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I have heard that clomid is bad for older women. Why do you use it for older women?

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The fertility care specialists at New Hope Fertility Center do not believe that Clomid is bad for older women. Older women do even better with natural and low stimulation cycles with the use of Clomid. Bear in mind that Gonal-F and Follistim are man-made FSH themselves. Repronex contains natural FSH, extracted from menopausal women because their FSH is very high. Clomid works by tricking the pituitary gland, causing a woman’s body to produce additional FSH. In older women or “poor responders,” we usually find high baseline FSH or “day 3” FSH due to lower ovarian reserve. These women generally produce higher FSH in response to Clomid, as demonstrated by responses to so-called “Clomid challenge tests.” Clomid also provides gentler stimulation than injectable, and therefore does not recruit follicles that are not ready for the antral stage. This results in higher quality of the eggs retrieved and allows eggs which are not ready to have additional time in the ovaries. Clomid allows the woman’s body to select the best eggs instead of just more eggs, letting the embryologists and lab incubator select the best specimens through in vitro embryo development.

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