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If you are trying to get pregnant, you know that the journey can be an exciting one... as well as a stressful one. There can be a lot to think about and a lot of unknown.
One quick Google search and you are bombarded with information overload. There is just so much noise out there: Which vitamins should I take? Should I do a fertility cleanse? What is the best ovulation strip?
It can be overwhelming—until now.
Enter: Natalist, the company that wants to help you get pregnant, without the stress.
Natalist was founded by a team of moms, doctors and scientists with a mission of supporting your conception journey "with products and resources inspired by beauty and backed by science."
Their products are meant to make the process of trying to conceive a little easier, a bit more delightful, and completely judgment-free (which we can totally get behind).
Here's what Natalist offers:
Natalist Get Pregnant Bundle
Here's why Natalist's Get Pregnant bundle is useful when trying to get pregnant:
Ovulation tests: Timing intercourse or insemination is one of the most important aspects of trying to get pregnant—you want the sperm alive when the egg is released.
Check out our in-depth refresher on the menstrual cycle and ovulation.
Pregnancy test: Because, well, you'll need to see if all your hard work resulted in getting pregnant!
Prenatal multivitamin: Prenatal vitamins are recommended by healthcare professionals to help ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need to stay healthy and to support the growth of a healthy pregnancy. Arguably, the most important vitamin to be aware of is folic acid to help prevent spinal cord problems in a developing fetus. The recommended dose is 400-600 mg daily, and it works best when started several months prior to conception.
As always, it's important to check in with your provider before starting any new supplements and vitamins. It's also a great idea to have a pre-conception health visit to make sure you are as healthy as possible before getting pregnant. If you are under 35 years old and have been trying to conceive for 12 months without getting pregnant, seek medical guidance. If you're 35 or older, seek help after six months.
And then, to the extent that you can have fun. We are so excited for you on this journey, and will be with you every step of the way!
A version of this story was published June 9, 2020. It has been updated.