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Any special diet myself or husband she be on while trying to conceive?

Any special diet myself or husband she be on while trying to conceive?

A healthy one: A healthy diet is best when ttc. While special diets for fertility have been touted, it's truly best to just eat healthy, exercise regularly, and simply be healthy. If you want further elaboration, it may be in your best interest to sit down with your fertility doctor and review things important to do before conception (like a woman taking sufficient folic acid). ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Me and my boyfriend are trying to conceive, but he is taking methadone will that cause problems with us trying to conceive?

Me and my boyfriend are trying to conceive, but he is taking methadone will that cause problems with us trying to conceive?

Fertility and meds: It should not directly affect sperm count however it would be important to get a semen analysis to check his baseline count. However, medications like Methadone can have an affect on performance. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive, is there any certain position or way I can ensure contraception faster? Me and my husband want a baby! please help

I am trying to conceive, is there any certain position or way I can ensure contraception faster? Me and my husband want a baby! please help

No: Its commonly thought that keeping the hips elevated can help keep semen more available to enter the cervix. Theoretically this could be true but it is not proven...The best way to conceive is to enjoy each other and have fun. If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for over 9 months it may be time to consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Me and my husband is trying to conceive but I have pcos what are the steps we need to take to be successful. I'm not on any meds?

Me and my husband is trying to conceive but I have pcos what are the steps we need to take to be successful.  I'm not on any meds?

Track cycles: Bethany, PCOS may cause infertility by irregular ovulation. Track your cycles (mark them down). Ovulation usually is mid-month. You can buy OTC ovulation kits to see when/if you are ovulating. These turn positive 1-2 days BEFORE you ovulate, and that's the best time to have sex.If cycles are irregular, there are meds that can help you (metformin, clomid, (clomiphene) letrozole). take a prenatal starting now. ...Read more

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Husband is on testosterone and we are trying to conceive what will he have to do?

Husband is on testosterone and we are trying to conceive what will he have to do?

Stop testosterone!: More likely than not, testosterone replacement therapy, whether by injection, cream/lotion/gel or patch, will render a man infertile. Therefore, if you're trying to conceive, he has to stop his t replacement. Depending upon dose & duration, it may take upwards of 2yrs to regain sperm production. In meantime, off-label use of hcg, Clomiphene & tamoxifen etc have been studied to increase t & sperm. ...Read more

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My husband and i are going to start trying to conceive. How often should we have sex to ensure maximum firtility?

2-3 times weekly: That is often enough to assure that sperm will be around at time of ovulation but not often enough to deplete the sperm count for that important day. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me to get my seven year old to start flossing his teeth? I feel like he's certainly ready to begin flossing on his own, but he refuses to try. Is there anything that can be done to make learning how to floss on their own more enjoyable for

Can anyone help me to get my seven year old to start flossing his teeth? I feel like he's certainly ready to begin flossing on his own, but he refuses to try. Is there anything that can be done to make learning how to floss on their own more enjoyable for

I : I had a couple of thoughts in addition to dr. Mcleod's recommendations. There is a book called "brush, floss and rinse" for preschool to grade 1. That might help to stimulate his interest. Play doh now has a "doctor drill n fill playset" that allows the child to play dentist. It looks very fun and might help soften his views on not helping with his own oral care. ...Read more

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How long will i need to watch or monitor my daughter brushing her teeth? My daughter turned six, and i think she's now able and ready to brush her teeth on her own. I want to be there to watch while she does it for a while to make sure she's doing it righ

How long will i need to watch or monitor my daughter brushing her teeth? My daughter turned six, and i think she's now able and ready to brush her teeth on her own. I want to be there to watch while she does it for a while to make sure she's doing it righ

I : I don't think one can put a specific time as to when a child is responsible enough to brush their teeth adequately. Every child matures at a different pace. How do you feel about the job your daughter is doing? Does she take at least a minute to complete her routine, or does she take 10 seconds? I would monitor her (possibly from a short distance) to see how well she does it. Most children want to please their parents and don't want to be reprimanded. When you bring her for her check ups, what does her dentist say? How clean are her teeth? That may give you more insight as to how well she is doing. ...Read more

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Me and my husband are trying hard past 5 months to conceive for a baby during my fertile days but its not working at all. Can you help to suggest smth?

Me and my husband are trying hard past 5 months to conceive for a baby during my fertile days but its not working at all. Can you help to suggest smth?

Ovulation Kit: At age 29, 5 months is not anything to be concerned about. You could try doing an ovulation predictor kit (which you can get at any pharmacy) to assist with determining your fertile period. As you approach a year without success, you might obtain a basic infertility evaluation by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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My husband and i are trying to have a baby one last time. I am 41 years old. Is it anything I should be doing to prepare? Is there any medication i can take from the doctor that will increase fertility?

My husband and i are trying to have a baby one last time. I am 41 years old. Is it anything I should be doing to prepare? Is there any medication i can take from the doctor that will increase fertility?

The : The best answer is to see a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility specialist) to determine what your potential for getting pregnant is, or you may lose valuable time. Most women will be unable to get pregnant by the age of 45, but may start experiencing a lot of difficulty, even using fertility treatments, as early as age 42. Additionally, miscarriage rates rise for the same reason the risk of down's syndrome rises after 35...The eggs that are released (ovulated) are more prone to have chromosomal errors. As previously mentioned your reproductive potential can be assessed by performing 3 tests: day 3 fsh, amh & an antral follicle count on ultrasound. The important thing to mention is that while there may be age available statistics, those are just averages for your age group. Your chances may be better or worse based on these values and your history. Typically a normal value for fsh is 4-8. A value between 8-15 may indicated decreased ovarian function, and above 15 may predict significant problems getting pregnant. One test that is newer and shows a lot of promise is the amh value. A value less than 1.0 suggests compromised ovarian function and may suggest decreased responsiveness to medication. Often an amh value may pick up subtle ovarian dysfunction before the more traditional test, fsh. The information derived from the amh test can be used to influence what treatment is chosen for your particular circumstance. In a study we published at brown university, amh values less than 1.0 corresponded with less eggs retrieved during ivf (6 or less eggs). Finally, the antral follicle count involves counting the number of "developing eggs" (follicles) and can be used to estimate your ovarian function as well. A fertility specialist will also be able to evaluate and treat other factors that may decrease your chances of getting pregnant. In the interim it is always best to continue taking prenatal vitamins, limit caffeine intake to once daily, avoid cigarette smoke and eat healthy. Stephan krotz, M.D. Advanced fertility center of texas. ...Read more

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Im trying to conceive from 1year hv unexplained infertlity. My belly is fatty can i use treadmill while trying to conceive if yes in low speed or high?

Im trying to conceive from 1year hv unexplained infertlity. My belly is fatty can i use treadmill while trying to conceive if yes in low speed or high?

Yes you can: use a treadmill, it will not slow you down getting pregnant. High speed or low speed is mostly preference, but there may be several reasons using lower speed is more enjoyable and more sustainable, I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?

My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?

Mostly vegetables!: Most people lose weight on a vegetarian diet but it's best to avoid fried foods & simple carbs.I advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx also see http://vegetarian.About.Com/od/vegetarianvegan101/u/gettingstarted.Htm the key to weight loss is permanent diet changes leading to steady weight loss- positive results keep one motivated! ...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


Conception (Definition)

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