My IVF Journey: Vlog VI - Trigger Day
It's TRIGGER DAY!
The use of Lupron to trigger egg maturation over the past 4-5 years has gained popularity when given in a single higher dose (4mg) with aggressive supplementation of estrogen and progesterone following the egg retrieval. Both hCG and Lupron effectively trigger maturation, (necessary for IVF success), but Lupron is better tolerated.
Although both hcg and Lupron trigger egg maturation prior to egg retrieval, Lupron can only be effective if the antagonist is used earlier during the IVF stimulation. Lupron will not trigger egg maturation if used earlier since it would prevent the artificially timed production of a LH surge, which is required for the eggs to mature. Hence, Lupron can effectively trigger maturation only if the antagonist is used earlier during the IVF stimulation.
Trigger shots at 1am & 1pm.
Last dose of Gonal F 225IU
Lupron 4mg trigger at 1am and HCG 5,000IU