Ovulation Induction Procedure
What is Ovulation Induction?
Ovulation Induction is the method of inducing ovulation by medication. 30 to 40% of infertile women have problems with ovulation. An egg has to be released from the ovary each month in the middle of the cycle to have the opportunity to be fertilized in the tube and subsequently implant in the uterus to develop into a pregnancy.
Ovulation can be induced by a variety of different medications. These medications help in increasing ovulation by stimulating pituitary glands to signal ovaries for estrogen production and follicle development. The success rate of ovulation induction is dependent on factors such as the age of the patient, associated fertility issues, and semen parameters
Who needs Ovulation Induction?
Ovulation induction is suitable in cases of:
- Women who do not ovulate properly
- Women who don’t ovulate at all
- Women suffering from PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- Unexplained infertility in women
How is Ovulation Induction procedure done?
- Stimulation of ovaries : Medications are given to induce development of one or more mature follicles in the aspiring mother’s ovaries.
- Monitoring : The development of follicles is monitored by advanced scanning techniques to ensure the patient is ovulating successfully.
- Insemination: Semen is introduced into the aspiring mother through natural or artificial methods, as per the patient situation.
However, the effectiveness of the procedure can only be diagnosed and reported by a qualified fertility specialist.