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Fertility Basics: 5 Tips if You're Having Trouble Conceiving


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Fertility Drugs
If this is the look you're going for, fertility drugs can be a big help in many cases.
If this is the look you're going for, fertility drugs can be a big help in many cases.
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If an ovulation disorder is what's causing the infertility, then chances are good that your doctor will recommend fertility drugs. The many fertility drugs on the market typically tend to either stimulate or regulate ovulation and hormone production.

Some work by acting on the hormone-producing pituitary gland; some work by triggering the ovaries to release an egg. Others slow the ovaries down so they don't release eggs too early, or speed the ovaries up if they're releasing them too late in the game. A few may help prevent miscarriages. Some fertility drugs are used independently, while others are used in tandem with each other. You can also opt for either oral, vaginal or injectable fertility drugs.

Keep in mind that fertility drugs, like many of the treatments on this list, can increase the odds of multiple births. If the thought that you might end up an octomom positively terrifies you, you'll want to seriously consider that reality before you start popping pills or receiving injections.


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