Penn Fertility Care

Ovulation Induction (Hormone Therapy)

Risks/Quality Control

Quality control during the ovarian stimulation process is very important. Sometimes the ovaries become ‘over-stimulated’ and too many follicles get ready to release an egg. If over–stimulation occurs, then the cycle is usually cancelled, as it can lead to an extreme number of eggs being fertilized.

Penn Fertility Care has improved its quality control by using ultrasound equipment to detect the number of ovarian follicles. Fertility drugs such as Clomiphene or FSH must be monitored and adjusted by a fertility specialist to ensure proper follicular development, to appropriately time ovulation, and IUI and to reduce the chances of a multiple pregnancy and its side effects. Recent studies of IUI suggest that the best results are achieved when insemination is coupled with ovulation induced by fertility medications.