Reading through the thread about running after IVF. Wanted to ask your opinion about strenuous WORK after the procedure. My RE told me I would need to take it easy the two weeks prior to retrieval due to the size of my ovaries and then 1-2 weeks after transfer. I have a very physically demanding job at times (on a 4-wheeler most days) which is concerning. I can definitely ditch the bike and walk (maybe up to 4 hours a day) but in you opinion do you think that's too much. I'm in the process of recruiting some help so I'm not so taxed but I'm trying to figure out if I should even work at all. Just for reference, I'm a horticulturist in the tree fruit industry. I'm VERY busy spring and summer. Most doctors have told me that if I'm used to the work it's no big deal. I am 39 though and undergoing an already iffy procedure. Any input would be much appreciated. IVF scheduled for March.
I'd really talk to your Dr about this but if your body is used to it I'd guess it's OK in general. I mean, that is what they say...
However: I'd say take it really really easy after a procedure. After all, your body is NOT used to that and, if hopefully soon, you do get PG you'll have to change your work load anyway... and for you I mean that literally!
Making a pure guess, though: I am guessing better to ride than walk. All that walking would put your body in athletic mode, which tends to mess with cycles and such.
Good luck to you and I hope there is an easy answer!