Superovulation is also sometimes used during IUI treatment. Normally, a woman ovulates just one egg per cycle. With the use of fertility drugs, she may be able to produce several eggs, which can then be retrieved from the ovaries prior to ovulation.
Sometimes the drugs used for superovulation work "too well," leading to a condition known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
Superovulation can also lead to a multiple pregnancy.
More about twins:
- Twin Pregnancy Risks
- What Increases My Chances of Having Twins?
- Twin Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
- Clomid Twins: What Are the Odds You'll Conceive Twins?
- Positive Thoughts on Twins and Multiple Pregnancy
Learn more about fertility drug risks and side effects:
- Clomid Side Effects
- Gonadotropin Side Effects
- GnRH Agonist (Lupron) Side Effects
- GnRH Antagonists (Antagon, Ganirelix, Orgalutran, and Cetrotide) Side Effects
- IVF and the Two Week Wait
- IVF Treatment: Step by Step
- IVF Success Rates
- IUI Treatment
- Coping with Fertility Treatment Stress
- Deciding Not to Pursue Fertility Treatment
- Paying for Fertility Treatments
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