Can Clomid Affect Ovulation Dates

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi, I would like to know if the consumption of clomid pills will delay one's usual ovulation date.

I usually ovulate on day 12 but this month, I ovulated on day 14. And there was not much stress interference to speak of.

Please advise.

Thanks.

ANSWER

Sure, any change of medication can affect ovulation. Good luck!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.