13 comments


  • Bella

    Hi guys,
    I had my egg retrieval 5days ago, and I feel like having sex. Can i?

    April 22, 2019
  • Worried mom-to-be

    Had my embryo transfer on Monday the 08 of April 2019 and did the first test already and it’s positive. I was so happy. I had intercourse with my husband on Sunday the 21 of April 2019. Now I am scared AF! Wht if something bad happens to my baby I will never forgive myself.

    April 22, 2019
    • Mom2be

      It was frozen transfer or fresh?

      April 22, 2019
    • Irf

      How about your experience in egg collection and embryo transfer sister. Is it painful? How you take care yourself before pregnancy test?

      April 23, 2019
  • LDavis

    I had frozen embryo transfer two times before. The first failed but the 2nd time I had 2 embryos put in and I have a gorgeous almost 4 year old boy and I just did another frozen embryo transfer on March 28, 2019. My doctor said no sex until they tell me and I’m waiting. I will have my pregnancy test April 8 and I will come back here to let you guys know if it work

    March 30, 2019
  • Hopeful Mom To Be

    We totally abstained from sex the entire IVF process until I was 21 weeks. I read blogs and forums that it was totally safe. At 22 weeks, my waters broke. I was admitted and developed fever that night. The doctors cannot say what caused the leak, possibly an infection. Or it can be the other way around wherein the ruptured membrane caused the infection. We lost our baby at 23 weeks. Our doctor said that having sex may or may not have triggered it. We are planning the next implantation next year. This time there will be no sex at all.

    October 27, 2018
    • Nicole

      I am so sorry you went through this. I did too. My water broke at 19 weeks immediately after sex. (Literally got out of bed and it came gushing out) I was admitted to the hospital and put on strict bedrest to try and get the water to build back up. I had a terrible fever as well, and had 2 different drs come to try and get me to abort. It was horrifying. I would not give up hope. Eventually, my beautiful daughter was stillborn at 22 weeks. That was 11 years ago nearly to the day. I’m currently stimming for my first IVF round, hoping for a rainbow. If you ever need someone to talk to, I’m here.

      November 04, 2018
    • Dawn

      Lucky guy

      November 06, 2018
  • Mizlu

    As for me I never wanted sex in my life like I have during my IVF stims.. my sex drive was just too high (I had my egg retrieval yesterday). I will not be having a fresh transfer and even though I was so sad about it initially I am glad I will be taking time off to get my body relax and possibly flash all these hormones out from the injections and most importantly get off the sex fasting session for a while… lol

    June 18, 2017
  • Sandy

    We had our transfer last Friday. We have not had sexual intercourse for a while now. But the hormone medication is putting me in the mood all the time, however we have done some cuddling and kissing. Don’t know if that is harmful too.

    January 04, 2017
  • Debbie cowles

    I’m in the stimulant stage at the minute.my stomach is so bloated and I feel like rubbish cause of allthe hormones I have to inject,but funny enough my sex drive has gone higher rather than Lower,never felt like it.but now having the hormone injections.i could all the time.its weird how so people do feel like it and some go mental for it.ive been a bit tearful as expected but apart from the crap side effects not been to stressed.and it’s hard not to get stressed but that’s the key I think.take one day as it comes and relax and try and stay calm.its so hard to go through some thing like this but stay calm guys xxx

    May 30, 2016
  • Robyn

    I had a day-3 embryo transfer 6 days ago and knowing we can’t have sex makes me and my husband want it more! The saying is totally true: the “dreaded 2 week wait”. We will not risk our dream of having a baby, so walks and desserts are helping us forget!

    August 12, 2015
  • frisky

    I find it interesting that you say many women don’t feel like sex during IVF. Seriously, I think the hormone medications are kicking my libido into high gear, so the two week wait is like torture. We find that our problem is just the opposite. We want it, and I’m always in the mood lately, but we have to abstain for now.

    March 30, 2015

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