5 Things You Can do Before Paying for that OTC Pregnancy Test
If you're like most wannabe mommies out there looking to get knocked up this season and you're having sex (frequently) or planning on becoming inseminated (by a stud), you know that implantation must take hold in your uterine walls before the HCG hormone registers on any pregnancy stick you pee on. A pregnancy test detects human pregnancy hormone to determine whether an individual is pregnant. HCG testing can be performed on a blood sample or on urine The most common tests use markers found in blood and urine, specifically one called human chorionic gonadotropin can be detected in sensitive tests as early as 8 after you've conceived or seven days before your missed period.
If you've been visualizing testing positive for pregnancy, here are five things you can do before spending that $20 or more on the test before anticipating your missed period
Drink plenty of water: it isn't hard to guess that our body will benefit from more fluids including water and teas. Oxygen is needed for cellular growth and speaking of this, we will be soon releasing our special line of teas containing ashwagandha - a herb with great significance in Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. It was used, amongst many purposes, to strengthen the immune system after illness and relieve anxiety. Its value lies in its ability to give energy and create calmness at the same time. Some small scientific studies support the health benefits of ashwagandha, suggesting that it has anti-oxidizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and sleep-inducing properties. It may also act as a tonic to improve overall health and energy. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen; it balances and stabilizes various physiological processes, including reducing sensitivity to stress.
Reduce alcohol consumption: In the first two weeks following fertilization, excessive alcohol consumption does not generally have a negative effect on the zygote and emerging blastocyst (pre-embryo), but why take chances? Maternal consumption of alcohol during this time can prevent proper implantation of the blastocyst in the uterus, resulting in an increased rate of resorption or early termination of the pregnancy, generally before a woman realizes she is pregnant.
Get much needed rest: when 8-10 hours of sleep is important to all of us, it is simply that more important for the woman who carries life in her body. This is especially true in the first three months, where progesterone secretion is increased.
Meditate: a positive mindset in the interest of securing your heir is essential to becoming a parent. How many people have you heard say, "I never thought I would get pregnant and never dreamed it would happen for me, until I decided to work through some changes." Visualization techniques around manifesting a baby are optimally held in a calm, happy environment, allowing your baby to develop a happy brain. High emotions like stress and anxiety increase certain hormones in your body affecting your baby's body and brain.
Eat well: Here is a list of 13 highly nutritious foods that you can consume even before conceiving to put your body in an optimal position for creating your baby. When you do the work of feeding your body with anti oxidants and natural supplements to keep your inside track in the best shape, the rest becomes a lot less difficult to manage. Check out more on our fertility boosters in this section of the website here.
I just got this in my inbox with the heading: "Guess what?!!" This was after a heavy session almost a month ago, that took some time to heal. What makes me so grateful about it is that I know this is a mother that is more calm, more in her knowing and more able to hold the space for the incredible being coming in. I am so happy for her and all of us! The more amazing light beings on our planet the more potential we have of heaven on earth. I will take this moment to remind you to visualize your heaven on earth. I'm going to right now - especially while I am feeling this good! #fertility #fertilityjourney #abundance #energy #baby #healing #pregnant