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Hi all, I had my third egg transfer today. I have always gone back to work straight after but my husband and I are wondering if it may be helpful to the process if I took a few days off. I’m a primary school teacher with a lot of senior leadership responsibilities so it’s pretty stressful on a daily basis. I’m worried it won’t be good for me but I don’t want to say I’ve not tried everything. Would a few days less stress really do any good? Sorry for the ramble I just feel a bit overwhelmed today.

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I haven’t got to this stage yet myself but the clinic we’re at automatically sign me off work for two weeks after transfer (office worker so not physically difficult or anything/no shift work etc) as they say I really need to rest up and avoid stress as much as possible. So bearing that in mind I’d say it’s worth a shot! Wishing you lots of good luck xx

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Emma04 in reply to Bumble26

Thank you! Wishing you lots of luck with your cycle x

It must be a really hard decision for you because working as a teacher, it isn't easy just to take time off!

Personally I would though. You want to feel like you have done what you could to give yourself a chance, I wouldn't want the what if's.

Although people do get pregnant and don't even know for months and do all sorts of things and there isn't any harm.

But you have to do what feels best for you. Good luck xx

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Emma04 in reply to elle80

I think that’s it - I really can’t just take time off but I’ve spent the last two cycles fitting around work and they’ve been BFN. I feel I ought to consider this really.

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elle80 in reply to Emma04

I know it's tough. Bless you. Just go sick for a few days, the vomiting and diarrhea is a good one, they definitely won't want you in the school 😀

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Emma04 in reply to elle80

Very true!!!

I’d do what ever is best for you. Personally, if you are even thinking about it I would do it. So that you have absolutely no regrets. I’m a teacher too and know how stressful a job it can be. Take the time you need to focus on you and get in the right mind set. Good luck on your two ww. Xx

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Emma04 in reply to Jhenderson

Thank you, I think you are right, it’s already in my mind and I don’t want that “what if” feeling at the end xx

I would definitely take a few days off. Relax and just do nice things... walks in the park, retail therapy cook nice dinners etc got to be better for you than looking after a class room.... wishing you luck xxx

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Emma04 in reply to destiny121

Thank you, you may well be right!

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destiny121 in reply to Emma04

Do whats best my lovely... ive got my transfer coming up and luckily for me ive got annual leave... so planning to take at least 7 days off work.

This is such an emotional, exciting, nervous, scary time... so i think having the time out just for me is whats needed xx

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Emma04 in reply to destiny121

Wishing you all the luck in the world for your transfer xx

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destiny121 in reply to Emma04

Same to you xxx

I’m about to go through our fet after a chemical pregnancy in March!! I took no time off and I work in a nursery (baby room)

This time I hope they will still offer to sign me off because I’ll definitely be taking them up on the offer this time!!

Good luck, just do what you think is best xxx

Wishing you lots and lots of luck for your Fet. Thank you for your reply x

I didnt have time off last time i had the eggs in and straight back to work the next day... im having another try in October and this time im having 48hours off..

I dnt think it's the reason why it didnt work but i will try anything

Good luck!!!

Katy

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Emma04 in reply to Mrsplant

Wishing you lots of luck for your next transfer .

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