Ovulation Induction is a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and involves taking medication to improve ovulation. It is a first-line fertility treatment and is typically used when you ovulate irregularly or not at all.
What is Ovulation Induction?
Ovulation Induction may be a first-line treatment for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Often they have irregular periods or they don’t menstruate and ovulate at all.
Ovulation Induction risks
In some women, fertility medication causes a risk of OHSS or Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, excessive weight gain, and dehydration. If you experience these symptoms, it is important to contact your fertility clinic immediately. In mild cases, OHSS may improve on its own, while severe cases may require hospitalisation and additional treatment.