Welcome to the TTC Toolbox
The TTC Toolbox offers several features and tools for those Trying to Conceive - including our Ovulation Calculator and our TTC-Checklist. Improve your chances getting pregnant - and having a healthy baby - by consulting our TTC Checklist, our Ovulation Calculator, and - just for fun - our Chinese Gender Chart.
To increase the chances of getting pregnant, you need to have intercourse during your most fertile period - and therefore predicting the moment of ovulation is key. To help determine the approximate time of your pending ovulation, try our ovulation calculator. Simply tell us the first day of your last menstrual period and the average length of your cycle.
Fertility Chart Guide
Once you understand the methods of predicting ovulation, creating a comprehensive fertility chart will help you maximize your chances for pinpointing ovulation and conceiving a baby. Download your fertility chart.
Ovulation Calendar Method
The Ovulation Calendar Method predicts ovulation by looking at a woman's menstrual history - recognizing calendrical patterns and isolating the most fertile times for conceiving a baby. Our Ovulation Calculator works on the same principle.
Questions to Ask Before You (even try to) Get Pregnant!
Before you do your TTC checklist, consider doing a "Trying to Conceive Countdown" - a list of serious questions to ask before you even start le babydance. Learn about health and baby-safety issues that begin well before you receive a positive on a pregnancy test. There's a lot to find out about - from hot tubs to prescription medications to cat litter.... Believe it or not!
The TTC-Checklist is designed to improved fertility and increase your chances of becoming pregnant - with a healthy baby, a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy spirit. The TTC-checklist is based on two principles: understanding your own body - its cycles and fertility rhythms - and maximizing your fertility health. Click Here to visit our TTC Checklist
Checklist topics include:
The Chinese Gender Chart and Sex Selection
The Chinese Conception Chart - or Chinese Gender Chart - was discovered in a royal tomb over 700 years ago. According to legend, the chart is capable of predicting the gender of an unborn child based on two variables: the baby's month of conception and the mother's age. Click Here to Visit the Chinese Gender Chart
To learn about sex selection and influencing the gender of your child, read our 3 Part series on Shettles Method and choosing baby gender:
Part 1: Techniques of Gender Selection
Part 2: The Shettles Method
Part 3: Fertility Charting and Sex Selection
See Also: Gender Prediction Myths
Ovulation Myths and Pregnancy Misconceptions
So what's normal? Well, when it comes to trying to conceive, 'normal' is a word best to avoid. Most myths and misconceptions about conceiving are based on old ideas and false norms. Click here to read about pregnancy myths for TTC couples.
See Also: The Pre-Pregnany Checkup for TTC Women
TTC Terminology: Definitions and keywords for conception, including explanations of common TTC (Trying to Conceive) acronyms and abbreviations.