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What to expect during your ovulation induction cycle
What to expect during your ovulation induction cycle
Dr. Pokpong Pansrikaew
Dr. Pokpong Pansrikaew
Fertility

What is ovulation induction?

Ovulation Induction involves using medication to stimulate ovarian follicle development and ovulation. Once ovulation occurs (spontaneous or via an injection to trigger ovulation), you will be advised of the optimum times for intercourse.

Getting started

If your period starts on Saturday or Sunday please contact your clinic on a Monday. If your period starts on a public holiday, please contact your clinic on the following day.

Tracking your progress

During your cycle, you will be monitored until ovulation is detected. You will require two to six blood tests to monitor your hormones for ovulation and one to two vaginal ultrasounds to track the development of ovarian follicle growth. If you don’t ovulate naturally, you will be prescribed a medication that will trigger ovulation. Once ovulation is detected, you will be advised to have intercourse that evening and the following two days.

You will also be required to undertake another blood test to check your progesterone level five to seven days after ovulation.

Your cycle results

You will need to attend your Genea clinic for a pregnancy blood test 16 days after ovulation.

Your nursing team will contact you with your result.

Other considerations

Ultrasounds will be an additional charge unless performed at a Genea clinic.

You may over- or under-respond to your medication, in which case you will be advised not to have intercourse. If this occurs, the cycle fee is still payable.

If you do not have Medicare, blood tests will be an additional cost.