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Most of us are understandably scared of taking shots. In fact, it's the idea of having to take injections daily for 10 days which puts lots of women off the idea of even attempting IVF. Many women are needle-phobic, and the idea of having to take an injection induces a lot of anxiety and stress.
The good news is that all the IVF injections ( except for progesterone, which we don't use anymore) are water-soluble, which means that they are not painful. If you learn to take your own injections, this will make going through the cycle a lot easier. It is scary the first time you do this, but it does get easier, and you will have mastered a new skill in the process. You can practise on an orange in the beginning.
If you are squeamish, get your husband to give you the shots. No one will give them with more love and care . After all, he knows that if he messes up, he will never be forgiven, so he will be very careful !
Here's a self-administration guide from one of our patients.
Subcutaneous administration of IVF injections
Read more- Injections For Infertility