What is it?

Ovulation induction is a treatment that encourages or improves ovulation and involves the controlled administration of hormones using medication or injections. Ovulation stimulation is typically prescribed in conjunction with timed intercourse or an intra uterine insemination (IUI) cycle.

Who is it for?

Ovulation induction is suitable for women where ovulation does not occur regularly. This can be due to abnormality with the ovaries, the pituitary gland, or other related illness.

Why is it used?

Ovulation induction differs significantly from IVF. Ovulation induction does not require insemination and relies on timed intercourse or IUI.

It is typically prescribed for couples where the woman has irregular menstrual cycles or where tests conducted show that ovulation is not occurring regularly.

What is involved?

The ovulation induction process involves:

  1. Hormone medications, in the form of tablets or injections, that assist with egg maturation and follicle development in the ovaries.
  2. Blood tests and ultrasounds to determine the best time to have intercourse.
  3. A pregnancy blood test 2 weeks later.

What are the risks?

Certain types of hormone medications carry a risk of a twin pregnancy. Twin pregnancies can cause pregnancy-related complications.

What if ovulation induction does not work?

The success of ovulation induction depends on your individual circumstances. If this treatment does not result in pregnancy, there are other options available, and our fertility specialists are here to help you along the way.

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