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    Ma’am, after my embryo transfer of 4th day I felt an orgasm while I was asleep. It happened automatically… Did it contract my uterus? My embryos are safe or not? Now I have completed my first week and am waiting for 2 weeks to complete it, but I’m scared.

    January 10, 2016 at 8:16 pm
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Hello Kiya,

    Although there is no scientific evidence that orgasms can either affect or benefit embryo implantation after IVF embryo transfer, some specialists in this field state that orgasms may encourage uterine peristalsis, i.e. rhythmic uterine contractions.

    Provided that peristalsis transports sperm into the fallopian tubes to promote pregnancy in a natural cycle, it is considered to be advantageous for embryo implantation when pregnancy can be achieved naturally.

    Conversely, if applied to an IVF cycle, some say it might relocate transferred embryos. If this was to happen, the embryos would get pushed into the tubes, which would theoretically increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy.

    However, as I said earlier, there is no scientific proof that this could be true. Besides, some experts also state that it could help embryo implantation as in a natural cycle. The most probable is that nothing has happened after your orgasm in sleep, so don’t worry.

    I hope you share your outcome with all of us,

    Best wishes

    January 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm