Are there side effects or damage from the birth control and fertility injections? Is it mandatory to use the birth control?
It is extremely rare for any issues to arise, and you will be very closely monitored. The birth control pill is taken for a short period of time. Then, you will use daily injections of a hormone called Gonadotropin to stimulate your ovaries. In a natural cycle, only one egg matures; Gonadotropin injections encourage more than one egg to mature for retrieval. Only the eggs matured for a particular cycle are harvested and have no impact on future eggs.