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,.

Should I Potty Train Before Trying to Conceive?

This is the reason potty training experts say toddlers should start potty training at 18 months – not because they are all emotionally ready, but because the body is physically capable of learning how to hold it at 18 months. ... read more »

Dealing With Anger When Friends Conceive

You have been trying to conceive for what feels like forever. You want to have a child and you’ve followed every suggestion your fertility specialist has offered. You are about to jump into fertility drugs and assisted reproduction when a friend gets pregnant. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Ferning Test (Part 6)

With no success with intrauterine insemination (IUI), ovulation tracking, and fertility acupuncture, I was kind of at a loss as to what to do next. IVF was the only option I knew that I hadn't tried, and it was a lot more expensive than I could afford at that time. ... read more »

Trying to Conceive? Get your Nutrient Stores Ready!

Trying to conceive? You shouldn’t be waiting for the positive pregnancy test to start making some changes to prep your body. One of the most important things you can start doing right now is as simple as taking a prenatal vitamin. ... read more »

Why Do Fertility Treatments Include Birth Control?

When it comes to fertility treatments, timing is extremely important. Before the addition of birth control to fertility treatment protocols, women were constantly on the clock. ... read more »