Medications will be administered to stimulate the ovaries to produce several eggs in order to increase the chances of pregnancy. You could undergo one of the two protocols available, based on your case history and reports. Your doctor will discuss this with you.
In the Long Protocol, you will be given injections from the 21st day of the previous menstrual cycle. You will need to come back on the 2nd or 3rd day of your next menstrual cycle to start the actual ovarian stimulation.
The Antagonist Protocol requires fewer injections and the entire treatment begins on the 2nd day of the menstrual cycle.
In both protocols, injections have to be taken approximately at the same time every day. It is advisable to come to the hospital for your injections, but if you can't, our medical staff will teach you how to self-administer the injections or you can have them taken locally by a doctor. These medications can cause mild side effects like acidity and some discomfort.