Ovulation Induction & Cycle Monitoring

Ovulation Induction & Cycle Monitoring

What is ovulation induction ?

Ovulation induction involves the use of medications to stimulate the development of one or more mature follicles in a woman’s ovaries.

Who is suitable for ovulation induction?

Women who have ovulatory problems such as irregular cycles /pcod or anovulation (do not ovulate) may be treated using ovulation induction as these women do not regularly develop mature follicles themselves.

What does ovulation induction involve ?

ovaries are stimulated with either oral medication or hormone injections. Pelvic ultrasound scans are then used to access the endometrium (lining of the womb) and to determine how the follicles are developing. Blood tests may also be carried out to measure hormone levels and to determine when a woman is most likely to ovulate (a woman’s most fertile time).
Ovulation induction cycles are followed by a hCG injection to induce ovulation. Timed sexual intercourse can then take place or Intrauterine Insemination can be performed at the ideal time.

Is ovulation induction Right for me ?

If you’ve ever come face to face with hormonal conditions that could have hampered your fertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hypopituitarism or endometriosis, chances are, that your hormonal reserves need to be optimised through ovulation induction.
Ovulation induction is a completely safe, non-invasive procedure, suitable for most women with a changing hormone graph

Steps involved in Ovulation induction

Ovulation induction is composed of a couple of steps as specified below:

Our specialists will seek to determine your ovulation pattern by conducting a range of blood tests. They will chart your hormone reserves at various stages of your cycle, and also assess the progress of your uterine lining and developing follicles through this period.

When an 360 degree of evaluation is performed, patinets fertility consultant will ease you into a custom-designed stimulation cycle. The intake of hormones will promote the growth of follicles, which will release eggs on reaching maturation. Our treatment solutions are created with much thought and care, and a personalised medication roster is created for every guest.

When patients ovulation clock settles into a paced rhythm, we will monitor your progress through pelvic ultrasounds. This will help shed light on the development of your follicles and the thickness of your endometrium, both essential measures in the stimulation process.

Ovulation induction prepares at least one egg in every cycle to meet its potential suitor, the sperm. Intercourse during the fertile window is essential in ensuring conception, and our fertility specialist may provide you with a calendar to help you plan intercourse. Alternatively, you could resort to intrauterine insemination (IUI), a process that involves the injection of stored sperm directly into the vagina.

The final step in the series of procedures leading up to IUI is the insemination itself. Here, a processed sample containing only superior quality sperm is inserted into the uterine cavity through catheter.

What Are the Risks?

Here are some of the risks involved :

The side effects involved in ovulation induction include feeling bloated lower abdominal discomfort and are very mild and even rare. Careful monitoring removes the risk of multiple births by advising the patient to abstain from sexual intercourse where indicated.

Our renowned fertility specialists tailor their approach to every guest, to mitigate the risks that are usually associated with ovulation induction.