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I have to take the shot today so DH said he would do it. He said he would have no problem stabbing me with a sharp object...I reminded him I only need one shot at a time
Dh gives them to me, but I think I would be fine giving them to myself.
I have a friend who had to do them and she would find the spot, and make a circle with a pen where she needed to do the injection. She would look in the mirror and aim for the circle. She did this because her dh almost passed out giving her the first injection.
My DH gave them to me this pregnancy from 16-36 weeks. No problems at all.
They are NOTHING like subcutaneous shots for IVF. I did all my own shots for IVF (minus the PIO shots) because it was easier. But for a 3 inch needle in the bottom (or hip) I can't get the nerve nor the angle right to do them to myself. I'm not saying that the 17-P shots are more painful (they really aren't painful) but I worry about hitting a nerve or vessel.
I did have a friend give herself the progesterone shots in her thigh. That didn't appeal to me either.
My OB's office would not let me have someone give them to me at home. The nurse said they were a deep muscle injection (need to be z-tracked) and a nurse absolutely had to give them.
I don't think it is possible to give this shot to your self.