Anyone going through IVF will tell you… there are a ton of medications to keep track of. On top of all the medication, it’s a lot to store and keep out of sight. Who wants to have syringes and medication bottles laying around for guests to possibly see and ask questions? I’m going to show you my IVF Medication Organization.
As of May 21, 2019 – we started our FET cycle (aka, Frozen Embryo Transfer). While an FET doesn’t require as much medication as an IVF cycle, there are still medications involved. Check out our FET Timeline to see my FET protocol!
Storing IVF Medication
Because I’m taking Progesterone in Oil injections, I have a lot of syringes and needles to store. On top of that, I have bottles of estrogen and vials of progesterone to keep safe.
I actually ran down to Target and picked up a cute little set of plastic drawers for about $6. It’s a turquoise container (totally my aesthetic) with a ribbed finish.
I found that the drawers are aesthetically pleasing and keep the medication out of sight. Even though we’re very open about our IVF journey so far, I didn’t want syringes just laying around. I actually keep my medication in our kitchen because it’s a cool, dry place (and I have a ton of counter space in my kitchen). Most IVF medication need to be in a cool, dry space and out of direct sunlight. Keeping medication in a bathroom may not be the best place due to moisture and hot air from showering. Just a side note!
Other Storage Options
I’ve seen women use shoe organizers that hang over your door as medicine storage. To be honest, that looks a little bit messy for my liking. Plastic drawers all the way for me! Plus, you can re-use the plastic drawers for baby-related items when the time comes! How do you store your IVF medications? Leave me a comment below!