Conceive Baby Question:
What is the LH surge? How does Luteinizing Hormone help me conceive a baby?
The LH surge refers to rapidly increasing levels of Luteinizing Hormone in your body in the 24 to 48 hours before you ovulate. LH originates from your pituitary gland and is signaled to surge when the egg cell matures and is ready to be released for fertilization.
Can Instead Softcups Help You Get Pregnant Faster?
Instead for Conception
TheÂ Instead cup is being used for conception! After 20 years on the market as a menstrual alternative to tampons or pads, the Instead Softcup is now a fertility aid for many couples trying to conceive a baby. Free of toxins and hypoallergenic, using the Instead cup for conception is a safe and interesting experiment that may help you get pregnant faster.
How to Use Instead Cup as a Fertility Aid
Used as a â€œconception cupâ€ (or alternatively, conception cap) instead of a menstrual cup, the flexible Instead cup is placed in your vagina after intercourse to help the semen pool against your cervix. After you have sex, lay on your back and tilt your hips up to retain as much semen inside your vagina as possible. Then insert the Instead cup (detailed instructions come with the product) to catch the seminal fluid near your cervix. Once the conception cap is in place, you can move around freely without worrying that sperm leakage will reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
You can also catch semen directly into the cup and then insert it into your vagina, but this might be difficult to do without spilling.
You can wear the Instead cup for up to 12 hours, although this is longer then necessary for use as a fertility aid. The Instead cup is comfortable to wear, easy to insert and remove, and cannot get lost inside of you. Made of mineral oil and Polyethylene (plastic), there are no chemicals that will damage sperm. Each disposable Instead cup can only be used once, you risk infection otherwise.
Instead cups are inexpensive and have no expiration date. If you get pregnant before you use an entire package, you can use them for menstrual cups after your baby is born. Or save them until you are trying to conceive again!
Â When Do I Ovulate?
Use our Ovulation Day Calculator to predict ovulation and, if you conceive a baby this month, what your due date will be.
This is tool is based on averages, and you should use a combination of fertility signs to predict ovulation.
It won’t take much time reading “trying to conceive” forums before you find mentions of the popular product Preseed.Â The main question prospective parents-to-be ask is, “does Preseed work?”
Preseed is a personal lubricant that relieves vaginal dryness without harming sperm.Â It is the only lubricant product allowed to say, â€œsafe to use when trying to conceive.â€ It is also thought to enhance or improve your natural cervical mucus and thus may aid in conceiving a baby. It’s important to note upfront that no clinical studies have been done to evaluate pregnancy outcomes in people using Preseed. The evidence in respect to using Preseed to increase your chances of getting pregnant is, at this point, anecdotal.