Today I’m sharing a special solo episode with you. I’m weighing in on IUI with the use of Clomid and Letrozole and talking about what the research has to say about the success rates of these two popular drugs. If you’ve ever considered IUI, you’ll want to tune into this episode, and check out the research for yourself!
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Topics discussed in today’s episode:
- How effective is IUI?
- What is the difference between the pregnancy rate and the live birth rate?
- How to dissect “success” rates for IUI
- How do IUI success rates vary with age?
- What is the cumulative success rate of IUI and how does it differ from the success rate of an individual round?
- Does having more rounds of IUI increase your chances of conceiving?
- What are the side effects of Clomid?
- How does Clomid impact cervical mucus and your endometrial lining?
- Why up to 25% of women are resistant to Clomid
- What is Letrozole and how does it compare to Clomid for IUI?
- How do the pregnancy and miscarriage rates differ in women who use Clomid versus Letrozole?
- Why it’s important to be critical of research studies
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:
This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!
In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our center. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email [email protected] to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).
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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!