When timing is everything
Ovulation tracking naturally increases the chance of pregnancy for trying parents
DECIDING to start a family is a big step in any couples’ life. Although conceiving is a normal and natural process, it can be a time of confusion and uncertainty.
While many couples understand that the timing of intercourse when trying to conceive is crucial, they may not realise how easy it is to get it wrong.
Contrary to popular belief, the most fertile time in a woman’s menstrual cycle – her fertile window – is actually in the two to three days leading up to ovulation, before the egg is released.
The egg survives for just 24 hours, but sperm is viable for 2-3 days once in the fallopian tube.
Ovulation is triggered by a surge of Luteinising Hormones (LH) which normally takes place 24 hours before. Using blood tests and an ultrasound, we can predict when this surge will occur, thereby identifying the ideal time to conceive.
Whether you have regular or irregular periods, accurate ovulation tracking can positively help to identify your fertile window.
Home ovulation kits and cycle tracking apps are becoming increasingly popular but there are drawbacks.
The kits measure the level of LH but they can be inaccurate or even miss the optimum time.
Cycle tracking apps use mathematical equations to calculate the most statistically likely time of ovulation based on information provided by the woman which studies have shown can be inaccurate or even useless in women with irregular cycles.
Using these methods may quite possibly mean missing your opportunity for conception that month.
Accurate ovulation tracking is the most natural, non-invasive and effective way to identify the fertile period in a woman’s cycle.
Blood tests measuring the quantity of oestrogen and progesterone present throughout your cycle make it possible to identify that crucial period of fertility prior to ovulation as well as the timing of the LH surge.
With an ultrasound, we can confirm that there are follicles developing in the ovaries. A follow-up blood test provides confirmation that ovulation has occurred.
Dr Nerida Flannery and her team are passionate about helping couples achieve their pregnancy dreams.
If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while without success, have irregular menstrual cycles, or want a better understanding of your natural menstrual cycle, inquire about accurate ovulation tracking today.
Couples may not realise how easy it is to get it wrong.
TEST POSITIVE: Ovulation tracking at Dr Nerida Flannery’s clinic can help couples fall pregnant faster.