At my last visit to the FS she told me I was to get HCG injections up to 13 weeks from the beginning of my pregnancy....
Im only 12 dpo (found out yesterday that my eggo was preggo) and visited the Early pregnancy unit as per my FS instructions.
The nurse After learning that I was yet to miss my period ( only by a day- due tommorrow) refused to give me the injection?? Telling me that my line on the pregnancy test was faint ( it was a good line on a frer considering im only 12 dpo was 2pm and had loads to drink)... Come back on thursday.
My question is.... Has any one else been giving thins jab and secondly is it my hormones that I want to roll that nurse
I have no experience with the HCG shots. But yes, I would be a bit annoyed with the nurse. However maybe it is best practice not to give the shot until after a missed period? I have no idea if this is the case or not, just trying to understand why she might have sent you away without the shot.
I'm on hcg injections. My consultant started me on them weekly from 5 weeks pregnant, but normally they don't start them until 6 weeks, but due to my early losses she started me early. I found out I was pregnant the day I had an appointment with her at 10dpo.
I think they like to see the pregnancy progress a little before starting the jabs.
So far they seem to have helped! I feel uber pregnant and 'hungover' a day or two after the injection.
I too am on HCG shots and had a question over on the gestational complications threads. Im on 2 shots a week from about 5 1/2 weeks. They have been making me pretty sick, havent actually thrown up but constantly feel like I would feel better if I did throw up. I was terrified that they were going to do some damage or maybe cause another m/c but a nice lady replied to my question and she has been on them for a good while and is now at 32 weeks so that helped to ease my mind.
And yes, I would have wanted to slap that nurse too!!! But the others are right, she was probably just doing the right thing and letting things progress themselves a bit before putting you through this stuff.
Best of luck with your pregnancy! I'd love to hear how you get on with the shots. They have also given me the most horrendous taste in my mouth.
Whoa! I'm glad I'm not on them twice a week! how strong are your jabs GillAwaiting?
I'm on 5000miu a week, but it really does feel awful for the first few days. All I can describe it as is like I've drank way too much the night before and have a humdinger of a hangover. I've only been sick once, but I feel sick on and off all the time.
I had these injections for the first tri in my last pregnancy (had 3 early miscarriages) as OP said I went straight to the EPU and had my shot. Tho I hadn't missed my period they just believed that I was pregnant! This time round I'm also on the injections but had the 48hr betas done first to make sure the pregnancy was viable. I caught this pregnancy really early as betas went from 24 to 123. They still gave me the injection tho. I'm on 10,000 weekly. My consultant said it helps maintain the thickness of the uterus lining until the placenta can take over a bit later on.
Well ladies I really appreciate your replies ... going to the EPU 2 morro to get my injection ... Im terrified of needles but I think this is a must... boo hoo I need to be big and brave ... Im hoping that should I get the injection 2morro Ill start to feel better for xmas day xx
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.