Explore our helpful tips for post-transfer care
Congratulations on your embryo transfer! This is a huge step in your journey to bring home a healthy baby using IVF. The team at the "Alexander Traianos" Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fetal Medicine knows that you have probably been waiting a long time for this day to come. However, you may now be wondering how to take care of yourself after embryo transfer. Our fertility center expert is here with some post-transfer care tips to help give you some guidance.
Tips for care after embryo transfer
Many expectant parents worry about doing something that will hinder the success of their pregnancy after embryo transfer. You can breathe a sigh of relief because your chance of success has very little to do with the precautions you take after transfer. As a result, most of our post-transfer care tips relate to taking care of yourself and preparing your body for pregnancy.
→ Your body has been through a lot during IVF, so take a few days after the embryo transfer to rest and rejuvenate. You don't have to stay in bed all day, but you should take some time to pamper yourself because you deserve it.
→ We also recommend that you continue to take any medications your doctor has prescribed. For example, progesterone can help the lining of the uterus to be more receptive to a fetus. You'll also want to start taking a daily prenatal vitamin with folic acid if you don't already.
→ It is important to eat a balanced diet as you prepare to have life inside you. Make sure you get plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as foods with B vitamins, calcium, iron and protein.
→ Finally, we know it's hard to resist the urge to take a pregnancy test right away. However, this could lead to a false negative or positive result immediately after embryo transfer. That's why we recommend waiting about two weeks to have an examination at our fertility center.
Our team is always here to answer your questions
Fertility treatment can be an emotional ups and downs, and it's normal to have a lot of questions. You can count on the team at Alexandros Traianos Reproductive & Fetal Medicine Center to provide you with the answers and support you need on your journey to parenthood. Contact us to schedule an appointment on (+30)2310 277 032 and learn more about your fertility treatment options.