Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any doubts or questions about our fertility programs? Find answers to your questions in this section.
What is ovulation induction, and how does it work?
Ovulation induction is a fertility treatment that involves the use of medications to stimulate the ovaries and promote the release of eggs. This is done through the administration of fertility drugs, such as oral medications or injectable hormones, which help regulate and enhance the ovulation process.
Who can benefit from ovulation induction?
Ovulation induction is often recommended for women with irregular or absent ovulation and those with conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It can also benefit couples undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) or timed intercourse to increase the chances of conception.
What are the common medications used for ovulation induction?
The drugs commonly used for ovulation induction include clomiphene citrate, letrozole, and injectable hormones such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG). These medications help stimulate the ovaries and promote the development and release of mature eggs.
How is ovulation monitored during ovulation induction?
Ovulation is monitored through regular ultrasound scans to track the growth and development of ovarian follicles. Blood tests may also be performed to measure hormone levels, such as estrogen and progesterone, to assess the progress of ovulation and determine the optimal timing for intercourse or other fertility procedures.
What are the potential risks and side effects of ovulation induction?
Like any fertility treatment, ovulation induction carries potential risks and side effects. These may include multiple pregnancies (such as twins or higher-order multiples), ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), abdominal discomfort, bloating, mood swings, or breast tenderness. Discussing these potential risks with your fertility specialist and following their guidance closely is important.
What are the success rates of ovulation induction?
The success rates of ovulation induction vary depending on various factors, including the underlying cause of infertility, the woman's age, the specific medication used, and other factors. It's best to consult with a fertility specialist who can assess your particular situation and provide personalized information regarding the possible success rates of ovulation induction in your case.