So You Are Thinking About Getting Pregnant!?!

First Response Pregnancy CollageBack up seven years in my story to where it all began. I will spare you the intimate details, but I have had many conversations with other women who are thinking about getting pregnant and how overwhelming the whole process is. Here is a little insight into my journey and some additional facts about starting a family.Getting PregnantWhen Mike and I finally got the baby bug after one year of marriage, we thought it would be as easy as trying over the course of a month and… BOOM! Baby! But there is a little more to it than that. Back before kids, I was very type A. So of course when I didn’t get pregnant after two months of trying, I pulled out all of the stops. Other than taking my temperature each day and charting my cycle (I said I was type A), I also used a First Response digital ovulation test kit. It told me when my LH (Luteinising Hormone) surge would occur, and I was able to pinpoint when to try to conceive. That was the month that I found out I was pregnant with Holden.
After Holden, came our first baby girl, Beau. She was a surprise, or as I like to call her: our bad-math-babyGetting Pregnant With Baby 2After taking a little break we tried again for a third. But little did we know but we were going to have to be a little more patient this time. I truly think that stress over my career at the time and over-thinking the effort to get pregnant were the culprits. Finally, after receiving some wise advice from a fertility doctor to “stop trying,” I spontaneously became pregnant with twins.Getting Pregnant With TwinsI recently had the opportunity to attend an intimate Q & A session with Dr. David Greenburg, hosted by First Response. First ResponseDr. Greenburg is an expert in the fertility field and makes frequent appearances on shows such as City Line. At the Q&A session, a group of us discussed the process of getting pregnant and the fact that there is a lot more to it than one might think. Here are some interesting facts that jumped out at me:

Men, to optimize fertility, should avoid wearing briefs, hot tubs, saunas, motorcycles and (insert blush) masturbation and marijuana.

Woman should start prenatal vitamins before getting pregnant, reduce alcohol and caffeine intake and make sure she is on her back when the man ejaculates. Also don’t over-think it if possible!

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  1. hi everyone i had been married since 3 and half years ago, since then i am trying to conceive. my age is 34 years now, my hormonal reports including FSH,LH,estrogen and thyriod function tests are normal, my diagnostic laproscopy is also normal and my husbands semen analysis is also normal. my serum prolactin levels are normal, but i have got breast tenderness and secretion after ovulation upto my periods. i have underwent three cycles of IUI without any success. now i am worried what to do? please give me possible reasons for this delay and what should be the future course of action. how can i have a baby for my husband that was my question. so a friend introduce me to this native iya basira so i contacted her, after using her herbs she sent, to my believe i was tested pregnant, it was an amazing miracle. when i showed my husband the result i could see the joy in his eyes, thank iya basira once again for your help, may the lord continue to bless you for the fertility help you are giving we women in need, this is her email contact, for you guys that need her help, she is a wonderful mother.

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