Most mamas want to get from point A to point B as soon as possible when they make the big decision to get pregnant.
But sometimes the journey can be frustrating and take longer than expected.
For some fertility can be an issue but for others, they may just be misinformed or undereducated.
There are a few key things every woman should know when trying to get pregnant because not knowing them can lead to no baby.
Here are 6 fun facts you didn’t know about trying to get pregnant. Read on below!
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6 Fun Facts About Trying To Get Pregnant That You Didn’t Know
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You can’t get pregnant on just any day of the month.
This seems SO obvious, doesn’t it? But some simply don’t know that much about the menstrual cycle and fertility.
Education about ovulation, peak fertility, and “safe times” during the menstrual cycle is key.
This, of course, is not so easy if your cycles are irregular. If that’s the case, read this article and then read this one AND read this one They will help!
Women can learn a lot by charting their monthly cycles.
It’s amazing what your menstrual cycle can tell you when you are trying to conceive or prevent pregnancy.
Predicting ovulation doesn’t have to be complicated if you are in tune with your body.
By simply tracking basal body temperature and cervical mucus changes (with an app like Clue), women can have valuable information to plan their pregnancy.
As far as tracking ovulation, you can buy an awesome kit that will help you with this. This one also comes with a bunch of pregnancy tests so you can test obsessively at the end of the month if you want ( I know I did ).
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Ovulation doesn’t always happen on Day 14.
It’s not uncommon to assume that conception occurs specifically at the moment of ovulation and that ovulation occurs on day 14 of your cycle like clockwork. Not so!
Many women ovulate at varying times from month to month especially when you’re irregular.
I would ovulate anywhere from day 10 to day 17 and I’m only one example. Testing with a kit like we talked about earlier is vital to a quick and easy pregnancy.
And one more thing…. you also don’t get pregnant as soon as you have sex, or at least not typically. The sperm often travels for days.
In fact, sperm can live up to five days in a woman’s body. The best time for intercourse is actually a few days before ovulation and a day or so afterward.
Some lubricants can have a negative effect on sperm motility.
Many common lubricants contain sperm-toxic ingredients, have the wrong pH or have high salt levels, all of which have may have a negative effect when trying to conceive.
Even saliva and water can kill sperm and should be avoided when trying to conceive.
Fertility friendly lubricants like Pre-Seed mimic cervical mucus to optimize fertility.
Pre-Seed’s isotonic and pH balanced formula supports sperm on their journey through the cervix to meet the egg.
It can even help women who have poor cervical fluid quality which can happen for a variety of reasons.
A surprising number of women will experience infertility, miscarriage, or both.
At least 1 in every 10 women will have significant trouble getting pregnant, and 1 in 5 will experience a miscarriage at least once.
These are emotional rollercoasters, to say the least. I know, I have been there.
If you do try for more than a few months you should test your hormones. You can get an at-home kit right here.
Life is full of uncertainty, but the relationships you form will be your source of strength if things don’t go as planned.
Coping with the anguish and emotion of miscarriage, no matter how early or infertility, is easier with support from your partner, friends, family, clergy and healthcare provider.
Community is vital and all can serve as lifelines when we face hardships. If you do face these challenges unexpectedly be sure to read this one and read this one as well.
I hope you found this interesting and informative. Stay educated, stay motivated and stay focused and your baby will be on its way in no time!
I wish you all the luck in the world getting pregnant! Enjoy the journey.
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