We got plenty of instructions for the after transfer period. Except meds these are the general ones:
“BED REST - plan to rest in bed for a total of 3 days (including the day of transfer) immediately following your embryo transfer. The position you are in is of no consequence, pick any position that makes you comfortable. You may get up occasionally to use the bathroom and freshen-up. Please avoid showers or baths. Try to be as relaxed as possible.
VAGINAL REST - nothing in vagina: no tampons, no sexual relations of any kind until otherwise specified.
NO BATHING - no baths, hot tubs or swimming (pools, lakes, oceans) for two weeks. Showers are OK.
NO HEAVY LIFTING - nothing over 10 lbs at a time. Avoid strenuous activities such as furniture moving, weight lifting, Etc.
NO HIGH-IMPACT EXERCISE - avoid high intensity exercise such as jogging, running, step aerobics or jumping rope. Light to moderate walking and leisurely hiking is OK and may help you to feel well.
NO ALCOHOL - no alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs.
MINIMIZE CAFFEINE - one or less daily caffeinated drink intake (coffee, tea, cola beverage).
AVOID OVER THE COUNTER HERBAL MEDICATIONS - no herbal supplements; Tylenol is OK for headaches, cramps...
AVOID CONTACT WITH TOXIC FUMES - avoid contact with toxic fumes and substances such as gasoline, paint, paint thinners, chlorine and ammonia. If you cannot avoid them, be sure the area is well ventilated.
GET ADEQUATE REST - do not get overly fatigued.
BALANCED DIET - eat and drink a well-balanced, nutritional diet. Remember to include plenty of fruits and vegetables and fluids to avoid constipation, which may be caused by progesterone.
DO NOT PANIC - remember that mild cramping and/or a small amount of pink, dark red or brown vaginal spotting are normal following embryo transfer for up to two weeks, sometimes longer.
Fingers crossed for everyone.