What is ovulation index?
This is the process in which an egg is released from a mature follicle that has developed on one of the ovaries. This is the basic infertility treatment in every clinic. Timed intercourse is one of the simplest treatment options for infertility. This is the starting point of the couples who are trying to conceive. If the infertility factor is undetermined or it may be due to low cervical mucus, doctors suggest timed intercourse method.
How is ovulation induction achieved?
In this technique, medication is provided to the female partner on the second day of the menstrual cycle either in the form of injection or as a tablet, which improves the egg development process. Taking medications at the time of ovulation symptoms enhances the chances of getting pregnant.
The fertility drugs that are used to attain ovulation induction are:
- Clomiphene citrate (Clomid) tablets are given from day 2 to day 6 of the menstrual cycle.
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) are given daily to encourage the follicle to mature,
- hCG is given to initiate the ovulation
How this procedure works?
Ovulation index is generally regarded as the stimulation of the development of one or more mature follicles at the time of ovulation. The medication provided by the doctor simulates the human body reproduction process by providing vital hormones. This result in the development and maturity of the egg and also for releasing numbers of eggs from the ovaries and improves the chances of pregnancy. The development of the egg is monitored regularly and at the exact time of final egg maturation, the couple is advised to have intercourse. This treatment is highly recommended for the couple, if the female has irregular periods, who has variable fertile period and also for the women who has issues with ovulation induction.
Risks associated with ovulation index
OHHS: This is a kind of ovulation hyper stimulation syndrome occurs when a woman over responds to the ovulation index protocol and sometimes become very sick.
Multiple pregnancies: It is possible for the formation of more than one follicle at the time of ovulation induction process results in a multiple pregnancy.