Ovulation Induction

Ovulation Induction is a hormone therapy which mainly involves taking medication to induce Ovulation by encouraging eggs to develop in the ovaries. This is an ideal treatment for women who do not ovulate regularly. In this treatment procedure, oral or injectable medications are administered into the women suffering from ovulation problem to support Oocyte or Egg development. Ovulation Induction (OI) is used in various forms of fertility treatments including, Clomid, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Normal ovulation usually produces only one egg. Ovulation Induction with medications stimulates many follicles in ovaries to develop so that several eggs can mature at once. Infertility specialist doctor evaluates patient frequently through blood test and ultrasound monitoring to confirm whether follicles (egg sacs) are developing properly or not. Doctor also evaluate the right time for insemination or egg retrieval. 

Doctor performs Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) procedure once the follicles are developed and the eggs are matured. IUI treatment is also known as Artificial Insemination. In this procedure, sperms are directly placed into a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. Doctor can also perform an egg retrieval procedure where egg and sperm is fertilized outside the body.

Dr Rita Modi is a well experienced and highly skillful in the treatment of Infertility diseases. She is an IVF specialist. Dr Rita Modi has performed lots of IVF procedures successfully.

Who is the most suitable for Ovulation Induction method?

Ovulation Induction is the most suitable treatment for women who are producing low levels of hormones for ovulation or Women who are not ovulating at all but they have normal fallopian tubes as well as the male partner also has a normal semen analysis.

Ovulation Induction Procedure

Infertility Evaluation

At Dr Rita Modi’s Infertility Clinic, the first step in the Ovulation Induction procedure involves a complete Infertility Evaluation. This infertility evaluation mainly includes semen analysis, hysterosalpingogram and female hormonal testing on the 3rd day of a menstrual cycle. Infertility Evaluation is very helpful to identify all the causes of infertility and helps the doctor to understand woman’s ovarian stimulation protocol based on the age, infertility diagnosis, ovarian reserve testing and previous treatments.

Ovulation Stimulation

The second step in the Ovulation Induction procedure involves Ovulation Stimulation. The goal is to use low doses of medications to help in creating 2 to 4 mature eggs. Doctor generally starts the Ovulation Induction process with a combination of oral medications such as letrozole and combines it with injectable gonadotripins to help increase egg quality.

The stimulation procedure is monitored through ultrasound which is performed every 3 to 4 days along with blood hormone measurements including estradiol and progesterone. Once the majority of the follicles are having size about 16 to 20mm size ovulation is triggered with HCG and the intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedure is performed 24 to 40 hours later.

Benefits of Ovulation Induction

Ovulation Induction is one of the first treatment performed to treat infertility diseases because it is non invasive and affordable as compared to other infertility treatments. Ovulation Induction is also performed along with IVF, IUI treatment to cure severe anovulation problems.

Risk and side effects on Ovulation Induction

Ovulation Induction does not involve any severe risks and side effects. It can cause mild side effects including

  • Bloating.
  • Nausea.
  • Headaches.
  • Loss of breath.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Weight gain.
  • Tenderness in the pelvic region.
  • Blurry vision.

Ovarian Super ovulation treatment can cause multiple eggs to release thus increasing the chance of multiple fertilized eggs (embryos) and a high-risk pregnancy in rare condition. Ovulation Induction is one of the most effective treatments to treat infertility related diseases. The goal of ovulation induction is to increase a woman’s chances of conceiving a child either through sexual intercourse or by using intrauterine insemination (IUI) or other fertility treatments. 

Dr Rita Modi’s “IVF and Fertility clinic” is a well equipped with advanced medical facilities to provide world class treatment to cure all types of Infertility diseases.