If you’ve been reading bits and pieces of this blog, or indeed any conception and pregnancy forum, you will have noticed quite a few acronyms! The TTC community do love their acronyms! Here are the ones that I have come across so far: AF Aunt Flo i.e. period BBT basal body temperature BD baby dance… Continue reading Conception and Fertility Acronyms – What Do They All Mean?!
It can be very useful to test for ovulation when trying to conceive. This is because an egg only survives for 24 – 48 hours after being released. Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) are therefore used to pinpoint ovulation. If I can see that ovulation is predicted to happen in the next day or two, it can… Continue reading Fertile Focus Ovulation Microscope Saliva Based Fertility Test
Well what a month it has been! I used cheap but useful (and hopefully, accurate!) Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK) urine strips and Fertile Focus‘ rather ingenious re-usable Ovulation Microscope Saliva Based Fertility Test. I really do believe that we identified when I ovulated this cycle and that we managed to do our best to conceive. Now begins the… Continue reading Pineapple and Pomegranate To Help Implantation
Remember how you used contraception with the thought that pregnancy was looming around every corner?! 😀 It turns out it’s not that simple! Every month, an egg is released. Once released, an egg only actually survives for between 12 to 24 hours if it is not fertilised. There’s only a small window each month during… Continue reading Do Cheap OPKs (Ovulation Predictor Kits) Work?
SMEP is the Sperm Meets Egg Plan. And together with ovulation test strips, a saliva ovulation predictor test, and Conceive Plus fertility lubricant, it is our plan for conception in this cycle 🙂 SMEP is literally about creating enough availability for the sperm to meet the egg. This is how it happens: Cycle day 1… Continue reading What is SMEP?
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for four months now. We’ve been married for a year and a half. We were engaged for a year and a half before that. We dated for four and a half years before that. I can’t remember a life before him! Yesterday, I got really (unreasonably)… Continue reading Happy Fathers’ Day Future Daddy
Maca is a Peruvian root related to broccoli, turnip and radish. It is considered as safe to eat as any other vegetable and indeed Peruvians have been eating it as a staple for centuries. Fast forward to now, Maca Root Powder is considered a superfood, an aphrodisiac, an energy booster, and a natural remedy with a… Continue reading Fertility Benefits of Maca