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Clomid Success Rates

Clomid, an oral fertility drug, is typically started at a 50 milligram (mg) dosage, and your fertility doctor will determine whether this dosage is helping you to ovulate. If you are not ovulating, your fertility doctor will increase the dosage incrementally.

Your fertility doctor will use the lowest dose of Clomid that is sufficient to induce ovulation for at least four to six cycles. Clomid will induce ovulation in about 80 percent of properly selected patients, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Medications for Inducing Ovulation. Approximately 40 to 45 percent of women will become pregnant within six cycles after receiving Clomid. If a couple has no other fertility issues, their odds of getting pregnant when using Clomid can range from 10 percent to 20 percent, similar to a fertile couple trying on their own.

Women who have very low estrogen levels, irregular or absent ovulation due to a hypothalmic disorder, or who are obese have less chance of success on Clomid. (For obese women, losing weight may increase the chances of success.) After six cycles of Clomid, the chances for success decrease significantly, and experts recommend moving to an alternative, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).



i got pregnant when i was 17 and miscarried with twin boys, we tried for the next 6 years and nothing. so i went and the dr put me on clomid and with in the 3 months i was on it i got pregnant with my son who is now 1 year old. i got pregnant on the 3rd round of 50mg of clomid. im back on it and start taking it next cycle. i hope it works for baby number 2 also. its a miracle pill. i call my baby in a bottle meds, lol

This is my first time TTC (for a month now) and I have irregular periods... I am thinking of considering Clomid. I like to know the side effects from experienced successful people like u... Please!

Thank u in advance!

I used Clomid to get pregnant with both of my children and now I am using it to try for baby number three. Sometimes Clomid can be a little to successful. On my first cycle, I produced 12 eggs! I was encouraged and discouraged, because my doctor told me not to try and conceive this month for obvious reasons.

hi, i would like to seek advice on where i could get clomid medication as i m trying to TTC for a year.. There is a clinic nearby my house and the dr is a gynae. is it okie to just get the medication from her or is it advisable to go to specialist? is there a need for the dr to scan n see how many eggs we produce and when is this usually done, which day of cycle?

Hi Sara,

Where are you located? It would definitely be ideal for you to see a fertility specialist even for Clomid therapy. You want to make sure you are responding to the drug and a fertility specialist will perform ultrasound scans throughout the cycle to make sure you are responding. Additionally, you want to be sure your partner has a semen analysis done. If there is a problem with the sperm, you don't want to be taking a fertility drug for essentially "no reason". Give us a call at 855-955-2229 and we can help you find a fertility doctor in your area.

Hi there, i have been trying to get pregz for abwt 2 years now, i was told i may have PCOS and i have been taking provera to get my period. Took it for 7 days and after 4 days i got my period. It was so painful. Day3 i took my clomid for 5 days and on day 10 of my cycle i was told to go in and do a blood test. I was told i had low estradiol so they wanted my to go in day 14 to do a blood test again they sed its still abit low. now im on day 17 of my cycle. But i have been feeling really different. I feel dizzy sometimes and wanting to vomit and i dont eat as much as i use to. My breast hurts now and then and im thinking what if its working and i dont know..LOL i hope it does because im thinking postive and praying because i want a lil mini me.. LOL My DH wants me to do a pregnancy test but i thinks its way too early and i might get one done at the end of this month:) Hope all your prayers come true and ALOT of baby dust comes your ways and mines...:)

are your pregnant i have the same symptoms but to early to tell

I took clomid to but right now I'm just waiting. would know for sur by the end of this week. Lina scared to take a test since I don't want to let down my hopes

Hello darling, I had the exact same side effects on my first round of Clomid. I even lost 5 pounds in a week due to the nausea. The second round, I felt just fine except for the sore breasts which interferes with my running regiment. Pls don't stress out. Those side effects are normal. I wish you all the best.


I just finishes my last pill about 3 days ago and this is round 3 for me. My side effects the first two times were HORRIBLE i cried about EVERYTHING, the first time I took it days 5-9 and I didnt ovulate and the second time I took it days 3-7 and I did ovulaewith a serum progsterone level of 10.2 YAYYY ME!!! This third time i decided to do it days 5-9 again I ope we concieved this time!! Ive been TTC for 3 years :(

Hi Cassandra, I really hope this cycle was successful for you! If at any time in the future you are looking to connect with a reputable fertility doctor in our network, please give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229). Best, Kim

Hi i've been married for 12yrs and we being trying to have a baby and nothing yey. I started taken clomid i hope this will work i have all my hpoes placed on Gods hands i'm already going to be 41ysd old and have no children. Can someone please HELPPPPPPPPP. Thanks

Hi Liz, It sounds like you would benefit from consulting a fertility doctor. Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) and we will connect you with a trusted fertility doctor near you. Best, Kim

I know exactly how yal feel.I been tryn over 15 yrs to concieve.I only have 1 follopian tube due to a ectopic pregnancy an still no kids,I was also told I have PCOS and I think that makes it a lil harder.I'm on clomid now so im hopeing that works for me,I've tried several things from geritol, to prenatals to vitex to fertibella.I'm praying that it happens soon.I will be 38 on 6-30...All i want for it is a child of my own..wishing all baby dust

am sorry bout ur experience.av been married for nw 3years and i got no baby.this month am on medication and am also praying for da best.ill b praying for u too.God is in control.and His tym is always da best.God is never late.

I understand how you feel... I will start clomid next month and I am hoping for good luck. I will be 41 next month and have had 2 miscarriages. Good luck to you!!!!!

I enjoy reading this and I was TTc for 2yrs I am on clomid right now 50ml and hope it woks fo me I had remove Fiboids and it has been more then 6 months since is there any advise fo me? I hope your preyers come true Godbless every one good kuck

Hi Asha, Are you working with a fertility doctor or an OB-GYN? If you haven't consulted a fertility doctor, you should give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229). We can connect you with a fertility doctor in your area. I wish you the best of luck with the Clomid cycle! Kim

Don't give up!! I tried for 2 years and I took 7 rounds of clomid and now I have a beautiful daughter that's about to turn 1!! I believe in pre-seed it helps a lot give it a try!! insert the pre seed 30min befor sex and prop those hips high it will happen

hello ladies...i have endometriosis and pcos...i just recently had my 3rd surgery so we could try to conceive again...we have a son who is almost 3 and it took surgery for me to be able to get pregnant with him...i had surgery may 25, 2010 and was pregnant in june. This time didnt work out as planned unfortunately. So, now i just started my first pill of 50 mg clomid today 1/9/2014. i was wondering what is that "pre seed" to insert before intercourse and if anyone had any luck with the first dose of clomid? Hopefully we can conceive again so i can have a hysterectomy afterwards. I am 25 years old and have had these health problems since i was 14. We desperately want another child before i have my hysterectomy....the pain is unbearable and so ready to wake up and feel good for once. I refuse to have it done because i know there is always hope that it could happen again. Please let me know if anyone has any problems like this and had the clomid work for them!

hi pips, we have been triying for 1year now... am on the 5th day of provera and then will start clomid 50mg from the fifth day of my period for 5 days. Am really hoping i ovulate 2 eggs so we can conceive twins. Will keep u posted about the outcomes. Please keep praying for me.

I have a little different advice. A year later we are trying clomid again. It didn't work the first time but my insurance won't pay for fertility treatment beyond this option or a specialist. So make sure to check with your insurance before you rack up medical bills.

how many days do wait to take a test after your 10-17 days

Hi Kaybee, Clomid is usually taken between days 3-9 or 4-10 during a fertility treatment cycle. Fertility doctors often advise their patients to use at home ovulation prediction kits (OPKs) from days 10-15 to check for ovulation. From that point, you should wait 12 to 14 days before taking a home pregnant test (HPT). Hope that helps! Kim

Hi, this is my 2nd dose of clomid 50mg, and I have ovulated the first month 3days before my period was due. I had all the feelings, breast sore, crying etc. My period came 3days before it was suppose to, I went to the see my ob/gyn and he put me on my second dose of clomid 50mg. I want to know why haven't I gotten pregnant yet, is it something im eating or doing? How long does clomid to work?, could it be my husband? someone plz help

Hi Delores, If your husband has not had a semen analysis, he should. It is possible that he has male factor infertility and even if you are ovulating, the sperm may not be able to fertilize the egg. Have you been diagnosed with an infertility condition? Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) and we can help you connect with a fertility specialist in your area. Best, Kim

I got pregnant off my third round of clomid 50mg i tryed for two years to have another child and nothing was working i found out shortly after i had pos which was making me not release any eggs since my ob put me on clomid it has done wonders im currently 9 weeks pregnant and ill be having my first appointment in two weeks to see the doctor im excited i want to see if its more than one baby

Hello, my OB also prescribed me Clomid, but with no monitoring. Were you monitored? I would like to try it at least for the 3 cycles he prescribed.

We have been ttc for 3 years, I used to be a smoker and so was my boyf, we are both 28, and have had our 1st round of clomid with abstinence as problems and cysts now occurred. We have had all the tests and all fine, no pcos, no sperm problems. Why are we having the problems when all our friends come off the pill and fall straight away!!

Hi Sarah, Fertility doctors usually recommend that you complete 3 rounds of a specific treatment before moving on to a different protocol. There is still a good chance you may conceive with Clomid. Smoking does impact your egg quality, but if you have had all of the tests done and received normal results, hopefully Clomid will be all you need! Best, Kim

Hi all, I just learnt about clomid today and I'm expecting my ovulation in about 5 days. I got off "Noristerat" injections in January & my period has been irregular since then. We're trying for number 2 & I just want to know if it's not too late to start.

Hi Jasmine, You should take Clomid from day 3 to day 9 of your cycle. You should also be sure that your doctor is monitoring you via blood work and ultrasound to make sure you are responding to the drug. Best, Kim

my Dr prescribe me to take 2 50 mg of clomid and I want to know my chances in conceiving

Hi Kim, I'm sorry you are going through this. The chances of you conceiving really depend on your age, diagnosis, and if there is also male factor infertility. You should consult your doctor to get a more accurate prediction of personalized success. Best, Kim

When do you start taking and clomid and how long

Hi Dashelle, If your fertility doctor prescribed Clomid, you should consult them first on dosing instructions. Typically, a woman takes Clomid from day 3 to day 9 of her cycle and begins using ovulation prediction tests from day 10 to day 15 of her cycle. Hope that helps! Kim

Hi everyone. i have been ttc for 3yrs. got pregnant 3 times through clomid and had miscarriage on the 3 pregnancy, at 8wks,7wks&11wks respectively. is the miscarriages as a result of clomid? diagnosed of PCOS and being on primolut depot for progesterone support via all three pregnancy. amy advice,help or guidiance will go a long way.

Hi Rosy, I am so sorry you are going through this. Women with PCOS have a higher rate of miscarriage. It is important to have your doctor repeat your blood work, check for thyroid imbalance, and get your hormones in check to successfully carry a pregnancy. If you haven't already, I suggest working with a fertility doctor. Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) and we can help you connect with a fertility doctor near you. Good luck! Kim

I took Clomid May 28th for 5 days. And starting on Friday June 7 through Yesterday I've been having bad pains in my stomach, headaches and been dizzy and more side effects. I ovulated Sunday which my Dr believes why I had that pain. So I had two ultrasounds today. Hopefully I will find out soon that I'm pregnant. :)

Im on my first cycle of clomid and i did ovulate now i just wait 2 weeks to find out if it worked and if im pregnant i hope so i am 25 years old and they kept saying through my cycle everything looks perfect my lining everything i am just so anxious i do t know what to think cause its only my first cycle of clomid.i have had side effects ever since i started clomid and still have them.2 weeks will be in 8 more days now but i dont want to test to early so im gonna wait another 6 days after that i dont really want to cause im soooo anxious but if i dont get mypriod right away i dont wanna test to soon. Im really hoping wishing and ptaying this will work for my and i really hope i dont get my period just so nervous i will if i do get my period i will be dissappointment im not pregnant again after trying naturally for 2 years.good luck to everyone

I took clomid on CD5-CD9 and my cycles are only 23 days. My doctor told me to test on CD 28?!?!? But I kept telling her mine are only 23 & she said it doesn't matter? Well I'm on CD23 and still nothing? So can I take a HPT or is still to early? (My periods have always been on time expect for when I was pregnant and m/c and it took one month & I started again on my regular cycles)

Hi Yvette, It sounds like your doctor wants you to wait a few days for a missed period before taking a home pregnancy test. Best of luck, Kim

I've been ttc for almost 4yrs,and i just started taking clomid a year ago,but still i dont get doctor said that i have a pholycystic ovary,the reason also why im irregular on my mens. My hubby and i badly wants a baby,

Hi Alexis, I'm so sorry you are going through this. This isn't a substitute for medical advice from a fertility doctor, but it sounds like you don't respond well to the Clomid. You should definitely consult a fertility doctor to confirm the PCOS diagnosis and decide on a treatment protocol. Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or email Best, Kim

Hi Everyone , I have had one cycle of clomid 50 mg and the doctor had told me to take from cycle day 5-9 . Why do some people say to take from day 3 of cycle ? does it make a difference ? My husband and I have been trying for almost two years now and I have been on thyroid medication , and have had surgery for endometriosis . Please Help :-)

Hi Sara, Each clinic works on their own protocols. Some clinics say to take Clomid from days 3-7, some from 4-8, and some from 5-9. Your doctor will be closely monitoring you for follicle growth and ovulation, so don't worry. Wishing you the best of luck! Kim

I been trying for 3 years to get pregnant and nothing is happening. My husband and I want a baby so baldy. My doctor told me that I have pcos. I'm waiting on my period to go on colmid. I really hope it works.

Hi Ladies, I was given Clomid yesterday from my doctor and I'm so excited!!TTC for 2 years with no luck :( I have hyper prolactin and high thyroid issues. The doctor informed me that my husband has super sperm (he now wants me to call him Mr Sperm lol) and apparently because of my thyroid issue my body is not releasing my eggs and according to my Dr the normal level is 1.2 which is a good level to have and my level is at 7.98. My only concern about taking Clomid is having healthy multiple births, dont get me wrong I would love a whole army of kids and twins run in my family but Dr said I have too many eggs!! WTF!! I dont want to fertilise 10 eggs and then something bad happens to the babies!! I have been researching so many forums and no one else has mentioned my situation, just looking for some advice!

Hi Rena, Since your hormone levels are off and you are not ovulating, it just means your ovarian reserve is very good. Your doctor is going to monitor you on the Clomid and should not let you continue the cycle if it appears that you will ovulate more than 3 eggs. Best of luck! Kim


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