About 25% of the infertile women experiences problems during ovulation. These problems can be related to improper formation or production of eggs, or these eggs are not being released at all.
Generally, Ovulation Induction, also known as ovarian stimulation.
This is the first therapy attempted to treat female infertility. It involves the use of medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce and release healthy mature eggs on a predictable and regular schedule. This could enhance the chance of pregnancy through intercourse. Ovulation induction is also performed to retrieve eggs for In Vitro Fertilisation and egg freezing.
How does it work?
In normal situation, signals are released from a woman’s brain to control the activities of her reproductive organs. This is due to the introduction of Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) into a woman’s body from the hypothalamus gland. It causes the pituitary gland to produce luteinising hormones (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) which may lead to egg production.
The oestrogen spike associated with the menstrual cycle is also the result of the FSH being released into the bloodstream. In some women, ovulation cycles can be difficult to predict, even on a month-to-month basis. Unpredictability in this area can be a stumbling block. Using hormone testing along with ultrasound scans can help you find the perfect time to conceive. By knowing when your body is ready, we can help you take full advantage of your natural cycle.
We utilise fertility medications—such as clomiphene citrate, human chorionic gonadotropin, or medical FSH—to nurture the growth of eggs during a single menstrual cycle for prospective parents having trouble naturally producing these hormones.
In cases where the body has difficulty naturally producing eggs, these medications chemically stimulate the follicles into producing healthy eggs under the guidance and supervision of our IVF specialists. By controlling the hormones and when they are released into the system, we can strategically influence how many eggs are produced, thereby increase the probability of a successful fertilisation.