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How long does it take to fall pregnant using Chlomid

Infertility is one of the most difficult circumstances a couple can endure. Usually, by the time you discover infertility, your heart is set on the falling pregnant and welcoming new life into your home. 

So finding out it’s not going to be quite so easy can be devastating to say the least. 

Fortunately, these days there are a variety of treatments that can help you realise your dream of becoming a parent. 

However, the process itself can be daunting, and confusing, leaving may couples unsure about just what to expect. 

Many women trying to fall pregnant have heard of the medication Chlomid. It’s a commonly used medication designed to stimulate ovulation and help increase the chances of pregnancy. 

Following a recent study, which was published in the middle of last year, new guidelines have been released which recommend that use of Letrozole, instead of Chlomid, however it is prescribed for the same purpose. 

“For a woman to fall pregnant, you need to have sex, need to have open tubes, and you need ovulation,” says fertility specialist Dr Joseph Sgroi. 

“If a woman has either infrequent mensural cycles or alternatively is not ovulating at all, then we can use these medications to initiate ovulation. 

“Then, you need to time sexual intercourse around ovulation.”

However, there is a common misconception that using these medications are a quick fix, when in fact, they just bring women who aren’t ovulating normally, in line with regular statistics. 

“Every time a woman tries to conceive, who has regular cycles, the chance of pregnancy is 20 per cent per month. 

“In one full year around 80 per cent of those trying are pregnant. 

“Medication will increase in so much that if you never ovulate, you’ll never fall pregnant. 

“But it doesn’t increase the chances over and above the natural standard.”

Dr Sgroi says the expectation is that around 40 per cent of women, over a six month period, would fall pregnant, after using Letrozole.

“At the end of the day your chance of increasing the chances of pregnancy is based on the fact that you’re ovulating.

“We start on lowest dose possible so as not to increase the chance of multiple pregnancy, then have ultrasounds during the cycle to ensure that the woman actually ovulates.

“If you then have frequent ovulation for six months and you haven’t achieved pregnancy, then other treatments might be considered.”

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