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TTC Lingo: A Guide to Trying to Conceive Acronyms


When you enter into the world of trying to conceive, or TTC, you join a part of a world that has its own language and terms, frequently shortened to acronyms. For the uninitiated it can be rather daunting. Here is a list of some o...

New Fertility Monitor Helps Women Conceive


It has been the practice for a woman trying to conceive to keep careful records of her monthly cycles, especially by keeping a log of her basal body temperature — the temperature of a 24 hour period where her temperature is...

Determining Ovulation When Your Cycles are Irregular


Often when you decide to start your family, you think it's as easy as not preventing pregnancy. But for many couples, conceiving requires effort. One of the first things to pinpoint is when the woman is actually most fertile, or w...

How to Know When You Are Most Fertile


When a couple makes the decision to start a family, often the excitement and anticipation turns to confusion. How do you know when the time is right for conception? How much planning is required in order to maximize your chances f...

Ovulation Predictor Kits


For the couple trying to conceive, the all important ovulation time period is key. You soon learn that everything is focused on this crucial window of time each month. Knowing when you are most fertile is the most important piece...

Charting Cervix Position


While you may be familiar with basal body temperature charting while trying to conceive, and perhaps charting cervical mucus as well, many ignore the cervix itself. However, understanding the position and texture of the cervix can...

Cervical Mucus: Why it Matters and How to Chart It


When trying to get pregnant, you become familiar with all sorts of bodily processes or personal anatomy that may have been mysteries previously. Most likely cervical mucus would be on that list. Why Cervical Mucus Matters The...

Charting Basal Body Temperature: How to Chart Yours


When attempting to conceive, an awareness of when your most fertile days occur and the patterns of your own cycle is crucial. One of the best tools in your trying to conceive arsenal is the basal body temperature chart. This handy...

Fertility Charting: A Beginner's Guide


So you've decided it's time to try to conceive and you know the first rule of getting pregnant; timing is everything. In light of this, you will want to understand and know your personal cycles to determine the optimum time for ba...

Your Menstrual Period Explained


You've probably been having periods since middle school but do you really understand what happens during each monthly menstrual cycle and how it affects you? Quick Glance at Your Period Menstruation begins with a girl's fi...

The Best Time to Conceive


When is the best time to conceive a baby? Even though there are thousands of women who seem to get pregnant just looking at their mate, there are also countless women who find it very difficult. The window of time when a woman is...

Ovulation - Fact & Myth


Most women have been taught that ovulation occurs on day fourteen of their cycle. Armed with this, women have intercourse around this day, and avoid intercourse if they wish to avoid pregnancy. Why, then, are so many women not con...

Charting Basics Putting It All Together


Now that you have all the basics to charting your fertility symptoms - it's time to put your knowledge to use. Be sure to print out a good BBT (basal body temperature) chart. See the link below, and be sure to have a good BBT the...

Charting Basics - Cervical Fluid


The second best fertility sign is cervical fluid. Cervical fluid is produced at the cervix, throughout the entire cycle. Examination of this fluid can fairly well tell you what point you are in your cycle. The best way to examin...

Charting Basics - Cervical Position


The third fertility sign, and probably the most invasive, is the cervical position. Checking the cervical position is not highly recommended because of the fact that an outside force is invading the otherwise clean area of the vag...

Charting Basics: Basal Body Temperature


Basal body temperature (referred to as BBT) is the temperature the body is at rest. BBT can tell a woman a lot about her fertility cycle. Charting temperatures helps a woman to know when she has ovulated, and possibly even if she...

Q&A: 9 Months and Counting


Q We have been trying to get pregnant for 9 months. I have read and read about fertility and ovulation, until my eyes are going to fall out. I have textbook 28 day cycles. When doing the Basal Body Temperature chart, I see the te...

Baby's Gender ~ Old Wives Tales


There are as many wives' tales concerning babies' gender, as there are babies! I know with my first pregnancy, I was completely intrigued by thesewith my second, I just didn't have time, what with throwing up for 9 months stra...

Boy or Girl? Can You Choose The Sex of Your Baby?


The issues surrounding choosing the sex of a baby are controversial, to say the least. Those who are for gender selection feel that hereditary, gender-related diseases can be avoided, as well as allowing for "family balancing." Th...