Can I Take Clomid If I Already Ovulate?

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If you have been struggling to become pregnant, it has probably been mentioned to you about a drug called Clomid. This is the most popular drug that doctors will prescribe to their patients who are struggling to become pregnant. Most women who begin taking Clomid are able to become pregnant first three months after getting taking the drug.

Clomid is known because it can help fight fertility issues that are caused when a woman is unable to ovulate properly. However, if you are ovulating you may be wondering if you can still take the drug to help you become pregnant. To find this answer with must first understand more about how Clomid works in the body and how it benefits women when they are trying to become pregnant.

1. How It Works?

Not only does Clomid block estrogen receptors in the brain so that your body will be forced to ovulate, it also helps improve the quality of your eggs so that you will produce healthy eggs that are ready to be fertilized. Since ovulation requires estrogen to work and Clomid blocks the receptors, your body will be forced to make more estrogen.

clomid-helps-improve-the-quality-of-your-eggs-so-that-you-will-produce-healthy-eggs-that-are-ready-to-be-fertilizedWhile your eggs mature they will begin to release more estrogen into the body which will cause more eggs to mature and the levels of the hormone LH to rise. Ovulation is triggered by this hormone and this can help the body release healthier eggs than what would be released if you are not taking Clomid.

2. Tracking Ovulation

Not only does Clomid help you ovulate, but it will help you ovulate regularly. This means that you will be able to track your ovulation cycle and will be able to time intercourse around the time when you are the most fertile during the month. Even if you already ovulate, Clomid can help regulate your cycle to make this more a possibility.

track-your-ovulation-cycle-and-will-be-able-to-time-intercourse-around-the-time-when-you-are-the-most-fertileIn order to be the most successful with this, it is important that you track your ovulation cycle. One of the most effective manners in doing this is by using a basal thermometer and tracking your daily temperature. It is important that you maintain a diligent effort to follow the instructions with your basal thermometer so that you receive accurate results.

Another method to test your ovulation is by using an ovulation predictor kit. These are also done on a daily basis and should be completed first thing in the morning. If you are unable to do this first thing in the morning, you should make sure that you do them at the same time each day in order for them to be the most accurate.

3. Talk To Your Doctor

There are some risks involved with taking Clomid, such as an increased chance of having twins. Although these risks are very minimal, you may feel that it is worth a discussion with your doctor regarding the health risks and side effects that you can expect from taking this fertility drug.

Happy doctor caring about young pregnant woman in hospitalYour doctor may also be able to suggest certain alternatives that you can take from over-the-counter drugs that can help you as well. If you are not having problems with your ovulation cycle, and have other issues related to fertility, you may find that another fertility drugs will work better for you rather than Clomid. This is another item that you should discuss with your doctor.

4. Conclusion

Clomid can help you become pregnant if you are already ovulating even though it is typically used by women who are not ovulating or having irregular ovulation cycles. Some women even choose to take Clomid when they are having no issues with fertility at all and are looking to attempt to have twins rather than a single child.

The-most-important-thing-to-remember-is-that-there-are-side-effects-and-risks-involved-when-you-take-any-fertility-drugThe most important thing to remember is that there are side effects and risks involved when you take any fertility drug. While most of them are very minimal, it is important that you talk to your doctor about them so you can understand what to expect and the risks that you are taking by a using fertility drugs on a regular basis. There are also many other types of over-the-counter drugs that are available that you can take in order to avoid the side effects and still have some of the same results.

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Dr. Karen Leham, MD

Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.