Frequently asked questions
- I have a cycle of 28 days when is it most likely to ovulate?
Most insemination in a 28-day cycle takes place around day 13, but it is quite normal to ovulate on both day 11 and day 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 associated with side effects, such as multiple pregnancy, which is associated with risks for both mother and child.
In addition, there is greater risk of cysts, overproduction of follicles, and the discomfort some women experience during the treatment.
- Should I use ovulation tests or follicle scans to find the right time for insemination?
Our success rate for women who are follicle scanned and those who are using ovulation test is the same. So it is entirely up to you whether you choose one or the other method.
But if there are problems with the ovulation tests it is always a good idea to follicle scan.
- My ovulation test was positive in the morning the first time I urinated - now at 12am, 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 may occur a mild pain equivalent to menstrual pain, and 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, ore when your menstrual absent.
- 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 months.