Boosting your fertility doesn’t have to feel like a game of pin the tail on the donkey (blindfolded). Have you and your partner recently decided you’re ready to start a family? Odds are you’re surfing the web late at night burning oil when you can’t sleep trying to figure out what steps you and your partner should take. It can be frustrating when most resources only share what NOT to do. Let’s talk through some tips on how to boost your fertility together!
Where to start?
If we had to guess, you took birth control religiously for quite some time. In fact, 98% of women in the United States use a form of contraceptives at one point in their lives. 62% of those of reproductive age are currently using a form of birth control. But now, you’re readier than ever to give this a go. Oh, how the times have changed 😉. Your body’s timing; however, is not always right on your side. It can take time for your hard-working liver and thyroid to flush out the years of synthetic hormones and balance out your levels of estrogen and progesterone. To speed up this process our Birth Control Cleanse is a great first step. We’ve got the low down on that here. And for your partner, we recommend starting with a quick sperm check up. You can take a look at his sperm health with our At-Home Sperm Test Kit.
More on Cycles
Every woman’s body is different, including your menstrual cycle. Cycles are anywhere from 28 to 32 days. Ovulation is the key to knowing the best time to get busy. Back to the basics: Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary and travels down the fallopian tube, prime time to be fertilized by sperm. The lining of the uterine wall thickens so that a fertilized egg can become implanted for pregnancy. President of the American Pregnancy Association Dr. Philip B. Imler provides key ovulation facts in his book, The Essential Guide to Getting Pregnant:
- An egg is only available for fertilization for 12 to 14 hours
- Only 1 egg is released during each cycle (typically)
- Ovulation rotates between ovaries, light bleeding may occur during ovulation
- It’s possible to ovulate even if a period hasn’t occurred.
The solution? An ovulation calculator will help remove the guess work by becoming an expert on your cycle (ovulation & fertile window). Another great resource is a basal body thermometer, a natural way to determine your most fertile days.
You’ve got the power.
Let’s put you in the driver’s seat for this journey to baby. Preparing your body for pregnancy pretty much equals treating your body like a temple. No excessive drinking, eating healthy, exercising regularly, eliminating caffeine, etc. What else can you do to prepare your body? For starters, let’s keep in mind that it’s not just YOU who has to prepare for conception, your partner does too! Implementing these healthy practices into his lifestyle can make a drastic difference in sperm motility. Let’s get those swimmers moving as best they can. Our Dual Fertility Bundle includes Fertility Support for Her, Fertility Support for Him and our Prenatal Vitamin pill.
You’ve said it yourselves, “We tried for almost 9 months to conceive and we started taking this [Dual Fertility Bundle]. After only one month I got pregnant and I truly believe it was from these drinks. I totally recommend!” -Kayla S. The best approach starts with you taking control: body and mindset.
A Prenatal Vitamin is the way to go
How soon should you start taking a prenatal once you’ve got baby on your brain? Doctor Robert Greene, a fertility specialist at CNY Fertility Center in Syracuse, New York states, "The egg starts maturing about three months before it's released, and it's critical that the proper nutrients are present during the earliest stages." During the earliest weeks of pregnancy, before you may even know you’re pregnant, the embryos neural tubes (a.k.a. the earliest version of the brain and spinal column) are developing. It’s important to have your body at the healthiest state to reduce any potential of neural tube defects in the earliest stages of the first trimester.
Our duo-capsule technology Prenatal Vitamin has all the nutrients you need! According to associate the director of the NICU at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Sudeep Kukreja, M.D states “the most important nutrients based on research are Folate, Iron and Calcium. Folate helps prevent neural-tube defects; iron is important for the delivery of oxygen to the baby and prevents anemia for mom; and calcium helps build strong baby bones and prevents bone loss in mom.”
Now you’re armed and ready, get after it!