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Hi all. I am 35 and just started our IVF treatment. I am on my 2nd day of the Synarel nasal spray. I do a bit of exercise in the gym at least 3 times a week. The nurse adviced me not to lift or make sudden twisting. I am thinking of stopping my gym membership because of the treatment. But i know exercise is good for the health.

Is there anybody out there who can advice me regarding this. Thanks.

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Hi, I'm on day 6 of injections and was wondering the same. I've seen some posts where like you the girls have been advised to stop lifting & hiit sessions (which is what I do) they have spoken about walking, swimming & yoga. I'm going to go along those lines for the time being. Too important to risk it I think! Xx

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Thanks. I know, it is risky. So might aswell just slow down with exercise..

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Hey, yeah you do need to be careful at the gym especially during stimming. I stopped by gym membership as much as I loved going I didn’t want to look back and think was it because something I did there. I stuck to walking luckily I have 2 energetic dogs so that helped x

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I don’t like the cold you see.. So i might just walk on the treadmill for the time being.

BTW, what’s stimming?

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Oh yeah that’s a good idea to. Sorry it’s short for when your taking the drugs for stimulation x

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I switched to light exercise during my IVF round, I used to do a lot of running but it can put quite a lot of stress and strain on your body ideally you want your body to be as relaxed as possible during treatment. I switched to walking (my treatment was during the summer so weather wasn’t too bad) but swimming would also be a good alternative x

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Thanks. How are you now? Was your IVF a success?

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Yes it was a success I’m nearly 19 weeks pregnant 😀

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Wow! Good for you.. Savour the joys of pregnancy...

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I still go on my exercise bike at home but not too intense.

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That’s good to know. And how far are you on your treatment?

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Day two of stims. In the past I have stopped after egg collection due to discomfort and then not started again until after the 2ww. Having a freeze all cycle this time so will just carry on!

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I used to do running but switched to walking as well. My cycle was in the summer. Agree that swimming is good. X good luck with your treatment x

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Thanks. Yeah, ive read that swimming and walking are recommended this time. Might aswell do that.. Coz it’s so risky time..

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See if there is any positive affirmations apps to download whilst you walk. They can really help you feel positive!

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Hi, i think stick to gentle exercise such as walking for the time being. A nurse once said to me, don’t do anything that will leave you with regret. It has stuck with me. Best of luck with your treatment x

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That’s right. Just too risky to overdo some things..

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