We want to have a baby, when is the best time to conceive?
Planning for a baby
The decision to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions you will make. Proper planning before you conceive will help you prepare for what promises to be the most exciting and momentous time of your life. To some couples, it is just a very natural course. Some loving actions under the sheets, voila, here comes the baby! Some couples however, have difficulties conceiving.
If you are planning for a baby, first, let’s get your body ready for pregnancy.
Watch Your Weight
Start watching your weight. Excess body fat can lead to an overproduction of certain hormones that disrupt ovulation. Your cycles may be less regular, you may ovulate less often, and hence chances of getting pregnant decreases. Being underweight is also a disadvantage as too little body fat means your body may not produce enough hormones to ovulate each month or to sustain a pregnancy if you do get pregnant.
A body that is well nourished has a better chance of conceiving. If you are trying to get pregnant, be certain to include enough protein, iron, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D in your diet. Deficiencies in these nutrients have been linked to lengthened menstrual cycle and therefore less frequent ovulation and also, a higher risk of a miscarriage. You diet should include balance of foods such as meat, fish, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, eggs and beans.
Clean Up Yourself
Alcohol consumption has long been linked to a decreased ability to conceived and it can also harm a developing foetus. Alcohol is capable of altering estrogens levels, which may interfere with egg implantation. While you are thinking of locking up the liquor cabinet, you should also consider cutting back on caffeine for research has also revealed that caffeine affects female hormone levels and may affect the duration it takes to get pregnant. Do you know the countless horrifying toxins in cigarettes not only damage a woman’s eggs and interfere with the fertilisation and implantation process, but also cause her ovaries to age faster. That means, if you’re a 30-year-old smoker, your ovaries may be functioning as though they belong to a 40-year-old and are therefore less fertile. So if you have been smoking, quit. If you have been drinking, stop. If you have been on drugs, get clean!
Finally, Find Out When You Are Ovulating. Go to how will the ovulation test help to find out more.
How will the ovulation test help
During each monthly cycle, healthy couples have a 20% chance of getting pregnant. If you want the percentage to go higher, then you need to identify the small window of opportunity each month (usually about 12 to 24 hours) during which the egg is ready to be fertilized. Identifying the ovulation can be quite difficult especially if the woman has irregular menstrual cycle.
BioTest Ovulation Test Kit, an ovulation predictor kit will be very useful. You just need to pee on the test kit and wait for the indicator to tell you if you are about to ovulate. The test kit identify 12-24 hours in advance of your ovulation date by looking at the levels of Luteinizing Hormone, which is the hormones to hit its peak before ovulation actually occurs.
Knowing the right timing to get pregnant has never been easier.
Step 1. Identify your Menstrual Cycle. Your Menstrual Cycle Length is the number of days from the first day of your period (menstrual bleeding) to the last day before your next period starts. If your cycle is irregular, you may want to use your shortest cycle length.
Step 2. Using the BioTest Chart printed in the Instruction for Use of BioTest Ovulation Test Kit, you will then be guided when to start using the tests.
Step 3. The BioTest Ovulation Test Kit has three test kits in each box. Start using the test kit every day consecutively until you get positive results. You may test at any time of the day but do the test at about the same time every day to ensure you did not miss out on the chance. If you have finished using three test kits and still did not get a positive result, continue with more test.
The T line in the result window is getting darker on daily basis. When you finally get the darker T line compared to the C line, you’ll be ovulating in about 24 hours.
Q Can I use the BIOTEST Ovulation Test Kit to avoid pregnancy?
A No, the test should not be used as a form of birth control
Q How accurate is the Ovulation Test?
A In laboratory studies, the Ovulation Test has been proven to be more than 99% accurate.
Q Do alcohol or common medications affect the test?
A No, but you should consult your physician if you are taking any hormonal medication. Also, recent oral contraceptive use, breastfeeding, or pregnancy could affect the test results.
Q Why should I NOT use first morning urine? What time of the day should I perform the test?
A We do not recommend first-morning urine because it is concentrated and may give a false positive result. Any other time of the day is suitable. For best results, try to collect your urine at approximately the same time each day.
Q Will the amount of liquid I drink affect the result?
A Heavy intake of fluids prior to testing will dilute the hormone in your urine. We suggest that you limit your fluid intake for about two hours before you perform the test.
Q How long will the line remain visible?
A The test should be read at 3 minutes for best results. A positive (surge) result will never disappear. The coloured line(s) may become darker and a tinted background may appear after several hours. Some negative results may later display a faint second colour line because of evaporation from the test window. Therefore, you should not read the results after 10 minutes, discard the test once you have read the result.
Q Once I see a positive result, when is the best time to have intercourse?
A Ovulation is likely to occur within 24-36 hours. This is your most fertile time. Sexual intercourse within this time frame is advised.
Q I am now using the basal body temperature method (BBT). Does this test replace BBT?
A The Ovulation Test does not replace the BBT method. The shift in basal body temperature primarily indicates that ovulation has already occurred. The Ovulation Test indicates that ovulation is about to occur.
Q I received a positive result and had intercourse during these fertile days but I have not become pregnant. What shall I do?
A There are many factors that can affect your ability to become pregnant. It can take normal, healthy couples many months to achieve a pregnancy and often you may need to use the test kit for 3 to 4 months before achieving pregnancy. If pregnancy is not achieved after 3 to 4 months, you and your partner should consult your physician.
Q I have had a positive result and had intercourse during these fertile days. I think I may be pregnant. How soon can I find out?
A BIOTEST Pregnancy Test Kit can provide you with results as early as the first day of your missed period.