Fertility medication is an integral and vital part of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment. Medication is used to delay the start of a cycle, spur the growth of eggs, and trigger ovulation. In order for an IVF treatment cycle to have the best chance at pregnancy success, it is important that all prescribed fertility medication be taken at the time and dose indicated by your fertility care tam. Failing to do so can result in the IVF cycle being unsuccessful.
Finding the time and place to administer fertility medication can take some maneuvering and coordination.
This is true regardless of your chosen IVF protocol – traditional or holistic.
· Mini IVF
A variety of medications are used to:
· Delay the start of a cycle
· Spur the growth of multiple egg follicles
· Trigger ovulation
· Thicken the uterine lining for implantation
The task of administering fertility medications is made more difficult while traveling. If you have to travel during your IVF cycle, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier and ensure things go without a hitch.
The single most important thing you can do while traveling during IVF treatment is to plan ahead. Start by informing your fertility care team about your travel plans and medication needs. They can help you to coordinate what medications you will need during your trip. Depending on where you are in your cycle, they may also be able arrange for you to be monitored (blood draws and ultrasounds) during your travels. This will ensure that your IVF cycle is not interrupted due to your travel plans.
Planning ahead also means getting everything you need together before you travel. This means obtaining medication from the pharmacy and all the corresponding supplies you’ll need. If you are flying, pay special attention to requirements for flying with medication and syringes. You do not want to be caught off guard while going through security.
Timing is everything while administering fertility medications during an IVF cycle. Setting reminders for yourself in your phone or email can help to remind you that is time to administer medication. Staying on track is key for your IVF cycle to continue progressing on schedule. Taking medication at the designated time may require that you step away from travel companions to do so. If you believe this will be an issue, think of ways to excuse yourself prior to being in the company of others.
For more helpful patient resources on how you can increase your chances of pregnancy through IVF, contact Dr. John Zhang.
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