For as many as one in six couples, falling pregnant isn’t as simple as they expected. Ovulation cycle tracking is a good first step towards maximising your chance of conceiving naturally. With ovulation cycle monitoring, there’s no need for invasive fertility treatments, medication or surgery.
Ovulation tracking is a simple process that helps you identify your most fertile days of each month. This will help you plan intercourse and hopefully increase your chances of conception.
Why is the timing of sex so important for conception?
When trying to fall pregnant, timing is everything, and many couples get it wrong. Trying to coordinate intercourse with the precise time of ovulation means you’ll most likely miss your fertile window – and that month’s chance to conceive.
The most fertile time in your menstrual cycle - your ‘fertile window’ - is the few days leading up to ovulation, just before the egg is released from the ovary.
After ovulation, the egg survives for just 24 hours, while sperm retain fertilising capability for two to three days in the fallopian tubes. So we recommend having sex every two to three days throughout your fertile window, and in the lead-up to ovulation. This means sperm are ready and waiting for the egg when you ovulate.
How does ovulation cycle monitoring work?
Even if you have irregular periods we can help you understand more accurately when your fertile window is, simply by tracking your ovulation cycle.
Ovulation is triggered by a surge of hormones from the pituitary gland, known as the Luteinising Hormone. This surge normally takes place 24 hours before ovulation, and simple ultrasound scans combined with blood and urine tests can predict and then detect ovulation. This highlights the best time to try and conceive.
If you have any questions regarding ovulation cycle tracking with a TasIVF fertility specialist, please contact us.