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Trying to Conceive

The decision to start a family is not one to take lightly, and you might find it more challenging than you’d imagined even before dealing with the day to day realities of pregnancy. As well as feeling confident that you’re ready to provide- and care for a child, you need to face the reality that conceiving can take more time and effort than you’d thought – even if you don’t have any diagnosable fertility issues to contend with.

OvuSense is here to take a look at the tricky process of trying to conceive and provide some helpful information to give you the best chance at success.

Interfering Factors

A long wait for a successful conception might reveal underlying health issues that make pregnancymore difficult, but even without health problems in play you may find it takes you longer than you’d imagined or planned to conceive. This creates a feedback loop of stress which can actually interfere with your chances of conceiving!

Stress isn’t just an emotional state: it expresses itself physically in the hypothalamus which is responsible for controlling a lot of hormones throughout your body. It’s why stress makes you feel physically bad, and it can affect your fertility too: the hypothalamus controls the hormone that tells your ovaries to release an egg. Interfering with that can disrupt your monthly cycle, or even cause you to miss it altogether!

It’s important to understand these issues: nothing causes stress like feeling events are beyond your understanding and control.

Using Data

One way to take back some control from the hands of chance is to get science and data on your side. Understanding when in the month you’re at your most fertile means you know where to focus your efforts.

In each monthly cycle there are only a few days when you can realistically conceive a child, around the time you actually ovulate. Using OvuSense to track the hormone levels that control ovulation can tell you when you’re due with 24 hours’ notice, allowing you to try for conception at the time it’s most likely to succeed.

Getting informed like this helps to take away some of the stress involved in trying to conceive, which as well as making you feel better actually gives you a better chance at getting pregnant successfully.

It’s also important to check in with your doctor regularly: they can help to answer any questions you have and let you know if any worries that creep in are indicators that something is wrong, or just that: worries.