Tips for Couples Trying to Conceive

Having a child can be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life and even though getting pregnant isn’t an exact science, you can put some planning behind your baby making to help better your chances. Below you’ll find some tips to help when you are trying to conceive.

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Take a multivitamin: Taking a prenatal vitamin prior to pregnancy is an essential part of keeping you and your baby healthy.  The NEW FIRST RESPONSE™ Prenatal Multivitamin is a great option. It helps ensure you and your baby get the essential nutrients needed to stay healthy, maintain immune function and bone health. Two of the vitamin gummies provide the recommended folic acid intake per day to help prevent neural tube defects. As a bonus, this vitamin has a naturally sourced fruit flavor, low in sugar and gluten-free—making it easy to remember and delicious to take.

Tips for Couples Trying to Conceive

Understand your cycle: Knowing when and if you’re ovulating is going to help you know when to try to conceive. Did you know that there are just two days during your cycle when you’re most likely to conceive? So how do you find these two days?  Pick up a FIRST RESPONSE™ Advanced Digital Ovulation Test. What makes it so great? It’s over 99% accurate in detecting luteinizing hormone (LH) surges in laboratory studies.  LH indicates when you’re most fertile and likely to conceive which is 24-36 hours after you detect your LH surge.

Tip: Be sure to keep a journal as well. This may be an app on your phone, a charting website, or a plain old paper one. The more you know and are in rhythm with your cycle, the more likely you are to pinpoint ovulation.

Tips for Couples Trying to Conceive

Use a sperm-friendly lube: The last thing you want to do is decrease your chances of getting pregnant because of the lubricant you choose. Pre-Seed™ Fertility-Friendly Lubricant is sperm friendly. It not only enhances your comfort; it’s specially formulated to mimic your body’s fertile fluids. Other lubricants, saliva and even oil can inhibit sperm from reaching the cervical opening but Pre-Seed is pH-balanced and isotonic, allowing sperm to swim freely.

Don’t let the suspense drive you crazy: The amount of time it takes to get pregnant is different for everyone but if you’re “dying” to know, I recommend the FIRST RESPONSE™ Early Result Pregnancy Test. It’s sensitive enough to capture scant amounts of pregnancy hormones to give you results 6 days sooner than your missed period.

Help spread the conversation: In the spirit of giving advice and sharing to help others in a similar situation, I’d love to hear your conception stories and especially some of your misconceptions around ovulation, birth control and tips for getting pregnant. Share your stories and engage in the conversation online using #conceptionmisconceptions.

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Church & Dwight. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

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4 responses to “Tips for Couples Trying to Conceive”

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen — August 15, 2017 @ 7:22 pm (#
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    Wow, there was so much here that I didn’t know existed, like the Ovulation Test, I didn’t know that they were made. Mind it is over 40 yrs since my last pregnancy and things have change a lot since then. The information contained in your post will be a good help to those trying to conceive.

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  2. Lynda Cook — August 17, 2017 @ 2:44 pm (#
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    It’s amazing how many different products they have out there now to help couples!!

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  3. Calvin F. — August 23, 2017 @ 11:09 am (#
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    Useful tips when the tips comes.

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  4. loriag — September 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am (#
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    Those are great tips. So much help is available.

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