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5 Things You Need While Trying to Conceive & 2 Things You Can Do Without

5 Things You Need While Trying to Conceive via Babble.comThis is my 5th cycle of trying to conceive. It was way back in March when my husband finally succumbed to the baby fever I had been trying to infect him with for over a year and since that month “operation put baby in uterus” was on.

Trying to conceive can be stressful, especially if it takes a bit longer than you had hoped. I know that 5 months is not long in the whole scheme of life, but for me it feels like forever. This is the longest it’s taken for a pregnancy to happen (and stick) for us, so we’re a bit more anxious about when it will happen for us.

I am not giving up hope by any means. There is still a chance this month is ‘the one’, but it’s not that likely. I know we are not the only ones who are trying to expand our family and with that, I bring you 5 things that you need (other than the obvious body functions) while trying to conceive and also share 2 things that you really don’t need.

Click through to read the 5 things you need while trying to conceive and 2 things you can do without:

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  • Need: A Sense of Humor 1 of 7
    Need: A Sense of Humor
    It can be stressful if it is taking more than you'd hoped. Also, month after month of 'chore sex' - it starts to lose it's fun factor. Having a sense of humor is very important, it relieves stress.
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  • Don’t Need: Old Routines 2 of 7
    Don't Need: Old Routines
    Old habits are hard to break, but some you don't need any more. No longer do you need to be careful about having condoms at home or remembering your birth control pill.
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  • Need: Sperm-Friendly Lubrication 3 of 7
    Need: Sperm-Friendly Lubrication
    Sometimes we ladies need a bit of help. Make sure you choose a water-based lubricant that is more friendly to sperm. It will mimic your natural lubrication.
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  • Need: Communication 4 of 7
    Need: Communication
    With the stress, it can be easy to stop talking -- which will eventually lead to more stress. Keep the lines open, talk about your fears, worries and excitement.
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  • Need: Digital Thermometer 5 of 7
    Need: Digital Thermometer
    Well, you don't need it to get pregnant, but using the basal body method while trying to conceive, it can help pin-point ovulation, if you're not ovulating and give you a glimpse into any issues far easier than other testing.
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  • Need: Prenatal Vitamins 6 of 7
    Need: Prenatal Vitamins
    I believe that being in the best health will aid in your conception journey. Some of us eat well-balanced enough that vitamins may not be an issue, but if you're not -- it's a good idea to make sure your body has access to the vitamins and minerals it needs.
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  • Don’t Need: Ovulation Predictor Kits 7 of 7
    Don't Need: Ovulation Predictor Kits
    They are expensive and like... really expensive! It's much cheaper and you will learn more if you take your temperature daily (basal body temperature) and you won't have to spend so much to find out when/if you are ovulating.
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