Tracking your menstrual cycle is a key part of determining when you are likely to be ovulating and when your best time to conceive is.
You can use our ovulation calculator to try and do this yourself, or we can help by clinically monitoring your cycle to pinpoint the best time for you to have intercourse. It can be done naturally, or with prescribed medication to stimulate your body to release an egg to be fertilised, or in some cases to produce more than one possible egg.
When you are at your most fertile, high levels of estrogen trigger the release of a mature egg, which then survives for approximately 24 hours. This is the window of opportunity you have to become pregnant.
You are usually at your most fertile fourteen days before your next period. This is known as your ‘luteal phase’.
Sperm takes two to three days to develop and then survives in the fallopian tube for two days, so to increase your chances of conceiving have sex every two to three days around the time you are most fertile. Try not to pressure yourself. If your body is calm and at ease it may naturally take care of the rest.
If you have tracked your ovulation for some time and are concerned that you have not fallen pregnant, you may want to consider an initial consultation with a fertility expert.
During an initial consultation we will review your full medical history, discuss potential treatment options and explain what they involve. We can review any previous fertility test results you have or recommend any tests or investigations that need to be carried out. We have three full-time doctors and hold consultations every weekday, so you don’t need to wait.