Timed Intercourse is perhaps the simplest fertility solution and is typically seen as a “front-line” effort. While many cases of infertility are complex, some only require a little guidance on when to engage in intercourse.
When timing is a major factor in a couples ability to conceive, or if the cause of infertility is simply unknown at the time, timed intercourse can be an appropriate starting point as most couples trying to conceive prefer to do so by the simplest and most natural options available.
Of course, to determine if timed intercourse is a good fertility treatment for you, it is highly encouraged to have your male and female fertility testing complete before attempting this relatively natural fertility solution.
For a timed intercourse cycle, follicular development will be monitored via Ultrasound during the female’s menstrual cycle. Many individuals will develop their eggs naturally in a process known as follicular recruitment. Others, however, may take Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid)/Femara(Letrozole), an oral medication to assist in this development.
By monitoring of the females egg development, we will be able to determine the window of time in which the woman is ovulating. This allows couples to engage in sexual intercourse at the appropriate time giving you the best chance of getting pregnant through natural intercourse. Because sperm can live inside the woman’s body for up to 5 days, you will be instructed to engage in intercourse every other day during this optimal fertile window.
Because the egg will be fertilized via ejaculation into the woman’s vagina and have to travel to the egg inside the woman’s uterus or fallopian tube, it may be important to determine if there are any male factors before moving on with this treatment.
For a timed intercourse treatment, we only charge for the monitoring of your follicular and egg development which is either $725 for a natural/Clomid/Letrozole cycle.
Given that many of our clients have been trying to conceive on their own for over a year, we often recommend our clients add an IUI to their timed intercourse cycles. At CNY we only charge $350 for an IUI compared to thousands of dollars charged by most fertility centers. As such, it’s our belief that adding an IUI to your timed intercourse cycle is a great idea as it significantly and affordably increases your chance of success.
In fact, we encourage intercourse during all IUI cycles as it can only increase the chance of a successful cycle. Head to our IUI page for more information on the most effective low intervention treatment and the starting point for the majority of individuals and couples alike.
Similarly, because IVF gives everyone the highest chance of success per cycle, some couples choose to go straight to the gold standard of fertility care.