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Fertility Injections and Fertility Medications | Patients' Own Words Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on May 30th, 2012

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Fertility Injections and Fertility Medications | Patients' Own Words

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Fertility Medications and Patient Commentary

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There's a lot to organize and get right about infertility treatment, including fertility medications. When treatment includes injectable medications, sometimes it can feel overwhelming.


I've been listening to comments from women in the midst of fertility treatment lately.  Here are some of those comments from women engaged in fertility injections.


Fertility Injections: Patients' Own Words

"The first fertility injection, I was nervous, then realized it was really no big deal."


"I prefer to do the injections myself, it gives me more of a sense of control."


"My husband gives me the injections; it makes us both feel that he's more involved."


"My belly was a better landing spot than my thigh. Even though I don't have a lot of belly, the injection was practically painless."


"The side effects of the medication, hot flashes and hormonal reactions were managable. Much more managable than doing nothing at all and not getting pregnant."


"Medications scare me and I usually have every side effect known to mankind. I had no reactions to any of the medications. It was a big relief to get them started and see that was true!"


"There was some bruising from the injections. It definitely looked worse than it felt. Got me lots of sympathy from my partner!"


"I was relieved to start the medications and know that I was moving forward towards having my baby."


Injectable Medications and Womens' Reactions

These are some of the reactions that patients have had to using injectable medications. Your reactions may be different. Please listen carefully to your medical and clinical staff so that you know if your responses are within the normal range.


It's not easy taking injections. It's also not easy sitting quietly. Sometimes, those are exactly the two things that need to come together.


We know that this can be intimidating and sometimes even downright scary. Let us know if we can answer any questions. Contact us.


We are here to help. 





About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.