This form of treatment may be suitable for women who have irregular or unpredictable ovulation. Regular blood hormone tests, coupled with ultrasound scans, can help to pinpoint the fertile time in a female’s cycle, therefore improving her chances of conception.
Such monitoring may also involve the administration of fertility drugs to encourage egg development. Once the egg(s) are released from the ovaries (either naturally or after a trigger injection) the timing of sexual intercourse can be advised. Ultrasound scans are performed vaginally, which is a straightforward and painless procedure.