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#1 whattodo

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 09:03 AM

When doing IUI's is the success rate better using superovulation or clomid? What is the reasoning behind this? Thankyou.
I'm 38, DH 32
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#2 Peter



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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:19 AM

When doing IUI's is the success rate better using superovulation or clomid?

Most IUI's recieve clomid which is a type of superovulation drug. Very few clinics do natural cycle IUI. Treatment with clomid does require careful monitoring to avoid multiple pregnancies.

Good luck!


What is the reasoning behind this? Thankyou.