Disturbances of menstrual rhythm and ovulation represent a common reason for delayed fertility. The most common cause is the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, but there are a variety of other genetic, acquired, nutritional, stress related and environmental causes of anovulation. The vast majority of anovulatory women can conceive successfully through ovulation induction treatments with cycle monitoring and accurately timed sexual intercourse.
Ovulation induction can be linked with an increased probability of twin and more rarely higher order multiple pregnancies such as triplets. Dr Raelia Lew has a proven excellent track record of helping women successfully conceive naturally using ovulation induction techniques, with the lowest possible risk of multiple pregnancy. She will carefully monitor your cycle with ultrasound follicle tracking to ensure your highest chance of successful conception.
When a woman is not regularly ovulating, her menstrual periods are irregular in timing and can be heavy or prolonged in duration. Some women’s periods may be totally absent. Where ovulation is impaired, a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant naturally can be greatly reduced.
Regular ovulation requires normal structure and function of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and ovary. Disturbances of other organ systems like the thyroid and adrenal glands can inhibit ovulation. Stress, exercise, eating disorders, genetic conditions and systemic illnesses can also cause ovulation disorders. The first step is to determine why a woman is not regularly ovulating and the second is to find a solution for the problem.