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Self Injecting

Self injections are inevitable in
IVF treatment and help to stimulate
your ovaries to produce eggs


During an IVF treatment, it is inevitable that you will need to undertake a series of injections which help to stimulate the follicles in your ovaries into producing and maturing eggs in preparation for an egg collection procedure.

There are two kinds of injections that you may experience when undergoing an IVF treatment with us:

Unique Treatment Plan

Your consultant will determine the unique combination of medications that you need to start your treatment plan and you will be shown how to administer any injections by one of our fertility nurses before you prepare to self inject at home.

We acknowledge that some women may dread the prospect of self-administrating these injections, but most do get used to them and take comfort in the knowledge that this process has already helped many couples to conceive.

Subcutaneous Injections

A subcutaneous injection is given using a small needle, inserted just under the skin in your abdomen or the front of your thigh, similar to the way someone with diabetes gives themselves an insulin shot. The most common medications administered using subcutaneous injection are Gonal F, Menopur, Clexane and Lubion.

Intramuscular Injection

An intramuscular injection is a technique used to deliver a medication deep into the muscle at the top of your buttocks which allows the medication to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. The sensation is similar to that of a vaccination and whilst it is possible to administer this injection yourself, you may wish to ask your partner to help as this can also make them feel more involved in the process. The most common medications administered using subcutaneous injection are Lentogest and Prontogest.

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Why Choose Us?

Here are some facts about your fertility journey with us that we’d like to share with you:

Every evaluation and treatment plan is uniquely tailored to meet your individual needs

You will have access to leading professionals, with over 35 years combined expertise, providing you with confidence and reassurance in your fertility diagnosis and subsequent treatment

Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists in fertility, urology, nutrition, counselling, genetics, endocrinology, haematology and weight management to provide a comprehensive range of support as and when you need it

We will work with you closely to understand your individual circumstances, identify any problems and agree with you, the best course of action to help make your dream a reality

We will always be honest and open about your chances of success with treatment.

Your comfort and care is always our top priority

Our focus remains entirely on you as an individual, your unique needs and your wellbeing

All investigations and treatments are provided within our new state-of-the-art clinic based in Elstree which offers a spacious environment with comfortable surroundings, to enhance your care and experience. We offer investigations and scans at our satellite locations too.

Our friendly consultant-led team is here to support you at every step throughout your fertility journey

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