D.K. asks from Danville, CA on March 27, 2011
Have Any Moms Taken Clomid?
My husband and I are trying to conceive our second child. However, it's proving to be not as easy as the first time. The first time I got pregnant very quickly. We've been trying 5 months now and I have done an ovulation kit the past 2 months to make sure I'm still ovulating...which I am. But I still haven't had any luck getting pregnant. My dr. is recommending I keep trying for a couple more months but if we are still unsuccessful, we should consider Clomid. My question is have any of you moms out there taken Clomid? If so, what was your experience taking it?
Thanks in advance,
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Y.B. answers from Seattle on March 27, 2011
I took clomid when they were testing me for fertility issues. We were going to do and IUI with it. When my fertility doctor checked me, my uterine lining was too thin and the IUI was not done because he said it wouldn't have worked. It took us a year to get pregnant with my second baby who is due next Saturday. I used the Clearblue Easy Fertility monitor, kind of pricey, but I feel it was worth it and we also used Pre-seed. These might be something you could do for the few months your dr. wants you to try.
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C.K. answers from San Francisco on March 28, 2011
Give yourself some time... relax and let your body have a chance to catch up with your thinking. Five months is not a long time to be trying. Unless you are over 40 and worried time is slipping away, I suggest holding off on the Clomid. This is a natural process that can take a while, even up to a year. Take the time to enjoy what you have right now... before you know it you will be crazy busy with two kids. Best to you both, C.
M.B. answers from Sacramento on March 28, 2011
I did try Chlomid for a short time and it didn't work for us. The next step was to be invitro I think. We stopped w/fertility, looked into adoption then I got pregnant on my own.
M.G. answers from Chicago on March 27, 2011
I was prescribed Clomid after a year of trying unsuccessfully and a bloodtest showed I had low progesterone. I was pregnant the first cycle after beginning Clomid. One thing I learned after we conceived was that Clomid tends to make you ovulate later in your cycle (I was day 17 based on an ovulation test kit). The way the drug works is it causes your eggs to stay in your body and develop a little bit longer so that they're stronger, higher quality eggs. So, for proper timing you need to adjust intercourse a few days later than you normally would. Good luck to you! I should probably mention I did conceive twins on Clomid, but I also have twins in my family, so the genetics are there to possibly release two eggs when I do ovulate. My doctor told me the chances of multiples go from 3% to 6% on Clomid, so it doesn't really increase your chances that much.
J.S. answers from Sacramento on March 29, 2011
I had to use Clomid with both my pregnancies because I wasn't ovulating at all. I was able to get pregnant on the first round with both , but it does have it's risks-- over-stimulated ovaries (?), higher rate of multiplies, more intense pregnancy symptoms. There wasn't really another way for me to get pregnant, so I would do it again, but if you are in fact ovulating, you might want to wait a little longer. I'm sure it's frustrating especially since it happened so quickly the first time.
V.S. answers from Montgomery on March 27, 2011
I have use clomid. I was not ovulating on my own and I have not had any kids. Clomid help me to ovulated but not yet get pregnant. Other than not getting the results I expected, my experience was pretty okay.
D.B. answers from Boston on March 27, 2011
I did it 22 years ago and got pregnant using IUI as well. Clomid's been around a long time. There's a slight increase in the chance of twins but it's not a huge percentage and I don't believe there's an association with larger multiple births. I had no side effects.
K.L. answers from Redding on March 27, 2011
Research must have found new ways to use clomid since I took it. A question a few days ago centered on clomid and I was surprised at the different ways it is being used to help us conceive now. My husband and I had trouble getting pregnant with our son. It took 51 weeks of trying and without consulting a Dr. But we did have him all on our own. 2 years after his birth we started trying again. Every year at my regular gyno check up I would ask why I wasnt getting pregnant and the Dr would just casually say to just "give it time". Well we did give it time. It still didnt help. I dont think we had ovulation kits back then so that wasnt an option. 3 1/2 years later I found a new Dr who suggested I take my temp every morning before getting up. I did, and when she looked at the chart, she knew instantly I wasnt ovulating. I had regular periods so I had never suspected anything was really wrong. We discussed the side effects of clomid, and the chance of multiple births, and I was given instructions to come in if my period started the next month. I continued to keep my temp, and when my period came, I stopped by the Drs office and was given a perscription for 5 clomid pills to start taking on the 5th day of my period. I took 1 a day for 5 days. I did notice one morning a week or so later, that my temp did spike a little, (I mean TINY,,100ths of a degree) and then stayed up that tiny little bit. My period didnt come the next month! I went for a pg test and sure enough I was pregnant! I showed the Dr my temp chart and we all knew exactly when I ovulated and which date I had conceived on. Well, long story short,, Our daughter was born exactly on the date she was due and is now 28 years old and has a daughter of her own. Evidently I had a problem ovulating. It was easily remedied with 1 round of clomid. If it had been a bigger issue I would have been given clomid the next month and every few months the dose would have been increased until my body kicked in and finally ovulated. By that time there was a greater chance my ovaries would have been so over stimulated they may have popped out 5 or 6, or 10 eggs and it would have resulted in multiple births. So I can say it does work, and from what I have read lately they use it in different ways to help us get that baby we want. So good luck and may it be this easy for you too!