Today was my first day of injecting Puregon myself (the nurse did it yesterday - my Day 1 of puregon)....
I am totally needle phobic and had no idea how I was going to do it...but...
I did it...and guess what...I didn't even feel it!
I had a little bit of a cry/freakout when I took the lid of the needle as it looked a lot bigger then the one the nurse did (of course it wasn't!).
What I found helpful was...
***Ice pack the place where you are going to inject - this was brilliant - I swear I did not feel a thing - I even had a little misadventure (explain in a minute) which resulted in me having to fiddle around with the Pen while the needle was still in my tummy (and me freaking out a little again) but it still didn't hurt!
*** My hands were wet after putting the icepack on my belly, therefore when I was pressing the button down to inject the stuff, my finger got very slippery half way down and therefore the button wouldn't move further - I had to really push the button several times to get it down (this is where I freaked out second time round as the needle was still in me - but I promise you - it still didn't hurt'. So my advise would be to wipe your hands well after using the icepack, so that they are dry when you push the button.
***It's hard to see what you're doing if your crying when your injecting..
Thank you ladies for a great thread... i am new to IVF and these forums which have been a godsent. It has taken me 3days on the bus to & from work to read this and have learnt so much. Thank you for sharing.
We have our appt with FS mid April so trying to get ready for that with as much info as possible... so far my main concerns are no coffee and no alcohol plus weight gain. The other stuff i had read already but these are the things that you can do to maximise the chances, right?
I have gone home everyday with a new story or idea to try ( eg acupuncture) to Dh and he is reffering to this site as my imagenary friends... like most dh that i read about he is MALE and very pragmatic so doesnt understand why i need to talk or think about it constantly. He makes me feel so nice to know all the feelings are normal.
Thank you again and i will be following everyones journey, will make sure to have a drink to everyones getting a sticky soon before my detox
This thread is a lovely reality check - thank you to everyone for sharing. We're on our first IVF long cycle, sniffing starts next week & injections the following week. I'm being realistic that this first cycle may not get anywhere - but I'm also allowing myself some hope, too.
Hey guys, I'm new to this site, but I guess so are most of the new IVF'ers lol. I went in today to get my first IVF cycle under-way after 2 failed IUI cycles in 2011. To my surprise my doctor told me that I am too overweight for IVF treatment. He sent me away to lose the weight before he will start my treatments. As you guys can appreciate there is a lot of work that goes in to preparing for this day! After saving thousands of dollars, having countless blood test and everything else such as donors and counselling appointments I had to attend and pay for, this is the news he gives me. I am gutted! so devo!! My ttc days are on hold before they even start! ......
Angry & Devastated
Hey! So my DH and I have been trying for a baby since January 2011. After seeing 3 different doctors I was finally diagnosed with PCOS in June 2011 and have been seeing a fertility specialist since July 2011. We have tried everything from Provera to AI / IUI. I had an ectopic pregnancy January this year and had one of my fallopian tubes removed. Since then we decided to start IVF as my other tube is slightly bent. We had our first cycle last month. I got 8 embryos with 7 being frozen. We had a successful transfer but it didn't stick for long. We are now on our second cycle and I am on Progynova and have my scan on Thursday and all going well my doctor thinks transfer will be after Easter. I have also been having acupuncture as I have heard good things about it regarding fertility. If this cycle doesn't work my doctor wants to do further testing. We are crossing our fingers!
I have read a few things about acupuncture with an ivf cycle. Can anyone recommend a good place in Sydney?
Just started my first ivf cycle with icsi so not sure if it's too late to start acupuncture? Any info would be appreciated.
Hey I don't think it's ever too late to try acupuncture. I started late on my first cycle of ivf and have been continuing since. I feel great once I have it done. Very calm and relaxed and sometimes u need it after the stresses of babymaking!!
Im new to bub hub.
Glad I've found this forum to share what im goin through with others.
I'm to take my trigger tonight and have EPU on Wednesday.
feeling very I'll today with headache and nausea.
i threw up last night and feeling very slow and I'll today. Is that normal?
Really scared for Wednesday and I'm back to work on Thursday.
I do hope first ivf works for me cos I cannot take this roller coaster ride at all.
When, how did u go with ur EPU today? I hope it was ok. I have my first EPU sometime next week and I'm nervous also. On the other hand I have no choice and just keep focused on the end result.
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