I am currently in the middle of my first 2ww after IVF. My doctor was very specific and said no intercourse until after a heartbeat can be detected if we get that far. They did not indicate if I should avoid having orgasms. I have read so much conflicting information about the effects of orgasms on early pregnancy I would love to have some sort of physical intimacy with my husband during this time, but am not sure I should?
By Michael A. Synopsis: Couples attempting natural conception were found to have a lower chance of success per cycle when intercourse took place at or around the time of implantation. Source: Steiner AZ, et al. Peri-implantation intercourse lowers fecundability. Fertil Steril ; This is a secondary analysis of data obtained from two prospective time-to-pregnancy studies that were originally designed to determine the validity of antimullerian hormone AMH and follicle-stimulating hormone FSH as biomarkers of fertility in a community-based group of reproductive-aged women.
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A recent American study on IVF and sex found that relationships during fertility treatment can suffer. Researchers polled IVF couples, healthcare providers and mental-health practitioners. Women undergoing IVF reported less interest in sex than those not having fertility treatment. But perhaps couples should talk about this more openly.