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Products to Help You Try to Conceive


Updated May 16, 2014

There are a number of products available to try to help you conceive, from the low tech products that remind you of when your cycle begins and ends to the high tech ovulation prediction kids and everything in between. Getting pregnant has never been so intensely studied as these days! So whether you choose low tech ferning microscopes or watches that monitor the sweat on your arms for signals of ovulation, there is something here to help nearly everyone no matter what stage of trying to conceive you fall into.

1. Taking Charge of Your Fertility

Taking Charge of Your Fertility
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There is something in this classic book for everyone. Whether you're actively trying to conceive a baby or would rather not plan a family yet, you can learn how to accurately interpret your body's signals. By using the body awareness techniques you can cut the amount of time it takes to conceive a child. Watching your body's signals will allow you to ensure that the time is "ripe" for a child. You can even see how you ovulate by using the charting rather than the guessing.

2. CycleBeads

Cycle Beads - Fertility Aid - How to Get Pregnant
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CycleBeads are a great way to help increase your chances of getting pregnant when you'd like to by easily following your cycle using beads as a visual reminder of where you are in your cycle. This is definitely the low tech starting point.

3. Fertile Focus

Fertile Focus
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This ferning detecting microscope is handy to help you pinpoint ovulation and try to get pregnant. It does come with instructions on use and care. This includes sample photos of ferning and transitional phases. You can also use vaginal secretions with the monitor.

4. OvWatch

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The OV Watch Fertility Predictor is a very interesting concept. It was easy to use and not troublesome. If it works as advertised it will be an amazing revolution to the trying to get pregnant crowd. The actual first design of this product is a slightly clunky attempt. I look forward to future modifications.

5. Ova Cue Fertility Monitor

Ova Cue Fertility Monitor
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This high tech fertility monitor can check both saliva and vaginal secretions, with different wands.  This can help predict when you are more fertile.  This works without purchasing test strips.

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6. ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor

ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor
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After years of charting, I thought I'd give technology a try. This was a very simple test to use, even more so than a pregnancy test. The results were easy to read and my husband was able to enjoy it a bit more than sympto-thermal methods because it was a machine. The anticipation of matching what I was feeling with my body and what symbol would pop-up each day was also a neat experience. I used it for three cycles and was successful on the third cycle. You still have to do it in a time window, but it's much easier to do when you're not worried about moving around so much that you disturb your basal body temperature.

7. The Conception Kit

The Conception Kit by Conceivex
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The Conception Kit is a tool used to help people get pregnant. It is a three month supply of the items used to pinpoint ovulation, assist in conception and detect pregnancy - all within the confines of your home.

8. Basal Thermometers

If you want to chart your basal body temperature, you'll need this inexpensive, special thermometer.
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