My husband and I have been trying for awhile to have a baby naturally. We've done pretty much everything I can think of and it's not working. I have a cycle's worth of Clomid at home but I'm afraid to take it because I'm worried about birth defects. Do you think this is something I should worry about?
Clomid or Femara and Birth defects?
I've taken Clomid for two of my pregnancies. Never once did the OB that prescribed it or the MFM doctors I saw mention Clomid related birth defects.
My OB did tell me though that infertile couples may be predisposed to having children with genetic abnormalities. I can't remember how exactly she worded it, but it was like mother nature's way of allowing the healthiest offspring to be produced. Does that make sense?
ETA: By infertile I mean those that are truly infertile, not those that suffer from such problems as a LP defect or other minor reproductive problems.
With DD2 I used Clomid for only one cycle and it was 50 mg. With DD3 I used it for several cycles and it was 50 mg in the beginning. We went to 100 mg. And finally ended up going to 150 mg. Keep in mind though I was lazy about trying and we had to be creative in scheduling since I was living in Tennessee and DH was still active duty in Maryland. I think the stress of it all added to it. We were also trying to sway for a boy and swaying hurts your chances of conception as well. But on the last cycle when we just finally said we'll take whatever we get I conceived our beautiful little girl.