Can you pee and getup right after ET


#1

Hi,

I had a 5 day transfer at last Sunday with two very good quality blastocyst.

The only thing I concerned the most is after ET, doctor said I can get up immediately, then he left. I asked if I can stay for 30 min and he was fine with it. The nurse then asked me to pee immediately. I told her that I can for sure hold for another 20 - 30 min. She then said if I don’t urinate the full bladder might push uterus to contract. I never heard of it, but since without doctor being there, I took it seriously. I did urinate, and the nurse told me to leave ASAP before the valium kick into effect and i might not walk well. I don’t understand why for such rush as my husband was with me. Regardless, I did what she told me to do.

Then I head to car and lay down till get to home. And immediately go to bed rest at home.

Now when I think back, I really felt bad about immediately went to pee and get up. The two blastocyst might fall out. I heard of the analogy that it is like seasme in peanut butter. But even so, it takes a little while for it to sink into the penut butter, is it? Although cervic and urine are different system, when we are not in vertical position, anything can come out, is it?

Let me know what you think. Did any one of you have similar experience and get BFP afterwards?

Thanks!


#2

No Way…

Hello Leeflora,

I felt the same way after every transfer, but I will assure you they will NOT fall out. They normally make you lay down at the office for about 10 to 30 minutes and then escort you and your companion to your car. The rules are different for every clinic.

With mine, you take the Valium 20 to 30 minutes prior to your transfer, drink lots of water, have the transfer, make you lay flat for 10 to 30 minutes, and than go to the bathroom. Now while you are laying there for 10 to 30 minutes and you can not hold it, than they give you a bed pan… I hate that part!!! LOL. I am getting ready to go on my 4th transfer / 4th Surrogacy and it is the same every time. Plus when I get home, I put myself on bed rest for the rest of the day and take it easy for the next 2 to 3 days. My IVF doctor goes on a case by case judgement call.

Well, take care and you will be preggo in a couple of days. :preg: :grouphug: :bsv: :preg:


#3

CTW2011, thanks for your kind word.

I felt very unhappy as I told her I can hold not to pee for at least another 20 min. All I want was just laying there for at least 15 min. But she talked me into urinate right after the transfer. As far as I know, it might not be what the clinic usually do to patient. I think I was last patient and hitting her lunch time during that Sunday.

Did you have the same experience? From the way you described, you lay down for 30 min without getting up or pee. Can I know why are you very sure mine will not fall out?

I am praying those two blastocyst are still in my body. One of them is 5AA, which means it was hatching out of shell. Today is 1day after, it hasn’t implant yet. I thought it should have implanted so far.


#4

My RE made me stay on my back for 45 minutes before telling me to go home and stay on strict bedrest for 3 days.


#5

Hi, some assurance…RE had me get up right a way and they said I could use the bathroom right away with no fears of embryos falling out. I gave birth to a beutiful baby girl this past May 11th.
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Best wishes that your transfer was a success and you have successful :preg: .


#6

I think you’re fine my RE does no bed rest and I’ve had a 50% pregnancy rate with him. If embryos just fell out no one would get pregnant. Blasts usually implant 24-48 hours after transfer you won’t get a positive until likely 5dp5dt some people don’t have implantion bleeding or symptoms you just don’t know try not to stress ur babies don’t like it :slight_smile:


#7

Right after ET she had me stay in the op room for 15 min then they transfered me to a regular bed and out to the recovery room they want you to lay for 30 mins but I had to go to the bathroom so bad I made it to about 20 mins and got up right after I changed and left the say to rest but strict bed rest is not necessary right after we left the hospital DH and I went and had lunch and after all that water and lunch of course I had to do #2 I was so nervous but kept telling myself they would not come out hope you can relax and enjoy being pupo :slight_smile:


#8

In my clinic you have to wait 5 min after transfer and than go to the bathroom and go home. They say for the first 24h sofa rest… meaning chill out and try not to hike some stairs or anything that would cause your belly muscles to contract. After that you can go to work, do your exercise just don’t lift anything over 25 lb.

Until your beta comes positive you can eat anything you want.

I got my BFPs for both cycles… so it means they are doing something right :wink:

Try not to worry so much and relax, 2ww will go by quickly and there is very little you can do to make things not work.

Good luck with your 2WW and :cross: for :bfp:


#9

[QUOTE=leeflora]CTW2011, thanks for your kind word.

I felt very unhappy as I told her I can hold not to pee for at least another 20 min. All I want was just laying there for at least 15 min. But she talked me into urinate right after the transfer. As far as I know, it might not be what the clinic usually do to patient. I think I was last patient and hitting her lunch time during that Sunday.

Did you have the same experience? From the way you described, you lay down for 30 min without getting up or pee. Can I know why are you very sure mine will not fall out?

I am praying those two blastocyst are still in my body. One of them is 5AA, which means it was hatching out of shell. Today is 1day after, it hasn’t implant yet. I thought it should have implanted so far.[/QUOTE]

I have never laid down for any length of time afterwards. Either for iui or Ivf and I have been prego 3x now. They don’t fall out!


#10

If it makes you feel better I got right up and went to the bathroom after ET. I also went out to eat directly from the procedure and took it easy that day but no bed rest or anything and I was back to my normal activities the next day. Both embies they implanted stuck and I have twins, so it didn’t harm anything.

The embies can’t fall out. I know I thought that the uterus was this vast empty space but it’s not, they’re in there pretty tight.


#11

I work in pathology and the uterus is tilted in the body. It is quite horizonatal (at an angle), and not vertical in your body. There are many recent studies that show that getting up after ET, has a higher success rate. On a more personal note, I always got up to use the bathroom after my ET, and they all worked; I just have problems carrying past 8 weeks.


#12

Now I wish I got up!

Mine had me lay for 30 min and they used catheter to help with urine. I was ordered on 48 hours of bed rest and that seems standard for their clinic.


#13

I was instructed to get up right after ET to use the bathroom, then we went home and I just took it easy all day. No bedrest or anything, and I’ll be 12 weeks on Friday!


#14

My re for my second cycle had me lay on my belly 15 minutes after ET then pee and go home. i went to lunch and came home for a nap. no bed rest. it didn’t work with my 1st cycle to bedrest so i figured why bother second time. it worked! And The nurse specifically told me that they cannot fall out. She told me that even if you don’t get pregnant they will still not fall out. they will absorb into your body. God bless! :slight_smile:


#15

Immediately (10 seconds) after ET I went to toilet. In addition, I didn’t sit on the toilet seat (was afraid that it might not be clean) and urinated in “ski position” above toilet.
I am 9 weeks pregnant. Don’t worry.

D


#16

[QUOTE=CTW2011]Hello Leeflora,

I felt the same way after every transfer, but I will assure you they will NOT fall out. They normally make you lay down at the office for about 10 to 30 minutes and then escort you and your companion to your car. The rules are different for every clinic.

With mine, you take the Valium 20 to 30 minutes prior to your transfer, drink lots of water, have the transfer, make you lay flat for 10 to 30 minutes, and than go to the bathroom. Now while you are laying there for 10 to 30 minutes and you can not hold it, than they give you a bed pan… I hate that part!!! LOL. I am getting ready to go on my 4th transfer / 4th Surrogacy and it is the same every time. Plus when I get home, I put myself on bed rest for the rest of the day and take it easy for the next 2 to 3 days. My IVF doctor goes on a case by case judgement call.

Well, take care and you will be preggo in a couple of days. :preg: :grouphug: :bsv: :preg:[/QUOTE]

This is what my clinic does too. Give you a bedpan if you need it but they have you lie still - sometimes with your head lowered for about 30 minutes if I recall.

But, don’t worry - they will not fall out! They’re in there safe and sound. So, just try and take it easy for now and think sticky thoughts!