(Closed) Clomid and multiples?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My doctor told me the chances go up slightly, like 4% naturally to 8% on clomid (don’t quote me on the numbers, but it was something like that).  I got pregnant on clomid, I’m 9 weeks now, and there’s only 1!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve been on Clomid a couple of times but no pregnancies.  I was told that it increased my risk of twins but never more than 2.  I’ve had several friends who got pregnant while on Clomid and they only had one.  I’ve also had friends who did IVF transfer with more than 1 egg and only had 1 child at a time.  That’s just in my circle of friends though….I’m interested if others had different experiences. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

If you’re monitored, you’ll always see how many follies you have ready to go.  I never had more than 3 and even so, I’m pretty sure I ovulated only the biggest one.  The highest risk of multiples seems to be with injectible meds and IUI since it’s less controlled than IVF.

Good luck this round!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@JaneyD:  It’s definitely not true that injectible meds are less monitored than clomid. My RE will be scanning me at least 3-4 times leading up to our IUI and will cancel if I have more than 2 mature follicles, so I assume that my risk of multiples is not much higher than if I were on clomid.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Yes, the risk is there – but if you’re being monitored (as Janey & Bunny said) you’re likely to be ok. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@JaneyD:  I did injectables and IUI for 5 rounds….I always had multiple follies….one time there were 5 and the docs were excited b/c they said I’d be the first with 5…they jinxed me though and I never got pregnant doing IUIs.

 @bunny:  Wow, that’s cool they canceled if you had more than 2…I always had more than 2…my body responds too well to the injectables apparently.  My “fertility was off the charts for my age (at the time)” they said but still no pregnancies 🙁

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was on clomid 100mg for 3 mo and got 1 or 2 follies each time. I would have been totally ok with twins but there is only one little bean in there! As far as IM is concerned I guess it depends on clinic. At mine they said they would want 3-4 follies to increase chance of pg and on flip side increases chance of multiples. I just know of one relative who went thru fertility treatments (IVF) and they have twins.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve never really thought too much into multiples, but after reading this I am. Yikes. I also, don’t think twins would bother me, but more than that. NO WAY! Twins run on my fathers side, so there’s always a chance anyway, but I’m not putting too much thought into it. I’m just concentrating on one. I’m on 2nd round, just increased to 100 mg. I however, am not being monitored, just progesterone draws to confirm O and it’s strength. Last time it was 11, so I’m hoping the increased dose doesn’t stimilate it too much. GL!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Yellow.Clover:  11 is low for being on Clomid. Your doctor will be shooting to have you between 15-20 at your progesterone draw. GL this cycle!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bunny: Yes, it is low. My Dr. is pretty much worthless and didn’t say anything other than it’s consistant with an ovulatory cycle. But, I also was unsure of when I O’d, so I’m not too sure how accurate the test is either. But thanks for the GL. I know we all need it.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I was concerned about the chances of multiples too. The information my doctor gave me stated that in general, the chance of twins using Clomid alone (no other drugs or IUI, etc.) is 10% and is 1% for higher order multiples. There are a lot of individual factors that influence your chances though and my RE actually wanted me to have 3-4 follicles for this IUI cycle (I had 2 last time around and had a BFN). I was also told as JaneyD mentioned that the biggest risk of multiples is with injectible meds and IUI. 

Hopefully your doctor gets back to you soon! Is there any way that you can go back in for another ultrasound to confirm how many follicles are there now or to confirm you ovulated?

 

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