Your bundle has arrived, and now it's time to starting making a baby! Let's walk through how to use everything in The Get Pregnant Bundle.
Let’s walk through how to use the essentials in The Get Pregnant Bundle!
There are four phases to your pregnancy journey each month. Throughout every phase, it’s important to take your Prenatal for her to build the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.
Now onto each phase:
*28 day cycles are the average, but yours may be longer or shorter. Adjust the numbers in this chart to fit your body’s rhythms.
1. Prep - Prep begins on Day One of your cycle, the first day of your period.
- Take your prenatal, and calculate your total cycle length so you can determine when you need to begin testing for ovulation in the next phase, Action.
- Start using our Natalist Ovulation Tracker to write down any other fertility data you’re tracking, like cervical mucus or breast tenderness. The Natalist Ovulation Tracker will also tell you when to start testing for ovulation relative to your cycle length.
- This is a good time to read Conception 101, which will give you the biological basics of conception and practical tips to optimize your chances of getting pregnant.
2. Action - Here comes the fun part!
- Now is the time to test for ovulation to find your fertile window and take action (using our frictionless fertility lube!) if you’re trying to make a baby. Start using our ovulation tests on the day you determined from the Prep phase. Record your results in our Ovulation Tracker. Our ovulation instructions will walk you through everything.
- Dr. Liz put together this quick video on how to use our ovulation tests.
- An important note about how to read these tests. They’re different than pregnancy tests. Just because you see a test line appear, that doesn’t mean you’re ovulating. Make sure that the test line is as dark or darker than the control line. This means you’re in your LH surge. You may see the test line develop outside of the surge, and that’s because you produce LH throughout your menstrual cycle.
3. Patience - This part can test your patience, so consider this name tongue-in-cheek.
- You’ve done your part and now, unfortunately, you have to wait. Now is a great time to flip through your Parent Plans and discuss everything from finances to baby names with your partner. If you need something else to do in the mean time, check out our other book offerings ranging from nutrition to parenting and everything in between.
- If fertilization did occur, the embryo is growing, traveling down the fallopian tube, and implanting itself into the uterine wall. This whole process takes seven to ten days.
4. Answers - You’ve arrived at the monthly finish line.
- It’s time for the big test that can bring up all the feelings—the Pregnancy Test. You can use our test up to five days before you expect your period.
- If you get a negative test five days before but think you’re pregnant, test again a few days later or on the day or after your expected period. It’s possible you tested too early and didn’t have enough hCG (the first sign of pregnancy) for the test to detect.
- If you’re pregnant, a test line will appear. Even if it’s really faint, that’s a pregnant result.
- Dr. Liz put together this quick video on how to use our pregnancy tests.
An important closing note on the numbers in the Your Cycle chart: Use them as a guide and adjust them to fit your biology. The average woman’s cycle is 28 days, but that is by no means the case for all women. We hope you can use it as a guide to fit your body’s rhythms.
Learn more about Getting Pregnant here!