Pregnancy: Trying to Conceive: Is Something Wrong? (cont.)

"Inducing AF with medication rarely if ever helps you ovulate normally in the next cycle, so it's not just about making you bleed but also about helping you ovulate better and earlier."


MEMBER QUESTION:
What percentage of women gets pregnant on 50 milligrams of Clomid?

DR. AMOS:
That all depends on whether you ovulate or not. If you do ovulate, and his sperm count is normal, then about 50% get pregnant within three months.

MEMBER QUESTION:
I had a miscarriage at 14 1/2 weeks last October and after that I have had just one regular AF in December. After that, my cycles have become really long. Now I am on CD 58 with no AF. I have been O (as I chart) though pretty late in the cycle, having luteal phase of about 15 -16 days. However this cycle my temps have been hovering around 97.7 -97.8 flat. After what I thought was a rise from 97.3 - 97.5. I thought I had high cervical position and EWCM on CD 30. The chart showed no O, though. Today my temp went up to 98.1 (at CD 58). Should I ask for inducing my AF? Or should I wait?

DR. AMOS:
Seems to me like you have problems with your ovulation. Late cycle ovulation usually decreases your chances getting pregnant. So the major question here is to make sure that you ovulate earlier in the cycle. This is an issue you should discuss with your doctor. Inducing AF with medication rarely if ever helps you ovulate normally in the next cycle, so it's not just about making you bleed but also about helping you ovulate better and earlier.

MEMBER QUESTION:
With IVF do they not need more than two or three mature follicles?

DR. AMOS:
In general there are many more than two to three mature follicles with IVF. With IVF you usually get hyperstimulated, so there are often more than 10 follicles, allowing the doctor to choose the best ones for fertilization.

MODERATOR:
Unfortunately, we have to wrap up for today. Thanks for joining us.
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DR. AMOS:
Thank you so much for visiting us today and good luck in your baby quest!



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