When conception is desired, correct timing of sexual relations is crucial. Couple must be directed about the exact time, just prior to or during ovulation. There are several signals sent out by a woman’s body that indicate that she is ready to conceive.
Timing of ovulation can be detected by various methods such as a rise in basal body temperature, cervical mucus changes and LH surge. Prediction methods are growing in popularity but these can be time consuming, expensive and the whole effort causes undesired anxiety and stress in the couple. Picking up these changes by various modalities is not reliable.
Tracking of ovulation is best evident by ‘Ultrasound documentation’ The life span of an egg is 24 hours after it being released whereas the fertilizable lifespan of sperms is approximately 72 hours.
The fertility physicians at Indo Nippon IVF will guide you about this ‘fertilizable window’ in a timed intercourse cycle maximizing chances of natural conception.
How is a TIC cycle monitored?
Ovulation induction drugs may or may not be given from day 2/3 of cycle depending on patient profile. Ultrasound monitoring is done 4 to 5 times in the cycle to see the growth of follicles and endometrium. Injection for triggering ovulation is given and patient is advised when is the right time for trying. Pregnancy supporting medications are started from periovulatory period.
What are the Chances of success?
The evidence suggested that if the chance of a pregnancy following intercourse without ovulation prediction was 13%, the chance following timed intercourse would be between 14% and 23% and even more.
Am I a candidate for TIC?
TIC can be tried in a young couple who have recently started to try for a baby. Detailed infertility investigations like tube testing etc. can be followed once 3 to 4 such attempts are given. If tubes are open, semen parameters are normal with proper documented ovulation, excellent pregnancy rates are achieved.
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Ovulation induction involves taking medication to induce ovulation by encouraging eggs to develop in the ovaries and be released,
INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a process of placing washed, concentrated, motile sperms into the female partner’s
Goral Gandhi is the Founder as well as Scientific and Laboratory Director at Indo Nippon IVF, Mumbai. India. Goral’s expertise in the IVF domain as a Clinical Embryologist is backed by decades of experience in the design, establishment and running of successful assisted conception centers all across the country.
Gautam N. Allahbadia, is the Medical Director of Indo Nippon IVF which is located at Bandra, Mumbai. Dr. Gautam Allahbadia Mumbai is a leading name in the field of ultrasound guided embryo transfers and third party reproduction in south-East Asia.
Dr. Gautam Allahbadia
Ramona D’souza is the Front Desk Manager, Secretary and patient Co-ordinator at Indo Nippon IVF. She has more than 35 years of work experience as an administrator and is associated with us since last 10 years.
Deepa has completed her Masters in Biotechnology from Shri Guru ram Rai PG college Dehradun, Uttrakhand She completed her Masters project on “Comparative study of MGIT 960 and RT PCR for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis” and has keen interest in research. She has 4 years experience in ART and is well versed with all basic ART techniques and laboratory management.