Ovulation Induction + IUI

What is Ovulation Induction?

Ovulation induction (OI) is a therapy involving stimulation of the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. For women whose only issue appears to be ovulation-related, this type of therapy may be sufficient to achieve pregnancy.

Clomiphene citrate (Clomid) and Letrozole (Femara) are oral medications that are commonly prescribed for this therapy due to their effectiveness, low cost and relative safety. More potent injected medications, which require additional monitoring of your body's response to these drugs, are another option for treatment. These medications may also be used to control the timing of ovulation, or in conjunction with intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization.

Potential risks associated with the use of these medications are nominal but include an increased chance for multiple births and the development of ovarian cysts.

What is Intrauterine Insemination?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple procedure in which a thin tube is used to place sperm into the uterus around the time of ovulation.

It is often recommended for patients suffering from low sperm count, low motility, sperm/mucus incompatibility or other medical conditions.

Inseminations are performed after monitoring ovulation patterns with ovulation predictor kits. Intrauterine insemination may also be used in conjunction with ovulation induction.

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