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The Best Time to Get Pregnant

Pregnancy takes a lot of planning: making sure you feel confident and happy that you’re giving a baby its best chance isn’t simple! One of the big questions you’ll be asked, ask yourself and have to answer as a parent or couple is ‘when is the best time to get pregnant?’

There are three ways to answer this question, and OvuSense has answers for all of them!

Which day should you try to conceive?

This is going to be a different answer for every person. Your peak of fertility is a short period of 5-6 days in the middle of your cycle, leading up to the 24 hours immediately after your ovulation.Understanding your cycle and identifying that key time is how you determine the best time to get pregnant.

This is where OvuSense can help: our system combines measuring your core temperature with the convenience of an app to give you advance notice of ovulation, in a prediction proven to be correct 96% of the time in clinical trials. It gives you a time and date for the best time to get pregnant and removes the stressful guesswork from the situation.

When is the best time to be pregnant and give birth?

There are lot factors to weigh up when you’re planning your pregnancy. The month their born in could affect their school days, and throughout the rest of their lives! A baby born in the early autumn, for example, will be almost a year older than classmates born at different times of the year, which could give them an advantage in confidence!

This means, however, you’ll experience the most demanding stages of pregnancy in the height of summer, when high temperatures can make it difficult to endure. On the other hand, if you suffer from depression, exacerbated by Seasonal Affective Disorder, then the winter could be a difficult time to carry a child and experience labour, as the hormones involved could have a knock effect on your mental health.

Add up all the factors and try to decide which is the most important (your health? The baby’s school year? Avoiding your sister’s birthday?) and work out a compromise that serves that priority while keeping you and the baby safe and happy.

When in your life should you try for a baby?

Once again, this is something you need to answer for yourself, depending on what’s important to you. Research indicates women’s fertility begins to fall significantly in their mid-thirties, especially after 35, but it’s worth talking with a doctor to understand your unique situation.

You might have goals you want to accomplish before you have children: some things, like travel, become more difficult after having children, so if you’ve always wanted to backpack around Asia that could be a box to tick before you start your own family.

One school of thought claims you should have children early before attempting to climb the career ladder, so you don’t have to stop midway through. Others claim you should use your youthful energy to carve out a reputation, so you can come back after taking the time away to have kids.

Once again, the right answer is unique to you, so think carefully and make a decision you can live with in the long term.