiving the treatment are very intense emotionally for the patient. Some people decide to go home because there is no inconvenience in travelling. Although we recommend that you spend the first night in Barcelona, this is entirely up to you.

Other recommendations we make to patients who have undergone fertility treatment are: no smoking, avoiding stress, no intense exercise or heavy lifting. With regard to food, we recommend that you eat healthy and avoid foods and beverages such as alcohol, coffee, soft cheese, or raw fish. Apart from these things, you can lead a normal life.

We are aware that emotions are intense during this time we, therefore, recommend that you keep your mind occupied with other matters prior to the pregnancy test.

We recommend that after your treatment you spend the night in Barcelona because it is an emotionally charged day for patients. However, many patients cannot stay, and return home by plane, train or car. There is no problem with transportation (vibration, altitude …). You can travel without having to worry and without having to stay lying down.

A naturally pregnant woman is unaware of her pregnancy until the following month, and when she does the pregnancy test she will find out that the embryo has developed independently of her lifestyle. Once the embryos have been transferred, an assisted pregnancy is a pregnancy like any other and there is no need to be too cautious. The only thing that we do recommend in the first two weeks is that you avoid intense exercise and heavy lifting.

During the rest of the pregnancy the advice is the same for natural and assisted pregnancies: Avoid stress, eat healthily and avoid foods and beverages such as alcohol, coffee, raw fish, soft cheese, etc.

Sexual relations are not contraindicated, several scientific studies show no difference in pregnancy rates with or without sexual abstinence after the transfer.

The psychological factor then comes into play and it is advisable to keep your mind occupied until your pregnancy test.

You should not worry it has been known to happen. The treatment together with early pregnancy symptoms can cause headaches, fatigue, swollen breasts, fluid retention and mild bleeding. Please be assured that this is neither a good nor a bad sign; it is very common.

Minor bleeding is usually not serious and it is not necessarily a sign of miscarriage. The transfer took place a few days before these symptoms appeared and although the embryos have not yet implanted, it is not something that you are aware of since it does not necessarily cause bleeding. Repeatedly taking vaginal progesterone can irritate and cause some minor bleeding. The pain and fatigue may be a consequence of hormone treatment.

Many pregnant women, either naturally or with fertility treatments, demonstrate these symptoms during the first 3 months of pregnancy. We advise you to rest and relax.

You can consult your gynecologist to see where the slight bleeding has come from. If the bleeding persists and is accompanied by pain, we advise you to do a scan to eliminate rare complications such as ectopic pregnancies.

Women often have doubts about what to do after assisted reproduction treatment. This concern can last for weeks until the moment when a pregnancy test is advised. This period is informally known as the two-week wait and tends to be one of the most emotionally challenging of the whole process.

To cope with it in the best possible way, experts recommend leading a normal life and following some simple guidelines such as not smoking; adopting a healthy diet; avoiding stressful situations; not doing any strenuous sport; and trying not to put on too much weight. Likewise, it is not advisable to rest for too long. If this worries you, it is worth knowing that there are studies on resting or living a normal life after treatment and it has been shown that it is possible to continue to lead a normal life without any kind of problem.

In the case of light bleeding, it is best not to be too alarmed as it is not usually a symptom of something serious, although if it persists, the gynaecologist can be consulted to try to identify where it is coming from and to carry out an examination.

In short, during these weeks it is important to keep busy with things you enjoy to make the two-week wait less stressful. Constantly thinking about the outcome of your treatment can be stressful and does not add anything good to the process. It is better to think about things that will relax you and make you feel good.

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