Ovulation induction involves the use of medication to stimulate the development of one or more mature follicles (where eggs develop) in the your ovaries. We then advise you on how to time sexual activity over the next one or two days following treatment.
Some women may experience irregular menstrual cycle. They might have an ovulatory disorder or a problem with regular ovulation. This can be due to disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, endocrine dysfunction and other medical conditions.
Sometimes, ovulation induction is also used in combination with artificial insemination. Those patients will benefit from further investigations. The use of medicines will further help the follicular development and ovulation.
We may give you certain fertility medications (tablets or injections) to assist ovulation. We monitor you regularly by ultrasound scans to track the development of the follicle and egg.
Once the we consider ovulation likely or we’ve prescribed medication to facilitate ovulation, we advise you on how to time sexual activity over the next one or two days.
You can try ovulation induction for a couple of months, as advised at the initial visit. At London IVF and Genetics Centre, we understand that one treatment cycle might not be enough to achieve pregnancy. Hence, we offer more cost effective multi-cycle (three or six) ovulation induction packages.