Holiday straight after IVF
Mookie81 · 13/04/2018 00:53
Planning a 2nd cycle in June. Have a 10 day holiday to the US beginning 17th August. The cycle would be completed by end of July-beginning of August. If it worked I would be around 4 weeks by the time we flew.
My question is will that be ok or should I wait until September for the cycle?
Catinthecorner · 13/04/2018 00:56
You’ll be fine. I’m having to down reg through an international move, and the clinic are ok with it.
I would check if it will work around your post transfer bloods and scans but you’ll probably find they can sway them a few days to make it all work
ftw · 13/04/2018 01:09
If you were pg would you want your holiday? I wouldn’t have, I’d have been sitting at home, terrified and waiting for a miscarriage, but it depends so much on your circumstances and reasons for ivf.
Under normal circumstances no reason at why you can’t travel at 4 weeks.
Best of luck
ShaunTgirl · 13/04/2018 07:14
My 7th attempt at IVF was successful last year and we jetted off on our annual USA road trip 6 days after frozen transfer. Our big holiday had been booked for some time & I was desperate to try and fit in another transfer before we went rather than wait another few months.
Anyway, whether or not that contributed to success or just took my mind off of it, I definitely think being on fab holiday during 2WW was amazing. I didn’t feel on tenderhooks all the time and felt overall more relaxed. Also most likely less stressful than being at home and back at work with daily commute and on constant knicker watch duty.
I tested 10 days into holiday but knew already in my heart that it had worked!!!! Not only had it worked but we ended up with 2 embryos taking!!!! 2 for the price of 7 I like to think!
Hope this helps.
eurochick · 13/04/2018 07:23
It should be fine. I assume it is not anywhere affected by zika or where you would need jabs/anti malarials. It will be great for recovery if it doesn't work. If it does, you might be a bit anxious but it'll probably be good for you to get away.
EarlGreyT · 13/04/2018 09:13
I have done several times. We went abroad fairly soon after testing on almost all of our cycles. I forget with the passage of time, but we went to Europe a week after testing on one cycle, to Mexico the day after testing on another cycle. I think we went to long haul destinations soon after our 3rd and 5th cycles. The Mexico trip was before the zika outbreak. All these cycles failed (which knew by the time we travelled), but I didn’t know that would be the outcome when I booked the trips.
The way I viewed it was that if the cycle failed we’d need something to look forward to and if it was successful I’d rather be on holiday worrying about a miscarriage or an ectopic than worrying about it at home/work. I also felt that we have to put enough aspects of life on hold to have ivf and we were living around IVF cycles so much that I didn’t want to do this any more than was really necessary.
Mookie81 · 13/04/2018 12:34
10 days in Vegas for our anniversary (married there 2 years ago). Laying by the pool, eating and chilling out can't wait! Thanks everyone xx
bluebird3 · 16/04/2018 00:17
Our clinic advised waiting a few weeks after transfer to ensure a bfp wasn't ectopic. A burst tube mid long haul could be life threatening. I actually did have a pregnancy of unknown location (suspected ectopic) after my last cycle and was in and out of Epu for 8 weeks before I was discharged from the epu. I had a holiday booked and they said if I went out of the country before they officially discharged me then I would need to tell my travel insurance or it would be invalidated. They may not pay out if needing medical treatment abroad which in the USA is £££. So while it will likely be ok, it could be a disaster. I don't mean to worry you but it's good to have the info when you make your decision. Good luck
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