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Timed Intercourse With Footsteps To Fertility Centre

Timed intercourse is one of the simplest treatment options for infertility and can be a starting point for many couples trying to conceive. It is an excellent treatment option for couples trying to conceive if no other fertility anomalies appear to exist.

Even if everyone around you seems to become pregnant very easily, understand that becoming pregnant is not as easy as it may seem. However, while some cases require more assistance to achieve a healthy pregnancy, many only require a little fertility guidance.

At Footsteps To Fertility Centre, we will  closely check your ovarian cycle for optimal time for intercourse. Sometimes, becoming pregnant simply comes down to timing.

Feel free to contact us, chat with us  or directly reserve an appointment below. We are more than happy to walk with you through your journey after personalized infertility testing so as to make the decision about whether or not this option is right for you.

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Timed intercourse is the process of monitoring your ovarian cycle via ultrasound, and having sex around the time (2-3 days around a positive ovulation indication or at a basal body temperature (BBT) rise).

For a timed intercourse cycle, follicular development will be monitored through an ultrasound during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Many individuals will develop their eggs naturally in a process known as follicular recruitment.

Others, however, may take oral medication to assist in this development.

By monitoring the females’ egg development, our fertility specialist will be able to determine the window of time in which the woman is ovulating. This allows couples to engage in sexual intercourse at the appropriate time giving you the best chance of getting pregnant through natural intercourse. Because sperm can live inside the woman’s body for up to 5 days, you will be instructed to engage in intercourse every other day during this optimal fertile window.

It may be important to determine if there are any male factors before moving on with this treatment because the egg will be fertilized through ejaculation into the woman’s vagina and have to travel to the egg inside the woman’s uterus or fallopian tube.

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Timing Intercourse

Often times the male partner will be asked to abstain from ejaculation for two to three days prior to the timed intercourse. This allows the semen to build up an appropriate about of sperm.

Following the timed intercourse, you may be instructed to take daily supplemental progesterone—usually in the form of a capsule inserted into your vagina twice a day—to support the endometrial lining of the uterus and implantation of the embryo.

Your peak fertility window is prior to and during ovulation. In a classic 28-day cycle, a woman ovulates on “cycle day” 14. The exact day that you ovulate can vary from month to month, and this is important to know for timed intercourse.

However, start having intercourse on cycle day 10, and continue every other day until ovulation and for one session of intercourse after ovulation. This increases your chances of conception without an exact ovulation calendar. For example, if you ovulate on cycle day #15, begin intercourse on day 10 and continue on day 12, 14, and 16.

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