Ovulation induction is a fertility treatment where the patient is prescribed medication to induce ovulation. This increases the number of eggs produced, therefore increasing the chance of conception. Approximately 30% of infertile women have a problem with ovulation.
Who Is Ovulation Induction For?
Ovulation induction is a fit for women producing low levels of hormones that don’t ovulate monthly.
The Process of Ovulation Induction
Your provider will take blood tests to measure current hormone levels, an ultrasound to determine your AFC (antral follicle count) and view your uterine living. You will discuss the best next steps with your provider based on these results.
Likely, your provider will prescribe specific medications to encourage follicles to grow. Each follicle contains an egg. The combination of medication is different based on a patient’s specific results, age and history.
Once you are taking medication, it’s important to note that you will need to be monitored closely to ensure your follicles are growing appropriately. Regularly monitoring also ensures the chances and risk of multiples is reduced.
Your provider will consult with you on an individual basis to determine if ovulation induction is a good fit for you.