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Fertility Drugs May Be All That's Needed For Pregnancy

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:51 PM

Fertility Drugs For PregnancyCouples struggle all the time with becoming pregnant. They monitor temperatures. These couples may get tested for hormone levels. They may even go to a fertility clinic. Sometimes the only thing needed is a prescription for fertility drugs. Many women who suffered from fertility problems were able to conceive with the use of fertility drugs. These drugs actually have been proven to increase the rate of conception 60% to 80%.

There are many fertility drugs on the market today. Some are taken by injection while others are taken orally. Almost all the time the fertility drugs are used with a combination of other fertility treatments to increase the chances of pregnancy. The physician usually prescribed the fertility drugs in order to increase the ovulation in the woman. The fertility drugs can also be prescribed in order to correct a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance can occur in men as well as women.

There are certain side effects associated with different fertility drugs. Some of them include nausea, headaches, and abdominal cramping. One of the other side effects of using fertility drugs is the possibility of multiple births.

One of the most popular fertility drugs used is clomiphene citrate. This medicine has been used for over 25 years. It is considered an anti-estrogen drug. What happens is after the woman has been on the fertility drugs the brain starts to release more of the hormones which stimulate egg production. It is recommended that the clomiphene citrate only be used for six months. If the couple has not been able to conceive during this time there are other fertility drugs that can be tried.

Some of the other fertility drugs used are administered in injections. There are fertility drugs which stimulate the ovaries in to releasing mature eggs. The follicle stimulating hormone or FSH, is often used for women who are in the first stages of menopause. FSH is the hormone that the body naturally produces to stimulate ovulation. As a woman ages her body may not be producing the levels of FSH that are needed to naturally stimulate ovulation.

If you or someone you know is suffering from infertility there is a good chance that the problem can be corrected through the administration of these fertility drugs. However research is needed to determine what is causing the infertility. There is the possibility of the man's hormones being out of balance at producing a low sperm count. This is also something that can be treated with fertility drugs.

Some of the other options to consider if the fertility drugs do not work are egg donation, in vitro fertilization, or artificial insemination. The latter of the three is the least expensive. It is generally the one that the couples try first.

No matter what fertility treatment you try, you must always do it under the supervision of a doctor. Whether it is the use of fertility drugs or another infertility treatment the doctor can monitor the health and safety of the couples.

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