How To Use Ovulation Strips

I’m sure you’ve spoken with people who say, “I got pregnant without even try” or “I got pregnant on the first try.” When you’ve been trying and haven’t experienced any luck, it can be difficult and frustrating. Many of our BabyPlus moms have had luck with ovulation kits, so we’re here to tell you about them. Ovulation kits range in price and ease of use. You can always buy the expensive 20 pack from your local retailer, or you can opt for the 100 count (and 20 pregnancy tests) from Amazon. Many of the moms we’ve spoken to have had great luck with these and they’re a fraction of the cost. So, once you buy them, how do you use them?Determine your cycle. Most women ovulate 12-16 days after the start of their period. Here’s a helpful ovulation calculator to determine your most likely ovulation dates.

  1. Some test require you to pee in a cup, while others want you to hold it in midstream. Do this for 5-10 seconds depending on what your kits states.
  2. Wait for the colored band to appear on the strip. This usually takes between 5 and 10 minutes. Many tests will tell you that a faint line does not mean a positive ovulation test, so be aware that you may want to take it a few days in a row just in case.pregnancy-test-1336784-m

Good luck to all the women out there trying. Keep us posted on your results.

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Announcing Your Pregnancy

Announcing your pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in your life. It’s filled with joy, anticipation and love. We’ve heard from some of our BabyPlus users and here’s how they announced their pregnancy:



  • Facebook Announcements. We’ve seen the gamut of creativity including photos with two pairs of the parents shoes and a small pair of empty shoes in between. Always cute!
  • Postcard/Announcement. Some individuals opt to send a postcard announcing their new bundle of joy. You can find tons of ideas for these on Pinterest.
  • Sweets. Others have made yummy pink or blue baked goods to announce their little one.
  • Paint Samples. This may baffle some, but others will pick up on it quickly. Buy a blue and pink paint sample and ask your friends which color you should use to paint a “certain” bedroom in your house.
  • Baby Food. At your next gathering, provide snacks including baby carrots, baby corn, baby back ribs, baby peas, etc.

Was there something special you did to announce the newest edition to your family? If so, we’d love to hear it. Share your comments below!

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