What Fertility Medications are Used with Embryo Transfers?
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ivfprescriptions - September 14

If you are going through IVF treatment, then part of the process involves fertility medications that will support production of the eggs, as well as providing a safe and nurturing environment for the embryo, as well as the embryo transfer. It is perfectly normal to be a little apprehensive if this is your first embryonic transfer, but familiarizing yourself with the process can help. Embryo transfer is the final state of IVF procedures, but there is a whole host of medications and testing that happen in order to reach this culminating step.

Ground Zero: IVF Drugs and Beginning Treatment

Depending on what your diagnosis has been, your doctor may have prescribed a wide range of products designed to either suppress your immune system, build up the lining in your uterus, or prevent an immune reaction. Some of the more common IVF drugs include Clomid, Medrol, Endometrin, and Follistim, to name a few.

IVF and Embryonic Transfer: The Big Day

Embryo transfer happens after the eggs have been fertilized in the laboratory and allowed to mature in a culture medium until they are ready for implantation. Doctors will either do the transfer at the three day or five day mark. Usually two to four embryos will be transferred, depending on the number of healthy embryos there are, how old you are, and your risk factors for multiple births. Transfers usually take place in the comfort of your regular fertility clinic. You will be asked to drink a lot of fluids prior to the procedure because it helps the doctor see more clearly when they do the ultrasound.

After the IVF Procedure

After the IVF procedure you’ll be asked to lie still for a couple of hours. There might be some slight cramping, but this will go away. Generally, the doctor will advise you to take it easy the rest of the day. Sometimes the doctor will recommend a round of hCG or progesterone. In about 12-14 days you’ll return to the doctors for a pregnancy check, hopefully with wonderful results.

IVF Medications Experiences

Whattoexpect.com

Patient #1: A woman is about to go through her first embryonic transfer and asks others what she should expect, and if she will be required to take a lot of drugs post implantation. Others respond that it depends on her doctor’s diagnosis but that regardless of that, the IVF drugs that would be prescribed are safe to take while pregnant.

Fertilethoughts.com

Patient #2: A woman in California asks the group about discounted fertility medications. Another poster shares that she called her insurance to see if any of it was covered and was shocked to learn that some of her fertility meds would have been covered had she just asked earlier. She urges the California woman to definitely call her insurance because if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Babyandbump.com

Patient #3: A woman asks others about IVF meds and if ordering them online was safe or not. Many, many responded telling her that not only are they safe, if you shop at the right place, but also that they are much, much cheaper than getting them from the regular pharmacy. Many urged her to use only those online pharmacies that are accredited by the Ministry of Health, and not to purchase generics.

 

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