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  #1  
March 17th, 2011, 07:00 AM
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About exercising in the 2ww, especially after a procedure?

I've been running under 10 miles a week, but now I'm scared to do anything bouncy after my IUI on Monday. My RE didn't say I couldn't do anything after the IUI, but I'm still thinking I shouldn't knock things around too badly.

Did any of you ladies receive instruction on what not to do?

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March 17th, 2011, 07:07 AM
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My RE always said to take it easy the day of the IUI, and then I could resume normal activities, including working out.

IVF is a whole different ball game. I was told not to do any exercise other than walking or BD for 9 weeks after the procedure because he was worried about my enlarged ovaries bouncing all over the place and being damaged.
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March 17th, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Is it because of all the injectable meds? I just took Femara and a trigger shot with my IUI, but I've been so totally bloated and heavy feeling in my abdomen, I'm somewhat afraid...
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March 17th, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Yes, it was the injectables and the size of my ovaries. I guess they are pretty delicate, and during IVF they actually come out of the protected area of your pelvis. If they are jostled or bounced around too much, you can do permanent damage.

I'd listen to your body...if it doesn't feel right, why not take it easy for a day or two. I mean, morning sickness will be hitting soon anyway, so you might as well get used to cutting back a little
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March 17th, 2011, 08:02 AM
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I'd listen to your body...if it doesn't feel right, why not take it easy for a day or two.
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Cycle #14-15 - Met with new RE, diagnosed with a blocked right tube that previous RE completely overlooked or didnt care to mention. Soy (120mg) - BFN
Cycle #16 - Clomid (100mg) - BFN, Cycle #17 - Clomid (100mg)+Trigger+IUI - BFN
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Cycle #19-27 - 2 Soy (160mg) cycles, the rest all natural also 30lbs lost!! - BFN's
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March 17th, 2011, 08:34 AM
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jes - i had an IUI sunday - i love working out - kickboxing, weights, etc but i am in the TWW and am only going to do the treadmill, stairs and elliptical - sucks but want to be safe and prevent an early miscarriage, not that exercise would cause, but want to take all precautions
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March 17th, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Thanks for responding, gals. I'm glad you said what you did, because I think that's the direction I'm heading! It's not so bad to take it easy. Just wish I had a beach, and I'd be set!
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March 17th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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My RE said after the iui could do light excersizing..nothing high impact..ivf was like Melissa though..nothing but rest..im didnt have overnsized ovaries but i love working out..I was doing things like cross fit! So ya...i had to take it easy! thats all..
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March 17th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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My doctor said to just go about my normal routine, but I just can't do it. After 2 miscarriages I feel the need to err on the side of caution. In the 2ww I still exercise about 4 days a week, but I walk rather than run and don't do any core work.
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March 17th, 2011, 11:33 AM
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I am confused too. I had my 2nd IUI yesterday and I asked my dr. about working out. She said not the day of the IUI but after that, yes.

But I keep wondering if that could harm the chances? I would have wasted another month and lots of money.

I brought my gym clothes with me today and plan to go to a class where we lift light weights but no jumping or bouncing.

The reason I do want to continue exercising is because TTC is such an emotional roller coaster that I decided I need to exercise to help my state of mind during the entire month, especially with all the hormones they are pumping into me. I think the treadmill and elliptical are quite safe though.
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2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
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March 17th, 2011, 05:56 PM
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My RE said that I could do normal exercise routines in the 2ww (for IUI). I think it's different for IVF though. I usually tended to exercise a little bit harder in the first week of the 2ww, because I figured that nothing was trying to implant yet. However, after the first week, I took it easier and just walked. I was never given this advice...just felt more comfortable.
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