Frequently asked questions
– I have a cycle of 28 days – when is it most likely my ovulation takes place?
Most inseminations in a 28-day cycle are performed around day 13, but it is also quite normal to ovulate on other days of the cycle, like day 11 or 15. The time from ovulation to menstruation should be minimum 12 days.
– Should I take hormones?
Hormone treatment supports your own hormone production and increases your pregnancy chances slightly. To begin with we do not recommend hormone stimulation for healthy women. The hormone treatment may be accompanied by side effects, such as multiple pregnancy, which is associated with risks for both mother and child.
In addition, there is a greater risk of cysts, the overproduction of follicles and / or the discomfort some women endure due to the hormone treatment.
– Should I use ovulation tests or follicle scans to find the right time for insemination?
Our success rate for women who are being follicle scanned and those who are using ovulation tests is the same. It is entirely up to you whether you choose one or the other method.
If there are problems with the ovulation tests, it is always a good idea to do a follicle scan.
– My ovulation test was positive in the morning the first time I urinated – now at 12pm, I did another test, and it is completely negative. Why?
The test is sensitive to how concentrated your urine is. If you do the test with the first morning urine, it may give you a false positive answer.
– Is the insemination painful?
No, it does not hurt, but it can be associated with some discomfort. After the insemination there may occur a mild pain equivalent to menstrual pain and / or a little bleeding.
– When can I be inseminated after vaccination against German measles?
After three months.
– When can I test for pregnancy?
You can test 14 days after the insemination or if you don’t get your period as expected.
– What are the symptoms of pregnancy?
Some women experience no symptoms of pregnancy, while others have very early symptoms. The most common symptoms are breast tension, brownish vaginal discharge and frequent urination.
– What is endometriosis?
In some women the lining of the uterus groves outside the uterus in the ovaries or the fallopian tubes etc. The most common symptom is severe abdominal pain right up to the period. Endometriosis may also cause blood-filled cysts in the ovaries.
You find endometriosis more common in childless women than among women, who have given birth. We do not know with certainty whether endometriosis causes infertility in these women.
– What is PCOS?
The abbreviation stands for Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. To meet the criteria for PCOS, 2 of the following 3 findings must be present:
– Long intervals between periods (more than 35 days)
– On ultrasound, there are more than 10 small follicles in the ovaries.
– Increased male hormone in the blood.
Women with PCOS have problems with ovulation. Often, they are also overweight. Weight loss and dietary changes can often solve the problem. Alternatively, we must stimulate the ovaries with hormone in order to ripen an egg every month.