A study from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam has said that chances of pregnancy after artificial insemination are boosted if women lie still afterwards. The study involved 390 couples undergoing intrauterine insemination in Holland.
The researchers found that 27% of women who lay still for at least 15 minutes after insemination got pregnant, while just 17% of women who moved around were able to conceive. A total of three cycles of treatment was given to women among whom half were asked to lie still for 15 minutes, while other were asked to move around.
The success rate in the women who lay still was 10%, 10% and 7% respectively, while it was 7%, 5% and 5% in the rest of the women who moved around.
"Although immobilisation takes more time and occupies more space in busy rooms, the intervention will be economic in the long run, as pregnant patients will not return in subsequent cycles," said study leader Dr Inge Custers.
The details appear in the British Medical Journal.