What is ovarian stimulation?
Ovarian stimulation is necessary for growth of more than one follicle process and egg maturation or oocyte containing. Normally, a woman develops a follicle (and therefore an egg) each month. Some assisted reproduction treatments such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization require further functioning of the ovary and to have more than one egg and to increase the chances of pregnancy.
What is the procedure for ovarian stimulation?
The process usually starts the 2nd or 3rd day rule. At that time the specialist Assisted Reproduction vaginal ultrasound and hormonal analysis is performed to verify that the ovary is idle and can start stimulation. The medication used are hormones and is administered by subcutaneous own patient. The average duration of ovarian stimulation is eight to twelve days during which the patient presents, between two and four times, to ultrasounds performed (and hormone determination at certain times) to check the correct follicle growth, proper evolution pacing cycle as well as adjust the medication schedule when necessary.
Why ovarian stimulation performed?
Ovarian stimulation is needed to increase the number of eggs that generate a woman in a natural cycle. In this way we can get a larger number of eggs available and thus increase the chances of pregnancy.
What preparation needs a patient before ovarian stimulation?
The patient does not need any special prior preparation for this process. You can lead a normal life during and just have to go to the sonographic and / or analytical controls at relevant times and follow the pattern indicated medication.