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,.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

20 Things You Probably Don't Know About Making Babies

You may know all the smoothest moves and have pillow talk perfected to the point of poetry but there’s more to making babies than that. Check out these 20 things you probably don’t know. ... read more »

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 »

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

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

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 »

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 »

Detecting Ovulation Issues With OPK

Ovulation issues and detection of ovulation such as with OPKs and typical ovulation symptoms are among the most important issues in trying to get pregnant couples. ... read more »

What are the Odds of Conceiving and Having a Baby?

Your chances of getting pregnant each month depend on many factors such as your age, your weight, and how long you have been trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Trying To Get Pregnant?

Our trying to get pregnant pages will provide you will all the fertility tools and information to help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby ... read more »

How long TTC to get Pregnant?

There are four factors that determine how long it takes to get pregnant. ... read more »

Fertility and TTC After Birth Control

When and how to get pregnant after birth control depends on what type of birth control you were using. You can get pregnant as soon as your body is ovulating again. ... read more »

How to Get Pregnant Again in 12 Steps

So you already have a child and now you are trying to get pregnant again. Easy? Maybe not. Read our 12 step program. ... read more »

Fertility 101: Lesson 09 - Create Ovulation Fertility Chart

Learning about your fertility through a BBT chart is a very exciting way to get pregnant! It makes you understand your body and often gives TTC more of a purpose. ... read more »

How To Get Pregnant in 3 Months or less in 12 Steps

The BabyMed 12 step program explains how 2 get pregnant in 3 months or less. ... read more »

Sex, TTC, and Getting Pregnant

Sex and sexual intercourse are a required part of getting pregnant and trying to conceive. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Ski During Pregnancy?

Is it ok to ski when trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Late Menstrual Period - What Next?

“My period is late, what do I do now?” This is probably the most frequent question we get from women who are trying to conceive (TTC.) The first step is finding out if you ovulated this month; the nex ... read more »

Are Thermogenics Safe During Pregnancy?

Can I thermogenic supplements during pregnancy? The best selling thermogenic formulas are combinations of two drugs: caffeine and ephedrine... ... read more »

Timed Intercourse

How should we time making love? ... read more »

Sperm Speed

How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg? ... read more »

What To Do After Sex When TTC?

What should we do after he ejaculates when we are trying to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Having sex to get pregnant

Exactly which day should we have sex when we TTC? ... read more »

Trying To Conceive: Improving Your Chances

Your best chance to get pregnant is if you have sex and make love egularly during your 6 fertile days (day of ovulation and the 5 preceding days). ... read more »

How Much Exercise is Too Much for Fertility?

The healthier you are, the easier it will be for you to conceive. By maintaining a healthy weight and eating right, your reproductive organs will work the right way, as will the rest of your body. ... read more »

Planning Conception around Ovulation

When you finally reach that stage in life where you feel stable and ready to raise a little one, you might find that getting pregnant is more difficult than you expected. ... read more »

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