For some women, pregnancy comes at the snap of a finger. BUT for some of us, we have to put in some work! I want to make that work a little easier for you by providing fertility boosting tips and must have fertility products that assisted me in my trying to conceive journey.
I pray that these products will bless you in the ways that they have blessed me (TWICE) and surely hope that you will conceive soon sis!
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My Fertility Journey
If you’ve been following our blog and Youtube journey you know a little bit about my journey.
For those who aren’t familiar I’ll give you a little snippet.
In 2016 I started birth control (3 months before my wedding because we were celibate until then) because at that time, my husband and I wanted to “enjoy” each other before starting a family. We didn’t know the struggle that came with TTC.
February 2017, we were hit with baby fever. OMGee, babies are just the cutest humans EVER.
So we stopped birth control and we’re expecting to be pregnant in March…
Fast forward a year, we finally got pregnant, but miscarried. TWICE. One was a chemical and the other a blighted ovum.
Finally we conceived are precious rainbow baby Ava July 2018 and are now pregnant again (hello 2 under 2) with our second child who is due July 2020.
God has truly blessed us through this journey and has shown me some natural (and inexpensive) products to use to get pregnant so I wanted to share them with you!
Must Have Fertility Products
Fertility Tracking App
This is a MUST HAVE. Especially if you aren’t quite familiar with your cycle (or think you are).
I honestly thought I knew my cycle and knew my body before TTC… WRONG.
I learned so much through the various apps I used on my phone. Some of my favorites are:
- Fertility Friend
- Glow (my ultimate fav)
Fertility apps will not only help you recognize your most fertile window to have sex (or baby dance in TTC terms) but it will also track the length of your cycle, give you tips throughout, and help you learn more about your body!
It’s important to initiate a prenatal vitamin when you are trying to conceive. Here’s the prenatal vitamin I use.
Folic acid is the most important vitamin for trying to conceive or early in pregnancy. Folic acid helps your future baby develop properly and protects it against serious birth defects.
Most prenatal vitamins include folic acid.
Prenatal’s are also important to make sure that you’re receiving the appropriate nutrients to fuel your body and have a healthy cycle. Vitamin deficiencies can sometimes hinder your body’s hormonal process and therefore hinder your ability to conceive.
Also when you’re currently on a prenatal vitamin it’s much easier to continue (and not forget) the vitamin during pregnancy and already have those nutrients available for your baby.
A definite must have fertility product!
I honestly have no idea what I would have done without OPKs (ovulation predictor kits). This is a definite must-have if you have irregular cycles.
Ovulation tests are designed to detect the luteinizing hormone which increases during ovulation. This is known as the LH surge.
Along with your cervical mucus, ovulation test can show you signs leading up to ovulation day. With this current pregnancy I actually use ovulation test to determine the length of my LH surge which happened to be around 12 hours.
This can be helpful because after the surge is when the egg is released so knowing what my LH surge ended was important in timing for conception.
Ovulation tests are also a must have fertility product you need before TTC because if you’re a newbie to this community you might not even know what ovulation means.
Or what it means for you.
I suggest if you’re a newbie at this to start opk’s one day after the last day of your menstrual period. Take the test once daily in the afternoon or late morning until you receive your surge in a negative test after that.
This will help you determine your ovulation day as well as your most fertile window of days for conception.
Sound expensive? No worries you can get ovulation tests cheap here.
A Huge Pineapple Farm!
I’m probably exaggerating a little bit (a lotta bit) but I love pineapple especially for TTC!
Pineapples are sooo beneficial for your luteal phase also known as your two week wait (time after ovulation pending a hopeful pregnancy).
The core of a pineapple is full of a vital nutrient called bromelain which is very helpful in assisting your corpus luteum (in your uterus) for implantation during the two week wait.
It helps reduce inflammation in the body to provide an optimal environment for baby to thrive!
I like to cut of the core of the pineapple into 6 chunks and eat them the first 6 days after ovulation!
Either in a smoothie or by itself!
And not those tests that cost $15 a pop.
Sis, if you’re anything like me, you make POAS (pee on a stick) an occupation.
Taxing, sometimes. But I can’t really explain, there’s nothing like a progression test video o keep you hopeful!
Pregnancy test as a fertility product it’s kind of a DUH.
I want to put it on the list so you’re not wasting hundreds of dollars a month trying to buy pregnancy test.
Or they have such things called Baby Dust Boxes! How amazing!
Grab a Baby Dust Box today and receive 50% off next your box!
Faith + Support
All of the previous tips dealt with the physical aspect of TTC.
Well, incorporating your spiritual faith as well as preparing mentally for the journey ahead has helped me as well. I use a devotional bible to study the Word of God.
Making sure you are spiritually and mentally ready for this journey of TTC will not only help you get through the journey…
BUT will also help in building your faith! My faith has increased tremendously during my TTC journey and now through motherhood!
I’ve also built a community full of fun loving Christian women who are looking to increase their faith and find peace in their journey to conceive!
We are meeting MONTHLY in 2020 (virtually) and discussing trying to conceive, struggles with our faith, and just life PERIOD (no pun intended).
We do GIVEAWAYS and provide bonus material for how to optimize your cycle to get pregnant. It’s truly an amazing community!
If you’re interested, learn more here.
Did I miss anything? COMMENT BELOW some must-haves you have in your TTC stash!