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Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 5:48pm

I was going to the gym regularly before IVF about 4 times a week - body pump, step aerobics etc as i had put on weight over the last 6mths. i also gave up alcohol so found myself with a lots of time on a sat and sun morning when i would normally be recovering with a hangover. I asked the nurses about exercise and I was told I was okay to carry on with what my body was used to and listen to what my body says. So! I carried on until about 6 days before egg collection as i was getting aches in my ovaries and in the last class i went to i just felt i couldnt do sit ups. I think the main advice is dont start any new regime and follow what feels right. My egg collection etc was still good - 12 eggs. 9 matured and 6 fertilised all 6 still there for transfer (2 grade A and 4 Grade B but borderline grade A) transferred one and froze the rest in 2WW now!
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Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 9:12am

Just wanted to update this to say that this is my fourth cycle and I decided that this time round I would carry on excercising as normal during stimms (I do circuit training three days a week and then on the other four days I go to the gym and do 45 mins cardio) as I get a bit stressy when I don't excercise!

Anyway, I had my first follie scan yesterday and I've had one of my best responses so far. Whilst I know that this is due to the increase in drugs its reassured me that carrying on with my normal routine hasn't affected my cycle.
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Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 12:03pm

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Originally posted by Paul Entwistle

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Originally posted by chatterbox
the overall benefits of exercise of which I'm rather fond!!.. for me personally exercise is something I could not do without.



Hi,

I don't do any exercise as I have found that it makes the ice jump out of my gin and tonic.


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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 3:58pm

better to exercise or not?

Hi, I am a new member and have been reading all the responses about exercise whilst on stimulation injections. I am an exercise addict and am feeling very guilty that, as of day 4, i just have not felt well enough to do any exercise. This is my 3rd IVF attempt and am on menagon instead of gonal F which seems worse: it is making me feel really nauseaus. Normally I swim a mile or run 6km every day. Please help.....is it better for me to rest or should I make the effort to swim. I couldn't contemplate running as am too tired. I really just want to do what is best and there seem to be mixed answers. I would willingly give it up, if recommended but some people say that it is better to keep active so I am now totally confused.

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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 4:05pm

Hi lindy,

The most important thing is for you to listen to your body. I guess gentle exersise would be ok if you feel like it - but remember your body is using a lot of energy at the moment to produce your follicles - so internally you're already exercising!!

It is normal to feel very tired because of all the drugs - most importantly make sure you are well rested and very well hydrated. You should drink at least 2 litres of fluid a day and this should increase if you are exercising.

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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 4:07pm

Hi Lindy,
Welcome to FZ!
You are right, there are mixed answers... I'd say in general, do whatever feels best. If you feel you need to exercise, do, and if you feel tired and bloated, rest.
Here is an earlier discussion on gym sessions during IVF:
Not allowed to do aerobic exercise?
Hope that helps, and lots of luck with your 3rd IVF. How many days have you been taking menagon now?
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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 6:00pm

Hi there Lindy, and welcome to this fantastic site, hope you settle in and feel at home with us real soon,
I would agree with the others, do what exercise you feel you can cope with, my first attempt at IVF i wasnt capable of doing any exercise at all, but the second attempt was a little more active, but still couldnt cope with full blown exercise, so do as you feel capable of doing.

Wishing you all the luck on your journey,

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Friday, May 15th 2009, 1:35pm

RE: better to exercise or not?

Hi Lindy

Welcome to FZ hon :D


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Originally posted by lindydawn

Please help.....is it better for me to rest or should I make the effort to swim. I couldn't contemplate running as am too tired.


Ok...so let's ditch the running if you're too tired! I did do a little bit of running in my 3rd cycle during stimms but to be honest, it was uncomfortable and I didn't think I was doing my follies any good either.

As far as swimming then I'd say yes that's absolutely fine but i wouldn't recommend a mile even though you're clearly used to doing that kind of length. Just be sensible and do maybe 20/30mins (hoping that's not a mile in distance :P ) but don't beat yourself up if you just want to put your feet up on the sofa and watch tv! *When* you get pregnant you will certainly want to be taking it easy anyway so perhaps this is good preparation!

If you want some company during the next week or two, then do check out the Cycle Buddy Chatter board! You'd be a MAY MARVELS! (April/May) - just post a reply and say :hello: It's great to chat to others going through ivf at the same time.

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Monday, June 22nd 2009, 7:32am

Exercise during IVF

Hi everyone,

Due to start D/R this week and wanted to ask whether it is advisable to do exercise (aerobics, swimming etc) during the treatment. Or will I be too tired anyway??

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Monday, June 22nd 2009, 7:54am

Hi Nikki
You might find you get tired with down-reg, and some ladies get quite bad headaches. Some ladies don't really feel any different. I think the advice during down-reg, is to listen to your body and do what you feel is within your limits. I wouldn't advise doing any more than you normally do though. Once you start stimming, it isn't really a good idea to exert yourself, as you have to be very careful not to get dehydrated. You will need to be drinking approx 2 litres of water per day during stimms, and that's without exercise!

Hope that helps. Good luck!
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Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 6:24pm

Hi Nikki, i am in agreance with Calypso, do what your body tells you, first round of IVF i didnt have the energy or stamina to do anything, but second time round i found i had quite a bit of energy, so it does differ from tx to tx person to person, so do as you feel at the time.

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Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 7:51am

Hi, I agree with the ladies. Listen to your body! I'm down regulating at the moment and I can't face the gym, so I'm giving it a break. I was told not to do aerobic excercise (except for gentle walking) during stimming cos of 1) you mught get dehydrated, 2) you want the blood to go to your ovaries.

Some ladies carry on excercing till e/c. Really it depends on how you feel.
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Friday, November 13th 2009, 6:14pm

riding my bicycle

Hello,

This might be a really dumb question but I'm wondering if anyone continued riding a bike through their IVF cycle. Just about to start my first cycle (or restart it after slight hitch). I commute to work by bike - 14 miles a day - and spend a lot of free time cycling around. I cycle like a granny and my Miss Marple bike is built like a tank so i don't really exert myself too much. But I guess there will be points in the process where it's not a great idea to roll around town in heavy traffic and times too when 14 miles might be a bit too much of a mission. Although i wonder if some exercise is good for health and stress release.

Anyone got any advice or had any experiences?

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Friday, November 13th 2009, 7:55pm

Hi frangipan,
I don't think you can do any harm cycling during your IVF, but because it is quite a distance, you might want to check that with your clinic. Also, during the second week of stims you might feel a little bloated and not really fancy a long bike ride!
I guess see how you feel and have alternative way to travel lined up?
And if you do stop cycling, going for a gentle work is a nice and safe replacement exercise to help keep your stress levels down.

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Sunday, July 25th 2010, 2:24pm

Exercise or no exercise very confused.com

Was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this i have been told lots of different things.Was originally told no cardio/weights just gentle exercise like yoga.When i started my first injection of Bruserlin on Thursday i asked the nurse again and she said it was fine so long as my body is used to exercise.

I always exercise in fits and starts because of my job,sometimes 4 times a week and then not at all for a couple of weeks,so do i do weights and running or not?.I haven't done any for the last 3 weeks and am starting to feel like i want to get back into it,what did anyone else do or get told please?. ?o( ?o(


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Sunday, July 25th 2010, 3:43pm

Hi

I exercised as normal (gym cardio and light weights) until EC then only did walking until test day. I personally think during stimms life should carry on as much as normal and exercise for me is a great stress reliever.

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Sunday, July 25th 2010, 4:41pm

Hi

I've merged your thread with one that we already have about exercise

Also, there is some chat about it in this thread

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Sunday, July 25th 2010, 7:36pm

Thanks guys.

Had a look at that thread Eeyore very helpful thanks.

Think i am going to go to the gym tomorrow and get back in the swing of things,but a bit lighter than i used to do.

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Saturday, September 11th 2010, 4:28pm

Is sport /any exercise good for you while going through IVF?

Hi
I was just wondering if anybody out there has any experience /knowledge about what is good or bad in sense of exercise while going through IVF.

I love sport; I play volleyball at national league level, adore mountain biking and love swimming. We also do lots of walking when we have time, but I am not sure what is the right amount and intensity of exercise I should do.
When I asked at the clinic I was told that I should do what I feel like it and true enough at the end of the 2 weeks of injections I did not exactly feel like jumping up and down as even walking in high heels made my ovaries scream out - not good! :)

But what about after the collection and if I am lucky enough to get pregnant, what about then? I am not sure I can do nothing for 9 months?

Does anybody has any advise?
Please let me know. Thank you
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Saturday, September 11th 2010, 7:20pm

hey hun :bye: . Gosh thought i was active!!!. I have just finished my 1st icsi and like you i love hiking and the gym etc.. They said it perfectly fine to carry on as normal when you are DR. Once you start stimms she said i may carry on,but might feel to uncomfy and bloated to do so and boy was she right!. I didn't do anything but yoga that week.

After EC i rested for a day then carried on as normal. Only did walking the dog up the hills though as i was very sore for a few days and then it was ET time. They told me no areobic exercise or sex!! after ET anything that made you sweat to much,but i could carry on as normal. I rested the first 3 days after ET on the sofa then just walked the dog everyday and gererally pottered.

It is a personal preferance though,a lot of the time i didn't feel like going the gym and couldn't fit in my stuff i was that bloated. Basically you can still do what you do just tone it down a little. I know a few girls who are up the duff from ivf and they are still excercising,but just not high intense areobics. blowkiss blowkiss


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Sunday, September 12th 2010, 4:36pm

Personaly I wouldn't excercise on the 2ww just to avoid overheating as it is considered bad for your embies but if you get your BFP you can continue with excercise but it's better to consult someone and get them to set you a suitable excercise programme. High impact sport is generally out but swimming, weights, cycling and things like that should be OK providing you don't go OTT. Keep it gentle and try not to get yourself really, really hot and sweaty.


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Monday, September 13th 2010, 7:20pm

i think you just need to keep your heart rate below a certain point.... as you are fitty I would imagine you'll still be fine with an aerobic activity of some kind. Best seek professional advice as suggested above, but I don't think you'll need to go mad! xx


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Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 8:55pm

Hi girls
thanks for your comments. I am on the 10th day of my second ICSI cycle and decided to pass on the training tonight . I know if I go in I am unlikely to take it easy so I am having the night in, which means I have a chance to catch up on FZ :thumbsup: .Down side to this is that I have eaten well to much chocolate tonight - I will not be able to do this every week otherwise I will turn into a balloon soon :)

From the scan today it looks like I will be going for collection on Monday 17/9 so fingers crossed I will feel ok after it and hopefully in couple of weeks time I will be fit enough to go out for a nice long walk.

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