Missed Clomid Pill

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I normally ovulate by myself regularly but started taking clomid pills for the first time last month to boost my chances. I was told to take it on Day 2 to Day 6 of my period.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take it on Day 4. However, I continued taking the rest of the pills. So instead of the last pill being on Day 6, my last pill was on Day 7.

I would like to know if this will affect my chances of conception?

Thank you.

ANSWER

I'm sorry, I can't say for sure, as each woman metabolizes such drugs in a slightly different way. I guess time will tell!!!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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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.