Sex after egg collection
becky114 · 16/03/2018 13:14
Why are we advised not to have sex after egg collection. I have heard it's in case a mature egg has been left behind but surely if the IVF doesn't work it will just increase my chances of getting pregnant? Xxx
BiggerBoatNeeded · 16/03/2018 13:17
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TryingToStayRational · 16/03/2018 14:15
Risk of infection, plus risk of multiple pregnancy potentially too. Also if you were to develop symptoms of OHSS in the time between collection and transfer they can do a freeze-all, but if you had a spontaneous conception it would get worse due to pregnancy hormones.
Good for you if you’re feeling well enough to contemplate sex tho, I only had eyes for prune juice and hot water bottles! 😂
wombats · 16/03/2018 15:18
Also because your ovaries are massively enlarged from the stims, there's a risk of ovarian torsion. Very unlikely to have a multiple as all of the follicles have been aspirated.
becky114 · 16/03/2018 16:30
Thanks ladies this was really interesting lol xxx
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