Ovulation Induction is the process of stimulating ovulation by medications in women who do not ovulate on their own. This helps conception either naturally or using artificial reproductive techniques. Hormonal therapy either in the form of oral medicines or injections are administered to induce ovulation.
Ovulation induction is used in women who do not ovulate on their own to generate a single healthy egg. It may also be used in ovulating women to increase the number of eggs produced in each cycle thus increasing the chances of conception. Ovulation induction should be performed only after a complete evaluation and treatment of all underlying hormonal disorders such as thyroid dysfunction etc. Blood tests to measure hormone levels and ultrasounds to monitor follicle development are performed prior to ovulation induction. Medications are administered from Day 4 of your cycle. Regular blood tests are conducted to monitor hormone levels. Ovulation starts from day 14 or later. Your fertility specialist can provide you with further information regarding this procedure.
Clomiphene Citrate is the common medication used. An injection of follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) further increases your chances of success. Your doctor would prescribe you the right medications that increase your chances of conception.