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Is it okay to take antibiotics while trying to conceive?

Is it okay to take antibiotics while trying to conceive?

Depends.: Some antibiotics (e.g. Doxycycline, levofloxacin) are potentially teratogenic so you should avoid them while trying to conceive - however most antibiotics are safe under your doctor's care. Take Folic Acid 1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Serena Chen
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Trying To Conceive (Definition)

Trying to conceive means trying to get pregnant. Patients understand that the best to conceive is when the women is in the middle of her cycle day 12 to day 14 (with the first day of your ...Read more


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Vaginal bacterial infection 7 day antibiotics done trying to conceive for two years Could the bacterial infection be the reason i wasn't getting preg?

Vaginal bacterial infection 7 day antibiotics done trying to conceive for two years Could the bacterial infection be the reason i wasn't getting preg?

Infertility: Yes. If the infection was an STD and caused PID or blocked fallopian tubes. But, you will not ever find the cause of your infertility on the internet. There are at least a dozen physical and chemical processes in conception in you and your male partner. All of these need to be studied by a good fertility specialist to determine how to fix you or help you get pregnant in the future. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics and I'm trying to conceive. Ovulating in few days. Is it safe?

I'm on antibiotics and I'm trying to conceive. Ovulating in few days. Is it safe?

Antibiotic/pregnancy: This depends upon which antibiotic. Penicillins and cephalosporins are likely to be quite safe, but you do not want to be on tetracyclines, fluorinated quinolones, or several other classes of antibiotics. If you are more specific could provide more definitive responses. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive ?

Trying to conceive ?

Helpful hints: If your period are regular, you should not have sex days 9, 10, and 11 of your cycle counting from the 1st day of your period. You can have too much sex, more is not necessarily better. Try sex on day 12, 13, and 15 none on day 9, 10 , and 11 to allow sperm to regenerate. If not pregnant in 8 months, or if your periods are irregular, see your obgyn. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive any advice?

Yes: Focus sex around the 14th day of your period starting from the first day of a period. Don't worry about it. The more you want to conceive, the harder it is. Just enjoy the sex. ...Read more

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What to take when trying to conceive at 39?

Folic acid: Folic acid (400mcg daily) has been shown to reduce the risk of certain birth defects. One should avoid undercooked meats, esp lamb, cold cuts and fish that are high in mercury or other heavy metals - these include shark, swordfish, tile fish, king mackerel, and chilean sea bass. One should not smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs. Other issues are best addressed with your caregiver. ...Read more

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I'm trying to conceive, but it seems I can't?

I'm trying to conceive, but it seems I can't?

Things to consider: There are several things to consider here. Doctors do not even think about infertility until someone has been trying to conceive for over a year without success. This means that you have been having sex regularly around your time of ovulation for over a year without a resulting pregnancy. If you have not been trying that long be patient. If you have, see your doctor for an exam and labs. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more