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When women are struggling to become pregnant, one of the most common things to do to help a bit of in the conception process is to begin taking fertility pills. There are many to choose from both over-the-counter and as a prescription from your doctor, but one of the most popular is Clomid.

Many people have chosen to use Clomid in the past and found it to be very successful. However, in order to discover if it is the right option for you, you must first learn more about it and its success rate.

1. What is Clomid?

Clomid is the most popular oral fertility drug and is most commonly prescribed to women who are first starting out on the fertility journey. This is a popular option for women who are struggling with her ovulation cycle and it has been known to help regulate it fairly quickly.

Clomid-is-the-most-popular-oral-fertility-drug-and-is-most-commonly-prescribed-to-women-who-are-first-starting-out-on-the-fertility-journeyIt is also popular because it is very inexpensive and it is one of the few drugs that can be taken orally rather than with an injection. Clomid has also been known to help increase egg production and to help women with a luteal phase deficiency.

2. What is the dosage?

Normally, Clomid is prescribed to women in increments between 59 mg and 200 mg. It is taken for 5 to 9 days and is usually most successful over the course of three cycles. At the end of these three cycles, if a woman finds that she is still not being able to become pregnant, the dosage may be increased or a different option may be discussed.

It-is-important-that-women-begin-taking-Clomid-at-the-lowest-dose-possibleIt is important that women begin taking Clomid at the lowest dose possible because it is a fairly complicated medication and is difficult to determine how it will react to every woman’s body. Since everyone’s body is made differently, the reaction that a woman has to Clomid can vary greatly from one woman to the next.

3. What are the side effects?

Although there are minimal side effects that should be expected when taking Clomid, there are some that a few women have noted. For example, women who begin taking Clomid are more likely to have issues with their emotions as well as a number of other issues, such as hot flashes, breast tenderness and the thinning of their uterine lining.

some-side-effect-of-clomid-can-cause-early-miscarriages-or-make-it-more-difficult-for-woman-to-become-pregnantSome women have even found that their body creates hostile cervical mucus and which means that the body is killing the sperm and preventing implantation of a fertilized egg. This can cause early miscarriages or make it more difficult for woman to become pregnant. It is also about 10% more likely that a woman who is taking Clomid will become pregnant with twins.

4. How successful is it?

When it comes to the success of Clomid, you should first keep in mind the percentage of women who are able to become pregnant in the first month without using any supplements at all. Typically, about 25% of women are able to become pregnant in the first month that they begin trying to conceive. However, with Clomid, this percentage is increased to 30%.

women-who-are-struggling-to-ovulate-find-Clomid-to-be-extremely-successfulWhile this number may seem low, the women who are typically given Clomid are ones who have been struggling to become pregnant for quite some time and who had an even lower chance of becoming pregnant without it. After about six months the success rate of Clomid is between 40% and 45%. It is unlikely that a woman will be treated with Clomid after this point time because it is typically only prescribed for six consecutive cycles.

When it comes ovulating, women who are struggling to ovulate find Clomid to be extremely successful. In fact, it is estimated that about 80% women who have been struggling to ovulate will begin ovulating during their first cycle when they begin taking Clomid.

5. Conclusion

Clomid is an excellent starting point when you are struggling to become pregnant and there is a good chance that it will help you to become pregnant without any further treatments. It is important that you discuss the side effects with your doctor so that you will know what you might can expect when you begin taking it but very few women have noted any of the side effects occurring in their experience.

With a high success rate, inexpensive price, and easy to take formula, Clomid is a popular choice for women who are struggling to become pregnant. It is likely to be the first option that your doctor recommends to you when you are going to the same process and is important to learn more about it before you start taking it for yourself.



Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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