Artificial ovulation

It’s quite common that our clinic is contacted by women being in search of hormonal drugs used to stimulate growth of follicles in their ovaries. As we ask them prompting questions, we come to know that they are urged by a desire to have children. At the same time, such women cannot afford an IVF program.

Indeed, it’s beyond question that the IVF process is equally expensive, whichever country it may be run. However, basing on our professional experience, we strongly recommend that such drugs should never be used, unless specifically prescribed by a medical expert.  

Hormonal stimulation of superovulation is a part of the IVF cycle and is applied to promote maturation of more than two oocytes ready to ovulate. The process of stimulation involves injections of a variety of hormonal drugs. Prior to start it, the woman should pass blood tests to check certain hormonal parameters, as well as be ultrasonically scanned to assess the follicular reserve in her ovaries. Then, grounding on test results and medical opinions, the reproductologist prescribes appropriate medicines and starting dosage.

In the process of stimulation the rate of follicular growth is monitored through US-scanning, and the woman is tested for presence of essential hormones in her blood. Basing on the test data, the reproductologist corrects the dose. As the follicles attain the proper size, the day of their retrieval is fixed.

This medical control permits the doctor to run properly the process of ovarian superovulation, as well as maintain the proper health and general condition of the woman.

Risks and Hazards

Certified and good-quality stimulating hormonal injections cannot be just bought at a pharmacy. You cannot prescribe such drugs to yourself without knowing your bodily hormonal parameters and follicular reserve.  

Stimulating hormones are very strong drugs. If taken without prescription, it’s impossible to predict the way the body would respond to them. Many cases have been taken record of recently where women who tried to stimulate a large number of oocytes attained heavy hyperstimulation, which resulted in rupturing of at least one ovary. To save their lives, surgical interference had to be introduced, which was followed by the absolute infertility diagnoses.

Please never think that we want to confuse someone. Quite the contrary, we are trying to reach out to those women who might take similar action and expose their health to great risks. As of today, due to the steadily developing medical science, any gynecological disease can be treated, provided medical assistance is timely applied for.

Dear women, just remember it, take care of yourself and remain healthy!