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How many injections for IVF treatment?

IVF or in vitro fertilization is a type of assisted reproductive technology treatment where an IVF specialist prepares an embryo in the laboratory by using a human egg and sperm and transfers it back to the uterus for implantation. A more significant number of embryos increases the likelihood of being pregnant successfully. Healthy embryos come from healthy eggs. Before human egg retrieval, there is an extensive course of hormonal injections for females to get a maximum number of eggs in a single cycle. Naturally, one or two eggs reach the level of maturity, and sperm fertilize them. These hormonal injections help retrieve as many mature eggs as possible. 

The course of hormonal injections starts mainly on the second or third day after the start of bleeding. It continues daily for 10 to 15 days. Some patients show quick responses, while others get injections up to the 13th or 14th day of the menstrual cycle. Australian Concept Infertility Medical Center offers daily visits to its patients to provide quality injection administration. Although we allow self-administration of injections at home, we encourage daily visits to our centers for maximum results. 

The routes of administration for these injections are intramuscular and subcutaneous. The number and type of injections may vary from patient to patient. IVF experts prescribe these injections. These include IVF-C, IVF-M, Ovidrel, Cetrotide, Decapeptyl, and Follitropin. Dr. Sajjad’s Australian Concept Infertility Medical Center has experienced and qualified staff. Our staff administers medications with extreme care and an empathetic approach. 

The next step is egg retrieval. IVF experts retrieve eggs when most of the growing eggs reach maturity (18 to 20mm). The husband gives his semen sample with a gap of 2 to 4 days of intercourse. Embryologists use these sperm and eggs to make embryos.