Know Fact From Fiction
Truths About Conception
That Can’t Be Ignored:
- Sperm can live inside a woman’s uterus for about 72 hours.
- Conception is largely dependent on this relatively brief window of opportunity.
- An egg’s lifespan is only 12-24 hours.
- In order to achieve fertilization, these two time frames need to overlap.
- It’s best if the sperm awaits the egg, as sperm has a longer life span and needs to get a head start for its long journey.
Timing Is Everything
When it comes to conception, the old saying that “timing is everything” has never been more true.
The first step in getting your timing right is to determine when you ovulate. Most women have a regular cycle, with 28 days being the typical length between periods. If you have a regular cycle, use the simple method outlined below to figure out when you ovulate. If you are not sure — or have never tracked your periods — take a month to do so before using our kit for optimal results.
The Minus-14 Method
If you have a regular cycle (i.e., your period always begins after the same number of days), use the “minus-14” method of tracking. The majority of women ovulate 14 days prior to the onset of menstruation. Therefore, if your period is 28 days long, you will likely ovulate on day 14 of your cycle. (28-14=14) If you have a 30-day cycle, your ovulation day will probably occur on day 16 of your cycle. (30-14=16)
If you have an irregular cycle, or have a regular cycle but think your ovulation date is different than the typical 14th day pre-menstruation, we suggest the use of an ovulation kit.
Ovulation kits are widely available in drugstores and online.
Your Fertile Days
PregPrep Complete Conception imparts some powerful benefits, and now it’s up to you and your partner to do the dance.
The choreography of that dance is up to the two of you, but we can tell you that WHEN you do it will make all the difference.
It is essential that you determine when you ovulate and use PregPrep products in conjunction with having intercourse at the targeted time: every day beginning 5 days before ovulation.
It Takes Two To Tango
It’s All About Teamwork
You’ve taken charge of your conception and have chosen PregPrep to be proactive and provide optimal pre-pregnancy health. But your partner should know there are a few things he can do to ensure he’s not holding up the show from his end:
- Stay Cool: Overheating the testicles inhibits sperm production. Men should avoid hot baths, hot tubs, saunas, and even keep those heat-emitting laptops off their laps.
- Don’t Be Too Uptight: Wearing tighty whities (otherwise known as briefs) can also lead to a lower sperm count, so men should wear breathable boxers and loose-fitting pants.
- Get in Zinc: Zinc shortages in men have been linked to lower testosterone levels and sperm count, so men should consider taking a zinc supplement and/or consume foods rich in zinc such as lean meats, eggs, seafood and whole grains.