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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. Scott Keith
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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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Can you get pregnant by rubbing semen on the vagina? What are the odds of getting pregnant this way?

Can you get pregnant by rubbing semen on the vagina? What are the odds of getting pregnant this way?

No : The vaginal vault is a natural hostile environment for sperm due to the ph. A male's normal sperm count is 20-40 million per millimeter, and a low sperm count is less than 15 million per millimeter. The dilution of semen decreases this count and the ph of skin kills the sperm. Lastly, there is still a relatively great distance to travel to reach the ovum. ...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

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What can we do to have better luck of getting pregnant? How often should we have sex? Can low t make it hard to get me pg?

What can we do to have better luck of getting pregnant? How often should we have sex? Can low t make it hard to get me pg?

Timing: Timing is the most important thing when trying to get pregnant. Most women ovulate about 14 days before their period. It is best to start about 3 days before ovulation and continue for 1-2 d after you think it has happened, once a day. If not pregnant after a year, it is time to seek help unless the cycles are irregular. Low t in men can be a problem but giving testosterone can make it worse. ...Read more

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It is day 13 after the last day of my period! we are trying to get pregnant, what r the chances of us getting pregnant tonight?

It is day 13 after the last day of my period! we are trying to get pregnant, what r the chances of us getting pregnant tonight?

Only 1 way to know : The only way to know is to try. Ovulation is calculated by subtracting 14 days from the date you expect to have your next period. Not by counting forward. Example-- if your periods come every 30 days then subtract 14 and you would be ovulating 16 days after your period. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the likely hood of me getting pregnant if I forgot to take my birth control at the normal time but take it when I get home?

What is the likely hood of me getting pregnant if I forgot to take my birth control at the normal time but take it when I get home?

It depends: It depends on where in your cycle you are, when you had sex, and what type of birth control pill you take. Always take your pill as soon as you remember. If you are really concerned about pregnancy risk, you can take the Morning After Pill. Check with your doctor to get the most appropriate information for you. ...Read more

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Are my chances of getting pregnant just as likely if he didn't climax inside me? Could the "pre cum" get me pregnant? How likely is it?

Are my chances of getting pregnant just as likely if he didn't climax inside me? Could the "pre cum" get me pregnant? How likely is it?

See below: Chances of getting pregnant certainly are much greater if ejaculation occurred, especially if around your mid-cycle "fertile window" with ovulation. Also, sometimes men ejaculate semen/sperm without being aware of it. As for "pre-cum", in some men it has been shown to contain viable sperm and, even though in smaller concentrations than in a normal ejaculate, the potential for impregnation exists. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on my first day of my period if he came inside of me? My period came 6 days early do I have a chance of getting pregnant?

Not likely: It would be extremely unlikely for you to conceive as a result of unprotected sex on the first day of your period unless you had a very disordered ovulation cycle. That said, you should not rely on withdrawal during the unsafe portions of your cycle. Pre-ejaculate fluid (pre-come) contains sperm and can get you pregnant. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant for the last year my obgyn isnt worried about infertility but what can i do to improve my chances of getting pregnant ?

Trying to get pregnant for the last year my obgyn isnt worried about infertility but what can i do to improve my chances of getting pregnant ?

STAY WELL: Eat healthy, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol. Take prenatal vitamins as when you do get pregnant, you will already be on the vitamins in the first month. Have a lot of sex , unprotected with the man you love during the middle of your cycle when you ovulate, to increase the chance of pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tips for getting pregnant naturally but fast? We've been trying for a while but don't want to pay a ton of money to get insermination. Ideas?

How long trying?: Infertility is defined as inability to conceive despite actively trying for at least 12 months. If you have been actively trying for > 1yr, then go for some basic hormonal lab tests and have partner go for semen analysis. If ...Read more

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A friend of mine is trying to get pregnant she had sex 10/4,10/6,10/7 her ovulation day was the eighth did she miss her chance of getting pregnant?

A friend of mine is trying to get pregnant she had sex 10/4,10/6,10/7 her ovulation day was the eighth did she miss her chance of getting pregnant?

No: Having sex on the 3 days before ovulation is a good way to get pregnant. That's how people usually get pregnant. No need to think about it now, but if the next normal, regular period does not come (is a week late), then one can do a urine pregnancy test at that time to see if there is a baby on the way. Urine pregnancy tests are sold everywhere. ...Read more

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Hello I am not getting pregnant for more than 10 years. I did get pregnant in my 16 years old and i did an abort. Do u think i can get pregnant again?

Hello I am not getting pregnant for more than 10 years. I did get pregnant in my 16 years old and i did an abort. Do u think i can get pregnant again?

Need evaluation: Since 10 years have passed and you have not become pregnant, you should see your gynecologist or a fertility specialist. Your doctor will investigate the various causes of infertility. ...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