Stimulating egg production

Ovulation induction may be an option for you if the only problem you have is that you don't ovulate regularly. Sometimes, a course of clomiphene citrate (CC), a synthetic anti-oestrogen, is all that you need to fall pregnant. You take CC in tablet form for five days, starting during your period. The drug 'tricks' the pituitary into thinking that your levels of oestrogen are low. In response, the pituitary starts to produce more follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which — and there are no points for guessing this — stimulates the growth of follicles in your ovaries.

Using ultrasound, your doctor then checks your ovaries' response to the drug. The ideal response is one to two growing follicles, and when these are about to ovulate you need to be ready for sex! If you have no response your dose of CC can be increased. However, some women are CC-resistant so no matter what dose they take, their ovaries don't respond.

If you don't respond to CC your doctor may suggest that you take a course of FSH injections to stimulate ovulation. You will need to be monitored carefully to ensure that you don't produce too many follicles, however, because that puts you at risk of having a multiple pregnancy.

Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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