What is ovulation cycle tracking?
Ovulation cycle tracking is a simple process that can help you identify which days you are most fertile. This will help you plan when to have sex to give you the best chance of conception.
For one in six couples, getting pregnant can take longer than expected. If you are looking for help to conceive naturally, a good first step is ovulation cycle tracking. It does not require any invasive fertility treatments or medicines and is more accurate than home ovulation predication kits.
After ovulation, the egg survives for just 24 hours, while sperm retain fertilising capability for two to three days in the Fallopian tubes. For this reason, we recommend couples have sex every two days throughout the female’s fertile window and in the lead up to ovulation. This means that sperm are ready and waiting for the egg when the woman ovulates.
If you are waiting trying to coordinate having sex at the exact time of ovulation you are most likely to miss your fertile window and the opportunity for conception that month. For this reason, tools that tell you when you have ovulated are only useful to help you predict when you will ovulate next month, assuming your cycles are regular.
Ovulation is triggered by a surge of hormones from the pituitary gland (Luteinising Hormone). This normally takes place 24 hours before ovulation. We are able to carry out a simple ultrasound scan and urine tests which detect this hormone surge, allowing us to advise you of the ideal time to have sex to achieve conception.
If required, our fertility specialists can do blood tests to measure the quantity of estrogen, progesterone and luteinising hormone (LH) present throughout your cycle, enabling them to anticipate ovulation earlier and use the ultrasounds to confirm that there are actually follicles developing.
Our fertility specialists will help you understand your results, provide you with professional expert advice and identify any underlying problems.
+254 20 2731982 or contact us online to book an appointment for ovulation cycle tracking with a Nairobi IVF fertility specialist.
Before you start you will need a referral from a GP or Gynaecologist to a Nairobi IVF fertility specialist. Download our fertility referral form below.