Timed Intercourse means having sex every other day around the time of ovulation. Your cycle is typically monitored via ultrasound and once you are nearing ovulation, your MLF physician will give you instructions to have timed intercourse. Timed intercourse does not mean having sex every day. This can actually decrease your chances of conceiving if sperm does not have time to build up a sufficient reserve.
Ovulation induction means using medications, often referred to as fertility drugs, to stimulate the follicles in your ovaries resulting in the production of multiple eggs in one cycle. The medications also control the time that you release the eggs, or ovulate, so timed intercourse or intrauterine inseminations (IUI) can be scheduled at the most likely time to achieve pregnancy.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization. IUI provides the sperm an advantage by giving it a head start, but still requires a sperm to reach and fertilize the egg on its own.