Fertility Drugs that Induce Ovulation
Some women may need the assistance of a hormonal medication called Clomid to help recruit a follicle. First, clomiphene citrate is taken by mouth for typically 5 days to help release the follicle-stimulating hormones FSH and LH. Both of these hormones stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs and the hormones estradiol (E2) and progesterone( P4). We will monitor the development of your eggs with blood tests, and intravaginal ultrasounds to determine when the egg is mature.
After identifying an appropriate size follicle our patients trigger ovulation with an injectable medication such as Ovidrel. Once the egg is ovulated, we will instruct our patients to have intercourse during a certain period (Relations) or to visit our office for intrauterine insemination (IUI).