If you’re planning to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF), you can also expect to undergo ovulation induction therapy to help you produce mature eggs. Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, offers comprehensive ovulation induction services at her office in Newport Beach, California. This treatment improves your ovulation cycle and prepares you for IVF treatments so that you can achieve a healthy pregnancy. Find out if ovulation induction is right for you by calling the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, today or by booking an appointment online.
Ovulation induction involves using medications to stimulate your ovaries to produce and release eggs for fertilization. This treatment addresses anovulation, a condition where your ovaries don’t mature and release eggs the way nature intended.
Dr. Meng uses ovulation induction before in-vitro fertilization (IVF) as part of your infertility treatment. IVF combines the egg and sperm in a lab to overcome infertility caused by an ovulation disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or if your male partner has a low sperm count or poor sperm motility.
You might also be a candidate for ovulation induction to help you time intercourse more effectively to get pregnant.
To stimulate your ovaries to produce eggs, Dr. Meng prescribes an oral or injectable medication. This medication includes:
FSH medications stimulate the production of several eggs during an ovulation cycle.
Clomiphene citrate is an oral, artificial antiestrogen that blocks estrogen receptions to induce ovulation. Basically, that means that this medication tricks your body into thinking your estrogen levels are low, so you produce more FSH.
Human menopausal gonadotropin is a medicine that contains FSH and luteinizing hormones (LH) to encourage egg production when you’re not ovulating on your own or regularly.
A natural hormone, hCG helps your eggs mature and triggers your ovaries to release the eggs for fertilization.
After you take your prescription medications orally or by injection, Dr. Meng will create a plan to track your egg development.
She uses on-site blood work and ultrasound to monitor the development of your eggs. She induces egg ovulation when your eggs are close to mature, so you can time intercourse properly or receive your IVF treatments.
Following unprotected sex or your IVF treatment, Dr. Meng will run more blood tests to confirm a pregnancy or determine if you would benefit from another method of reproductive assistance.
To learn more about the benefits of ovulation induction, schedule a consultation online today or call the offices of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD.