Is bed rest necessary after intrauterine insemination?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 01/09/2019

After intrauterine insemination, your doctor may recommend that you stay in bed for a few minutes in order to favor the journey of sperm inside your reproductive tract and for you to recover from the procedure as well. However, several studies have confirmed that rest following IUI does not increase chances of success.

Once you return home, you can continue with your normal routines and lifestyle, always avoiding great efforts and heavy weight lifting.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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