There is a period of time after an embryo transfer during which a woman should avoid swimming.
This is why she should not schedule the embryo transfer in close proximity to a vacation during which she knows she’ll want to get into the water.
“I recommend no swimming until pregnancy test is done around day 9 after day 5 transfer,” says Ralf Zimmermann, MD, medical director of Neway Fertility, one of NYC’s leading fertility centers specializing in customized and affordable natural fertility treatments.
Dr. Zimmerman adds that he has never come across any studies that specifically address swimming guidelines after an embryo transfer. Nevertheless, a woman should play it safe until the pregnancy test.
Neway leverages state-of-the-art techniques to achieve the highest pregnancy rates in the United States. Neway, founded in 2011, is the first fertility center in the U.S. to deliver over 10 babies using IVM, a groundbreaking fertility treatment requiring little to no medication. Neway specializes in IVF, IVM, natural cycle IVF, IUI, genetic testing and more.
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