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What Comes After Clomid?

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Many women start with Clomid as a first-line fertility treatment, and in many cases, it results in a successful pregnancy. But what happens if Clomid doesn’t seem to be working?

Fertility doctors generally recommend using Clomid for three months, since if it’s going to work, it usually does so within that time. Plus, they don’t like to keep patients on the drug for more than six months.

So what’s your next step after this? Usually after Clomid, your fertility doctor may recommend the use of an injectable fertility drug along with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). These FSH drugs (like Gonal F or Follistim) stimulate the ovaries to develop multiple follicles.

With IUI a woman is inseminated with sperm around the time of ovulation.

IVF is a form of assisted reproductive technology in which an egg and sperm are fertilized outside the body and the resulting embryo is transferred into the woman’s uterus.

Want to discuss your fertility treatment options? Our Patient Care Advocates can connect you with a fertility doctor in your area. You can give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or email

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