There are many reasons why you may be struggling to conceive, but by supporting you through your infertility journey your chances of conception can be greatly improved. One option, known as Ovulation Induction, increases your ability to ovulate through the use of ovulation induction medications, coupled with Timed Intercourse which monitors your cycle to ensure you are optimising your fertile window.
We can also combine this with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), which brings your eggs and sperm closer together at the right time.
In order to conceive, a woman must ovulate or release a mature egg. During the first phase of her cycle, follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) are released, stimulating the growth of 10-12 ovarian follicles. One of these follicles will become dominant and develop a mature egg, while the others will die off. Approximately two weeks into the cycle, luteinising hormone (LH) is released that triggers ovulation.
Two to three days after the LH surge, the egg is released from the ovary and must be fertilised by sperm within the next 24 hours or so. Ovulation disorders, when the menstrual cycle is irregular or when ovulation is failing to occur, are one of the most common causes of infertility.
Timed intercourse means monitoring the development of the follicles on the ovary and timing when you will ovulate to ensure you have the best chance of fertilisation. Ovulation induction medications can be used to help grow the follicles and produce more eggs to maximise your changes of conception.