Here are pills that can help you get pregnant

Here are pills that can help you get pregnant

When trying to conceive, before considering an IVF, there are pills and hormone shots that can aid the process.

For women trying to get pregnant, your doctor can recommend pills to get pregnant. Taking fertility drugs without your doctor's recommendation is not going to bring the result you need. This is because some fertility drugs are used to treat other related problems. 

Infertility can occur in men and women, though it can sometimes seem as though it is only a women's problem. For women, the problem might arise from irregular periods and other medical conditions. And for women above 35, medical experts recommend that you seek treatment after six months of trying to conceive. 

 

What is infertility? 

what is infertility

A couple can be said to be infertile if they cannot conceive after having frequent unprotected sex. The problem may be from either of them. It is possible that the man is unable to contribute to conception, or that the woman is unable to take in or carry the pregnancy through the nine months period required to give birth. 

Types of pills to get pregnant 

There are two kinds of pills that can help women who are unable to conceive. Some fertility drugs are designed to prompt women who do not ovulate. During ovulation, a woman is at her most fertile. In addition, there are hormones a woman must take before artificial insemination. 

Pills to get pregnant 

Pills to get pregnant abound but below are the commonly used ones. 

 

  1. Clomid or Serophene

Clomid

If you're not ovulating as you should, your doctor may recommend Clomiphene citrate. The drug has withstood the test of time, prescribed and used for over forty years. Along with other fertility methods like assisted reproductive techniques, Clomid and Serophene are used to trigger your ovaries to make eggs. 

Usually, Clomid and Serophene cause the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to locate your brain. Your brain then releases hormones called gonadotropin-releasing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone

Dosage

Fifty milligrams of clomiphene a day for five days is the usual dosage. After you start your period, take the first pill on the third, fourth, or fifth day.

Expectedly, seven days after taking your last dose you can start to anticipate ovulation. However, if that doesn't happen you may be asked by your doctor to up the dosage. 

Side effects

Their effects are usually gentle. But you might get blurred vision, bloating, nausea and headache. 

  1. Hormones

If the drugs aren't effective for you, your doctor may recommend hormones. Here are a few fertility hormones. Also, these are taken as shots.

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

These drugs start the growth of eggs in your ovaries. These drugs include Bravelle, Fertinex, Follistim, and Gonal-F

Human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) 

This drug combines FSH and LH (luteinizing hormone). They include Menopur, Metrodin, Pergonal, and Repronex.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)

The HCG combines with another fertility drug to cause your ovaries to release an egg. HCG includes Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, and Profasi

Consequently, If you're trying to get pregnant with a male partner, take him along for fertility testing. Often times women assume the problem is from them alone. Treating you alone without your partner will not work if the problem is from him. 

Read also: Infertility issues and how you can discuss them openly

Source: Healthline

Written by

Lydia Ume