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Things to do after FET

Hi Ladies!

I'm an active member over on 2IF and hope it's ok for me to post my question here.  It's been a long journey to get to my FET and it's 2 weeks away (if all goes well).  I wanted to hear if any of you tried any of the "old wives tales" of eating pineapple core, wearing socks to bed each night after transfer...I'm willing to try anything that might bring success :)

Thanks!





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Re: Things to do after FET

  • It's been awhile since my transfers, but I'm pretty sure I ate the pineapple core both times. Never heard of the sock thing.

    Do you have any guided fertility meditations? I liked those as a way to relax and stay calm.
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  • Any chance I got, I tried to lie still and take deep breaths yoga-like breaths.  Some of that was just managing nerves.  I also parked myself on the couch as much as possible with my feet up and watched something that would keep me happy and distracted (Scrubs and Friends on netflix :))
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    4/20-surprise BFP and another c/p 4w2d
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  • CarrieB. said:



    Do you have any guided fertility meditations? I liked those as a way to relax and stay calm.

    This too, I forgot the IVF/FET Mind Body meditations :)
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    IVF/ICSI/PESA #2 ER 11/15/12 Nothing to transfer :( 
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  • Hee, hee... I thought you meant during bed rest.  I hear bedrest might not even be recommended anymore but I loved bed rest!  I did coupons, and finances and cross stitching and reading... best thing ever.  Asides from that, by the time I got around to FETs - I made no special effort whatsoever and it was the first time my BFPs stuck.  (I continued my long-time habits of an improved diet and acupuncture beforehand, but nothing special.)  FX for you!

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    I'm pretty sure I ate pineapple core and I also did acupuncture... I did that for several transfers and only the last one was successful, but it really helped with my nerves...
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  • I ate tons of pineapple core and had about 6 acupuncture treatments beforehand. Both embryos stuck!

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  • I did acupuncture the day before and both stuck too. Had I known about the pineapple I would have done that too! Good luck and try to stay positive!
    Frenchteachermama
  • Off topic... Can anyone eat pineapple now without thinking about cycling? I can't. I don't think I really like it anymore and it's been a long time since we cycled.
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  • @CarrieB. LOL.  Yes, I can eat pineapple without thinking of IF (because I only gave that a meek try).  But just today at lunch, the sunflower seeds reminded me of IF.

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  • @CarrieB. LOL.  Yes, I can eat pineapple without thinking of IF (because I only gave that a meek try).  But just today at lunch, the sunflower seeds reminded me of IF.

    Sunflower seeds?
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  • Acupuncture and pineapple core. Immediately after the transfer I had them put pillows under my bottom and knees for my pelvis to stay elevated and I listened to spa music for 30 minutes. I got "50 tracks - Nature Soubds & Relaxing Music" for $5 on iTunes. I also listened to it many times during my 72hrs of bed rest. I am now 23w with our baby boy. GL!
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  • @CarrieB.  Yep.  Somewhere midway in my journey I read about eating seeds for "seeds" (fertility) and it stuck.  Today I googled this: http://natural-fertility-info.com/nuts-and-seeds.html 

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  • Ha, the one time FET worked for me I had *just* started a new job as a new nurse, so super stressed, emotional, physically demanding, we didn't use any drugs besides Progesterone and Estrogen.  I was sure it was going to fail due to stress and no bed rest...but that was the embie that stuck. Go figure.  I did elevate my hips for 20 minutes after the transfer.
    Egg Retrieval - Feb. 2013 -> OHSS.  FET#1 - June 2013(failed). FET#2 - October 2013(success!) Griffin Alistair: 6#10oz 20" long, born 6/19/14 @ 4:04am
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