Fertility Treatments & Services Ovulation Induction

Roughly one in four infertile women experiences some form of problem during their ovulation process. These problems can range from the production of eggs that aren’t properly formed to not being able to release the egg at all. Generally, Ovulation Induction, also known as ovarian stimulation, may be the first therapy attempted to treat female infertility. This involves using medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce and release healthy mature eggs on a regular, predictable schedule. By doing this, the chance of pregnancy through intercourse is increased. Ovulation induction is also performed to retrieve eggs for in vitro fertilization and egg freezing.

Signals are released from a woman’s brain to control the activities of her reproductive organs. For instance, Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is introduced into a woman’s body from the hypothalamus gland every hour and a half. This causes the pituitary gland to produce luteinizing hormones (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH). When the body is able to produce this hormone naturally, it enables egg production.

The estrogen 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, but our specialists, here at CHA Fertility Center, can help you find the perfect time to conceive. Hormone testing, along with ultrasound scans can take the guesswork out of the equation. By knowing when your body is ready, we can help you take full advantage of your natural cycle.

We utilize 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 CHA Fertility Center 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 fertilization.

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