High Clomid Success Rates: An Option Worth Considering
Clomiphene citrate (Clomid) is one of the more commonly prescribed fertility drugs used to treat infertility problems. Clomid can be desirable due to its relatively low cost. Clomid success rates are high and may help you get pregnant.
If you are having problems with ovulation, Clomid offers you an 80 percent chance of ovulating, usually within the first three months.
Due to this ovulation boost, most women have a 50 percent chance of getting pregnant within the first six months after starting Clomid.
If you are overweight or underweight, Clomid may be less likely to help you get pregnant.
Make efforts to get to a healthy weight before trying to conceive with Clomid. To get to a healthy weight, ask your doctor about a safe weight-loss plan that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Clomid may be helpful if you are over 35, but only if you still have an ample egg supply. If you are over 35 and your egg supply is low or dwindling, Clomid may not help you get pregnant.
Clomid success rates are affected by dosage. Most women start with a 50 mg dose of Clomid. If this initial dose does not help you ovulate, your doctor may increase your dosage by 50 mg increments in subsequent cycles.
Your doctor may also incorporate other fertility drugs into your treatment to help you ovulate and to boost your chances of pregnancy. If taking Clomid fails to help you ovulate after four to six cycles, your doctor will probably take you off this fertility drug and move on to another option.
The latest studies show Clomid success rates do not improve after six cycles.
If you take Clomid, you may be curious to know whether you are ovulating. There are a number of ways to tell if ovulation is occurring.
Working with your doctor, you can check whether ovulation occurs by using one of the following methods:
- Ovulation predictor kits
- Measuring your progesterone levels
- Checking your ovaries by ultrasound
You can also chart your your basal body temperature (BBT) by taking your temperature every morning when you wake up. You will know ovulation occurs when there is a temperature rise of .5 degree or more.
Visit the Attain Fertility Planner website to learn more about charting.
Seek help before it's too late
Clomid is often very helpful for women that are having ovulation problems. But, there are some infertility problems that Clomid just can’t fix, including the following:
- Low estrogen levels
- A disorder of the hypothalamus
- If your partner has male fertility problems
If pregnancy does not occur within 6 to 12 months of trying, it is important to seek thorough evaluation and treatment for them before relying on Clomid infertility treatment. Unfortunately, it is sometimes impossible to know what your fertility roadblocks will be until you begin treatment.
Attain Fertility specialists can be found all over the country if you need help.
Clomid success rates are extremely encouraging, but it’s important to keep in mind that no drug or other treatment can guarantee that you’ll be able to have a baby.
Talk openly with your doctor about your personal fertility situation. Ask about how to boost Clomid success rates to help you get pregnant and start your family.Sources
- RESOLVE: Fertility Medications
- American Pregnancy Association: Infertility Medications
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Medications for Inducing Ovulation: A Guide for Patients
- UpToDate for Patients: Patient Information: Infertility Treatment with clomiphene