Trying for a baby sounds like fun, but it’s not always smooth sailing. Sometimes it might be a struggle to conceive, and quite often fertility jargon gets thrown around that you just don’t understand. Whether you’ve just started trying to conceive, or you’ve been struggling with infertility for some time, the Channel Mum Village is the place to get the help and support you need.
We’ve brought Dr Larisa Corda on board as our Women’s Health and Fertility Expert, and she has not only put this fantastic course together, but she’s also going to be in our Chat and Support group providing the answers to all of your baby-making questions. In this first video of the course, Larisa is going to be introducing the series to you, as well as answering some of the top fertility questions from the Channel Mum community.
If you’re concerned that there may be something wrong with yours or your partner’s fertility, we’ve provided you with a downloadable fertility checklist that you can grab right here. If you tick any of the boxes, it may be time to see your GP.
Confused by all the jargon you hear when talking about fertility? We’ve compiled a glossary of all the terms you may hear to help you out.
We also have loads more videos from our vloggers sharing their experiences of trying for a baby. Check them out here
We also have a list of the top 10 foods for fertility, as recommended by Dr Larisa Corda. Check it out here.
And if you’re wondering how that amazing fertility smoothie is made, you can get the recipe right here!
And don’t forget you are not alone. If you have any questions to do with trying to conceive or fertility, head on over to our TTC Support Group, where Dr Larisa herself will be, as well as hundreds of other mums ready to answer your questions and provide a shoulder to lean on.
You’re most likely to get pregnant if you have sex within a day or so of ovulation, so tracking your ovulation with kits or natural methods like checking your temperature and cervical mucus can be helpful. Usually ovulation happens about 14 days after the first day of your last period, but that entirely depends on how long your usual cycle is and varies from woman to woman.
Ovulation is a fancy word for the process that happens when your ovaries release an egg. If a sperm reaches the egg and fertilizes it, you will become pregnant. If it doens’t, the lining of your womb will shed and the egg will pass through with it – this is your period.
Taking part in this video:
Dr Larisa Corda
Production music by www.epidemicsound.com