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Old 06-16-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Anyone ever given hormone shots for IVF?

I'm asking because I have to give my boss her shots for the next 2 weeks, and I have no idea how to do it! Any pointers? Thanks!

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Old 06-16-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone ever given hormone shots for IVF?

My best advice is for you to "practice" on something, like a stuffed animal or a throw pillow so that you can get a good idea of how easily the needle will go in. It will go like a knife through hot butter - very very easy. DO NOT rear back and jam it in, lol.

My question, of course, is why can'tshe give herself the shot? Unless it is in her....backside of course. Frankly it is easier giving them to yourself...you can control it easier and you know when it is going to happen. Less anticipation. Of course, I only gave it to myself once. But I rather preferred it.

Honestly...if you do it even twice, you will have the hang of it. It's just not as bad as you will think.

That is all the experience of a soon-to-be mama who did 8 rounds of artificial inseminations and 2 rounds of IVF. All with many many shots. PM me if you want more tips or have more questions.
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone ever given hormone shots for IVF?

I dont have any expierence but I have heard to practice on a orange.. LOL

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Old 06-16-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone ever given hormone shots for IVF?

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My question, of course, is why can'tshe give herself the shot? Unless it is in her....backside of course.
Yup, right it the rearend! She called me a couple of hours ago to make sure that I was still comfortable with giving her the shots. I reminded her that I wouldn't be the one showing off my butt!
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Re: Anyone ever given hormone shots for IVF?

I got my horomone shots during pregnancy because it was a very high risk, complicated pregnancy. I alwys got hem in my rear or arm (they switched everytime) and it causes a little pain in the area. The needle goes in easily but I would also suggest practicing on something. Maybe a fruit as the skin will be tougher like ours is. My nurse does jab it in a bit but it never really hurt (I was int he office so much they just did it for me, scardy cat).
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Re: Anyone ever given hormone shots for IVF?

another tip, if I may, is to NOT wiggle it while you squeeze out the meds. if you go in nice and smooth and don't wiggle, then it shouldn't hurt too much at all.

I had my blood drawn for this preg (all six vials ) and the vein collapsed so she wiggled it to get it to open again. Mind you the needle is much larger, but it hurts to get it wiggled. So keep it still.
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