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.

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 Oxford and the service is run by the team.

Genea Oxford offers ovulation tracking at $100 per cycle.

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A Simple Four Step Plan

Here at Genea Oxford, we can help you track your fertility with our ovulation tracking system. To get started, all you need to do is complete the online form then you’re on your way. Here’s how it works:

Genea form iconRegister online

Complete your details on the Genea Oxford Ovulation Tracking form and click submit.

You will be contacted within 2 working days.

Genea phone iconCall or email the Genea Oxford Nurse between day 1-3 of your next period

If day 1 falls in the weekend, please call or email on Monday.

The Nurse will advise you of the best day to have your first blood test, and supply you with the required blood form.

You will be contacted with the result and advised of the next step e.g. repeat blood test or to have unprotected intercourse.

Genea calendarAfter ovulation, you will need one more blood test to check progesterone levels

These usually rise after an egg has been released. Your Nurse will advise when to do this blood test.


 

Genea calendarIt is time for a pregnancy test

If your period does not arrive 16 days from the day of your ovulation please call or email your Nurse. They will organise the pregnancy blood test form.

 

More information

Genea Oxford’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.