Women tend to become very disappointed and upset when they cannot become pregnant when the time is right. This situation occurs often, and it’s not hopeless. It is recommended to consult a doctor for a comprehensive examination to determine what is happening.
In many cases, doctors diagnose problems with ovulation and prescribe medicine to stimulate it. All ovulation stimulants work in the same manner: they regulate the cycle to encourage ovulation by forming an increased number of healthier follicles that later mature into one or several eggs.
Although infertility treatment can be expensive, Clomid (clomifene) is one of the most affordable drugs to stimulate ovulation. It is prescribed in the case of a diagnosis of polycystic ovaries, absent or irregular ovulation, as a part of a pre-IVF protocol, and in a case of unexplained causes of infertility.
This medication works by increasing the production of hormones responsible for stimulating ovarian function and releasing the egg. As a result of treatment with Clomid, several eggs can mature at the same time, increasing the chances of pregnancy.
It is recommended to consult a doctor and to determine the underlying causes of an inability to become pregnant. Following a thorough examination and laboratory tests, a doctor may recommend treatment and prescribe Clomid to restore and stimulate ovulation. It is highly recommended conduct a sperm analysis for the male partner as well.
The next important step is to find a trusted doctor to supervise the stimulation treatment with regular and ultrasound monitoring. Ovulation stimulation presents some serious risks to female health, and negligence can cause health problems and even create a life-threating situation.
As a rule, treatment with Clomid can begin on the third or fifth day of menstruation and lasts for several days. Ovulation takes place within five to nine days after the last pill. The average duration of the therapy is five days. Sometimes, a woman needs several treatments (1 or 2 cycles) to restore regular ovulation, but in some cases, a more prolonged treatment (from 3 to 6 cycles) is required to achieve the desired result. Few doctors advise extending a treatment (12 cycles) with Clomid past one year.
Remember that only a doctor can prescribe a dosage and duration of the treatment. The doctor must monitor and supervise a stimulation program with ultrasound exams to follow the stages of the cycle. The first ultrasound is typically performed one week after stimulation begins. An ultrasound is then performed every two or three days until the follicles grow to the desired size of about 20-25 mm.
Do not take Clomid without a doctor’s prescription and do not change the prescribed dosage. Firstly, a doctor can calculate the correct dose depending on the results that need to be achieved: ovulation stimulation or suppression. Secondly, overstimulation increases the risk of cyst formation. In such a case, the desired pregnancy will have to be postponed indefinitely.
Doctors don’t recommend more than six courses of ovarian stimulation in a lifetime. It is a dangerous procedure, and the consequences of an unskilled or amateur approach can be life-threatening. Always consult a doctor and do not begin taking Clomid without a prescription since you can severely damage your health permanently.
My husband and I wanted a baby so much, but could not get pregnant. I went to see a doctor and he told me that I had cycles, but no ovulation. I didn’t believe him and even thought to change doctors. He prescribed Clomid. When I read instructions, I discovered that it could be used only 5-6 times in my life. I figured out that it was a potent stimulant and decided to go ahead. It took me two treatments, and I got pregnant within five or six months after starting the stimulation program. At first, the dosage was too high and didn’t work, so my doctor lowered the dosage and, finally, it happened. I even pregnant naturally and had a second baby. We are thrilled to have two children after thinking that one child was our limit.