This week, I encountered an interesting article on a popular news website. It was aimed at women and couples who were trying to conceive and was entitled ‘How to increase your chances of getting pregnant’. Surprisingly (for a not-so-scientific article) it contained mostly good advice, such as stopping smoking and both partners taking folic acid. However, there was one recommendation that concerned me, and it raised the subject of a…Read More
OPK (Ovulation Predictor Kits) – Do they really work?
If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’re no doubt familiar with the acronym OPK. OPK stands for Ovulation Predictor Kit – the little test that’s designed to help you anticipate when you’re going to ovulate and when you’re fertile. Although they can be a helpful tool when trying to conceive, OPK tests are not without their drawbacks. In this article, I’m going to discuss how these ovulation predictor kits work and how to…Read More
Ovulation Calculator vs Fertility Charting – which is best?
With a seemingly infinite number of digital tools and apps at our disposal these days, it’s not surprising that many couples are opting to use an ovulation calculator or fertility app to assist them in getting pregnant. Many websites offer these tools for free, and an app store search will have you swamped with an abundance of options. Simple or elaborate, an ovulation calculator usually has one key objective: to…Read More