AFCC named among America’s Best Fertility Clinics 2024 by Newsweek. Learn more.
AFCC named among America’s Best Fertility Clinics 2024 by Newsweek. Learn more.
When you’re ready, you’re ready — period.

If ovulation problems are keeping you from getting pregnant, we’re here to help.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a frequent cause of irregular ovulation or anovulation, which can cause infertility. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant: read on for the ways we can help you conceive, even in the face of ovulation problems.

How is ovulation induction performed?

There are several types of ovulation drug therapy to treat problems with ovulation:

  • Clomid (Serophene, clomiphene citrate): Clomid is an oral tablet that is taken either days 3-7 or 5-9 of the menstrual cycle.

  • Femara (Letrozole) and other aromatase inhibitors: Like Clomid, Letrozole is an oral tablet taken early in the menstrual cycle. Sometimes, for women who don’t respond to Clomid, Letrozole may work.

  • Metformin: An oral medication that can induce ovulation in some women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

  • Injectable gonadotropins, injectable FSH hormone products: These injections are started early in the menstrual cycle and continued for approximately 8-14 days. Over 90% of anovulatory women can have ovulation induced with this type of therapy.

  • Bromocriptine: Anovulation caused by elevated levels of the pituitary hormone hormone prolactin can be treated with a medication called bromocriptine.

Ovulation Problems and Fertility

Treatment Options for Ovulation Issues

Many women struggling with infertility discover that they’re either ovulating irregularly, or they’re not ovulating at all. This makes it difficult or downright impossible to get pregnant on your own. Good news: there are a variety of ways to induce ovulation, and most are relatively conservative, affordable treatments, with good probability for success.

Inducing Ovulation

If we determine that ovulation problems are causing or contributing to your infertility, we’ll identify the best way to induce ovulation for you.

Choose AFCC for Ovulation Induction in Chicago

If irregular ovulation is making it difficult for you to get pregnant, AFCC can help using a wide variety of ovulation induction methods. Ready to take the next step? Our team is here to answer all your questions and concerns so that you can move forward with confidence. Contact Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago today for more information about ovulation induction or to schedule a consultation at one of our fertility clinics in Chicago, Downers Grove, or Gurnee, IL.


We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have so that you feel completely confident when taking the first step toward building your family.

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