Its important to arm yourself with the right tools before starting anything, right? Looking at many message boards, it seems I’m not the only one who goes a little overboard at the preparation stage. I’m prepared to list what I have purchased to the world:
1) Taking Charge of Your Fertility – by Toni Weschler
I highly recommend this book. It tells you everything you need to know about your body, trying to conceive or not. Trust me girls, take charge of your fertility. I’ve been charting since October, and everyone knows it!
2) What to expect before you’re Expecting
This book wasn’t so good. The same old “no drugs”, “lose weight” advice I could get by searching the web. I’d pass on this one if I were you.
3) 50 Pregnancy test strips
That’s right. 50. Internet cheapies. Need some? www.opktests.com
4) 25 ovulation test strips
Just to be sure sure. Bought at same place as above.
5) A VIP membership at Fertility Friend
It went on sale because I “liked” them on Facebook. Only $25 for a year. What a deal!
Supposed to help those sperm get to where they need to be. I haven’t received this yet, I’ll keep you posted.
7) Evening Primrose Oil
Ok, I didn’t actually buy this specifically for conception, but I’ve been taking it for a while and have heard it might help.
8) Baby Aspirin
This is where crazy starts to come in. But it can’t hurt… or at least that’s what they say. I’m going to try using it for the first couple of months.