Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced naturally in the body which helps maintain pregnancy. A woman’s ovaries produce it, while a man’s fallopian tubes do not. When a woman gets pregnant with her own eggs or when she receives a fertilized egg from another person, her body produces hCG to stimulate the development of the embryo inside her uterus. The hCG then releases into the bloodstream so that it can attach itself to the developing baby cells and help them develop normally.
The main purpose of hCG is to ensure that the baby will grow properly and survive outside the womb. If the mother’s body doesn’t make enough hCG, there may not be enough oxygen in the blood supply to nourish her growing child. Without sufficient levels of hCG, your unborn baby won’t get all its nutrients and it could die before birth. Some babies born prematurely have no chance at survival without some assistance from their mothers’ bodies.
Once the baby is able to survive on its own, the hCG levels drop dramatically. This is why many women find out they are pregnant as early as one week after fertilization. Most home pregnancy tests can detect the presence of hCG in the mother’s urine or blood, which means that a woman might know she is with child before her own doctor knows she is pregnant!
Adult males who are at least one week past their last ejaculation and who have at least 50,000 viable swimmers per mL of their seminal fluid should begin using hCG injections to start making more. Those with less than 50,000 viable swimmers will need to use more than just hCG injections; they should also be taking supplements like Zinc and L-carnitine in order to produce more swimmers.
Most men will need to use hCG injections at least two times per week to maintain a viable number of swimmers. If you can use hCG three times per week, you will make even more.
If your count is already low (less than 40,000) then you might only be able to safely use hCG one time in any six day period without risking losing viable swimmers due to “shock”.
hCG should be injected into the abdomen if the swimmers are being used for in-vitro fertilization. The hCG should always be injected following the instructions of your physician. Most physicians want the hCG administered 48 hours before the appointment and will request that you bring at least two vials of at least 5,000 units per mL of hCG.
The next thing to do is gather your equipment and supplies. This means getting all of your syringes, needles, and alcohol pads. You will also need a time piece if you don’t have one already.
Make sure that the hCG has arrived at least a day before your seminal fluid is due. This is very important!
When it comes time to start injecting the hCG, make sure you can find your way around the hospital. If you have been there before, this will be easy for you. If not, then it will take a bit of extra time to learn the layout. Most people find hospitals aren’t that difficult to navigate, and the hemo-oncology ward isn’t usually very big. Just remember to go counter clockwise from the elevator and you won’t get lost.
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