What is Clomid?
Clomid is an oral medication that is used to induce ovulation or increase the ovulation rate. It is primarily used by women who do not ovulate and those with cases of unexplained infertility. The process of using medications, called superovulation, is used to increase the number of eggs produced, which increases the pregnancy rates. The pregnancy rates are about 20%.
How Does Clomid Work?
Clomid is usually given on days 3 to 7 of the menstrual cycle. Follow-up follicular ultrasounds to monitor the growth of the follicle are typically performed on day 12. Once the follicle is approximately 20 mm or larger in size, an injection called hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) will be used to induce ovulation.
Why Choose Clomid for Ovulation Induction?
More than 80% of women will ovulate with this medication. We typically like to use Clomid in 3-4 cycles before we move to a more aggressive therapy. The typical pregnancy rate with Clomid alone is around 20%.