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When to Get Pregnant

If you’re thinking about starting a family, then one of the questions you have to tackle is when to get pregnant. You can approach this in two ways: deciding when you want to conceive a child to give yourself the best chance at a comfortable and trouble-free pregnancy; and learning when the best days are in your monthly cycle are to conceive successfully.

It’s important to give consideration to both questions, and OvuSense is here to help!

When to Conceive

There are only a maximum of five to six days in each menstrual when intercourse can actually cause pregnancy – these are focused on ovulation, when your ovaries eject a mature egg into your fallopian tubes. Sperm can survive in the body for around five days, so this gives you a six day maximum when the two can meet and spark the development of a foetus.

Identifying ovulation is one of the most important things you can do to help your pregnancy chances – especially if you have a condition like PCOS that makes ovulation rarer and less regular. This limits, in real terms, the number of chances in your life when you could get pregnant, so you need to know about and take advantage of every opportunity you have.

Measuring your basal temperature is one of the best ways to get an accurate read on whether you’re ovulating. It’s especially good for PCOS sufferers because it doesn’t rely on hormone levels, which the condition can distort. OvuSense’s sensor and app help you get accurate temperature readings and turn that data into predictions that give you the best chance to conceive each cycle!

When to Be Pregnant

Choosing when to get pregnant means juggling a lot of factors: when you want to give birth, when you want to be pregnant, and when you expect to take maternity leave to name just three. There’s no one date that’s best for everyone, but you may want to consider that some research indicates children born in autumn (and therefore older when they start school) have an advantage in the early years. On the other hand, this means being heavily pregnant in the height of summer, when pleasantly hot weather can be deeply uncomfortable or even a health hazard!

While your job is protected by law during your maternity leave, there is some inevitable loss of reputation while you’re away. You might want to counteract that by aiming to be on your maternity leave just after finishing a big project, leaving on a high as it were. Alternatively, you might want to try and time your return to coincide with a big task that allows you to demonstrate your expertise and remind people of what they were missing.

Conceiving, unfortunately, comes with no guarantees, so you can’t be sure you’ll get to follow through on your plans, but with OvuSense on your side you have the best chance of getting pregnant when you want to!