In vitro fertilization IVF is a common fertility treatment method that can help couples successfully conceive and have a full-term pregnancy. One of the many questions couples ask during fertility treatments is if and when they can safely have sex. Sonja Kristiansen can advise couples as to when they can resume sex after IVF during the consultation process at our Houston, TX fertility center. If you have questions about when you can safely have sex throughout your IVF treatment, do not hesitate to ask.
What your Fertility Doctor didn’t tell you about Sex and IVF
Sex after IVF - Houston, TX - In Vitro Fertilization
The 2WW , or two-week-wait, is that nail biting wait until you can take a pregnancy test and learn if you are pregnant or not. Two concerns arise when thinking about orgasms during the 2WW:. Overall, there is no research confirming that orgasming from sex or masturbation can impact embryo implantation during non-IVF conception. However, if you look at the research on sex after IVF, you get a different picture.
You are in the middle of IVF or egg freezing , you receive your calendar that tells you when and what to inject into your belly and a tentative schedule for the egg retrieval. You are ready to go but there is one thing missing from the instructions, the one thing that was needed to conceive a child before western medical interventions came along and that is sex. However, sex is a loaded word in our society. I would say that we have limited our view of sex if we only think of it as a penis and vagina on a date.
An American study on IVF and sex found that relationships during fertility treatment suffered. Researchers polled IVF couples, healthcare providers and mental-health practitioners. Women having IVF reported less interest in sex than those not having fertility treatment. Orgasms were rare; vaginal sensitivity and dryness were not.