My CCRM IVF Journey

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CCRM’s Bed Rest Instructions

Posted by auntiem10 on January 19, 2011

Here are CCRM’s bed rest instructions (you are required to be on bed rest on transfer day and the day after):

Activity and Positioning:

  • In the car on your way home, position yourself in a reclined position in the front seat with your head lowered. Once you reach your destination, make yourself comfortable in bed, on a couch, or a recliner. You do not need to be flat on your back in bed but in a reclined position with your feet elevated to the level of your hips. You may keep your kneees bent. Your head should be elevated no higher than 45 degrees.
  • You may lay on your back or your side, NOT on your stomach. You can prop yourself with pillows.
  • Do not put anything hot on your abdomen such as a heating pad or a laptop computer.
  • During your bed rest, we prefer you do not use stairs unless you have no other options. One flight up/down per day is permissible.
  • It is recommended that you limit your activity. You may get up to use the restroom or get a quick snack. For meals, have food brought to you whenever possible.
  • NO sexual activity.

Once Bed Rest is Over:

Continue with normal, light activity. You may travel once bed rest is over. You may walk, use stairs, and resume most normal activities with a few restrictions.

  • Short walks are OK but NO exercising! Avoid increasing your heart rate, becoming winded or short of breath. 
  • Do not lift anything heavier than 10 pounds.
  • Do not overheat: no heat on abdomen, avoid exposure to extreme temperatures outdoors, no hot tubs, steam showers, or saunas.
  • Showers are OK, but do not submerse in water – no swimming pools or bath tubs.
  • Diet: Continue to eliminate all caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. Eat a healthy diet, avoid undercooked meats.
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5 Responses to “CCRM’s Bed Rest Instructions”

  1. LC1 said

    I thought they were pretty detailed with their bedrest instructions!! I did follow them though. No regrets, right?

  2. LisainSK said

    Can’t believe that was me 10-11 weeks ago!! Hurry up Saturday!!!

  3. let there be Sims said

    Wow, so much stricter than my former clinic. But probably for a great reason. How did you keep yourself entertained? Sleep,tv, and reading? Did DH wait on you hand and foot? Thank you for sharing!

  4. Littlediiorios said

    Sooooo grateful you put this here. Let’s me know what to look forward to! All the best for the pregnancy test…. Really pulling for you

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