Though you have always felt you will never be ready to adopt parenthood, suddenly you feel ready, or maybe that’s an understatement, it’s more like you start craving to hold your sweet bundle in your arms. And then follow the innumerable questions in your mind; finances, family support system, change in lifestyle, is your spouse ready…..
Of course, the last one being the most important. How do you talk about it, what all needs to be discussed, how do you even go about planning a baby? Well, It is most important, that you have a candid talk with your spouse on this topic as it’s necessary that both of you’ll are on the same page and are ready for all the responsibilities that come along. Although let me assure you, the love and sweetness that you experience with parenthood outweighs anything else.
When a baby happens spontaneously, (when you are not really planning a baby) it seems like an easy process, but when you actually get into a process of making a baby, there is a lot you need to know and somehow requires a lot more effort. It is necessary that both of you’ll understand the science behind how babies are made and how one you’ll should go about planning your baby in the most fertile period of the month which is the ovulation period (when the female releases an egg) so as to increase the chance of conceiving a baby. Given most people’s hectic lifestyle, one must spend time understanding the length and regularity of the ‘trying to be mamma’s’ menstrual cycle to understand the fertile period. In a regular 28 day menstrual cycle, the fertile period is normally between the 12th and 16th day. Ovulation strips like Piramal’s I-Know will help you track exactly when you are ovulating which will help increase the chances of becoming pregnant.
Once both of you are on the same page, it’s a good idea to use ovulation strips right from the first month itself as the stress of not conceiving mounts with every passing month. Going on a vacation or just relaxing your mind and body in the ovulation period is a sure shot way of increasing your chances of conceiving.
Other things that need to be ticked include a visit to your gynecologist, getting onto folic acid supplements, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, a healthier lifestyle and diet for both of you, all put together will result in your having your cutie with you in the shortest possible time!!