Trying to conceive or TTC is when you are trying to get pregnant. When TTC you essentially have sex so that the sperm can meet the egg and fertilize the egg. Sperm is deposited in her vagina, moves up the uterus and fallopian tube to meet the egg. For most couples that means you stop birth control, you need to ovulate, know your ovulation signs and symptoms, you know your fertile days, have regular sexual intercourse throughout the menstrual cycle and at the right time and that he has enough and good quality sperm,.

Common Ejaculation Problems in Men

When a man has an ejaculation problem, he may think he is the only man on earth that can't ejaculate just right. ... read more »

7 Lifestyle Changes to Boost Male Fertility

Male fertility is affected by many factors. There are genetic factors, such as a predisposition to low testosterone. There are physical factors, such as a blocked vans deferens, keeping sperm from entering the ejaculate. ... read more »

Top 10 Causes of Male Infertility

We don't always know what causes infertility for a couple. Researcherstell us that about a third of conception problems have to do with a male factor and about a third are to do with the female partner. ... read more »

When to Work With an Adoption Agency

Before seeking adoption there are various considerations that need to be discussed between couples and with other children in the household, if applicable. ... read more »

Fertility Concerns After an Ectopic Pregnancy

Fertility can be a complex and difficult issue for many women. After an ectopic pregnancy there are often additional concerns that have to be addressed. These are physical, but they're also mental and emotional. ... read more »

What is a Deep Cervix?

One of the less common problems that can interfere with conception is when the female partner has a deep cervix. To understand how a deep cervix affects fertility you need to understand what it is. ... read more »

Take Sex Out of the Bedroom When Trying to Conceive (TTC)

The bedroom is your place of business when you are trying to conceive (TTC), but that does not mean you have to limit your sexual encounters to the bedroom. ... read more »

Feed Fertility With These 5 Baby-Happy Foods

Optimum health depends on a healthy, balanced diet but some foods offer a little more nutritional 'oomph' than others. ... read more »

Factors Affecting Pregnancy in Later Years

Before actively trying to conceive, a woman may want to consider the factors that affect pregnancy after age 35 and the steps she can take before and after pregnancy that will ensure the best outcome. ... read more »

Do I Have to Stop Breastfeeding to Get Pregnant?

You do not have to stop breastfeeding to conceive, but conception is harder for some women while breastfeeding. Prolactin (breast milk stimulating hormone) may suppress ovulation making it difficult to track fertility and to get pregnant. ... read more »

Racehorse Secretariat Inspires Extreme Infertility Treatment

Making babies is another record-setting claim to fame attributed to Secretariat. Today, Dr. Atilla Toth is helping fertility-compromised humancouples make babies by using pregnancy preparations inspired bySecretariat's breeders. ... read more »

Home Ovulation Tests and Stress in Women Trying to Conceive

Technology is constantly changing the face of fertility treatment. According to a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction, home ovulation tests don't change the stress level infertile women feel, but they may increase the likelihood of conception. ... read more »

Preconception Medical Issues

When trying to conceive (TTC), preconception health is crucial for women facing medical issues, especially if medication is needed to control symptoms of the condition. ... read more »

Clomid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Clomid (Clomiphene) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Lupus, Fertility and Pregnancy

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a disorder that affects how the body's immune system reacts to the skin, heart, lungs, jointsand brain and various other organs. The immune system attacks the bodyleading to a constant state of inflammation. ... read more »

Fertinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Fertinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

When to Work on Your Fertility

Fertility is at the heart of reproduction, conception, pregnancy and parenthood, but many couples do not give fertility a passing thought until something goes wrong in the process. It is then that couples want to know when to work on fertility. ... read more »

Women with Asthma Could Face Delay in Becoming Pregnant

A new study suggests it may take longer for women with asthma to conceive than it does women without the condition. This research adds to mounting evidence that asthma has a negative effect on fertility. ... read more »

Mother’s Day for Women Trying to Conceive

Mother's Day is supposed to be a happy celebration of life and dedication. For women who have been trying to conceive, however, the day can feel more like a smack in the face than a celebration. ... read more »

Some Women Seeking Fertility Treatments Too Early

According to research completed by the University of Utah'sDepartment of Family and Preventative Medicine, some women seek out andreceive fertility treatments before such treatment is clinicallyindicated. ... read more »

Sexting: Romance for the Digital Age

While couples trying to conceive can use sexting to promote intimacy and sexual interest, there are a few rules to the game. ... read more »

When to Work on Your Sex Life

At the heart of pregnancy is sex. If couples do not have intercourse, independent of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive techniques (ART), pregnancy will not occur. Sex is an intimate activity driven by emotion. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?

I just gave birth and I'm breastfeeding. I'm wondering if I can get pregnant while breastfeeding and whether breastfeeding can be used as a contraceptive. ... read more »

7 Fast Ways to Boost Your Male Fertility

Male fertility is a complex animal. Granted, it's not nearly as complex as female fertility, but it's still complex. There are a great many factors that go into determining whether or not you'll be able to do your part in creating that bundle of joy. ... read more »

The Baby Dance Can Become A Drag For Guys Too

Be honest, men. 'Honey, I'm ovulating' isn't exactly the sexiest mating call in the animal kingdom. If you've been trying to conceive for a while, the whole process can get to be a bit mundane. ... read more »

Erectile Dysfunction and Male Fertility

Erectile dysfunction is one of those problems that can simply make you feel like less of a man. In our culture, we place so much emphasis on the male sexual ego that it can literally be devastating to some men. ... read more »

Bringing Sexy Back With Role Playing

Sex is at the heart of trying to conceive (TTC). It is not uncommon for couples to have sex multiple times a week or even multiple times a day, in an effort to conceive. However, the longer a couple tries to conceive, the more planned and tedious sex can become. ... read more »

Preconception No-Nos

Getting pregnant may be the easy part, changing your life around to prepare for baby may be a little harder. There are a number of things you need to avoid prior to even thinking about trying to conceive. ... read more »

Trying to Conceive: Bringing Romance Back to the Relationship

Operation Baby is in full effect and you are tracking body temperature, checking cervical mucus, eating healthy and exercising daily to optimize fertility. Everything is on track for conception, but it is just not working. ... read more »

Age and Female Fertility: New Discoveries

General medical knowledge for the past 50 years has maintained that a woman's fertility drastically declines after age 35. This has caused many women in their late 30's and early 40's to go running to a fertility doctor at the first sign of difficulty conceiving. ... read more »

How to Celebrate Labor Day When TTC

Trying to conceive (TTC) can seem like a life-consuming goal that you and your partner are working together towards. For many couples, holidays are difficult for a number of reasons. ... read more »

Valentine’s Day is the Perfect Time to Conceive

Have you ever heard the old wives' tale about how some couples have trouble conceiving because they are over-thinking the process? Well, there may be some truth to that tale after all. ... read more »

Is Breastfeeding Preventing Me from Getting Pregnant?

Some women experience lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding. Amenorrhea is the cessation of your monthly period. Hormones associated with breastfeeding affect reproductive cycles. ... read more »

Preconception Medications

As you step back from the medicine cabinet it hits you ' can I takethese same medications when I'm pregnant? How about before I conceive? ... read more »

7 Things Men Should Avoid When Trying to Conceive

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20 Things You Probably Don't Know About Making Babies

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Sexy Songs: Bringing Back the Magic

Trying to conceive does not have to always be a game of fertility calendars and conception calculators. Sometimes, in the heat of trying so hard, all you have to do is let romance happen and there is no better time than Valentine's Day. ... read more »

When to Work on Growing Your Family

Times have changed. Couples are now living together for years, sometimes even decades, before choosing when to work on growing a family. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant Before I Have My First Postpartum Period?

You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period. ... read more »

The babyMed Getting Pregnant Guide

This guide teaches you everything you need to know about getting pregnant! ... read more »

Ovulation Calculator and Calendar: When Are You Most Fertile?

Our ovulation calculator is based on scientifically correct data, not on myth or folklore. Find your fertile days accurately! ... read more »

Best Position To Get Pregnant

Find out which sex positions are the best for getting pregnant, as well as how to maximize the possibility of pregnancy after sex. ... read more »

Trying To Conceive Community

A supportive community for Trying to Conceive couples. ... read more »

Pregnancy, Fertility, and Trying To Conceive

Check out our top fertility and pregnancy FAQs first, and then find valuable resources to help you on your journey to a healthy pregnancy! ... read more »

Are Water Skiing or Boarding Safe During Pregnancy?

Can I water ski while trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

7 Fertility Myths Busted

Fertility and conception expert Dr. David Knight, of Australia sees many couples experiencing difficulty getting pregnant. Knight suggests there might be some simple fixes to easy problems. ... read more »

Masturbation

Can my husband masturbate while we TTC? ... read more »

Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Ovulation

Not ovulating and having ovulation problems is the #1 reason in women for difficulties getting pregnant. ... read more »

Frequency of Sex and TTC - Every Day Or Every Other Day

Unless you have IVF or in-vitro fertilization it is necessary to make love  and have sex  during the 5-6 fertile days leading up to ovulation and the day of ovulation. ... read more »

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