Fertility Medications

Fertility Medications for Ovulation Induction

If you don’t ovulate you can’t become pregnant. To address this problem, Dr. Douglas can prescribe medications to induce ovulation.

There are two major types of fertility medications used for ovulation induction:

  1. Oral medications
  2. Injectable medications

Monitoring Ovulation Induction During Fertility Treatments

During ovulation induction, we will monitor your progress with transvaginal sonograms. You will take the medicines for a specific number of days. Then, a sonogram will be performed to determine how many eggs are growing, how quickly they are growing, and whether or not any more medicine is required. Once the follicle around the egg reaches a certain diameter, another medicine called HCG is given. Patients will release the eggs approximately 39 to 41 hours after this HCG injection. This is when we will do IUI or the couple with have intercourse.

To increase your chances of fertilty, Dr. Douglas may recommend perfectly timed intercourse since we will know the exact time of ovulation. For best results, you will schedule routine visits and ultrasounds to predict the time of ovulation, which will determine when you and your partner should have intercourse or IUI. Timed intercourse can better ensure that the sperm and eggs will come together at the optimal time. A more advanced form of timed intercourse includes the use of an ultrasound to monitor the development of the follicle and the lining of the uterus coupled with medication to stimulate ovulation, which maximizes the odds of success.

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