Deciding to start a family is a life changing decision. Before you start trying for a baby there are many things you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy. By following a healthy diet and taking recommended vitamins, like Folic Acid, you are preparing your body for pregnancy. The GP-reviewed health information site, BootsWebMD offers a dedicated Pregnancy health centre where you can find what you need to know to support you in your attempt to become pregnant.
Pregnancy tests have developed over the years to be more accurate and the technology used in them has advanced. Some pregnancy tests can not only tell you digitally if you are pregnant but also an estimate of how many weeks pregnant you are. Other pregnancy tests can help you to find out if you are pregnant up to 6 days before your period is due.
Three options of fertility monitoring –
Many women are unsure at what point during their menstrual cycle they are the most fertile. During the peak of your menstrual cycle, the body releases an increased amount of LH hormones. An ovulation test is able to show you a 2 day window when you’re at the peak of fertility. When starting to use ovulation testing, it is recommended you start with packs that contain 20 tests, as this will enable you to understand your menstrual cycle in more detail.
As an alternative product, you may find the ClearblueFertility monitor is more suitable. The Clearblue Fertility monitor monitors your fertility by using urine samples to measure for an increase in LH hormones and can give you a 5 day window where your chances of conceiving are increased. This could help if you have irregular periods, making you feel more confident in how your menstrual cycle works
Duo Fertility was developed for couples who have found the above products may not have worked for them and are looking for more guidance on fertility. Duo Fertility uses a sensor to automatically measure and record skin temperature, taking approximately 20,000 temperature measurements while the wearer is asleep. This allows easy detection of the upward shift in basal body temperature associated with ovulation. Duo Fertility experts are available through the helpline should you have any questions or need advice.If you have any concerns whilst trying for a baby seek medical advice from your doctor