First IVF shots

What are the first shots REALLY like? Well, this was our experience.

I woke up and was across town by 6:50am to sign in for my Day 2 testing, early bird gets the worm. I was told to be at the office between 7:30-8:30 to have my tests done and I could sign in at 7:15 but I was eager.Β  Well I got there at 6:50 and I was #4 in line!

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First of all how sweet is my husband? Look at what he came home with to celebrate the start of our IVF with PGD cycle.

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This is our first night and I had to take 75IU of Gonal-F and 75IU Menopur. Mike prepared everything below and I sat in a chair and took pictures. πŸ™‚

Step One: Take Gonal-F out of the fridge and leave at room temp for 30 min. I’m not gunna lie, the Gonal-F and the fact that it came in a pen threw us for a loop. So, we did what any adult our age would do…watched a few youtube videos about how to use it.

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Step Two: Prepare the Menopur. Mix the saline with the powder and set aside.

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Look at that form…it’s like he is a professional or something.

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Step Three: Use alcohol swab to prep area.

Step Four: Pinch area 1 inch to the right and 1 inch below my belly button and inject Gonal-F. Release pinch and hold button on pen down for 10 seconds and pull needle out.

Step Five: Pinch same area of skin again and insert the Menopur.

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Step Six: Clean up and drink water.Β  I was super thirsty!

Step Seven: Put on the Bruins and the Sox.

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