Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lupron=Piece of Cake!

I am thrilled to report that Jeni and Lupron get along just fine!  The injections are going great!  I still cannot believe that you can stick a 1/2 inch needle into your belly and not be able to feel it!  I am also so excited that I am not having any of the common side effects of Lupron!

For those of you who are interested, here is some info on what Lupron is intended to do during this IVF process:

GnRH-a: Prior to Transfer GnRH-a is an acronym for gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. The most popular brand name for this medication is Lupron. Lupron injections are nearly always used for a fresh transfer, and may or may not be used for a frozen embryo transfer.

Lupron injections are synthetic hormones designed to temporarily suppress a surrogate's cycle, and they are done primarily to get her in sync with the egg donor or intended mother.

Lupron injections are injected subcutaneously via a small needle, resembling a diabetic insulin needle. The surrogate will need to do the Lupron injections herself, at home, daily for a period of a few days to a few weeks, depending on the clinic's protocol. The injections will be made in the fatty area of her stomach, just to the right or left of her belly button.

1 comment:

  1. Jeni, I am SOOO proud of you!! Pretty soon you'll be so used to needles you'll be thinking about what you wanna get for your first tattoo :) You've been a rock star... keep it up. Getting your body nice and ready to house those babies... can't wait :) What an incredible journey. Love ya Jeni-Girl XOXO


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