Do you know what timed intercourse is? This is an assisted reproductive technique in which there is a control of ovulation. With this it is determined when they should have sexual intercourse and to achieve a pregnancy naturally.
The goal of timed intercourse is to match the time when the woman releases the egg into the fallopian tubes with the man’s ejaculation. This will increase the probability that both the sperm and the egg will meet and thus achieve fertilization.
In order to start with scheduled intercourse, a woman’s menstrual cycle must be monitored through ultrasound scans and even blood tests.
Depending on these, the blood tests and the ultrasound, it will be possible to know the moment in which the intercourse will have to be carried out. Once it has been done and about two weeks have passed, a pregnancy test will be done to determine the effectiveness of this technique.
Scheduling relationships can be done in two ways; naturally without any medication, or with hormonal medications. Which help to better control follicular development and ovulation.
In the natural way, the woman does not receive hormonal medications and allows the ovarian cycle to run its course naturally. What is going to be done is that follicular growth will be monitored through ultrasound scans and the level of luteinizing hormone through blood tests. When an increase in the level of luteinizing hormone is observed, the day to carry out conception will be determined.
The other way to do it is a combination between the natural cycle of women and ovarian stimulation. Here the natural growth of the ovum will be controlled. Then, when it is observed that it is mature, the patient will be given an injection of hCG. Finally, ovulation can be induced 36 hours after its administration and sexual intercourse scheduled 2 days after it.
Because timed intercourse is a relatively simple technique, it is used more in young couples and has little time of sterility. In this technique ovulation is stimulated and the woman is monitored until the next ovulation can be found. And thus to be able to find the best moment to indicate the moment of sexual intercourse.
Although it can also be used in those women who have chronic anovulation due to polycystic ovary syndrome. With this you can have an ovulation inducing treatment and have regular cycles.
Learn about the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms.
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