3. GnRH Pump
This type of ovulation induction uses a small pump to help deliver fertility medication. It delivers GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) in small, sustained doses. GnRH can help to induce follicular development and ovulation in some anovulatory women.
The pump is particularly effective for women suffering from hypothalamic amenorrhea. This is a condition which inhibits menstruation due to the lack of hormone production in the hypothalamic region of the brain.
- How Do You Use the GnRH Pump?
The GnRH pump is worn on your body at all times throughout your cycle. It must also be worn overnight. The pump releases small amounts of medication into your body every hour or so through a series of subcutaneous needles. The pump will be inserted by your care giver at your fertility clinic.
- GnRH Pump Success Rates
The GnRH pump is over 90% successful in inducing ovulation. Over a period of eight months, about 80% of patients will conceive. The GnRH pump is also associated with little risk of multiple pregnancy and very easy to use.
Bromocriptine is a fairly inexpensive fertility medication used to help induce ovulation. It works by lowering the levels of prolactin in your body. When elevated, prolactin can result in anovulation and amenorrhea.
- How is Bromocriptine Taken?
Like clomid, bromocriptine is also taken orally. It is usually taken once or twice a day to help lower prolactin levels, and restore ovulation and menstruation.
Bromocriptine Success RatesBromocriptine is highly effective at restoring normal ovulation and menstruation. More than 90% of women using bromocriptine, experience normal menstrual cycles. Bromocriptine in not associated with an increased risk for multiple births or with ovarian hyperstimulation.