Ovulation Induction Treatment

There are many causes of infertility, but one of the most common and easily treatable causes of female infertility is anovulation — when an egg does not release, or ovulate, from the ovaries. 

Ovulation induction is a fertility treatment that uses fertility medications to stimulate ovulation so that you can increase your chances of conceiving.

What is ovulation induction?

How does ovulation induction work?

The ovulation induction process

There are three main stages of ovulation induction: stimulation, control and egg release.

In the stimulation phase, you will be given medication to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple follicles, the fluid-filled sacs that contain the eggs. You will either be prescribed oral medications containing Letrozole or Clomiphene Citrate, or hormonal injections containing follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).

The response of your ovaries to the medication will be tracked and monitored during the control stage. This includes blood tests to monitor your hormone levels and ultrasounds to assess if the follicles have matured.

The third step is egg release. The blood tests and ultrasounds will help determine when ovulation is about to occur. In some cases, you might have a trigger injection of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to assist the ovaries in releasing the mature eggs before timed intercourse or IUI.

How much does ovulation induction cost?

IVF Matters offers ovulation induction for patients in and around London at our Marylebone clinic at affordable costs. 

Ovulation Induction Treatment – £949

One cycle of ovulation induction includes the following:

- Cycle management 

- Ultrasound monitoring (up to three scans)

- Consultation with a nutritionist or counsellor*

* First cycle of treatment only

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How successful is ovulation induction?

Success rates for ovulation induction vary depending on many factors, most notably a woman’s diagnosed reason for infertility and her age. A woman’s age at the time of treatment, as well as the quality of the eggs and sperm, determines the embryo’s ability to develop. 

The success rate for ovulation induction is approximately 7-10% per cycle. Depending on your circumstances, you are more likely to have a higher success rate if you follow ovulation induction with intrauterine insemination treatment (IUI).

Is ovulation induction right for me?

You might be a good candidate for ovulation induction if you have infrequent, irregular periods or you do not menstruate. It is often the preferred method of treatment for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

Ovulation induction is also used to increase the number of eggs developed in a single cycle in women who already ovulate so that they can increase their chances of getting pregnant.

How many times can I try ovulation induction?

Assuming that you have a satisfactory response to the fertility drugs used in your ovulation induction treatment, you can continue the treatment during consecutive cycles for six cycles.

What are the risks of ovulation induction?

Like all medications, you might experience some side effects from the fertility medications used in your ovulation induction treatment. These can include:

Abdominal discomfort or swelling
Bloating sensation
Mood swings

Because the medication stimulates the ovaries, some additional risks are associated with ovulation induction. Risks include:

- Multiple births
- Simple ovarian cysts
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) – most of the time, this is a mild condition that can be treated at home, but more moderate or severe cases require immediate medical attention


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