Understanding Self IVF Injections

IVF injections are necessary to induce ovulation and make the fertilization process possible. The injections can be administered by a medical assistant, but you can also administer these injections at home so you won’t have to waste time going to a clinic on a regular basis.

Why the IVF Shots Are Important

IVF shots are important, as these will assist the production of ovules. Typically, one ovule is released each month and this can be extracted and fertilized. When IVF shots are used, these will stimulate the production of several ovules at a time and this will increase the chances of a successful fertilization. The injections will be administered prior to the IVF procedure, before the eggs are extracted.

How the Injections Are Administered

When administering the IVF injections, you will need both the medication and solvent. Mix one part medication and one part solvent, making sure you get all the air bubbles out of the syringe prior to administering the shot. The injections should be administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly. You may choose to administer the injections in your thigh, since this is a more accessible area for you. If your partner administers the shots, you can get these in the buttock or the hips. Numb the area with some rubbing alcohol or some numbing patches and introduce the needle under the skin or in the muscles, making sure to avoid any veins. After the shot is administered, the area should be rubbed to make sure the medication enters the body.

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