It's not uncommon
for IVF patients to have an orgasm during their IVF cycle ; and during the two-week wait after the embryo transfer. This is often
involuntary , and happens during their sleep. They wake up , and many start to panic
, because they are worried that the orgasm is going to harm their embryo. Their fear is that the uterine cramping will
cause the uterus to expel the embryo.
This can be quite embarrassing, and they are ashamed to discuss this with their doctor.
for the orgasm is because of the increased blood flow to the clitoris during
this time. Your hormonal levels of estradiol and progesterone are very high at
this time, and this increases pelvic vascularity . This results in pelvic congestion and clitoral turgidity , and
minor mechanical stimulation could trigger an orgasm.
don't panic or worry if this happens. Your embryo is safe in your uterus, just
like a pearl in an oyster. Its not going to get harmed because of the pelvic
contractions. Please dont feel guilty or worried that this has reduced your
chances of success.
so you can stop worrying !