Ovulation Induction (OI)

Ovulation Induction is a simple process that encourages your ovaries to release eggs through the use of hormone therapy medications, which maximize your chances of conceiving through intercourse or artificial insemination. This process is used for woman who may be producing low levels of hormones needed for ovulation or who may not be ovulating at all (anovulation).

How does ovulation induction work?
  1. The clinic would confirm your ovulation cycle by taking blood to measure hormone levels at specific stages of your cycle and also perform an ultrasound to confirm that you do not have any cysts.
  2. One week to 10 days later, a doctor would perform a transvaginal ultrasound to see the development of follicles in your ovaries and the thickness and appearance of your womb.
  3. The doctor will then determine which medication will be best for you. At SCF, typically we use Letrozole (Femara) and Ovidrel.


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