After embryo transfer (and prior to), it is best for the female patient to minimize daily caffeine intake as well as food rich in mercury. Although there are no reliable data to support bed rest after embryo transfer in order to improve IVF success rates, many medical practices ask that the patient consider bed rest for several days after embryo transfer. Women who have undergone embryo transfer are asked to continue taking luteal phase hormone supplements in order to improve the chance for success.