For the approximately 7 millions couples struggling with infertility, fertility drugs are often the first step taken in the fertility treatment process. A frequent cause of infertility is a lack of ovulation or eggs. Fertility medications work in one of two ways. The job of chlomiphene (clomid) is to promote ovulation by stimulating your brain to produce a hormone that gets your egg(s) ready for release from the ovaries each month. The group of drugs known as gonadotrophins directly stimulate your ovaries to produce an egg(s).
For over 30 years, fertility medications have been successfully used to treat many types of infertility. They have been found to be both safe and effective while resulting in minor side effects which may include, but are not limited to nausea, fatigue, headaches, weight gain, and breast tenderness. The good news is that multiple studies have shown that fertility drugs do not increase a woman’s chance of developing ovarian or breast cancer.
We monitor you every step of the way
If you have been trying to conceive for over a year without success, it may be time for you to consider seeking the help of a fertility specialist. Red Rock Fertility Clinic, located in the Las Vegas Valley, offers its patients state-of-the art fertility treatments with a level of personalized care that is designed to reduce stress levels and produce better pregnancy results. Dr Eva Littman, Red Rock’s founder is available to see patients for all appointments and will design a treatment that is specifically tailored for you.
If the use of fertility medications is part of your treatment plan, Dr. Littman will closely monitor your cycle through the use of regular blood tests and ultrasounds to ensure that the drugs are having the desired effect. This type of monitoring allows the treatment team to precisely determine when your eggs are fully mature so that they can stop administering the medications and stimulate ovulation. It is also important to ensure that the right number of eggs are matured in order to reduce the incidence of multiple births.
Your baby can be closer than you think
Fertility drugs are often used in conjunction with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) for women who are experiencing irregular ovulation. If In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the treatment of choice, fertility medications are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce many eggs during one menstrual cycle instead of one, single egg. This increases the chances for a successful pregnancy once the fertilized eggs are transferred back to the woman’s uterus
In 2011, Red Rock Fertility had a 90% success rate for their egg donor cycles when compared to the national average of 60.3% between fresh and frozen egg transfers. What does this mean? It means that approximately 90% of their embryo recipients were pregnant from just one donor cycle.
A new love may be closer than you think! Call Red Rock to schedule a consultation.