Post # 1
what products are recommended for those trying to conceive? Suppliments? ovulation kits? Any help would be appreciated
We will be starting this month, so I thought Id start asking questions now and you bees seem to know a lot!
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Take a prenatal and have sex. That’s really all you need to do.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Most of the products for sale have questionable success rates and are largely a waste of money.
A prenatal is a good idea – though it has nothing to do with GETTING pregnant – because once you become pregnant the nutrients (more specifically the folic acid) are vital to the health of your growing baby. Folic acid is proven to reduce neural defects by as much as 50% so having a full dose in your system from the moment of conception is the best way to help your baby be healthy.
Charting is a great way to get to know your cycle, I never bothered purchasing a special thermometer (since most of them are BS anyway) or OPKs (ovulation predictor kits), but I did track temperature with my normal thermometer, and cervical mucus using the FREE “Fertility Friend” app. OPKs can also help track your hormones but I decided they were too expensive to be worth while.
If you use lube often, many of them can be Having an orgasm doesn’t actually improve your chances of getting pregnant, but it does increase your chances of wanting to have sex more often!
Post # 4
Depends on how deeply you want to get into it.
All in? Prenatals, OPK, basal thermometer, download Fertility Friend, consider using preseed lubricant especially if you typically use a lubricant. Also, learn how to “read” your cervical mucus. And a lot of folks recommend reading “taking charge of your fertility.”
But a lot of folks just pull the goalie and have fun for a while.
Post # 5
Pre-Seed & tracking your CM! 🙂 I’m not pregnant, yet, but Pre-See words wonders!
Post # 6
All you really need is to start prenatal vitamins!
Post # 7
I went ‘all in’ when we started trying. Bought a BBT, downloaded Fertility Friend (along with 2 other tracking apps), started a pre-natal vitamin, purchased some OPK’s, and used a sperm-friendly lube. Fertility Friend helped a lot with education. They have a free charting course that you can take and it is SO worth going through. You learn a lot.
I used the OPK’s and figured out when I was ovulating and did baby dancing a lot in that time. We use lube so we purchased a ‘sperm-friendly’ type. We used ‘concieve plus’ (my hubs complained it was too watery but I didn’t notice really much difference – we maybe had to use a little more). For the OPK’s I just use some strips off Amazon. I bought a pack of 50 OPK’s with 20 strip pregnancy tests for like, $20.
Everything worked out well for us. Today I’m 4 weeks 5 days.
Good luck! Sending baby dust your way!
I do recommend OPK’s because then at least you know when you’re ovulating (although tracking your temp would do the same thing but I liked KNOWING that I would be ovulating soon we should do baby dancing mostly during that time).