hCG trigger shot

Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the female body to help with fertility. The hormone is produced once a fertilized egg reaches the lining of the uterus. An hCG trigger shot refers to an injection of the hormone. This may be necessary for women that are struggling from fertility problems as they may have complications without an hCG supplementation.

How an hCG Trigger Shot Works
The injection of the hormone is made according to the timing of the ovarian follicles that possess the eggs. After the injection is made the follicles will let their eggs out and allow for an increased chance of impregnation. The use of hCG trigger shots is extremely common for women suffering from fertility problems. It may also be used in normally fertile women if the couple really wants to make sure that they have a baby soon. If everything were timed properly (intercourse, menstrual cycles, hCG injection) then there would be a dramatic increase to the chance of impregnation.

How to Buy hCG Trigger Shots
You can purchase hCG trigger shots with a prescription. You will have to speak with your doctor in order to get this prescription. The injections are also available in both mixed and unmixed forms. It can be prescribed in varying potencies and your doctor will decide which potency is right for you. Make sure you follow the instructions you were given when mixing and injecting the medication so you can get the best results possible. Lastly, hCG trigger shots are often branded under the names Novarel, Pregnyl, in generic form, and more.

How to Inject hCG
Completing an hCG trigger shot is not difficult if you know how to do it properly. You can do the injection at home or get your doctor to do it instead. If you do not feel comfortable making the injection and do not have anyone at home to do it then it would be recommended to get your doctor to do it for you. The injection is simply done anywhere in your stomach or thigh. It can also be done as an intramuscular injection if you wish to do so.

The most important factor in how the hCG trigger shot is administered factors into the timing of the injection. Ovulation can occur anywhere from 12 to 48 hours after the injection is made. Keep in mind that in this time frame the woman will be most fertile so intercourse should take place during this time as much as possible.

Does the hCG Trigger Shot Really Work?
Simply put, the hCG trigger shot will work at increasing the fertility of a woman for a short while after the injection is made. If you are looking to increase your chances of impregnation then it is definitely a worthwhile investment. After the injection is made, the ovaries will be signalled to finalize the maturation process and begin the ovulation process. Forcing this to occur can lead to side effects such as minor cramping and bleeding during the ovulation process. This is fairly common so you do not have to worry about it too much but rather just tough it out.

If you make sure to have intercourse within 12 to 36 hours after the hCG trigger shot is injected then you will get the best results possible from the medication. It is suggested that you have intercourse more than once during this time frame to increase the chance of impregnation.

What Else to Know About hCG Trigger Shots
One interesting fact that you should know before using hCG trigger shots is that they can cause false positives to occur on pregnancy tests. This is due to the fact that it will stay in the urine for up to ten days after it is injected. Also, it is important to know that the hCG injection will cause some side effects such as the symptoms of an early pregnancy. This is due to the fact that hCG is naturally produced shortly after impregnation and it plays a role in the symptoms experienced during early pregnancy. Some of the symptoms that may be experienced from using the hCG trigger shots include stomach cramps, feeling nauseous, and getting abdominal swelling.

Final Thoughts
While hCG trigger shots have a lot of benefits and can have a dramatic increase on your chance of impregnation it is still recommended that you speak with your doctor about the drug first. There may be some side effects and concerns of hCG trigger shots that you may not be aware of yet. For instance, there is an increased chance of multiple births when using hCG trigger shots so this may make you less likely to use this drug. Ultimately, hCG trigger shots are very effective at increasing fertility but you should become more educated on how they work before you use them.

Last updated on Oct 12th, 2010 and filed under Reproductive Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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