Getting Pregnant Quickly: Products That Speed Up Conception
It’s safe to say that getting pregnant quickly is a common, universal desire among couples who are trying to get pregnant.
After all, you and your partner have waited this long to expand your family and you want to see that BFP asap, completely understandable! I know that feeling all too well.
In fact, one of the most common questions I get is:
“What products can I use to help with getting pregnant quickly?”
In a way, I feel like that is a loaded question. There are no magic products on the market today that can guarantee pregnancy. Unfortunately, even IVF and IUI cannot be guaranteed and they are as close to magic as you can get.
That being said there are conception aids out there that can help you learn your body and in turn, can result in getting pregnant quickly. I myself use aids like vitamins, OPKs (ovulation predictor kits) and apps when we are trying to conceive. (I’ve detailed my personal, full TTC supply list at the end of this post)
I’ve created a very basic – “Trying To Conceive Starter Kit” complete with everything you and your partner need to get started.
Note: I did not include BBT Thermometers or things like fertility tracking bracelets. I wanted to keep this list simple and I feel that BBT charting is more “advanced” if you will and the tracking bracelets are a big investment that shouldn’t be considered until you’ve given OPKs a go.
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!
If you’re still feeling unsure about your cycle and when you should be DTD after you go over the info below a Conception Consultation with a personalized step-by-step Baby Making Blueprint may be the answer for you!
Don’t forget to join the Conceive a Baby Facebook Support Group!
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please contact your physician before making any changes to your health plan to view Conceive A Baby’s medical disclaimer click here. This post contains affiliate links.
7 Products For Getting Pregnant Quickly (TTC Supply List)
1 Invest In Your Health With A High-Quality Prenatal Vitamin
Unfortunately, not all vitamins are created equal and selecting one is not always easy. I ALWAYS recommend a whole foods based prenatal over your generic (or even brand name) synthetically compounded vitamin.
If you’re planning on getting pregnant quickly you need to start taking a prenatal right away.
It is important to build up your body with essential nutrients like folic acid, iron, and calcium prior to pregnancy. A vitamin deficiency can lead to birth defects and even loss of pregnancy. The good thing is that taking a daily supplement is a simple fix and it’s an easy, effective way to up your nutrition.
To read more about why you should be picky about your supplements click this → Synthetic Vitamins VS Whole Foods Prenatals.
2 Ovulation Tests Are King
Knowing when you ovulate elevates a ton guesswork when you’re trying to get pregnant and can help you with getting pregnant quickly!
Think of ovulation tests as your green light to baby making fun. Ovulation test strips are a great way to find out if you’re ovulating and let you know that an egg is coming. A positive ovulation test signals that it is time to do the deed and ensuring that you take advantage of the narrow fertilization window.
When I say “narrow window” I mean that in all aspects. The sperm has to catch the egg and fertilize it within 12-36 hours after release to successfully conceive.
It is not necessary to spend a ton of money on ovulation tests. Digital tests are nice, but they can get pricey and if you are testing two times a day, like you should be then it really adds up.
I highly recommend going with some cheapie ovulation test strips. Now don’t let the term “cheapie” detour you. Even though these tests don’t cost an arm and a leg they are extremely accurate. More money doesn’t always = better product.
Here’s what I recommend if you’re not fully comfortable with using just the dipstick test strips. Invest in one Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test, 20 Pack and use them ONLY when you’ve gotten a positive on a dipstick ovulation test to confirm. Or when you’re really unsure of a result and know you should be ovulating within a day or two.
PS. Don’t forget the disposable cups for your dipstick ovulation test strips.
3 Pregnancy Test(s) A TTCers Obsession
Ah, the gatekeeper, the tormentor, the freniem and the bane of many trying to conceive couples. I know I had a love-hate relationship with them!
I was what you would call a POASA (pee on a stick addict). I am talking 3+ tests a day once I entered into my TWW (two-week wait) and even starting at like 2 DPO (days past ovulation) I was testing!
I have tried EVERY test on the market and always go back to Clinical Guard.
The same principle applies here as with the ovulation test strips, do NOT spend a ton of money on pregnancy tests.
Pregnancy test strips are just as accurate as the expensive brands and they will cost you way less. How much less? I am talking about under a QUARTER for 1, 50 tests for under $13 bucks.
I don’t know about you, but I can live with spending $1 a day on tests compared to $20+ dollars on the expensive brands. Take all that extra money you’re saving and start a baby jar for diapers, wipes and fun stuff.
If you feel the need to have a backup test go ahead and get a digital pregnancy test, but do not use it until you get a line on your dipstick pregnancy test strip to confirm that you are indeed seeing that beautiful second line.
4 Sperm-Friendly Lube
Natural “Fertile” CM (cervical mucus) is an important player in the baby making game. It helps assist the sperm on its journey to meet the egg. (Side note: if you notice clear, stretchy egg white consistency CM every month than that is your fertile CM and you’re getting ready to ovulate)
If you tend to be dry and or have very little CM than a lube is the next best option. Regular drugstore lube such as KY and Astroglide can actually inhibit sperm mobility and or kill sperm.
A study conducted in 2014 by the ASRM found that:
Sesame oil and synthetic coital lubricants impaired sperm motility and may hamper fertility. Pre-Seed and canola, mustard, and baby oils showed no deleterious effect and may be considered sperm-friendly coital lubricants. (1)
Out of ASRM’s list of sperm-friendly lubes Pre-Seed is definitely more to my taste.
Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant is great because it was designed to mimic fertile CM, not just help with dryness. It is also glycerin-free which allows sperm to swim to the egg and in turn is great for getting pregnant quickly.
I have not come across any other lube that has the same amount of success as Pre-Seed, it is the only one I recommend.
5 Fertility For Him
Quite often the woman gets singled out during the TTC process and feels like it’s their sole responsibility to research products and or get assistance, which is not the case.
That being said there are more fertility aids and products on the market for women than men but just like the woman, the man can do a couple things.
A Man’s nutritional and dietary habits are just as vital to conception success as the womans. Ensuring your man is taking a supplement can boost his sperm and help with getting pregnant quickly. A poor diet can cause issues with sperm count, mobility and may even cause damage to the sperms DNA.(2)
- Take a Fertility Boosting vitamin like Go, Dog, Go! Best Nest Men’s Fertility Formula. It’s a whole foods fertility vitamin for men!
- If you think your man will get weirded out by the idea of a fertility vitamin get him regular high-quality whole food based vitamin like Garden of Life Multivitamin for Men, MegaFood – Men’s One Daily or NATURELO One Daily Multivitamin for Men.
At Home Sperm Test
No man wants to talk sperm count and for some, the idea of going to a doctor is too much to handle not to mention expensive. There are two products that I recommend for private home use to tackle this delicate subject.
- SpermCheck Fertility Home Sperm Test – It looks like a pregnancy test as in it has a control line and a test line. It is very basic, but it can offer great peace of mind. Two lines indicated a normal sperm count at above 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen. One line indicates that the sperm count is low, below 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen. If your partner gets a low result it may be time to consult a doctor.
- At Home Male Fertility Testing System by Trak – I’ve come across this system a couple times now and find it interesting. I do not have any direct experience with it but, from my research, it seems like a great option for sperm count testing. You get 4 tests per kit and they claim that it’s as accurate as a lab test. It is FDA cleared and validated against the gold standard lab method. FSA / HSA eligible.
Fertility Books For Him
If you’ve been trying to conceive your baby for a while now and have been dealing with issues with getting pregnant quickly, it may be putting stress on your home life.
As a woman, it is easy to get caught up in the journey and sometimes we all end up in a bad place. Even the most empathic partner may have a hard time understanding how much of an emotional toll TTCing takes on us.
I remember my husband looking at me like I was insane quite a few times as I became consumed with getting pregnant. (You can read my full TTC story here) He wasn’t exactly sure how to “deal” with me and wasn’t sure how to tell him what I needed from him. All I knew is that I NEEDED a baby.
There are two infertility books directed towards Men that I love: How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy’s Guide to the World of Infertility and What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting: How to Support Your Wife, Save Your Marriage, and Conquer Infertility!. Not only are they for Men but they are written by men that have gone through infertility issues and have first-hand experience.
6 Well Designed Period Tracking Apps For Getting Pregnant Quickly
Now that you’ve got all your physical TTC supplies you need a reliable period tracking app. Keeping track of your cycle is imperative and is a huge help if getting pregnant quickly is your top priority.
Period tracking apps let you log ovulation tests, symptoms, moods and even predict when you’re going to ovulate based on the info you enter.
There are several options out there, but not all are up to par.
I use Ovia and Glow. No, you don’t need two – but I like to have the backup app for comparative reasons. Glow also has a built-in forum or community area that connects you with other women who are TTCing and beyond.
7. A Baby Making Blueprint To Tie It All Together
You’ve got everything now: Vitamins, Ovulation tests, Pregnancy test, Lube and an app all that’s left is a solid plan.
A Baby Making Blueprint can help guide you and your partner with a solid step-by-step plan for getting pregnant quickly.
A B.M.B. package can help you determine when to test for ovulation, the best time to do the deed and much more! I love working with couples and helping them achieve their pregnancy dreams.
“Are all of these products really necessary for getting pregnant quickly?”
While OPKs (ovulation predictor kits), Pre-Seed and apps are great tools that make getting pregnant quickly easier, they are not necessary.
All you need is your partner. (The only thing that I will say is an absolute necessity is a prenatal vitamin, even if it’s not whole food based.)
Please note that all of the products I recommend have been hand-picked by me and come from 8 years of trial and error. I feel confident in their accuracy and effectiveness.
I also feel that it is important to offer different options as what works for me, or a particular client of mine may not work for you. I do not believe any product is “one-size fits all”.
That being said I do have my personal favorites.
“What exactly would you buy if you were trying to conceive?”
Is a question I get a lot and so I’ve decided to include a simple list of my personal favorites and include exactly what my Amazon shopping cart would be filled with if I was getting ready to TTC #4.
Garden Of Life Organic Prenatal
Garden of Life Prenatal Probiotic for Women
Garden of Life Ultra Pure Prenatal EPA/DHA Omega 3 Fish Oil
Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant
Clinical Guard Ovulation Tests – 50 Pack
Clinical Guard Pregnancy Tests – 50 Pack
First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test, 3 Count
Disposable Cups – 200
Non- Amazon Stuff:
Yes, I really buy all these pregnancy tests. Pee on a stick addict – told ya. Even after I get my BFP (big fat positive) I like to test to watch line progression, so yes they all get used.
What products do you love or hate? I’d love to hear your thoughts!