1) Leuprolide acetate injection ( Lucrin, Lupron, Ginecrin) – This injection is given at the start of your period. The doctor will tell you which period will be best one to commence your injection on. This injection suppresses your own natural ovulation for 6 weeks so that we can co-ordinate your cycle with that of the donor. The injection can be given subcutaneously. Alternatively the daily luprolide acetate injections or the nasal spray, Synarel, may be used. sperm.
2) Estradiol valerate tablets 2mg – 84 tablets (Progynova, Estrace, Estrapause) – The doctor will tell you when to commence these tablets. They should be taken in the following way: – 1 tablet daily for 3 days, then – 2 tablets daily for 3 days, then – 3 tablets daily for 3 days, then – 4 tablets daily. Continue with 4 tablets daily until the doctor tells you to stop or increase. These tablets thicken and prepare the lining of the womb prior to the embryo transfer.
3) Progesterone in oil injections (100mg)– 20 ampoules (Gestone) – These injections will only be started after you have seen the doctor in Cape Town. You will be told exactly what day to start the injections. The needles and syringes will be provided from the clinic in Cape Town. Alternatively you can use Crinone Gel twice daily.