Can Clomid Help You Get Pregnant?

Getting Pregnant

If you are having trouble conceiving, many times after the doctor does his initial tests to determine if there are any structural issues that many prevent you getting pregnant such as blocked fallopian tubes or cysts on your ovaries, you'll be prescribed the fertility drug Clomid to try and help you fall pregnant.

Who is Clomid for?

Clomid is predominately prescribed to women who are either not ovulating at all because they have a condition such as PCOS, or women who have weak ovulation and the egg quality is poor.  Often times your doctor might even prescribe it if you do seem to be ovulating each month to see if it will help you to produce healthier eggs.

According to statistics if a women who isn't ovulating takes Clomid, she is 80% more likely to ovulate normally during the month that she takes it.  And out of that, around 45% will get pregnant within six months of taking it.

What are the side effects of Clomid?

Since Clomid stimulates your hormone levels, many symptoms are similar to those that you would get in early pregnancy such as mood swings, nausea, hot flashes and breast tenderness.

Many women also report cramping around ovulation time.  This is thought to be because the ovaries are hyperstimulated to produce an egg and can sometimes cause cramping for a day or two.

Another common side effect of Clomid is decreased cervical fluid (although some women also report the opposite and say they have more than usual).  You can help increase your cervical mucus by drinking more water, taking evening primrose oil and taking Robitussin cough mixture (which thins out mucus).

Can Clomid Help You Get Pregnant?

If you have a clear medical reason why you can't get pregnant such as blocked tubes then Clomid will not be able to help, but if your problem is ovulatory related then it's not only possible but nearly half of all women who previous struggled to conceive will go on to get pregnant using Clomid.

If you would like more tips and ways to get pregant then visit the getting pregnant blog.

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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Interesting, Traceye, I know Clomid wouldn't help me. Nothing would!

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

LOL, Alekhouse you always make me laugh ;)

sophie_21 7 years ago

I was woundering how long clomid stays in a womans body even if there was no ovulation???? can someone help

sarah  7 years ago

hello i already have a 2 year old son but for the past 14 months i been trying 2 get pregnant i been with my partner for almost 5 years and just 2 weeks after having my son i had the pill implant put in after 5 n half months we decided that we wanted to have a family and not just stick to 1 child i had the implant took out n the nurse said i would be very very fertile after it for atleast 2 weeks we had sex like rabbits but nothin happend after having my implant out 1 year july i desided 2 go 2 the doctors he said to me it normaly takes 15 months 2 get pregnant but i already have a child im going back to him soon to ask him about these tablets i hope he puts me on them or sorts somethink out last month i was almost n week n half late we was sooo exited then i came on :( i dont get my hopes up anymore x

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Sarah,

Clomid works for a lot of people, and I'm happy to say after 2 1/2 years of trying to get pregnant on my own, I'm now 10 weeks pregnant from the 3rd round of Clomid so it does work!

Good luck


Tanush 7 years ago

This is my first month using Clomid ... fingers crossed! I really hope that it is going to help!

Allison 6 years ago

This is my first month on clomid. I am trying not to give my hopes up because we have been trying for a year now. I have PCOS and only half of his swimmers are fast swimmers. So please pray for us!

Pilar 6 years ago

I have been trying to get pregnant for almost two years, this is my third time trying with Clomid...I really hope it works this time! I hope I get the same luck as Tracy!!! We will see.

DANIELLE 6 years ago


melanie  6 years ago

hi,this is my 3rd year trying to get pragnant!! geeez i took clomid now going for a blood test this week hope its positive man i hate this i want a baby sooo bad please pray

debbie 6 years ago

Well you guys same story here. I too want a baby so bad that i am about ot give up. my husband and I are newly weds and i really filling that my clock is ticking this is my second time on clomid so maybe \the third time is a charm.

Gail 6 years ago

Hi Im am on clomid ive just took my 5th month of it and nothing yet!! Im trying to put the thought of it working to the back of my mind but it hasnt worked its in my head all day every day!! So want them to work just wish it would hurry on. Will pray for yus all!!

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traceye 6 years ago from Australia Author

Good luck everyone. I just had my daughter who was a clomid baby - so it does work. Hang in there and baby dust.

ayesha iqbal 6 years ago

I had my tubes untied 4 months ago and strated to try again for a baby,im on nothing yet i was also recommended clomit, am going to try, and pray it works for me as well, any other solutions

SONAM 6 years ago


Dena 5 years ago

I have taken clomid like 2 times already and nothing happend , he even put me on progesterone subsotories . Nothing has worked , any suggestions? and ive even used an IUI too .

lisa 5 years ago

ive been prescribed clomid but i cant take it on me second day it will have to be the third day will this matter

Cassandra 4 years ago

My husband and I have been trying pretty hard for over 2 1/2 years now... I recently had a miscarriage at 8 weeks in October... Once I got the ok from my doctor she went ahead and gave me chlomid... I started my period on November 23rd and took 100mg of chlomid on days 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7... I was due to start my period on December 24- I am now 2 1/2 weeks late... I took a hpt 3 days ago and it was negative- I have all the same symptoms that I had the first time I was pregnant (mostly my nipples- hard, bigger, and sensitive)

Sally 4 years ago

I want a baby so bad I feel I will never be happy and complete untill I conceive I get envious of pregnant woman ;( I have been trying for 3 years . I have been of clomifene for 2 cycles now and no luck so doc has given me 100mg double dose for anouther 2 cycles so fingers crossed he says if I don't conceive this time I need to see a specialist I haven't got money for Ivf ;( please prey for me :) xxxx

munchie 4 years ago

have been trying for three years now and nothing i take one doses of chomiphene and got sick so badly so i couldn't have sex did this happen to anyone?

Amen 4 years ago

In the two week wait of my third clomid cycle , fingers crossed!

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Nicole S 3 years ago from Minnesota

Interesting hub. My friend was just telling me about how she has started taking this. Very helpful hub!

showshow 2 years ago

i have no kids and so my has five months see we trying to have a an=m hoping and praying it clomid works

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