Getting pregnant is easy for some, hard for others, and unexpected for quite a few!
Trying to conceive is an exciting time and a great time to start preparing for a healthy baby. Focus on excellent nutrition for getting pregnant and taking good care of yourself.
Charting Your Cycles
Many couples just dive right in and begin trying to conceive. Others will want to keep track of things from the beginning. You can chart your cycle from the moment you decide to try getting pregnant or you may decide to start after a couple of months of trying to conceive.
Maybe you were charting to avoid pregnancy and are now excited to begin charting to achieve! Charting tracks your basal body temperature and your cervical fluid also called cervical mucus. Also, consider charting changes to your cervix. These signs help you determine when the best time for you to try getting pregnant occurs each month! You should read “Charting Fertility – Basal Body Temperature – Cervical Fluid“ for a more in-depth discussion on these subjects.
Are you searching for a solution to make charting easier? Let your phone do it for you! Read my review on Smart Basal Thermometer – I’ve used it extensively and recommend it highly!
Most doctors and midwives agree that you should try to conceive for at least six months before you begin to consider any kind of treatment for infertility. Charting during these six months is valuable if you do decide you want outside help later on. You can also use an ovulation test kit or a fertility monitor while you chart to help you time intercourse.
Stock up on pregnancy tests (get info about choosing an early pregnancy test). I highly recommend having lots of pregnancy tests on hand. I used up a pile of them before I actually believed I was pregnant 😉
Getting pregnant can take a few months, but the waiting time is often a good thing. Focus on a naturally healthy diet and lifestyle as you’re working on getting pregnant! Then you will be as healthy as you possibly can be when you do conceive 🙂