Every infertile couple is very happy when they know they are becoming parents soon. The woman feels much pleasure in conceiving after a long time.
Yet since they are 8 months to go the couple experience much worry and anxiety have to how their newborn will be. Will everything go well? Will the baby be normal? The woman is worried about miscarriage or being aborted. Naturally, one has to take a required precaution that prior to the delivery one does not face any issues that would affect the delivery process. The baby has to be nurtured well.
This happens to be one of the reasons why several doctors do advise bed rest during the process of an IVF pregnancy. In fact, some patients prefer to stay mostly indoors, rather than take too much risk of losing out on the baby.
Is bed rest well?
One tends to think too much during bed rest. Lying down the whole day without doing daily chores can be very difficult. The mind starts functioning in a negative way as worrisome thoughts do enter it when one is not occupied during bed rest.
However, usually, it is the patients or their relatives who tend to force the doctor to provide this kind of advice. When a doctor does not recommend it, then the patients feel rather flabbergasted about such recommendation or rather an advice.
Pre-conceived notions are there and the patients feel that since this is “ artificial” way of delivery they must take bed rest and this has been suggested for days on end. No doubt, many doctors, and midwives have often suggested bed rest during normal pregnancy. This is what is usually believed by the patients. The patient out of ignorance feels that the baby may fall out if she walks.
Most doctors are too busy to convince their patients and therefore prefer to advise bed rest. A patient can blame the doctor if he or she does not advise bed rest and there is a miscarriage
Why patients want bed rest?
The fear of embryo coming out after being implanted in the uterus through IVF is a major reason for preferring bed rest. Proper counseling is essential about IVF treatment and its aftermath.
The couples must be made aware that their body is made with great precision as well as sense and that the embryo transplanted in the uterus can never come out, be it transplanted naturally or even through IVF treatment. Instead, it is essential for the woman to undergo the treatment to keep her healthy as well as happy during the entire course and also avoid the stress that could indeed create problems during the time of the procedure. In fact, the day embryo is transplanted into the uterus of a woman, the woman walks out of the clinic all well on the same day without facing any difficulties.
The two weeks’ time of waiting to test whether one is pregnant or not is already a terrible phase for a couple to face during the course and if a woman is forced to constantly be on bed throughout the pregnancy, it will create nothing more than depression. Such advice is usually given by the elderly women who have no idea about the procedure but since this is viewed as an artificial pregnancy to them, they assume that such results do occur and naturally propagate wrong information.
What do doctors advise?
Doctors do advise women to get back to their daily routine work after a 3 days’ time of the embryo transplant. It is essential to follow what is recommended by the doctor. Throughout the IVF treatment, the patient is kept well informed about what needs to be followed after the IVF.