This is a very exciting moment within the IVF cycle – the trigger shot!
This is the name given to an injection of hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotrophin). This kick starts a cycle of development that enables the egg to mature and loosen from the follicle wall so it can be collected.
You will be told a specific time by your GP when to inject. Timing is crucial so you’ll need to set an alarm!
The trigger shot is given about 36 hours prior to egg retrieval. All cases vary, and your doctor will tell you exactly when the time is right for you. It is SO important you set an alarm at take the shot at the given time, otherwise you put your whole cycle at risk.
You will also stop all your GnRH analogue or antagonist medication at the same time.