One in six couples experience difficulties conceiving a child. However, with the advances in Fertility treatment, many couples have an increased chance of conception. One of the most popular treatments offered at Galway Fertility Clinic is Ovulation Induction. The clinic is the only provider of this service in the west of Ireland , operating 7 days per week.

What is Ovulation Induction?

Ovulation Induction (O.I.) is one of the largest Fertility treatment programs offered at Galway Fertility Clinic. It is a simple treatment carried out monthly, over two to three cycle’s.

This treatment is offered to clients after their initial assessment, if no significant factor affecting fertility has been identified. There is a relatively low cost associated with this treatment.

Specialised medication is used to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. Another medication is used to trigger the release of the egg (ovulation). Following an ultrasound scan, couples are advised of the optimum nights to have sexual intercourse, thus maximising the chance of pregnancy occurring, as both the egg(s) and sperm are in the reproductive tract at the same time.

Types of Ovulation Induction treatment available:

There are various treatment programs available. Your consultant will assess which treatment option is appropriate for you.

Timed Sexual Intercourse (T.S.I.)

Ultrasound scans are used to determine the best time for ovulation to occur and intercourse is advised around this time to optimise your chance of conceiving.

Intra-Uterine Insemination (I.U.I.)

Intra-Uterine Insemination is another form of Ovulation Induction. With this treatment, either the partner’s or donor sperm is used. The sperm is prepared in our laboratory and injected into the cavity of the womb prior to ovulation occurring.

When is IUI Treatment Recommended?

Intra-Uterine Insemination is recommended for clients in the followings cases:

  • Mild sperm problems.
  • Male sperm antibodies.
  • Unexplained infertility.
  • Cervical problems.
  • Psycho-sexual difficulties.

What is the Success rate for Ovulation Induction Treatments?

We have an average positive pregnancy rate of 20% over three cycles of treatment.