Answer from: Raúl Olivares, MD
In this sense, we have a lot of expertise probably, 50% of our patients come from abroad, so we’re really used to have patients who fly to Barcelona, and then after the transfer, they fly back home.
Our usual recommendation is we advise you to remain here in Barcelona for 1 day and fly back home the next day of the embryo transfer. However, we have a lot of patients especially, those who come for cryotransfer, they even land in the morning, we do the embryo transfer, they fly back in the evening, and they get pregnant.
I can’t really see how flying can have an impact on embryo implantation, so I feel that it’s completely safe to do that. We recommend staying here for 24 hours, but it’s more to do with the psychological perspective point of view. We want to make sure that they have not done anything wrong, and they have done their best to help the implantation. I honestly feel that there is no difference to stay longer or flying back the same day, there is no issue at all.
Are there any contraindications to travel after the embryo transfer?
There is no evidence that travelling can impact your IVF cycle, and therefore, your outcome. What about travelling just after the embryo transfer? Can I fly during IVF treatment?
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