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What Can I do to get Pregnant?

Getting pregnant can often prove to be harder than you’d hope for – especially given the effort that goes into avoiding pregnancy when you don’t want to start a family. If you’ve been trying for a few months and haven’t been experiencing success, you might start to ask yourself, ‘what can I do to get pregnant?’

Today we’re taking a look at one of the most simple but important things you can do yourself to boost your chances of getting pregnant in the near future.

Trying at the Right Time

One of the simplest changes you can make is to the times you’re trying to conceive. You have the best chance of conception success if you’re making a conscious effort to target your ‘fertile window’ – the time in each menstrual cycle when the lifespan of an egg as it leaves the ovaries, overlaps with the length of time sperm can survive after ejaculation.

If you don’t know when your fertile window is, you risk missing it, and missing out on your best chance of getting pregnant. Doctors recommend trying to conceive every other day during your fertile window – this gives you the best chance of getting pregnant, but if you don’t know when your fertile window is, you can’t capitalise on it in this way.

Identifying the Fertile Window

To find out when your fertile window is, you need to know when you’re going to ovulate. Ovulation is the key event that anchors your fertility, and if you can predict when you are going to ovulate you can use that insight to form your fertility plans.

Ovulation Predictor Kits use a similar method to pregnancy tests – they check your urine for the key hormones that drive ovulation. When they spike, the test gives you a positive answer.

They’re widely available and reasonably convenient to use, but they aren’t the best answer for everyone. If you have particularly strong or weak surges of the Luteinising Hormone then OPKs may either not register your ovulation, or give false positives for days around the date when you ovulate, making it hard to say with certainty when you’re at your most fertile.

A Temperature-Based Solution

A better solution is to use your basal body temperature – this provides an indication of ovulation that’s independent of your hormonal backdrop and can work even if you’re suffering from fertility distorting issues like PCOS.

OvuSense uses a specialist sensor to take accurate readings of your core temperature at this low level and a tested algorithm to turn those readings into a prediction of when you’re due to ovulate. With a long-term prediction of your next fertile window, and an immediate alert before you’re due to ovulate, OvuSense gives you a better chance of getting pregnant.