This week’s baby making update video is about progesterone. For the most part the frozen embryo cycle was super easy except for the progesterone. I did a medicated cycle which meant my ovaries were shut down and I took estrogen and progesterone to mimic what my body would normally do. With all of my other cycles, including the fresh embryo cycle my ovaries were still actively producing progesterone. So on all of those previous cycles I was able to supplement with suppositories. This time I had to take the injections.
There are pros and cons to both forms of progesterone. The suppositories are messy and require you to use a panty liner. They are also super expensive, like hundreds of dollars if your insurance does not cover it. The shots are cheap like $30. But it is an injection. It is a big injection too. The Progesterone in oil is an intramuscular shot that goes in your butt. You can do it in the leg but I would not advise it. The pain the next day was shocking.
Since with the frozen embryo transfer my ovaries were shut down my doctor recommended the progesterone injections. I only had a couple of mishaps. Check out the video to see how I did the shots from start to finish.