Facts to Know About Trying to Have a Baby
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Facts to Know About Trying to Have a Baby

Know the facts that will help conception take place. Getting pregnant sometimes takes careful planning.

The process of trying to have a baby is a time of great companionship and excitement for the newly married couples. But sometimes couples who initially try to avoid pregnancy, in future try to conceive and it gets difficult. Most couples get disheartened when it does not happen. Knowing a little more about the whole process that governs a woman’s pregnancy will prove to be quite helpful. Moreover, the effort by he couple will become deliberate and more pronounced towards that end rather than relying just on chances.

Understanding Ovulation

Ovulation is a process in which the pituitary gland influences the ovary to give out the eggs contained in it. The released egg passes via the Fallopian tubes right inside the woman’s uterus. The egg stays inside the Uterus for about 24 hours. If the egg comes in contact with a sperm while inside the Uterus, it will get fertilized. Contrary to the egg that may dissolve quickly, sperm remains intact in the cervical mucus for as long as 5 days. The cervical mucus is fertile at this time. Because the sperm survives, during this time it is best to take advantage of the process of ovulation and have intercourse as many times as possible. in most women the time of ovulation can differ and there are some conception techniques that succeed in determining the occurrence of ovulation.

Basal Body Temperature Charting

It is also necessary to understand the woman’s menstrual cycle, as it helps confirm the time of ovulation. The menstrual cycle and ovulation both can be determined by tracking the basal body temperature also abbreviated as BBT. If noted consistently and sincerely, you will notice that just when you get up in the morning it is low. In the first 2 days of the menstrual cycle the hormone called estrogen gets released more. Comparatively, just when ovulation occurs, the hormone called progesterone is released more by the body and the temperature rises immediately. You will note a temperature rise of 0.5 to 1 degree Farenheit. The temperature then onwards keeps fluctuating through the second half of the menstrual cycle. The temperature changes can easily confirm the occurrence of ovulation.

Fertile Cervical Mucus

Apart from the changing temperature, you can also make a note of cervical mucus. Justr before the date of menstruation, the cervical mucus is creamy and sticky and is also consistent in its wetness. The way the cervical mucus appears is a sure indication of the right time to indulge in sexual intercourse just before ovulation. After ovulation has occurred you will find the cervical mucus return to a dried kind of a stage.

Ovulation Prediction Kits

Luteinizing hormone is another strong determinant of ovulation. There are ovulation prediction kits available in the market to test for Luteinizing hormone in the urine. Just when ovulation is over, the Luteinizing hormone will increase. Therefore, you can buy these kits and carry out the test for the Luteinizing hormone. To begin a well timed interco

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I want to say.. alot of people WANT a baby but seem to forget that babies are 18 years or more of commitment. If you are not ready for that financially and emotionally QUIT trying for a baby, and if you already have one kid - DO NOT have the second one too close after !