A Simpler Treatment Approach for Female Fertility
If you are producing low levels of hormones for ovulation, or if you are not ovulating at all, Ovulation Induction (OI) may be recommended before trying more advanced treatments such as IVF.
During Ovulation Induction, you will take a course of medication (such as tablets or injections) to stimulate your hormones. This helps your eggs to form and develop, and can significantly increase your chance of conceiving naturally, or through artificial insemination (IUI).
Typically, you will be prescribed an oral medicine and may also be given a series of injections of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). We time your medication to match your menstrual cycle:
- Day 1 (first day of bleeding) – arrange a blood test with our centre
- Day 2-5 – start taking the medication as per your fertility specialist’s instructions
- Day 10 or 11 – visit the centre again to check your hormone levels with a blood test
- Day 14 – an ultrasound test will check if you are about to ovulate