What are the do’s and don’ts after IUI?
The basic principle which you should keep in mind is that you just be reasonable with yourself. It is very normal, and it is very much for permissible to carry on with your day to day activities including work. Unless you feel that the situation at work is more physically demanding or maybe it’s very emotionally stressful that it may affect the outcome of your treatment. In such cases, women can consider taking some time off work.
Day-to-day or household activities including carrying light or moderate weights is still ok. But certainly, you should avoid moving or lifting heavy weights or running multiple flights of stairs or engaging in vigorous exercise or starting a new form of physical activity with your body’s not accustomed.
The important thing is to continue with your folic acid supplements especially when you are going through a fertility treatment. If you haven’t started yet then it is never too late to start.
Other lifestyle factors
- Continue to quit smoking or if you have only reduced it until now then it is important that you give up smoking
- Continue to abstain alcohol
- Continue to abstain caffeine
- Maintain a healthy balanced diet
- Adequate fluid intake
- Try some stress management strategies if you think it may help you
So this is a list of do’s and don’ts but what is really important to be just reasonable with yourself and try to distract yourself from the outcome of the treatment.