Clomid is a drug, which is prescribed as a first line of treatment for women who are suffering from infertility, irregular periods and an inability to ovulate. Clomid stimulates the ovaries to produce an egg so that a healthy sperm can fertilize it.
This approach is normally used when the women is undergoing IVF and multiple eggs are required for harvesting. Here are some of the steps you need to follow in order to achieve a pregnancy with clomid.
Tips To Get Pregnant With Clomid
Consult Your Doctor
After evaluating your reproductive history, the doctor will recommend a dosage of clomid if needed. This will be prescribed as a routine medicine if you have not been able to conceive after a year and your husband’s fertility parameters are normal.
Ordering The Medicine
The medicine is easily available at most chemists by the name of ‘clomid’ or clomiphene citrate. Clomid in general is more expensive, but more effective than the same pill with another brand name. You will need to order medicines as per the dosage that has been prescribed for one particular cycle.
Around 50 mg of clomid will be prescribed starting from day 3 of your menstrual cycle and going up until day 7 of your menstrual cycle. That means you will be taking one pill from day 3 to day 7 for maximum results.
Once the dosage of clomid has been started, the doctor will want to do ultrasounds to check whether your ovaries are responding to the stimulation and whether mature follicles are rupturing. While ultrasounds are important, curb the need to go in for daily ultrasounds, as this tends to prove very expensive.
You can skip ultrasounds altogether if you cannot afford them. Alternatively, schedule the ultrasounds close to the date when you are likely to ovulate. Once the ultrasound has started, the doctor will be able to tell you whether the eggs are being produced.
Start having sex every alternate day starting from day 7 to maximize your chances of getting pregnant. This allows the sperm to also build up in the body. The sperm are also able to survive in the woman’s uterus for about 4 days so less sperms will never be a problem.
Check Your Cervical Mucous
Checking your cervical mucus is one way of seeing when you are likely to ovulate. When the egg has been released or is about to release, the cervical mucus becomes thin and stringy. This means that ovulation is imminent and this is probably the best time to have sex.
You can also start using an ovulation prediction kit starting from day 10 of your cycle. This kit helps to pinpoint ovulation by ascertaining the level of luteinizing hormones. Increase the frequency of sexual intercourse to maximize your chances of getting pregnant.
Wait And Watch
Once you have done everything right, you can only wait and watch. Check for a pregnancy with the help of a pregnancy test on day 28. You will need a very sensitive test to check for pregnancy this early on. If not, check a few days later especially if you have missed a period. Keep trying until you conceive.