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TTC Starter Guide

New to this whole TTC thing? Don't worry, we've got the basics on everything you need to know now.
ByThe Bump Editors
Updated
March 2, 2017
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If you’re just starting out, trying to conceive can be pretty overwhelming with so much to do to prep for pregnancy, tons to learn about your body, and of course reading up to do on what to expect once baby comes. But before you get too ahead of yourself, let’s make sure you know the basics. From temping to charting to knowing what questions to ask your doc, read on to learn more.

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         Q: Sorting out the finances?
         Q: Dentist before TTC?**
         Q: ** Drinking before conception?
         Q: Pre-pregnancy checkups?**
         Q: ** TTC after birth control?
         Q: Vaccines okay while TTC?

CHECKLISTS: Consult our TTC checklist to make sure everything’s squared away before baby comes and our Preconception Questions checklist to know what to ask your doc at your TTC appointment.

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         ** Q: ** Best sex positions?
         Q: Using ovulation predictors?**
         Q: ** Timing sex?
         Q: Ovulation & conception basics?**
         Q: ** Pregnancy test timing?
         Q: False negatives?
         Q: Implantation bleeding?
         Q: What is hCG?
         Q: Tricks for getting pregnant?
         Q: Conceiving during your period?
         Q: Basal body temperature basics?

COOL TOOL: Try our ovulation predictor to help pinpoint your most fertile days.

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         Q: Prenatal vitamin basics?**
         Q: ** Diet for fertility?
         Q: Impact of stress on fertility?**
         Q: ** TTC when overweight?
         Q: Fertility odds with PCOS? 

COOL TOOL: Get to know your cycle better by tracking your BBT, cervical mucus, and more with our handy fertility chart.

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