Ovulation induction- timed intercourse (OI-TI) is the first step in the management of infertility. It is an essential technique in which the woman receives medicines for the development of one or more mature follicles in a woman’s ovaries. Blood tests and other scans are carried out at specific days of the cycle to determine when a woman is most likely to ovulate.
After a thorough examination, the specialist determines the course of treatment required. This simple procedure is ideal for young patients with a healthy eggs and sperms.
When is OI-TI advised?
Sometimes after evaluation, it is found that there is no significant reason for the delay in conception. The reason for infertility could be unexplained at times. During those times, the doctors identify the correct time to have intercourse to maximize the chances of conception. In this procedure, a fertility specialist tracks the processes of ovulation and advises a couple on how to conceive naturally.
The doctor may prescribe medication to induce ovulation by stimulating the development of eggs. The chances of conception increases.
What to expect?
The treatment would be commenced on the second day of the menstrual cycle. Your fertility specialist would examine you through the ultraviolet scan and recommend the right medicines to help stimulate ovulation.
In this process, the doctor tracks the ovulation process and advices the couple the right days to have intercourse, which helps in conception. Medicines are advised for 8-14 days through tablets or injections that help stimulate ovulation.
Post Procedure guidelines
Usually, the OI-TI cycles are tried for 2-3 times before considering more advanced assisted reproduction techniques.
What Are the Risks?
If results are negative, it is not necessary to get worried. This is only the first step and infertility techniques are highly advanced now. Assisted fertility techniques do not guarantee 100%. Results at the first time. Hence it is essential not to be discouraged if you get a negative result. This procedure is a simple and basic method that is aimed at conceiving naturally.
It is seen that 1 in 1000, people tend to react strongly to the prescribed medications. This results in multiple follicles in the ovaries instead of one or two. In such cases, doctors control the usage of medicines through regular scans and opt for IUI or IVF