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I’ll be the first to tell you that when it comes to trying to conceive, there is no magic bullet… But there are things that go a long way to helping you get pregnant.

They’re part of what I call the 4 pillars of trying to conceive:

Starting Out – Prenatal Vitamins with Folate

Predicting Ovulation – The Best Predictor Strips

Confirming Ovulation – Thermometers and PdG Tests

Almost Pregnant – The Best Pregnancy Tests

Starting Out – Prenatal Vitamins with Folate

The easiest thing you can do to both kickstart your fertility and protect the health of your future baby, is take a prenatal vitamin every day. Ideally, you start 3 months before getting pregnant.
nature made prenatal

Nature Made Prenatal + DHA

This high-quality prenatal multivitamin with folic acid from a trustworthy brand (Nature Made). It’s affordable and contains all of the important vitamins and minerals that you need. It’s not as yummy as a gummy version, but it does contains fish oil for those important omega-3 fatty acids like DHA!

SmartyPants Prenatal Gummy

The SmartyPants prenatal vitamin is another amazing choice from a respected brand. It’s gluten free and contains Omega-3 fish oil too.

One thing that sets it apart is that it contains the natural version of folic acid: methylfolate. But like all other gummies, it does not contain any iron.

Predicting Ovulation – Predictor Strips

The number one thing you need to do when trying to get pregnant is accurately predict your ovulation. And with these tools, you can do so accurately!

Wondfo One Step

Wondfo is almost synonymous to simple, paper OPKS (or cheapies). They were the first to offer cheapies on a grand scale and often people still refer to cheapies as Wondfo’s (like you say “Band-aid” instead of “Adhesive Bandages”). That means that some manufacturers of different brands of OPKs sometimes also use the term “Wondfo”. So make sure you’re getting the real deal (the link you see here point to the right product).

Wondfo OPKs are very sensitive, are wider than most OPK brands and are easy to read.

Clearblue Ovulation Test

The digital Clearblue Ovulation test can be recognized by its pink handle and should not be confused with the Clearblue Advanced Test. A empty circle means the LH surge hasn’t been detected, while a smiley face means that you’re 1-2 days away from ovulating.

If you’re looking for an easy way to read OPKs, this test may be what you’re looking for. Keep in mind that the Clearblue Ovulation Test is less sensitive than “cheapies”, and are not recommended for women with PCOS.

Confirming Ovulation – Thermometers and PdG Tests

Did you know that the most common cause of infertility in women is anovulation (not ovulating)?
That’s why it’s REALLY important to CONFIRM ovulation.

Easy@Home Digital BBT Thermometer

If you’re fumbling in the dark trying to shine a light on your thermometer to check your temperature, you might be happy to know that there are alternatives; basal body thermometers with a backlit screen, like this one from Easy@Home!

It takes about 90 seconds for your temperature to be read, and has a soft beep to alert you when it’s ready.

Easy@Home Smart BBT Thermometer

Don’t want to manually add your temperature readings to your fertility charting app? Your best bet is to use a Bluetooth basal body thermometer. This one from Easy@Home automatically syncs your data to the Premom app. Although there are better alternatives out there when it comes to fertility apps, the convenience of not having to enter your data is definitely a big plus!

It also has a backlit screen (and displays your temperature on the screen as well) and it takes up to 2 minutes for your temp to be displayed.

Proov Progesterone (PdG) Test

Proov is currently the only brand that offers progesterone tests. The hormone progesterone rises soon after you’ve ovulated. After progesterone is metabolized by your body, its metabolite PdG shows up in your urine. And that’s exactly how those little sticks work! They test if PdG is found in your urine.

Proov’s sensitivity has been showcased in a lot of scientific studies and the TTC community is catching on that these simple strips are an amazing tool in your fertility toolbox!

Unfortunately, they’re not (yet) available all across the world. But if you’re in the US or Canada for example, you’re in luck!

Almost Pregnant – The Best Pregnancy Tests

When it comes to pregnancy tests, not all are created equal! Some are notorious for false positives, while others aren’t all that sensitive. The pregnancy tests on this page are highly rated because of their reliability!

First Response Early Result (FRER)

The crowd favorite when it comes to line tests! FRER has been around for quite a long time and they have an excellent reputation. Independent scientific studies agree that FRER tests are more sensitive than any other name brand out there.

Don’t go for a drugstore knockoff pretending to be similar to FRER. I’m all for a good bargain, but from my own experience: FRER is the best you can find when it comes to reliability and sensitivity!

Clearblue Digital

What’s more fun than seeing the words “Pregnant” on your pregnancy test?! If you don’t like to squint and look for a second line, digitals are your best bet.

While digitals are somewhat less sensitive than FRERs (meaning it needs more of the pregnancy hormone before it shows a positive), Clearblue is the leader of the digital pregnancy test market!

Wondfo Pregnancy Test

Are you looking for a super sensitive, yet very cheap pregnancy test? Wondfo’s Early Results Pregnancy Tests fit the bill!

They’re as sensitive as FRERs, yet you can buy a box of 25 for less than a 3-pack of FRERs. Cheap doesn’t always mean bad quality, and these Wondfo’s are an excellent example of that!

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