is one of the commonest concerns patients have about IVF.
They've heard so many horror stories about all the
injections which IVF patients need to take, and injections are naturally associated
However, the modern hormonal injections which we use for
IVF aren't painful at all, because we usually give them subcutaneously, and
patients can easily learn to administer these themselves.
So why do IVF injections have such a bad reputation. This
is because some doctors continue to give oily, painful progesterone injections
after the transfer to provide luteal phase support. This used to be routine in
the past, but most modern IVF clinic give the progesterone today in the form of
This means there should be no pain at all in an IVF cycle,
which is why it's easy to repeat this. If your doctor is causing you pain, he's
obviouslydoing something wrong!
Yes, the pain can be emotional when the IVF cycle fails,
but when the cycle works, it's worth bearing all the discomfort which it can
And the pain can be financialas well, because the
treatment is so expensive - but a baby can be priceless!
What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence?