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Friday, October 30th 2009, 10:33am

Women going through IUI told to lie back and put their feet up to boost conception by 50%

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Women who lie on their backs for 15 minutes after fertility treatment are 50 per cent more likely to get pregnant, according to a study.
Researchers suspect moving around after being artificially inseminated may prevent conception.

They are now calling for all would-be mothers undergoing the procedure to be offered a quarter of an hour of rest.

The study of almost 400 couples found 27 per cent of the women who rested (54) became pregnant compared with only 18 per cent (34) of those who moved around after being given intrauterine insemination, in which sperm is injected into the uterus when the woman is ovulating.

The team described their findings, published online in the British Medical Journal, as 'significant'

Dr Inge Custers, of the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, said: 'We found a clinically relevant and statistically significant improvement in ongoing pregnancy rates after 15 minutes of immobilisation, confirming the results of a previous study.

'We suggest incorporating immobilisation as a standard procedure in intrauterine insemination treatment.'

While some small scale studies have investigated links between immobilisation and the success of artificial insemination, this is the first large scale trial to do so.

In the study around half were asked to lie down for 15 minutes afterwards and the others were allowed to move around immediately following the procedure.

The mechanism of the effect of immobilisation after insemination is unclear but in intrauterine insemination, the most common fertility treatment in the world, sperm are inserted in a small volume of fluid directly into the womb.

Dr Custers said: 'As a consequence, immediate mobilisation might cause leakage of this volume together with spermatozoa out of the uterus; alternatively, movement of processed sperm to and up the fallopian tubes may take longer than after intercourse

n an accompanying editorial Professor William Ledger, of the University of Sheffield, said while the research showed promise, further studies were required.

Prof Ledger said: 'In the United Kingdom, intrauterine insemination is the mainstay of fertility treatment carried out before couples embark on in vitro fertilisation.

'A busy assisted reproduction centre will carry out several intrauterine inseminations over the course of an hour. A 15 minute delay would affect clinic turnover, although with planning this would not be insurmountable.

'The results suggest that units should carry out their own evaluation of immobilisation versus immediate mobilisation after intrauterine insemination, to test the hypothesis in the "real world".

'If successful, more couples could be spared the rigorous and costly process of in vitro fertilisation. Future trials should assess the effect of different durations of immobilisation




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Friday, October 30th 2009, 10:39am

What about IVF? My friends in Italy lie down for 1 hour after e/t, while here they get you to get up, go to the toilet and go home.

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Friday, October 30th 2009, 10:50am

Sorry, I put it in the wrong place Maria, it should have been in IUI

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Friday, October 30th 2009, 11:22am

I thought it was standard practice? I always got to relax for about 10-15 minutes after insem was done...


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Friday, October 30th 2009, 2:02pm

That's interesting, I had IUI 4 times and every time it was up and out the door 2 seconds later so they could see the next patient! I would be annoyed, but I'm pretty sure that IUI wouldn't have worked for us anyway as when we moved onto IVF we had poor fertilisation and had to go to ICSI for the next time.


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