Injection Tutorials

Preparing & Administering Your Injections

For many women, the journey of fertility includes a series of injectable medications to regulate hormones, stimulate follicles, and more. Getting acclimated to self-injecting can be challenging, but it does get easier with practice. Midwest Fertility Specialists is dedicated to giving you the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your fertility journey.

While your physician may prescribe you one or several different injectable medications to help you on your path to parenthood, each one serves a unique purpose. At the start of your fertility journey, your physician will decide what medications are right for you and your unique situation. Once you’ve been prescribed the necessary injectables, check out our helpful video tutorials for each possible injection you may encounter. If you don’t feel comfortable administering your injection, please don’t hesitate to contact us or request an appointment. At Midwest Fertility Specialists, your comfort and success is always our top priority.


    What you need before you start:

  • Clean hands
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Gauze
  • Your medication, along with the needle or syringe
  • A clean, dry surface to work on

Tutorials

Watch our video tutorials to learn how to administer your injection.

Delestrogen® is prescribed by your physician to prepare your uterine lining for frozen embryo transfer.

Gonal-f® is a follicle stimulating hormone prescribed by your physician to help develop the follicles in your ovaries.

Ovidrel® is prescribed by your physician when your follicles are ready to release eggs.

HCG is prescribed by your physician for the final preparation of the egg in ovulation. Depending on your pharmacy, your medication may be called:

  • Pregnyl®
  • Novarel®
  • Human conatic gonaditropin (HCG)

HCG is prescribed by your physician for the final preparation of the egg in ovulation. Depending on your pharmacy, your medication may be called:

  • Pregnyl®
  • Novarel®
  • Human conatic gonaditropin (HCG)


HCG is prescribed by your physician for the final preparation of the egg in ovulation. Depending on your pharmacy, your medication may be called:

  • Pregnyl®
  • Novarel®
  • Human conatic gonaditropin (HCG)

Follistim® is a follicle stimulating hormone prescribed by your physician to help to stimulate follicle growth in your ovaries.

Cetrotide® is prescribed by your physician to inhibit luteinizing hormone (LH) surges that occur during stimulation.

Progesterone in Oil® is prescribed by your physician for support of the uterine lining.

Ganirelix® is prescribed by your physician to prevent premature LH surges.

Menopur® is a follicle stimulating hormone prescribed by your physician to help to stimulate follicle growth in your ovaries.