Tracking Your Cycle


This schedule of events should help you to plan the month and allow for the gender selection process to take place. The schedule will need to be specific to you and your cycle and specifying this to you can be accomplished by discussing your cycle with Jessica.

Cycle Day 1 (the 1st day of full flow of your menstrual cycle)

Please call Jessica at 502-584-7787 or 1-800-766-0304 to inform her of your cycle day 1. You may leave a message or email her at jessica@chooseagender.com with this same information.

Cycle Day 3

From this point in your cycle, it is highly recommended that you and your partner begin to use a barrier method of contraception such as condoms or diaphragm. It will be very important that you continue to use this barrier during intercourse until 7 days after your insemination as you may become pregnant before or after you actually detect your positive ovulation, therefore interfering with the success of the gender selection.

Cycle Days 6-9

Depending on the length of your average cycle, you will be directed in cycle day 1 the exact cycle day you should begin using an ovulation predictor kit (OPK). It is important to test everyday at the same time until you receive a positive test stick. In order not to deplete the semen reserve before the sample is given for gender selection, it is important for your partner to abstain from masturbation or ejaculation at least 72 hour prior to positive ovulation. It is important to know the average ovulation of each month, so that you and your partner can plan accordingly. For most 28-30 day cycles, it is safe to have the last ejaculation on cycle day 10, and then to begin the abstinence.

Positive Ovulation Test Day

As soon as you receive your positive OPK (ovulation predictor kit)test, you need to call Jessica to schedule your sample drop off time as well as your insemination time, usually the next day. Please read further for the OPK testing instructions.

Insemination Day

As you would have called the day before, you will know that the sample drop off times range from 8:00am-11:00am depending on the week day and appointment availability. Your partner can either come to our office to collect a semen specimen with or without you, or he may collect the semen sample at home as long as the sample if delivered to us within 40 minutes from the time of collection. A semen analysis will be done on each sample of the sperm that is provided for gender selection procedures. The cost of this semen analysis is included in your package price. Your full payment for the cycle will be due at this time. Your insemination will be 1-2 hours from the time of drop off and you will be instructed what time to return to our office if you do not choose to wait. The insemination will take about 30 minutes. After being inseminated, you will lie down on the exam table for 15 minutes, and then you will be able to leave for the day. Please read further for semen sample collection instructions.

Testing for Pregnancy

Once you have missed your period, or 14 days from the insemination, you may take a home pregnancy test. If the test indicates a positive result, you may opt to have a blood pregnancy test done in order to verify that your hCG level and Progesterone level are within a normal range, indicating a good pregnancy. You may also opt to have this blood work repeated once a week to verify that your levels increase in the normal ranges until an ultrasound can detect that the pregnancy is in the uterus (usually around 5-6 weeks).This blood work can be ordered by our office or by your OB/GYN. It is covered by insurance in most cases, but you will want to check with your particular provider. The cost of this ultrasound, blood work and of the weekly analysis by our doctoris not included in your package price. This is an optional service. Please see additional services for further information including pricing.

During your Pregnancy

We ask that you call or email Jessica once every other month to update her on your pregnancy. We will also require that if you have an ultrasound to determine the baby’s gender, you contact Jessica as soon as possible with those results. If you choose not to determine the baby’s gender while in utero, and wait for the delivery date to find out, that someone contact Jessica by phone or email to report the gender of your baby. A copy of the birth certificate will need to be mailed or faxed to our office within one month of your delivery date. This information is for tracking purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential.

Example calendar of events for tracking your cyle is below. Remember cycle day one is the first day of full flow with your menstrual cycle. This calendar is an example on a regular 28 day cycle. This is not a portrayal of everyone's cycle and yours may vary.

September
1
CD 1
Call
2
CD 2
3
CD 3
Protect
4
CD 4
Protect
5
CD 5
Protect
6
CD 6
Protect
OPK
7
CD 7
Protect
OPK
8
CD 18
Protect
OPK
9
CD 9
Protect
OPK
10
CD 10
Protect
OPK
11
CD 11
OPK
Abstain
12
CD 12
OPK
Abstain
13
CD 13
OPK
Abstain
14
CD 14
Protect
OPK
Abstain
Call
15
CD 15
Procedure
Protect
16
CD 16
Procedure
Protect
17
CD 17
Procedure
Protect
18
CD 18
Protect
19
CD 19
Protect
20
CD 20
Protect
21
CD 21
Protect
22
CD 22
Protect
23
CD 23
Protect
24
CD 24
Protect
25
CD 25
May Stop Using Protection
26
CD 26
27
CD 27
28
CD 28
Test
29
CD 29
Test
30
CD 30
Test
Call
1
Test
Call

Calendar Key
Abstain - Abstain from intercourse and masturbation.
CD - Cycle day.
OPK - Test with ovulation predictor kit.
Protect - Use condoms during intercourse.
Procedure - Possible Gender Select procedure days.
Test - Test with home pregnancy test or have blood pregnancy test performed.
Call - Call Jessica in office at 502-584-7787 and follow up by email to jessica@chooseagender.com.


NOTE: While we will help you to track your cycle properly and advise you on proper tracking methods, it is client's full responsibility to track their cycle, detect ovulation and schedule any procedure based on client's own information.


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