Ovulation induction increases the number of eggs released per ovulation cycle. This can be achieved through the means of fertility drugs or Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling.
Ovulation induction through fertility drugs
Fertility drugs are used to stimulate the follicles in your ovaries, resulting in the production of multiple eggs in one cycle. The treatment is often used in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Clomid and Fertomid are two of the most commonly used fertility medicines and is prescribed by Aevitas physicians if indicated. Clomid, is taken daily for five days at the start of a woman’s cycle. After which, intercourse or insemination is subsequently timed to coincide with ovulation.
Other hormone treatment may include FSH injections (e.g. Gonal F, Menopur, Fostimon), in order to stimulate the development of multiple follicles or eggs, during an IVF treatment cycle.
Ovulation induction through laparoscopic ovarian drilling
An alternative method of ovulation induction, in the case that fertility drugs deemed to be unsuccessful, is Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling. Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is a surgical procedure, which can trigger ovulation in woman who suffer from PCOS. The surgery is usually performed through laparoscopy (a small incision), under general anesthetics.