Fertility – PCOS – Ovulation: Free advice – ask Dr Webberley today!
Dr Helen Webberley MBChB MRCGP MFSRH
GMC no 3657058
If you aren’t ovulating properly then you will struggle to get pregnant. Whether it is because of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or just because your ovaries are getting a bit older – one thing is sure, to get pregnant you need an egg!
I can arrange a simple home blood test to see whether you are ovulating, and if you aren’t then a simple treatment called clomifene can help you.
All my advice is free, so ask me whatever you like today and I will help you all I can.
No rules about weight, existing children, previous pregnancies – clomifene is simple and safe!
Ask me today on the options available to boost your ovulation.
Full range of medical services available – UK doctor.
Advice on fertility issues – FREE
Clomifene – prescription fee £25
Prescriptions – advice and medication
Scans / Ovulation Tests – home testing kits available
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I infertile?
Infertility is defined as a couple’s inability to become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sex in women 35 years and younger or after 6 months in women over the age of 35.
Some women come for help sooner than 12 months and this is fine.
How common is infertility?
In any given year approximately 15% of couples in Europe and USA are defined as being infertile
What is Clomiphene?
Clomifene is a relatively weak, oestrogen-like molecule that stimulates the ovaries to produce an egg during the menstrual cycle. It regularises the menstrual cycle and significantly increases the chance of ovulation.
How effective is Clomifene?
Clomifene increases the chance of ovulating by around 80% in infertile women. This increase in ovulation increases the chance of conceiving by roughly 50%
Is Clomifene safe to take?
Clomifene is very safe to take. The main risk of clomiphene is the chance of multiple pregnancies. Approximately 6% of women will have twins and the risk of triplets is less than 0.5%. Side effects include mild flushing, headaches, abdominal bloating, nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness and mood changes. About 1 – 2% of women also get mild visual disturbances that resolve once clomiphene has been stopped.
How is Clomifene taken?
Clomifene is taken as a single 50mg tablet, each day between days 2 to 7 of the menstrual cycle. If ovulation does not occur (as assessed by an ovulation test) then the dose is increased under the instruction of the doctor. Clomiphene is usually taken for up to 6 cycles.
Do I need to be monitored while taking Clomifene?
There is no evidence that performing ultrasound has any benefits, or indeed improves pregnancy rates so we do not recommend it. We would recommend a 21 day progesterone blood test via a home testing kit. This would tell us whether you had ovulated on Clomifene and whether we would need to increase the dose
Can taking Clomifene harm my baby?
Most studies do not show an increased risk of birth defects, miscarriage, or learning disability in children of women who took clomiphene. There is no increased risk of breast cancer or uterine cancer. There may be a very slightly increased risk of ovarian cancer if more than 12 cycles of clomiphene are used.
Can you prescribe me Clomifene?
Yes – clomifene is very safe and effective at stimulating ovulation if appropriate.
What if my BMI is too high?
BMI is an NHS rule which has been made for couples seeking fertility treatments. There is no medical reason why you shouldn’t have clomifene if you are overweight, but losing weight anyway will help your fertility.
What if I have existing children?
This is an NHS rule, and we don’t mind how many children you or your partner have!
Am I too old?
If you haven’t gone through the menopause then you can have clomifene.
What about twins and triplets?
There is an increased risk of multiple pregnancy with clomifene, so if you couldn’t cope with that then you shouldn’t take it.
We had been trying for a baby for 3 years and my GP had only suggested some herbal treatments. We were reluctant just to buy it (clomifene) from an online pharmacy without some sort of medical supervision until we discovered mywebdoctor. Dr Webberley was soooo helpful she is obviously an expert in this field. She recommended some home tests for ovulation then I started clomifene and caught the very first month!! We are so happy……Alice
Dr Webberley and Katie, what a team!! Sorted out my problems within a couple of weeks and even diagnosed my PCOS online!! Just starting my first month of Clomifene. So excited!!Jill
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!SH
Just taken my second course of Clomifene and I am pregnant! Me and my partner had been trying for ages. He had 2 from his previous marriage and we couldn’t work out what was wrong. Dr Helen sorted it all out for us. Can’t thank her enough….Clare
If you would like help and advice with your ovulation and fertility problems then ask me today or download your free e-book with lots of information about ovulation, fertility and PCOS.
Eggs & Ovulation
If you are not having regular periods then you probably aren’t ovulating regularly and this can reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
Women with polycystic ovaries (PCOS) often don’t release an egg every month and sometimes a little help might encourage ovulation.
Sometimes even if you are having regular periods then your egg production might not be efficient, ask me for help with this.
Once the egg has been released from the ovary, it travels down the fallopian tube to reach the womb. In the tube it meets the sperm and is fertilised and the fertilised ovum then implants in the womb.
For the sperm and egg to meet the tubes must be undamaged. Tubal damage can occur if you have had a serious infection in the past, or internal scars from previous surgery.
Sometimes everything seems to be working properly, but you still aren’t getting pregnant.
Sometimes there’s no good reason why you can’t get pregnant, but many pregnancies have been achieved with a little help.
It is really important that your partner has a sperm count checked, even if he has had children before. Having a low sperm count can cause difficulties in getting pregnant, but remember that it only takes one sperm and one egg to get pregnant.