Once your fertility specialist has diagnosed the probable source of your fertility troubles, ovulation induction with fertility drugs (medication) may be recommended to help ovaries produce more eggs (oocytes). Your specialist may recommend attempts to conceive naturally or perform ovulation induction in conjunction with intrauterine insemination (IUI) to maximise the ratio between ovulating eggs to the number of sperms.
Ovulation induction may be recommended for the following conditions:
- Not ovulating or have long, irregular or infrequent cycles
- Diagnosed with hormonal problems
- Diagnosed with (PCOS) polycystic ovary syndrome
- Couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility
As ovulating women usually produce one mature egg during each 28 days cycle, your response during ovulation induction may differ. Your fertility specialist will closely monitor your response with ultrasound scans and bloodwork to ensure medication doses and follicle growth are optimal.
Learn more about the types of fertility treatments:
What type of fertility treatment is suitable for you? ACRM/articles/ April 17, 2017