Updated: May 13
The phrase ‘Trying to get pregnant’ is searched for 7000 times a month in the US and just over 1000 times a month in the UK (Keyword Search) so this is an extremely popular topic. Google has 455 million results for this search (Google).
I want to help you find the best and most reliable sites available to help you get the right information and tips on how to get pregnant. I also hope this will save you heaps of time!
Since 75% of people do not click past the first page of the google search results page (Hubspot) I've reviewed and commented on the actual sites that came up on the first page of the results when I entered the phrase 'trying to get pregnant'.
Trying to get pregnant: The search results
I reviewed 7 websites providing health information. These were NHS.UK, Tommy’s, Clearblue, Livescience, Healthline, Parents and Todays Parent. The criteria are found in the main part of this blog post.
The web sites that involved medical professionals to verify the content contained trusted accurate health information were NHS, Tommy’s, Clearblue and Healthline and these sites also received the highest scoring articles.
The sites that did not have medically reviewed content were Livescience, Parents and Todays Parent.
The 4 highest scoring sites:
1. NHS - one of their two articles scoring of 9/10.
2. Tommy’s - a score of 8/10 for the one article.
3. Healthline - had two articles that scored 8/10.
4. Clearblue - one of their two articles scoring 8/10.
Why I wrote this article
The purpose of this article is to help you make an informed decision and also to help you know what to look out for when considering the health information you read.
The articles that received lower scores did not necessarily indicate lower quality articles. Some of the articles focused on a specific aspect of trying to conceive (ttc) and therefore didn’t meet the criteria.
The links on the search did not necessarily generate the information that met best practice or even the best, most informative pages of all of the pages available on these websites. This means that ultimately you have to enter the right phrase or complete a number of searches to get the complete or right information.
None of the pages contained information or links on what to do when you once you had a positive pregnancy test i.e. when you should inform a healthcare professional and book your first antenatal appointment.
So to make life easier these 3 links below will give you a good start and answer your question
The review process
The first page of results
I’m based in the UK so these are the results that came up on the first page when I entered ‘trying to get pregnant’ into the search box.