Timed intercourse is a simple treatment option for infertility. It involves monitoring your ovarian cycle via ultrasound and hormone testing and then having sexual intercourse around the time you are predicted to be most fertile. Your fertile period is known as your fertile window. Your fertile window is 2-3 days around a positive ovulation kit result or when there is a rise in your basal body temperature (BBT).
The cause of infertility may be different for everyone. For a couple in their mid 20’s and with perfect health, the chance of conception is only 20-25% per menstrual cycle. 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 little fertility guidance. At New Hope Fertility Center, our staff will closely check your ovarian cycle for the optimal time for intercourse. Sometimes, becoming pregnant simply comes down to timing.