Some women will ovulate occasionally rather than regularly or not at all.
Very often these women will have irregular and sporadic menstrual cycles.
This can often be treated simply with a tablet called Clomid/Serophene.

Some people will not respond to this and will require daily injections of gonadotrophic hormones.
These are known by the trade name of Puregon or Gonal F. This is a highly effective treatment.

There is an increased risk of multiple pregnancy with this treatment and it is usual to monitor this with ultrasound assessment and / or blood tests to avoid this.

One can generally achieve pregnancy rates of approximately 70% over a few cycles of treatment.
Some of these patients may have other problems with their fertility which necessitates more complex approaches.

Ovulation infertility - Coastal IVF

In our society 5-10% of couples have varying degrees of infertility.

Common Causes of Infertility

Unexplained infertility
Tubal & Uterine causes
Male infertility
Cervical mucous

When do I seek advice about our fertility?

If any of these apply to you then please make an appointment to see us at Coastal IVF as soon as possible.

  1. Have you been trying to conceive for more than 6 months?
  2. Have you been diagnosed with endometriosis?
  3. Has your partner had a vasectomy?
  4. Are you over the age of 35?
  5. Is your menstrual cycle more than 30 days or less than 26 days?


  • over the age of 35 should not put off investigation of their fertility more than 6 months
  • over the age of 38 should seek help immediately
  • who do not menstruate regularly are often not ovulating and should seek advice early

Did you know? Failure to conceive is often the only symptom of endometriosis.

Early investigation means early diagnosis and more effective treatments.

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