Trigger injection, What is it and how is it done ?Charlotte
In IVF there are certain medications and procedures used to offer higher rates of success, this includes the trigger injection. It is recommended that all protocols, plans and medications are to be given by a professional IVF consultant.
Hormone medications are used for all manner of reasons, this blog will focus on problems due to the mothers eggs, and trigger injections for egg collection.
The purpose of using hormone drugs are to make the eggs become more mature and increase their quality, however the purpose of the trigger injection is to stimulate ovulation.
A treatment plan will be created by a fertility specialist or consultant that will give the mother a detailed medication plan that will cover about two weeks. The medication plan is commonly started on the 2nd or 3rd day of the mothers period.
The combination of the IVF hormones will increase the chances of pregnancy much more. During the two weeks of hormone therapy, scans take place so the specialist is able to watch and monitor the growth of the eggs. The eggs that come to the desired size then need to be collected via OPU or egg collection.
Mature eggs are triggered with a trigger injection and collected. The more mature and higher quality the eggs are will increases the chances of embryo formation and pregnancy after combining with the sperm.
The day, hour and construction of the injection should be done according to the advise of a specialist. There are posts, blogs and videos that are able to help and to show you how to correctly administer a trigger injection. It is extremely important that the injection is used correctly. This also goes of course for all of the hormone medication used in the mothers IVF treatment. Misuse of the injection can significantly reduce the success rate of treatment. And can prolong the process.
Read our blog on IVF in women with low egg reserves for more information on steps to take