Follicle tracking is a service which allows women to know if and exactly when they are ovulating. Folicles are fluids filled sac which develop on the ovary and contain the egg. For a woman to ovulate, the egg must be released from this follice and journey along the fallopian tube.
Follicle tracking is a series of vaginal ultraound scans which usually take between 5 and 10 minutes to perform. Generally starting around day 9, to assess how the follicles are developing, scanning continues until the follicle(s) have disappeared and ovulation has occurred. We then advise our couple to have sexual intercourse that evening. Follicle tracking is a natural method of assisted conception as it simply optimises the timing of the sperm and egg to meet.
If, however, a couple have discovered that the semen quality is suboptimal, then we will schedule an Intrauterine Insemination. (IUI).