Timed intercourse is one of the simplest treatment options for infertility and can be a starting point for many couples trying to conceive. Timed intercourse is simply a process of determining when you are ovulating and making sure intercourse occurs as close to that time as possible.
Why it's doneThis can be useful when your ovulation is either not regular or difficult to monitor at home, or when couples have scheduling difficulties because of work and daily responsibilities. We can monitor your egg development and your uterine lining and optimize the time with about 48 hours of notice for the best time to conceive. Best of all, it’s free!
What To Expect
In order for timed intercourse to be an effective treatment option the recruitment of a follicle, usually containing an egg to be ovulated must occur first. The first part of a timed intercourse treatment cycle will center around this step. Some patients will naturally develop the follicle while others may require oral or injectable medications to stimulate egg development. Once a follicle of the appropriate size is identified through ultrasound the patient may trigger ovulation naturally or with an injectable medication. Triggering ovulation can be very beneficial in patients with slow or delayed ovulation, while in those who are regularly ovulating it has been shown to reduce success rates. We only do what’s right for your specific situation.