If you’ve been trying to get pregnant without success, then ovulation treatment might be something that you want to consider. It’s also a beneficial process if you have irregular menstrual cycles or cycles that are painful.
Sometimes, your eggs might not be mature when they are released. This makes it difficult to get pregnant if you’re trying to start a family. Ovulation treatment can induce the release of eggs at a certain point so that they are mature.
There are a few disorders that can cause the release of immature eggs, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you exercise more than you should or if you don’t follow a healthy diet or a diet that has all of the nutrients that your body needs, then your eggs might not release when they are mature or could release before the point of maturity.
The ovulation treatment process usually begins by meeting with a doctor so that you can talk about the goals that you want to achieve. If you’re planning to start a family, then there are usually infertility treatments that can coincide as well. If you’re undergoing the treatments for painful or irregular periods, then there are medications and other solutions that can be used so that you have the most relief possible. These medications will stimulate the ovaries. Once they are stimulated, the hope is that they will begin to release eggs on a regular schedule and at a point when they are mature enough to be released.
If your body can get to a point where it releases eggs on a normal schedule, then you will usually be able to see changes with your menstrual cycle. This, in turn, can assist in a better chance of getting pregnant.
In order to be considered irregular, you would need to ovulate every 35 days or more instead of around every 28 days. There are various medications that can be used for ovulation treatment, with the doctor finding the one that is right for your body and preferences.
Learn more about your ovaries and how they can be stimulated with treatment by scheduling an appointment at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center in Sherman Oaks. Contact us today to book your consultation.