If you’re considering Clomid, you likely want to know if it’ll work for you. Will you ovulate? More importantly, will you get pregnant?
The good news is that the success rate for Clomid, in women with ovulatory problems, is pretty good. About 80% of women taking Clomid will ovulate during their first treatment cycle.
What about getting pregnant? The odds of conceiving in that first month is 30%. If 30% sounds low, keep in mind that a couple with no problems getting pregnant has about a 25% chance of getting pregnant in any given month.
But if you don’t get pregnant after one month, don’t panic. Needing more than one cycle is common. About 40 to 45% of couples get pregnant within six months of treatment.
When Is Clomid Not As Successful?
If there are additional problems besides irregular or absent ovulation, or there are any male factor infertility issues that have not been addressed, success will be lower.
It’s questionable how successful Clomid therapy is for couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility.
Also, Clomid does not always work well in women who are dealing with age-related infertility, with low estrogen levels, or women with premature ovarian failure.
It may also
Wondering if you’ll conceive twins when taking clomid? From the way the media paints fertility drugs and multiples, it may seem that everyone taking clomid is bound to have twins.
But that’s not really true. What are the odds of getting pregnant with twins when taking this popular fertility drug?
Generally speaking, clomid causes twin pregnancies about 10% of the time, with less than 1% of clomid pregnancies leading to triplets or higher order pregnancies.
During clinical trials for clomid, about 7% of pregnancies led to twins, about 0.5% of pregnancies led to triplets and 0.3% to quadruplets.
Will They Be Identical Twins?
Most twins conceived with clomid will not be identical. During the clinical trials of the twin pregnancies, 1 in 5 were identical twins, while 80% of the twin pregnancies were fraternal twins (not identical).
Why aren’t they identical? Clomid increases your odds of conceiving twins because your ovaries may ovulate more than one egg. Identical twins come from one egg, not two.
Some women ask their doctors to give them clomid, not because they are having trouble getting pregnant, but just because they want to get pregnant with twins.
There are risks that come with multiple pregnancies,