What are Some of the Signs That You Could Be Ready to Have a Baby?
You see babies everywhere
There are too many nappy and baby food adverts on the telly and a host of celebrities (and everyone you know) seems to be pregnant. Not to mention all the prams in the precinct! Of course there are probably not that many extra pregnancies and babies in your life… but it’s possible your deep-rooted desires are making them far more noticeable.
You’re thinking of buying a pet
You have the urge to take responsibility for something small and cute. Could your desire for a pet just be postponing or disguising your need for a baby? Are you seeing how you both cope with a pet first before taking things further?
Enjoy staying in more than going out?
Does having dinner together and snuggling down on the sofa to watch a movie appeal far more than getting dressed up and going out?
You’ve started looking at baby clothes.
You’ve started planning the nursery decor
Enough said really.
You’ve surfed the baby club websites
You’re having vivid baby dreams
Cuddling a beautiful baby or playing with a toddler in your dreams? Sounds like your sub-conscious mind is trying to tell you something.
You’ve already chosen your baby’s name
And are keeping it secret in case anyone steals it
You’re happy staying put
Putting luxury or romantic trips on hold is all part and parcel of being a parent, but if that doesn’t bother you at all then it’s possibly another sign you are ready for a baby.
You’ve discussed having babies
And have both calmly decided it was certainly on the horizon.
So what next?
Once you’ve realised that you are both indeed ready to start a family you’ll need to stop using contraceptives, make sure both of you are as fit and healthy as possible and then use an ovulation calendar or ovulation calculator to increase your chances of making a baby.
You can increase your chances of becoming pregnant if you know how your menstrual cycle works and you use an ovulation calculator or ovulation calculator.
To use an ovulation calculator or ovulation calendar online simply type in the date of your last period and how long your cycle usually lasts, and you’ll be given the date of when you are at your most fertile - and more likely to conceive.
Ovulation occurs 14 days before a period, so if you have a 28 day cycle this is exactly halfway between periods. If your cycle is regularly 30 days you can calculate ovulation by subtracting 14 days from the first day of your next expected period (i.e. on day 16).
Put simply, if your released egg becomes fertilised by a sperm at this mid-cycle stage it will settle into the uterus lining (endometrium) of the uterus and start to grow into a baby.
Debra Aspinall - About Author:
Debra Aspinall is an experienced journalist and the editor and leading writer for the Emma’s Diary website, one of the UKs foremost pregnancy and baby websites. She writes on due date calculator, ovulation calculator, signs of pregnancy, raspberry leaf tea and etc. If you are searching for free baby stuff, please visit us at Emmasdiary.co.uk.
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