- Fertility & Reproductive Systems
Clomid with a Regular 28 cycle
There are a lot of women with a regular 28 day cycle that cannot seem to get pregnant. There are so many forums and threads about women with irregular cycles from 30 to even 70 day cycles. So here is one for the women that seem to ovulate on or around day 14, but end up having to buy pads or tampons on day 28 instead of picking up that What to Expect When Expecting book!
Just because we do not have an irregular cycle does not mean we are not a good candidate for using Clomid or its generic name Clomiphene Citrate to help us in getting closer to our dream of having our own bundle of joy. Clomid is a fertility drug that helps a womans ovaries produce mature egg or eggs. Yes, I said eggs! A side effect from clomid is multiple births. The percentage of twins is low and triplets or quads is even lower I am talking less then 1%. There are other side effects like heat flashes, cramping, and dizziness that may or may not happen. All things your doctor will explain to you. If you are having more pain then you can handle make sure you call or see a doctor as soon as possible.
If you do have a regular 28 cycle you may receive different instructions from your doctor. Usually it is prescribed on days 3-7 or 5-9. It has also been known to be prescribed on days 1-5 with great success rates. Probably because a woman with a 28 day cycle ovulates on or around day 14 so if clomid is taken on days 1-5 she will most likely ovulate on or around day 14. On clomid you ovulate 5 to 9 days after you have taken your last pill. Now 9 days after your last pill takes you to cycle day 14. This I am sure helps keep our cylces regular. A womans next menstrual usually shows up about 14 days after she ovulates.
Do not be afraid to go see a fertility specialist if you have not conceived within one year if you are under 35 or six months if you are over 35. It is so much safer then purchasing clomid online. This is something I do not recommend. Just go in for a consult. The only problem you might be having is your timing.
A lot of women think they should be having sex on the day they ovulate. Yes, you should, but you should really be having sex 2 to 3 days before ovulation occurs. If you are just having sex the day you ovulate or the day after you are really cutting down your chance of conceiving. Your egg does not live as long as sperm who live up to 72 hours. A womans mature egg only lives up to 24 hours. A great tool to use are opk (ovulation prediction kits). These can assist you in detecting ovulation giving you 24 to 48 hours notice to when ovulation will occur.
Sometimes even though everything seems normal we can still use a little boost. Hopefully making it a little easier in conceiving our own little bundle of joy.