Being a newlywed, the most common questions you hear are?
- How was the wedding? How was the honeymoon?
- How’s married life treating you?
- When are you going to have a baby?
I’ve had my share of conversations with friends and family with all the questions above. Sometimes I give short answers, sometimes lengthy answers, it just depends how the conversation goes.
This might not be the case for every newlywed, but I don’t mind answering the baby questions. I find that people are asking because they are genuinely excited for us to grow our family. We often reply to the baby question with “hopefully soon”. Surprisingly, that answer usually suffice with the inquiring minds :)
I want to plan ahead and make sure that when the time comes to actively try to conceive, that I am at my healthiest state, both physically and mentally.
I try to consistently eat a healthy diet, make sure I exercise regularly, take vitamins and getting annual check-up with my doctor.
First Response Fertility Test
Recently I had the opportunity to try First Response Fertility Test. I wanted to take the test, in hopes that it will help give me a peace of mind for our plans in the future.
I took the test, first thing in the morning, on the third day of my cycle. Then you wait 30 minutes before you get the results.
This is how the test works:
“The test works by gauging the level of a woman’s FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) in her urine on day 3 of her menstrual cycle. If a woman’s ovarian reserve (eggs) are low in quantity or quality, she will produce higher than normal FSH levels to try and stimulate her ovary to produce a mature egg. A diminished ovarian reserve may interfere with a woman’s ability to become pregnant”
After 30 minutes, I saw a very faint pink line (lighter than the image below) next to the test line. This indicates that my FSH level is within normal range.
I was happy with the results of the test. It’s a good tool to have for those who are like me, who is thinking about trying to conceive in the future and just planning ahead.
I’m glad to know that we have a green light and that all systems are go for when the time comes to grow our family. For now, I will continue to do what I’m doing, and take good care of my health.