At my practice, I have maintained that “princess rest” or “bed rest” is not my recommended after embryo transfer. Here is a sampling of studies spanning 10 years supporting the best rest after embryo transfer may negatively affect the outcome.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2019 Nov
This study showed that immediate mobilization after an ET does not have a negative influence over the success rates of IVF. Therefore, bed rest should not be recommended.
Hum Fertil (Camb). 2016 Apr;19
Bed rest following ET did not improve clinical pregnancy and live birth rates but reduced the implantation rate.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011 Apr;155
The conclusion was that there was insufficient evidence to support the routine use of bed rest to improve pregnancy outcome in women undergoing ET in IVF cycles.
These results are concordant with previously published literature and suggest that bed rest is not beneficial following Embryo Transfer.