Poor ovarian function or lack of ovulation are just a couple of the causes of infertility in women. In the female body, at the appropriate time in the menstrual cycle, the pituitary gland produces a hormone which signals the ovary to generate an egg. This hormone is called Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). Proper levels of FSH are linked with healthy development of eggs in the ovaries. Women with poor ovarian function or those who do not ovulate may be deficient in this key hormone.
Bravelle is a synthetic form of FSH. The medication is used in both the IUI and IVF processes. Doctors prescribe Bravelle as a supplement to the FSH in the body to promote the development of healthy, mature eggs. Bravelle may also be indicated for women with healthy ovarian function to prompt the ovaries to produce multiple eggs in one cycle. This is done during the IVF process so that multiple eggs may be harvested during the cycle, increasing the chances that at least one egg will be viable.
Women who have not been able to conceive naturally because of an FSH deficiency have had success using Bravelle. A BabyBump user posted, “I did bravelle with IUI. I got pregnant with my b/g twins. Before IUI we were trying for over 8 years.” Women have also reported success using the medication during the IVF process. A What To Expect user noted, “I used bravelle injections during my first round of IVF. I am currently pregnant with b/g twins. Def a success!”
Bravelle is an injectable medication. It may be injected under the skin or into the muscle. IVFPrescriptions.com offers Bravelle 75 IU. Check out our medication list for Bravelle injection cost. As always, consult with your physician for proper medication use.