…and get pregnant as soon as possible
Ovulation Cycle Monitoring is the first attempt to get pregnant. By locating the exact day of ovulation to follow scheduled intercourse, we can get pregnant much more immediately than by accidental intercourse during the cycle. Another advantage of monitoring a woman’s menstrual cycle is that any complications that may be due to more or less serious causes can be identified in a timely manner. Ideally, she should be either under 35 years old and there is no other known cause of infertility than herself or her partner. In general, scheduled contact is a basic aid to reproductive function.
The initial check
One of the most important conditions for success is «timed intercourse» and is exactly what it sounds like: carefully scheduled sexual intercourse around your fertile window or the time you’re most likely to get pregnant.
Secondly, it’ s necessary to have preceded a general control of the female reproductive system and a sperm diagram of the partner. The first is performed with the help of the medical history that the gynecologist will take, a transvaginal ultrasound, PAP test and measurement of AMI hormone in the microbiological laboratory, while the second, in a microbiological laboratory with the appropriate infrastructure. Having a good first idea of the reproductive system of both partners, the gynecologist will be able to take further steps to monitor the cycle, identify the exact day of ovulation, and the subsequently scheduled contact of the partners.
If the initial test has given good results and therefore there is normal ovulation and the sperm is also normal, the woman’s cycle is monitored with a series of intravaginal ultrasounds and hormonal tests. 2-3 ultrasounds and 2-3 measurements of estradiol and LH levels are required. Ultrasounds start from the 1st to the 3rd day of the cycle and their purpose is to measure both the size and growth of the eggs, as well as the thickness of the endometrium. When the day of ovulation is identified, instructions are given for the best-scheduled intercourse time. The main advantage of the natural cycle is that the procedure is simple: no medication is usually taken, no particularly long-term commitment is required on the part of the couple, and the cost of cycle monitoring is limited.
There are times when the ovulation process can be enhanced with an injection of chorionic gonadotropin and to help the final maturation of the egg.
When to do it
The method is the mildest treatment of assisted reproduction and is recommended in:
Women with an irregular cycle
Couples who due to the way and conditions of life combined with the pressure of time to have a child, want to plan their contacts accurately.
When the natural cycle is enhanced with drugs
The downside of the natural cycle is that it may not even develop a follicle. This occurs in cases of anovulation, most notably that of polycystic ovary syndrome, where the method of inducing follicular growth is chosen. Desiring the growth of more than one follicle, drugs are administered with hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries with the aim of solitary follicular development. With anti-estrogenic action, they are taken in the first days of the cycle – from the 2nd to the 6th day – or subcutaneous or intramuscular injection with gonadotropin (FSH), in small doses. This medication has negligible side effects, as it is a limited stimulation of the ovaries, but in the context of its success, it involves achieving multiple pregnancies, if the follicles are many.