Simple method of assisting ovulation.
What is ovulation inducement?
- It is an assisted reproduction method with a simple procedure of assisting ovulation. (For women who have no ovulation, medical treatment aims at the release of a mature ovum.)
- Ovulation inducement is usually followed by sexual intercourse. (Sometimes it becomes part of other treatments such as endo-uterus insemination or IVF.
What is the procedure?
- Right before the beginning of menstruation cycle, we can have an ultrasound to check if we have the right conditions to begin inducement.
- At the beginning of menstruating cycle, the woman begins receiving medical treatment. Depending on the method of ovulation inducement, monitoring the development of follicles takes place with two to four ultrasounds through the vagina and possibly by testing the hormone levels in the blood. The production of ova might delay in women with unstable menstruating cycle.
- When the follicles have reached an adequate size, the day of upcoming ovulation may be predicted by the sudden rise of luteinising hormone in the blood, or it may be scheduled earlier with the provision of injected chorionic gonadotropin, which leads to getting mature follicles and, ultimately, ovulation.
- In approximately 32 to 36 hours after the rise of luteinizing hormone or the reception of injected chorionic gonadotropin, it is the perfect timing for the couple to have sexual intercourse or endometrium insemination.
How long does treatment take?
From 10 to 20 days, depending on the therapy protocol used, and depending on the responsiveness of each woman to the specific method.