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Help Getting Pregnant

If you’re trying to get pregnant and having some trouble, then it’s only natural to look around for help. The NHS estimates that around 84% of the couples who try for a baby succeed in the first year, and if you’ve been trying for longer, you may need some more assistance in your corner.

Fertility treatments may feel intimidating – and some of them can indeed be invasive and uncomfortable – but they aren’t the full story. Let’s take a look at a few of the steps you can take to get some help with getting pregnant before you start looking at the most dramatic forms IVF can take.

Health Matters

Your first step should be to talk to your doctor. This is a good decision anyway if you’re planning to try for a baby, but especially so if you’re having trouble. Identifying any health concerns that might be affecting your fertility is a good first step – finding out these answers won’t necessarily mean that pregnancy is impossible for you, it just means you’ll understand the specifics of any challenge you’re facing.

You may find out you’re suffering from PCOS – Polycystic Ovary (or Ovarian) Syndrome, a hormone driven condition that affects up to 20% of women in the UK (as estimated by the NHS). It’s a widespread condition that can interfere with fertility, among many other things, due to overproduction of insulin and androgen in your body.

Your doctor can advise you on the first steps for improving your fertility, like adding more green vegetables to your diet, or trying to readjust your work/life balance to cut down on stress.

Identifying Ovulation

If you’re not tracking your ovulation already, this could be the single most important change to make when you look for help getting pregnant. You can only get pregnant when sperm can reach an egg your ovaries have released. As sperm can survive in the body for four to five days, and an egg remans fertile for up to twenty-four hours after ovulation, this gives you a six day window at most in each cycle.

If your cycles are irregular or disrupted, finding the right time can be difficult. This is where OvuSense can help. OvuSense’s sensor measures your basal body temperature overnight, every night to help you understand what your personal average temperature is, then uses subtle deviations from that to predict when you’re due to ovulate with 24 hours’ notice. This lets you get one step ahead of an irregular menstrual cycle and ensure that you’re getting the help you need to get pregnant!

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