The hormone medication given to you to optimize your body for pregnancy may be having an impact on you emotionally and physically. You may feel more prone to tears, anxiety and irritability. You may also experience some cramping, spotting or light bleeding, abdominal bloating, fatigue, and breast tenderness. While any change can be alarming, they are normally fine and do not indicate if you are pregnant or not. However, any extreme symptoms should be reported to your doctor immediately.
What should you focus on in these two weeks?
• Limit activity for the first 24 hours after transfer
• Gradually increase activity over the next few days to non-strenuous non-aerobic activity and return to work when ready – your treating specialist will guide you if you are unsure
• Eat healthily and stay hydrated
• Keep busy by planning meaningful or fun distractions
• Practice your favorite relaxation activity to keep stress levels down
• Set aside a timeslot each day (15-30min) to think about your journey and write down your thoughts or discuss with someone. This may help you to stay aware of and process the range of feelings (i.e. fear, excitement etc.) that often occur during this time