In most cases, the ovarian stimulation treatment cycle starts with the patient taking birth control pills. By putting the patient on BCPs, Dr. Vicken Sahakian, Dr. Michele Evans, and Dr. Yvonne Yanqing Han in Los Angeles, CA, are able to make her menstrual cycle predictable. In this manner, we are able to better plan ahead and provide the patient with specific treatment dates that can be set well in advance. The patient will usually take these pills for a period of at least 17 days to up to 6 weeks.
BCPs will in no way harm the patient’s chances of conceiving. In fact, it might help produce a synchronously growing batch of follicles or eggs.