Surgery hours:
Mon. - Fri. 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
(also Mon. and Thur. afternoon by prior arrangement)

Cycle monitoring -
identifying your most fertile phase

How does cycle monitoring work?

An ultrasound device is used to monitor follicular maturation and the development of the uterine lining. This enables us to exactly pinpoint when you will be most fertile and we can then recommend when you should have intercourse. This can maximise your chances of becoming pregnant.

The fertile period during the menstrual cycle is limited to a few days around the time of ovulation. Under optimal conditions, sperm can survive for up to 2 days while an egg can be potentially fertilised
for only some 24 hours after ovulation; it then dies if it remains unfertilised.

With the help of cycle monitoring, it is possible to identify this time window and exploit it.

Is intercourse at the optimum time an option for us, too?

The most important requirements for becoming pregnant even after intercourse at the optimum time are that the fallopian tubes are not

blocked and that there are no menstrual abnormalities. The spermiogram of the male partner must not show any anomalies either. The age of the woman at the time also plays a major role and fertilisation cannot be guaranteed even after intercourse at the optimum time. In the case of women aged 20 - 25 years, there is a roughly 30% chance of becoming pregnant per cycle. The chance of this in women aged over 35 years is only 15% and this falls to just 10% in women in their early 40s.

By means of a detailed medical assessment of your reproductive capacity at the Kinderwunsch Institut, we will be able to tell you whether intercourse at the optimum time is an option for you and how we can help you on the way to your planned child.