Ovulation tracking

Many couples, understandably, want to know what they can do to improve their chance of conceiving.

Before jumping into fertility treatment, we encourage couples to consider ovulation tracking as a first step.

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It is a simple option that involves the monitoring of hormones through blood tests, so you know when the best time is to have intercourse. Ovulation tracking can also highlight if there are ovulation issues so further investigation or treatment can be prescribed.

Tracking is minimally invasive, with blood tests conducted every few days – all happens at Genea Hollywood Fertility and the service is run by the team. You don’t need to take time off work as early appointments before the day’s commitments are available.

A Simple Four Step Plan

Genea formGet your referral

To make our service as convenient as possible, you can do this one of two ways:

  • Book an appointment with Genea Hollywood’s Fertility GP for a referral to a Fertility Specialist
  • Visit your current GP and request a referral to a Fertility Specialist, then book a consult

Genea phoneCall a Genea Hollywood Nurse on day 1 of your next period

They will advise you of the best day to visit the Genea Hollywood clinic to have your first blood test.

You will then receive a call to let you know whether you should have another blood test or have unprotected intercourse (it is common to have three initial blood tests to determine ovulation).

Genea calendarSeven days after ovulation, you will need one more blood test to check progesterone levels

These usually rise after an egg has been released.

Genea calendarIt is time for a pregnancy test

If your period does not arrive 16 days from the day of your ovulation we will have you come in for a pregnancy test.

* Applicable for Medicare eligible patients only. No-out-of-pocket Fertility Assessment is for an initial consultation with our Fertility GP at our Genea Hollywood Fertility clinic.

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Genea Hollywood’s Ovulation Tracking service is more reliable. Unlike store bought trackers, we test patients’ blood to measure multiple hormone levels, which is a more accurate form of predicting ovulation than a simple “positive” level of a single hormone in urine.

Ovulation normally occurs 24 to 36 hours after the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge is detected, so identifying this LH surge helps determine when you are about to ovulate. Sperm can remain active for up to five days, so couples can conceive by having intercourse prior to the egg being released.

Nurses closely watch for the LH surge and as soon as there is a sign of an increase, we advise couples to have intercourse.

Store bought kits may notify women as to when they are ovulating, but intercourse ahead of ovulation is key.
Downloadable apps are very popular for tracking cycles and are useful for keeping cycle records. However they rely on simple mathematical formulas to suggest the time of ovulation, but this might not be accurate for an individual woman.