Superovulation is the process of using injections to stimulate a woman’s ovary to produce multiple eggs. This is appropriate for some women who ovulate naturally to increase their chances of conceiving.

When to consider Superovulation

Superovulation might help you conceive if you do not ovulate naturally and have failed to respond to oral medications such as Clomid.  The most common condition that prevents a woman from ovulating is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) link.

The 5 Phases of Superovulation

Stimulation Phase

The first step in superovulation therapy is to administer medications to enhance the development of a mature egg(s) by the ovaries.

Monitoring Phase

The development of the eggs in their follicles (fluid-filled sacs) in the ovary is then monitored by transvaginal ultrasound.

Ovulation Phase

Once the follicles have reached the appropriate size to contain a mature egg, an injection hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)is given to trigger ovulation.

Fertilization Phase

Patients then have scheduled sexual relations over the next two days to coincide with ovulation. If, instead, the treatment plan requires intrauterine insemination, it is performed during the same two days.


A simple blood test done five to seven days later confirms whether your hormone levels are appropriate. Two weeks after the procedure, you will learn if you are pregnant.Once your pregnancy has been confirmed, the pregnancy is monitored by early ultrasounds to be sure the pregnancy is in the correct location in the uterus and is developing normally.

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