Family Planning-Tips for Couples Trying to Conceive #ChurchandDwight

Having a child can be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life. Whether it’s your first baby or you’re looking to expand your clan, once you’ve decided to have a baby, the last thing you want to do is wait!

Getting pregnant isn’t an exact science but you can put some planning behind your baby making to help better your chances:

Take a multivitamin: Start the journey well prepared. 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, which are commonly developed within the first month of pregnancy** and often before many females know they’re pregnant. 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.

 

Understand your cycle: Admit it ladies. Most of you don’t know your own ovulation schedules or know when you’re most fertile. But 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. There is a wealth of resources available at  www.1stresponse.ca.

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.

Turn to others for advice: Remember, we’re all here to help you along your pregnancy journey—you’re not alone. Chances are, there is someone else out there who is going through the same—or similar—experiences, so don’t be shy about reaching out.

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

**Helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken daily at least three months prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.

 

This post is part of the Church & Dwight ambassador program. All opinions are my own 

Comments

  1. These are really good tips for those trying to conceive. I’m glad that you added not to let the suspense drive you crazy even thought it’s easier said than done at times.

  2. These are great tips. Trying to conceive can be difficult. Anything you can do to make it more successful and ALSO ease the stress related to it is important.

  3. Great tips and thoughts. I know people who struggle with this, and will be passing the info on.

  4. These are great tips. I’m sharing this with a friend right now who could really use these tips!

  5. These tips should be really helpful. Being able to talk with friends and ask for advice will help a lot.

  6. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I was blessed to be able to conceive quick despite some odds. My friend on the other hand cannot have kids and it breaks my heart.

  7. Great tips! When I was trying to conceive my second child I learned that I ovulated later than I thought so I kept missing the window. I started taking my Basal temperature and got pregnant the following month!

  8. So many great tips. For my husband and I, we didn’t have trouble conceiving. We had trouble carrying the baby to term.

  9. These are really great tips! I have friends trying to conceive, I am sure this will be helpful!

  10. These are all great tips. I don’t know anyone right now that is trying to conceive though. I personally think I’m done having kids. My two girls I have now are enough haha.

  11. allmommywants says:

    I had TTC issues before finally having my twins. These tips are SPOT ON.

  12. These seem like helpful tips! We have never been in that position to try to conceive, but I feel like if we were, this would be super helpful!

  13. Elizabeth Lampman says:

    These are important things to look at when you are trying to conceive. Having a sperm friendly lube is something a lot of couples probably do not think of.

  14. I have a friend who had issues when trying to conceive. Not everyone’s cycle is the same. It’s great that there are ovulation kits to help pinpoint your best days to conceive.

  15. Teresa Moody says:

    these are great tips for couples. I know a couple that is trying right now.

  16. Trying to conceive can be such an exciting AND stressful time. These tips are great for anyone trying.

  17. Lisa Collins says:

    These are great tips and I’m sharing them a friend that is trying right now. I didn’t struggle so I’m not great for advice but I love sharing it with her when I find it!

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