Your Fertility Should Not Be A Mystery
Understand Fertility and Know Exactly When You Can Conceive
Understanding the science behind conception can be time consuming for today‘s modern woman. But when you are trying to get pregnant, it‘s important to understand the basics of fertility and how they can impact your baby–making journey. There are only a few short days each month when you can get pregnant; to make things more complicated, those days don't always fall during the same time each cycle. Research reveals that 1 in 2 couples may be trying to conceive at the wrong time1 and that many don't know it's normal for it to take several months to get pregnant.
"We are an older couple and have been to two different fertility clinics. I was pregnant last year and had a miscarriage. Ever since, it has been nothing but doctor's appointments (when you can get in) and procedures. We decided to try on our own and purchased the fertility monitor. It was the best investment we ever made. This is the first month we used it and I am pregnant! :) If only we had bought the monitor sooner – we could have saved a lot of tears, money, time & frustration. Thank you!!"
Fertility Fact or Fiction
It's possible to get pregnant at any time of the month.
Fiction. To get pregnant, you need to have sex on the days leading up to and around when you ovulate. Two to three days prior to ovulation and the day of ovulation are your most fertile days.
Every woman ovulates on Day 14.
Fiction. Many don't. Normal ovulation can occur as early as day 10 and as late as day 20 (or even later). Additionally, your ovulation days can vary from cycle to cycle.
You'll get pregnant quickly if you track your temperature.
Fiction. Tracking your basal body temperature is an imprecise method, since a woman's body temperature only rises AFTER she has ovulated, by which time it is too late to optimize the chances of getting pregnant during that cycle.
It will be harder to get pregnant as I get older.
Fact. A woman‘s natural fertility begins to gradually decline in her late 20s and by the time she reaches age 35, the quantity and quality of her eggs will begin to drop rapidly.
The position for intercourse will affect my chances of getting pregnant.
Fiction. There is no significant advantage of one intercourse position over any other. Sperm will remain inside of a woman‘s body for fertilization regardless of sexual positions. Additionally, although female orgasm might help propel sperm to their target, there is no scientific evidence that an orgasm will increase your chance of getting pregnant.
Using KY Jelly or other lubricants will help increase your chances of conceiving.
Fiction. KY Jelly and other lubricants have shown to slow sperm motility in the laboratory. Couples wanting to use a lubricant and optimize their chances of getting pregnant should use Canola oil, mineral oil or a sperm safe lubricant such as Pre–Seed fertility friendly lubricant.
"After trying for 3 months, with my ovulation varying from 28 to 38 days, I decided that I needed help to pinpoint when I was ovulating. I had read lots of reviews on the fertility monitor and decided it would be a good investment. I got pregnant on the first month of using the fertility monitor after I discovered I was ovulating on day 24! It was the best money I think I have ever spent. We also used the Clearblue digital pregnancy test and it took the anxiety out of reading the result. Thank you so much! I will not hesitate to recommend these products to all my friends when they start TTC."
"I have been trying to get pregnant for a little over two years. We went to infertility specialists and I was on fertility drugs for over a year. Before having in vitro fertilization, we decided to try the fertility monitor as a last attempt to get pregnant on our own. The first month with the monitor we got pregnant. We now have a wonderful six–month old and are trying for our second using the monitor as well! The best money we ever spent. Good Luck to all!!!"