Cycle tracking involves regular blood tests, starting from day two of the menstrual cycle, repeating a number of times throughout the cycle. The results of these blood tests are closely monitored by our Team to help determine the next appropriate course of action during your cycle, as well as by your Specialist to ascertain the best treatment option/s for you going forward.
Ovulation usually occurs regularly, once a month or thereabouts, from puberty until menopause, apart from times of pregnancy and breast-feeding. However, in some women, ovulation does not occur regularly (oligomenorrhoea), or may not occur at all (amenorrhoea), and such disorders of ovulation can be detected through the use of cycle tracking. Additional tests may be necessary to determine the cause, before appropriate treatment can be recommended.
In an investigative cycle, cycle tracking enables Fertility North to closely monitor:
These results are used to determine whether you are ovulating, or what kinds of issues may be impacting your ovulation, and to predict which days of your cycle are your most fertile.
During a treatment cycle, cycle tracking enables Fertility North to closely monitor your response to treatment, as well as the growth and development of follicles and the uterine lining (endometrium) to determine whether:
Through our partnership with Clinipath pathology, Fertility North offers its patients a comprehensive list of over 60 cycle tracking locations throughout the Perth metropolitan area. Staff at these locations have undertaken additional training to appreciate the unique needs of fertility patients and are aware of the time constraints for fertility tracking bloods.
Results of your fertility tests are received quickly and efficiently, from an accredited and reputable local service. Our regional remote patients are not forgotten either. Where available, we will liaise directly with your local pathology service to coordinate your cycle tracking.
It really is that simple!
If you would like more information on ovulation tracking or cycle tracking at Fertility North, please contact our friendly Administration team.