Sometimes couples that are ready to start a new family may feel like they need to learn a new language. If you and your partner are ready to have a baby, there are a ton of acronyms and phrases thrown at you from medical articles and message boards alike. What does IVF mean? What is TTC? Does this jargon even have anything to do with babies? It turns out that couples who are trying to conceive (or TTC) should know some of these terms and ideas to increase their chances of conception and a healthy pregnancy.
Arming yourself with knowledge is always a good idea, and that goes double when you are creating new life. Because there are plenty of infertility myths still circulating, educating yourself about the basics of reproductive biology, current fertility technology, and even the TTC support community may help make your journey to pregnancy easier and less stressful. Soon you will know the difference between BBT, HPT, and PNV, and why all of those things may affect your ability to conceive. Now just grab a thermometer, some folic acid supplements, and a few home pregnancy tests, and you and your partner will be ready for conception in no time.