Monitored cycles include baseline (CD3 bloodwork & ultrasound), mid cycle bloodwork and ultrasound and 7DPO bloodwork.
Clomid causes many side effects, and if you are not properly monitored you wouldn't know. It can thin your lining or cause cysts, and w/o an unltrasound you wouldn't know.
Also, if you haven't had the proper diagnostic testing first (HSG & SA) you could be wasting your time because Clomid has a limit on how many times you can take it, so if you take Clomid for 3 cycles then have an HSG to find out your tubes are blocked you just wasted 3 medicated cycles.
Sounds like you are working w/ an Gyno, I wouldn't recommend doing any medicated cycles w/ a Gyno. If you have been trying for a year if you are under 35 I would seek the help of an RE.