7 Tips To Navigate Fertility Injectables

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Patients undergoing an IVF or injectable medication cycle often request tips for giving fertility injections and reducing pain throughout the stimulation phase of their treatment cycle. The thought of these injections may be daunting to some, but with the right guidance, they can be easily and effectively administered with minor discomfort.

Everything from IVF to an egg donation cycle requires fertility injections. This is why the staff at South Jersey Fertility Center provide expert support for this process. In addition to providing women with a comprehensive in-person tutorial on how to administer the injections, we also offer tips to make the experience easier and more effective. All injectable medication instructions are also available on our website for future reference.

Tips For Success:
Wash your hands and organize your gear.
 We recommend beginning the injection process by wiping down the area where you’ll be preparing the medications and then washing your hands. You can then organize the needed materials in the sanitized space.

Check your medication list. Be sure to verify that you have all of the medications you need before beginning administration.

Give the injections at the correct time. One of our primary tips for giving fertility injections is to set an alarm to ensure you administer the medications at the right time. You’ll need to take most medications during a certain time in the evening.

Confirm you’ll be in a private, comfortable space. It’s much easier to prepare and deliver the injections when you’re in a sanitary, private space where you won’t be rushed. Because of this, we recommend administering the injections at home.

Numb the injection site with ice or a cool pack. While the injections often just feel like a mild prick, you can minimize sensation by holding an ice cube or cold pack on the injection site for about a minute before administration.

Relax your body before giving the injection. Fully relaxing your abdomen makes it easier to pinch a generous portion of skin in the recommended injection zone. While this sounds easier said than done, try to enhance relaxation by taking slow, deep breaths prior to administering.

Take your time. Being slow and double-checking your instructions and dosage will reduce the chance of making a mistake.

Call if you have questions! If in doubt, call our team for support. We’re here even after hours for important questions. While the idea of injections might seem overwhelming, utilizing these tips for giving fertility injections can make this a smooth and easy process. Contact us for more information about our fertility services and to get more tips for patients.

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