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why am i having such a hard ttime getting pregnant i already have a son that is three and i've been tryin for almost eight monthsnow?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Starts over: It's encouraging that you been able to conceive before. Unfortunately when conception is not easy the second time then further evaluation needs to be performed. Hormonal evaluation such as TSH and prolactin and mid luteal Progesterone with be helpful. A semen analysis will also be helpful since those parameters can change after three or four years. An hsg will be helpful also. Causative factors for secondary infertility are the same as they are for primary fertility.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Consult time: Sources quote an average of 6 mo trying prior to establishing a pregnancy. Most would not consider a fertility issue involved until you went 1yr without success. A discussion with the OB and a referral to a fertility center may provide you with more information.There can be issues with either party in this process.

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My sons 10 weeks old, what are my chances of getting pregnant again this soon. ?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Breastfeeding?: If you are breastfeeding, your chances are low. If you are not breastfeeding, your chances are much higher. I have had patients who become pregnant with their next child in a little as 2 weeks following delivery.... I KNOW, right??? If you aren't breastfeeding, and aren't ready to become pregnant right away, consider seeing your doctor for a form of reliable contraception.

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