Ovulation Induction

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Consider ovulation induction as ‘timed intercourse’ with a little more help than just a home ovulation kit. Ovulation induction is the first step into the world of (in)fertility and trying-to-conceive. It is ideal for younger couples and couples that don’t necessarily have co-morbidity that are causing them to not fall pregnant, instead the timing and stimulation of ovulation is a little defunct.

How We Do It:

After meeting with Dr Elgey and having basic hormone profile tests performed, Dr Elgey will decide whether Ovulation Induction (OI) is suitable for you.

Ovulation Induction is a gentle, non-invasive step into fertility, meaning most of the important work is done at home! Dr Elgey will provide you with a treatment plan which you will start on day one of your period. It will consist of taking a hormone stimulating medication, blood tests and a pelvic ultrasound in our rooms to determine the growth of a follicle and the right time for timed-course.

We then wait out the fourteen days with all fingers and toes crossed and hope for a positive pregnancy blood test!

What Is Clomid?

Clomiphene (Clomid) stimulates the release of hormones necessary for the ovulation to occur. It is mainly used for treating female infertility. We use Clomid to help stimulation ovulation (the release of an egg) when a woman’s ovaries can produce a follicle but hormonal stimulation is deficient.

Important Information When Using Clomid

Clomid may increase the likelihood of multiple births! We will inform you immediately if we see multiple follicles on ultrasound and will advise you what the risks are. 

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Clomid?

Hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is the overstimulated production of follicles in your ovaries. This means there are far too many follicles to proceed with timed-intercourse. OHSS does come with symptoms of abdominal bloating and aches. It will eventually subside. 
 

Will My Other Vitamins/Medications Effect Taking Clomid?

There are no known interactions between Clomid and other medicines, But chat with Dr Elgey before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

If you would like to learn more about Clomid and this path is right for you, contact our rooms on 3344-1656

 

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