Monday, October 26, 2015

IVF tips

I started this post a while back, and I'm finally getting around to sharing it. I started this blog to share our IVF experience and inspire others so I thought I'd share some of the things I learned through 2 rounds of IVF. 

  • Let your husband give you your shots. It'll bring out a compassionate side of him that you haven't seen before.
  • Stim shots don't hurt at all.
  • If you're prescribed menopur injections. Ice your stomach before the shot. The menopur burns a little when the medicine goes in, so it helps to relieve the burning.
  • Don't plan to do anything the day after you start your stim shots. I had the worst throbbing headache the whole next day from the extreme hormonal change.
  • Stims can cause headaches on and off. Any time I felt a headache coming on, I would down a ton of water and my headache would go away. 
  • Speaking of water, keep yourself super hydrated throughout your cycle.
  • Google will become your best friend. You will Google every single side effect you get. 
  • Your stomach will get bloated. Make fun of it! The point of doing IVF is to get pregnant after all, so who cares if you gain a little in the belly!
  • There is absolutely nothing scary or painful about the IVF process.
  • Invest in a heating bad. It's great for the cramps you may get and it also helps to sit on it after taking a Progesterone injection because it thins the medicine. 
  • If it doesn't work the 1st time, DON'T give up!
  • Open up to your close family and friends about your IVF/fertility journey. It helps to have a good support system during it all.  

If you're going through IVF and you have any questions, feel free to send me an email at I'd love to help! 


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