A few hidden gems about TTC

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Taking the wellness movement down…there

With the popularity of tracking apps for everything from fitness to fertility, you likely know what’s going on with your body a little more now than you did ten years ago. When you decide you’re ready to grow your family, you learn more than you likely ever planned to know about your own reproductive system.

You might not fancy yourself a sex educator (or maybe you do, in which case, amazing), but now that you’re learning all about the viscosity of your cervical fluid and the position that signifies ovulation, you’ve taken charge of your health in a way you might never have anticipated, and you should be proud!

Prioritizing yourself and your health

There’s a lot more to self-care than cucumber-eyed spa days and a sprinkle of retail therapy. Self-care is literally about taking care of yourself—whatever that means to you. For some people, it means choosing to read a book on the train rather than scrolling through social media. For others, it means making dinner with a friend they can be real with. And for pretty much all of us, self care often means binge-watching a favorite TV show.

When you’re trying to conceive, it’s easy to get caught up in the tracking and the timing and science of it all. Prioritizing yourself can get lost in the charts and the scheduling, but it’s more important than ever. Being patient and kind to yourself is one of the best things you can do during this strange and wild time, so pay yourself a compliment and do something that makes you feel great—because you are great.

Stocking up on sexy supplies

It’s a classic trope that the planning and consistency of TTC can make sex a little more routine than it needs to be. But for once, having sex has to be on your to-do list, so have some fun! If you’ve been too shy to shop for sex accessories, trying to conceive is the perfect excuse. Exploring toys, lubes, lotions, and more can certainly make sex more exciting, and enhance the intimacy between you and your partner. It’s something new. It’s something a little awkward. And hopefully it’s something that feels great!

There’s even a selection of sex supplies specifically designed for couples trying to get pregnant. For instance, Pre-Seed Fertility-Friendly Lubricant. It’s lube that doesn’t harm sperm (unlike some traditional lubricants), and it’s really popular among TTC couples. In fact, Pre-Seed won a 2019 Ovia Family Award because so many Ovia users nominated it!

If you find yourself shopping online for sexy supplies, just be sure the place you order from offers discreet shipping options. Or don’t!

Tap here to learn more about Pre-Seed and to explore the other First Response products available online that are designed to support you from trying to get pregnant to finding out if you are.

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