Brief Rest after IUI Brings No Benefit
By contrast, the Amsterdam study looked at 479 patients undergoing 1,934 IUI cycles. The researchers randomized patients with mild male subfertility or an unknown cause of infertility (idiopathic) to either lie still for 15 minutes after IUI (950 cycles) or to move around right away (984 cycles). The cumulative ongoing pregnancy rate per couple was actually lower in the immobilization group (32.2 percent) than in the mobilization group (40.3 percent)although this difference was not considered statistically significant.
The researchers presented their findings at last years annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). They say the findings are strong enough to make bed rest recommendations obsolete.