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Timed Ovulation

/tahym·d· ov·yuh·leyt·shun/

Timed Intercourse is the process of monitoring your ovarian cycle via ultrasound, and having sex around the time of ovulation. Fertility monitoring can help identify the optimal window for your naturally occurring fertility. This method will likely be done in conjunction with fertility medications like Clomid or Letrazole to assist in stimulating the ovaries to produce more eggs. If you’re having fertility issues, this will likely be the first step in the process followed by IUI (see above) and IVF (see above).