TTC - Trying to Conceive
Well, you've decided it is time to start a family. Congratulations! Provided all goes according to plan you should be holding your new baby within a year. Perhaps the biggest question you'll be asking yourself through the entire process is, "Am I Ready?" You'll be amazed at how you will slip into the mentality and go with the flow of conception and pregnancy.
Helping You Along
What may be really surprising to you is that the fact you want to conceive is not top-of-mind for most women. Childbearing attitudes are not what most of us thought - women aren't obsessed with conception. The stats appear in the article on childbearing attitudes and they may surprise you. However, for those who do want to conceive, we have several articles to help you along. Learn about the various fertility supplements available to enhance your fertility. We do have a list of recommended products for you to help clear the path to the right products.
As you plan your pregnancy you may wonder how long it will take to get pregnant. What sometimes happens is couples are confronted with the reality that they are not conceiving as quickly as they had hoped. There may be several reasons for this, many of which are easy enough to fix. In this section of our site, you will find lots of information on possible causes for difficulties in conceiving and ways to address them.
Learn about the basic things that affect fertility. Diet and fertility are partners and you will want to be sure you are taking proper care to get the right kinds of nutrients that promote good reproductive health. Making changes in your diet and even some lifestyle changes can go a long way to increasing your chances of conception.
How's His Health?
Remember that it takes two to make a baby and your man's fertility health is as much a factor as your personal health. Check out the article on fertility help (you could point him to it as well), which explains the effects of hard workouts and hot tubs on his fertility. Guys are great for carrying laptops and cells around with them, but they probably aren't aware of how these things affect their fertility. And, although a woman stresses a lot about conception and pregnancy, a man should know that stress delays pregnancy by affecting his ability to produce healthy sperm. Sexually transmitted diseases also take their toll on male fertility (not to mention the negative impact on yours if you have had an STD).
There are a few concerns you may have regarding fertility. If you've had your tubes tied, then you'll be undergoing a tubal ligation reversal in order to free your fallopian tubes to do their job. Learn about the procedure and what to expect in the article in this section. Sometimes uterine factors delay conception. A tilted uterus or one that is septated will affect reproduction. A septated uterus is one that has a wall that separates the womb into two distinct compartments. Find out more about this in the article about uterine factors.
If you struggled with your periods, especially with luteal phase defect, you'll be glad to know it is treatable. Many women wonder about pregnancy and the pill. Since it arrived on the scene in 1960, the pill has been the primary method of contraception for women the world over. There are obvious concerns with it though, much of which has been dispelled over the years. If you have been taking the pill and are concerned about your ability to conceive, check out the article about pregnancy and the pill to get some answers.
Factors that May Be Problematic
Maybe you had an abortion and are concerned that your apparent inability to conceive now is the result of the abortion. The emotional impact of abortion on a woman is powerful and often requires some counseling to resolve. Suppressed feelings and guilt are strong blockages to conception for many women. Read about how you can address these emotions in this section.
Another possible impact on conception is cancer treatments. Learn how they affect your ability to conceive and what you can do to have a baby after cancer. Our article on the subject will help you understand some of the options you have and how best to take advantage of them. As women get older, their ability to conceive seems to be somewhat diminished. Find out what kinds of fertility tests are done after the age of 30. Pregnancy after 35 or 40 can be challenging for some women, but the challenges don't take away from the joy. Discover what may be ahead for you if you are in this age bracket.
We've Got Some Tips for You
Like any good source, we have plenty of tips to get pregnant and we can even help you to determine the sex of your baby. Well, not really, but we do have a great article that talks about some of the old wives tales that guaranteed your heart's desire.
Eventually, there comes the day when your pregnancy test says YES and the excitement knows no bounds. This is the part where you get to experience things like pregnancy headaches, nausea and vomiting and pregnancy fatigue - all of them the initial signs of pregnancy. We welcome you to discover more about them in this section.
Pregnancy-info.net is committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information in easy-to-read articles. Since you are trying to get pregnant we're sure you'll find the articles we have here helpful and informative.