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How to Get Pregnant

Simply getting pregnant can be more complicated and troublesome than anyone would choose, and that’s before you start to deal with the challenges that pregnancy and labour can bring.

Here at OvuSense we’ve rounded up some of the best tips available to help you get started on your pregnancy journey.

Track Your Fertility

To ensure a successful pregnancy, you need to make sure you’re trying at the right time: each month has a small window around a woman’s ovulation where she can get pregnant. To make sure you’re maximising your chances of a successful pregnancy you need to make sure you’re trying within that key time.

There are lots of different ways you can do this from apps to consultation services, but OvuSense offers close monitoring that combines an app with direct measuring of your core temperature and is clinically proven to give a correct prediction 96% of the time, 24 hours in advance!

Health

Your overall health is even more important than usual when you’re trying to conceive.

Discussions with your doctor should take this in: being significantly over- or under-weight can have an impact not just on your chances of getting pregnant but also on your health during pregnancy, so it’s certainly important to work on.

You can also adjust your diet to make sure you’re getting plenty of protein and vitamins B6 and D: whether you do it with supplements or by including lots of spinach, eggs and pulses in your meals, you’re getting valuable nutrients that help to regulate your hormones and ensure you’re in the best shape when you’re trying for a baby.

Our last vital health tip is to give up smoking. If you’re a smoker who’s even considering having children in the future, there’s no one action more beneficial to your fertility than quitting cigarettes as soon as possible.

De-Stress

The advice you receive most regularly is often the most frustrating – “just relax and it’ll happen”. Unfortunately, there is a kernel of truth to this well-worn cliché. Stress can affect your fertility and conception chances: worry, anxiety and sleeplessness all affect the hypothalamus, the region of the brain that controls, among other things, the release of the hormones that tell your body when to ovulate.

Stress can disrupt that cycle, delaying ovulation by days or potentially causing you not to ovulate at all in the course of a cycle.

Fortunately, if you’re taking advice about staying healthy, getting ready for your baby and learning about your cycle with OvuSense, lots of sources of stress are taking care of and you can relax and focus on what’s important.