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Why apply ovulation induction?
If we can get a follicle to mature and know when you ovulate, we can estimate your fertile period. During this period, you need to have intercourse (timed intercourse) or we may schedule artificial insemination (IUI).
What is the difference between ovulation induction and stimulation?
We strive to mimic a normal menstrual cycle, with only one follicle fully developing. Our aim is to achieve predictable ovulation with this follicle. So ovulation induction is different from a stimulation which aims for the development of multiple follicles, for IVF or ICSI.
The aim of the treatment is to bring 1 oocyte to maturity and ovulation. If the ultrasound shows that several follicles are maturing, any excess follicles will be punctured. That way, we ensure that there is no increased risk of multiple pregnancy.
What can I do myself to make my treatment as successful as possible?
Our lifestyle impacts our general state of health and fertility. Certain external factors, such as smoking, also affect the success rate of your fertility treatment. Check our ‘What can I do myself?’ brochure for more tips.
Five common questions about ovulation induction answered:
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Dr. Valerie Uvin