If you do not ovulate regularly or properly (and the best sign of this is irregularity of your menstrual cycles), then it is important to have some hormone investigations to determine if there is an underlying cause. Poor or absent ovulation can often be treated with the use of clomiphene – a tablet medication – over a short course of months.

Did you know:

That clomiphene is an excellent and simple treatment for infertility secondary to ovulation disorders, but that it does not improve fertility in women with regular ovulation, nor those with unexplained infertility.

Some (more difficult) cases of ovulation disorder can be treated with daily injections to help an egg develop and release, allowing you continue to try to conceive more naturally, before IVF is required. This is called gonadotrophin (or formal) ovulation induction.