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Introduction to Trying To Conceive (TTC)


Introduction to Trying To Conceive (TTC)Congratulations! You’re entering an important and exciting time in your life as you try to conceive! Are you concerned about getting pregnant? Don’t worry; even if it doesn’t happen right away, the odds are in your favor that you’ll be selecting a layette set and painting the nursery soon enough. Statistics show:

  • 25 percent of all couples become pregnant in their first month of trying
  • 60 percent become pregnant within six months
  • 75 percent become pregnant within nine months
  • 80 percent of all TTC couples will be pregnant within a year

If you’ve been trying for 12 months (or six months if you are over the age of 35), you may want to consult a fertility specialist, just to make sure there is no problem. You can learn more about going to see a fertility doctor in this article.

Since 90 percent of all couples will achieve success within 18 months, odds are in your favor that there is no problem and you just need to be patient and keep trying. While you’re trying to conceive, this section will help you with tips, tricks and information about your health, nutrition, and your cycle, and how to recognize pregnancy when it happens!

Here are some articles that you may find informational:

Before Trying to Conceive

Trying to Conceive

Fertility Issues


See all of the TTC articles here.

Author: Dawn Allcot

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24 Responses to “Introduction to Trying To Conceive (TTC)”

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    emma Says:

    we r tryng frm 6 mnths for 2nd baby but as soon we hv strted 2 conceive my periods became irregular, my period were nt irregular ever wht 2 do plz help me

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    YEAH, WE’RE TRYING. | Pascal's Playhouse Says:

    […] the (fertility) clock continues to tick and tock for that special day, a few facts and suggestions should keep us at […]

  3. 22
    Leanne Says:

    What a fantastic amount of information on a topic very close to my heart! Me and my partner were trying for our third child for 3 years (i thought having a brain hemorage had totally wrecked my fertility). I then fell pregnant and had two miscarriages in a row. Im now pregnant and due to give birth next month :)

  4. 21
    sue Says:

    I have been ttc for 3 years and my partner has only 1 million sperm per ml and I do not think this helps. He is taking zinc at the moment and the quantity of his sperm has increased although he has not had it tested since taking the zinc so not sure how many million it is now. He has a son from a previous relationship. I am 38 so I am running out of time. Good luck to all.

  5. 20
    khaye Says:

    hello my doctor gave me vitamins and ovulation pills to boost my conception my i had my period last march 30 -april 3,2012 .i have 28 days cycle we had sexual contact between april 11-18 . is it possible to get pregnant? i should have my period on 26 of this month .

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    amber neely Says:

    umm wat does it mean iff for two days i have a brown discharge then 4 days after that jux been straight spotty cant wear a pad jux panti liners, i dont feel sick kinda always hungry but imma thicker gurl so im usually always hungry am i pregnant??

  9. 16
    liza Says:

    I have a 1 year old girl in may 8 2010 by csection and didnt get back my period until june 18 2011, i was so happy but now i am worry because i had sex during my ovalation and the condom brake can i get pregnant ? so soon i am breast feeding does that make u cant get pregnant my parient say so

  10. 15
    tliza Says:

    thank u

  11. 14
    Mike Says:

    My wife and I tried to have a baby for over 2 years. The fertility clinics I went to in Europe and Canada said that we couldn’t have a child. There was apparently a problem with a low motility rate of my sperm. My wife studied the net for months and we tried a number of different products. Finally we tried something called “Fertile Male” from Lane Labs in DC. To make a long story short we have two healthy sons aged 4 and 5. Wife thinks it’s more because we spent a week relaxing in Greece both times.

  12. 13
    Blog | Ovatel Says:

    […] it comes to trying to conceive, there are many lies circulating as to how to do it. The myths must be dispelled if you want to get […]

  13. 12
    Brian Says:

    My wife and I have been trying for 2 years and she just started taking clomid we just finished our second cycle with it and are not pregnant . Its starting to become very frustrating getting your hopes up every month!

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    Madison Says:

    After ttc for about 7 months, I started to think I may be having some infertility issues. I began taking prenatal vitamins nov.2010 to ensure I had all the vitamins I needed to produce a healthy baby, if I eventually did get pregnant. I began having pregnancy symptoms but i thought it may be premenstrual symptoms since they’re so similar. I took a pregnancy test and sure enough it was POSITIVE! I was so excited until about 4 weeks into the pregnancy I was diagnosed with a “molar pregnancy” with no sac visible on the ultrasound at about 3500 HCG, which wasnt a normal or viable pregnancy. I then agreed to have a D&C the next day (which was today). I was put to sleep and the procedure is painless. I’m still devastated but with much support from my husband, family, and friends I think I’ll be fine. I’m so afraid to try again :-(

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    The Truth and Fallacies about Trying To Conceive | Ovatel Says:

    […] it comes to trying to conceive, there are many lies circulating as to how to do it. The myths must be dispelled if you want to get […]

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    The Fertility Checklist – Tests to Do at Home | Ovatel Says:

    […] are several reasons that you may want to do some at home fertility tests. You may have been trying to conceive for over 6 months and nothing seems to be happening. It could be that you have always had irregular […]

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    sykko Says:

    i delivered my first child @ 34 weeks. my husband and i have been trying for a second child for over 3 years with no success. finally i found out i was 2 1/2 months pregnant in november, only to miscarry a week later. we were devastated. we will continue to keep trying, but i am afraid that maybe we cant. i take prenatal vitamins everyday, as well as charting my periods and cervical mucus. i am producing fertile mucus during ovulation, and i know that my husband has strong swimmers because he already has 3 other children. any insight that could help?

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    Coming Off Birth Control – Planning Ahead Says:

    […] There are a few steps you can take right now; while still on birth control that can help you get ahead of the game. This will put you at an advantage when it comes time to actually try to conceive. […]

  19. 6
    joy Says:

    i have tried to concieve for 5 concecutive months but in vain what can i do? please help i realy need a child

  20. 5
    rebbeca Says:

    i miscarried four times and its hard for me to try to get pregant again is it because i miscarried?

  21. 4
    Beth Says:

    hi, i’ve been ttc for 5yrs now… my Ob recommended clomid… what are the things to consider and test i have to do to make sure that before i take clomid my husband and I are ready.. thanks

  22. 3
    Dan Says:

    Hi Lungile,

    I understand that it is indeed possible for you to become pregnant again, though it isn’t recommended that you start trying to conceive until at least 6 weeks have passed since your Ectopic pregnancy ended. Also, if you do become pregnant again you should let your doctors know as soon as possible and be sure they are aware that your last pregnancy was ectopic as there is an increased chance of it happening again. I’m sure you are aware of how dangerous this kind of pregnancy can be to both mother and baby. Be sure your doctors are aware of your history.

    Good luck!

  23. 2
    lungile Says:

    i once had an acttopic pregnancy,is there any chances that i can conceive again?

  24. 1
    Ed Says:

    It is good to know the statistics. How many cannot get children?

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