Siku chache baada ya kipindi chako kuanza utapewa FSH (follicle ya kuchochea homoni) katika mfumo wa sindano. Hii itachochea ovari katika kutengeneza follicles nyingi na mayai na kuendelea kwa siku nane hadi kumi na mbili.
‘Inject myself?!’ we hear you cry! We know this may sound daunting, but you’ll be shown exactly how and when to do it by your fertility nurse.
You may experience some bruising in the site of your daily injections, but you can minimise this by choosing a slightly different site each day. You may also notice a tiny bit of bleeding after you’ve injected but this should clear up quickly. It’s not as bad as it sounds though, just take a deep breath and remember why you’re doing it! You can always ask your friend or partner to do it for you.
Utahitaji kuendelea kuchukua dawa yako ya GnRH wakati wote wa matibabu ya kuchochea isipokuwa daktari wako atakuambia usifanye hivyo. Ikiwa hapo awali umewekwa kama "itifaki fupi" na daktari wako, watakuandikia dawa mbadala, kuzuia ovulation asili inayoitwa mpinzani wa LH. Na hii itasimamiwa wakati matibabu ya kuchochea inapoanza.
Inahisi kama kuna mengi ya kukumbuka, ni dawa gani ya kuchukua, wakati wa kuichukua na vipi. Lakini weka mpangaji wa diary huyo hadi sasa na utakuwa sawa. Unaweza pia kumbuka ikiwa kitu chochote kinahitaji kuwekwa kwenye friji.
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During this stage, as the eggs start to grow, you may feel a little bloated and uncomfortable. The drugs can also cause emotions and mood swings similar to PMS. More seriously, these stimulation drugs can cause a condition called Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome, or OHSS, where the ovaries are overstimulated and produce too many eggs.
This can cause a mild bloated feeling but in serious cases can cause pain, vomiting and blood clots. Your regular clinic visits should prevent this from happening – if your medical team see any sign of OHSS developing on your blood test or ultrasound results, they will discuss your options with you.
If you get a moment, have a read through one readers experience of the stimulation phase. She has some top tips you might find useful!