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Husband is taking antidepressant could that delay me geting pregnant we have 2 kids he just started taking it 6 months ago nd its hard for me to get preg?

Husband is taking antidepressant could that delay me geting pregnant we have 2 kids he just started taking it 6 months ago nd its hard for me to get preg?

Maybe: I had a male patient who was told by a fertility expert that his use of citalopram, an ssri antidepressant, was interfering with his sperm production. He had me help him taper off the medication, though I am not sure that a pregnancy resulted. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Has anyone had difficulty getting pregnant when on antidepressants?

Has anyone had difficulty getting pregnant when on antidepressants?

No - but it may seem: Antidepressants have no adverse effect on fertility, but depression itself may decrease libido and therefore curtail fecundity by decreased frequency of intercourse. Alternatively, depression may make you feel as if you are having difficulty getting pregnant when in fact it takes 6 months for most healthy couples to conceive. ...Read more

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Can anti depressants affect chances of getting pregnant?

Meds and pregnancy: Some antidepressants are teratogenic (harmful to fetus) and should be avoided in pregnancy. If you are currently taking an antidepressant and considering pregnancy all medications should be reviewed with your prescribing physician. Do not stop any medications without supervision. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant, but I'm on antidepressants. Any advice?

I'm trying to get pregnant, but I'm on antidepressants. Any advice?

Please sit down: with your psychiatrist to discuss this. Medications should be carefully planned and monitored if you want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed for 1cm polyp or fibroid in cornu.Do i need to get that removed for getting pregnant?

I am diagnosed for 1cm polyp or fibroid in cornu.Do i need to get that removed  for getting pregnant?

Maybe: Is the polyp in the cavity in front of the ostia? If it is, you can have it removed hysteroscopic ally, which does not involve any incisions. ...Read more

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How long must u have sex during fertile time to get pregnant?& what are some tips on getting pregnant?

How long must u have sex during fertile time to get pregnant?&  what are some tips on getting pregnant?

Sperm plus egg: The length of sex is meaningless in the question of fertility. Sperm in the vagina on the five days leading to ovulation are the sperm most likely to cause pregnancy. It only takes one sperm and one egg. ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can get stretchy cervical mucus? Having a hard time getting pregnant mines is watery?

Is there anyway I can get stretchy cervical mucus?  Having a hard time getting pregnant mines is watery?

This is a fertility: specialist or OB gyn office disussion. The questions that need to be explored are, how long have you been trying? Has your partner had his sperm viability checked? Have you used ovulation prediction kits and are you keeping a diary of when you menstruate and when you have sex? Are there any medical issues that might reduce fertility? How recently was your other child born? With help U can concieve ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on birth control patch i heard it only takes 7 times before getting pregnant ?

Can you get pregnant while on birth control patch i heard it only takes 7 times before getting pregnant ?

Patch pregnancy: All forms of birth control have a "failure" rate. Yes, it's possible to get pregnant while using the patch. With regards to how many times before getting pregnant, some woman get pregnant 1st time while others never. It's always safest to think that if you are a woman having sex, it's possible to get pregnant. If you don't want to be pregnant, seek help to prevent it. ...Read more

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M going to get married on 21st aug n want to know the chances of getting pregnant if my periods are on 1st of every month?

M going to get married on 21st aug n want to know the chances of getting pregnant if my periods are on 1st of every month?

Pretty Good: Assuming no other problems, you should have about a 20-25% chance per month starting out and 85% in the first year. That is very high. If there is something if your or his history to suggest infertility that is a different story. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more