After the embryo transfer , the commonest question husbands ask is - What can I do to increase the chances of my wife getting pregnant ?

My answer is simple please pamper your wife , and give her all the attention that she wants !

Now this may not sound very scientific , but the reality is that once we have transferred the embryo back into the uterus, we cannot control the natural biological process which occurs in utero. Neither diet, activity, rest , stress of exercise will affect the fate of the embryo.

There's absolutely no need for bedrest, and no need for any dietary restrictions either. What happens inside the uterus after IVF is exactly what happens after fertile couples have sex in the bedroom ! IVF really doesn't change anything, and there's no need to take any special precautions. The only difference is that the IVF patient knows theres an embryo inside her something which fertile couples are blissfully unaware off, until they get pregnant !

The pampering is helpful , because its good for women to feel loved and cared for ! I dont have any evidence that this improves pregnancy rates , but I truly believes it helps !

You can download the IVF comic book free at https://www.drmalpani.com/pdf/IVF_COMIC_BOOK.pdf
and this will help you make better decisions !

Or you can send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you !

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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