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Can you exercise every day while trying to conceive?

Can you exercise every day while trying to conceive?

Of course!: Millions of americans are trying to conceive today and every day. It is a normal part of a normal life, so that means eating healthy foods, exercising a normal amount, staying relaxed and happy, etc... So, daily exercise is fine to do. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Best foods to take while trying to conceive or diet plan for conceiving.

Best foods to take while trying to conceive or diet plan for conceiving.

Balanced diet: The proper balance of fat, mostly vegetable, carbohydrates, complex type from fruits and proteins should do just fine. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and get a Folic Acid (1mg. Daily) supplement. Consult your physician for a complete list. ...Read more

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How to lose weight safely while trying to conceive ttc?

How to lose weight safely while trying to conceive ttc?

Go for it: You want to be in the best shape of your life, pregnant or non-pregnant. There are numerous regimens, just find one that fits your mindset and pocket book. ...Read more

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How to reduce weight in a month without exercise as I am trying to conceive?

Weight: Hello. You might get a better result & be healthier if you exercised regularly. However, 4 to 8 pounds in a month would be a reasonable goal. ...Read more

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Healthy things to eat when trying to concieve?

Healthy things to eat when trying to concieve?

Whole-milk dairy: One study found a serving a day of full-fat dairy (milk, yogurt, ice cream) may help women with ovulation problems. Take prenatal vitamins with 800 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid. 4-5 mg of Folic Acid if anti-seizure meds or a history of birth defects. Avoid excess alcohol, smoking, marijuana, drugs, and review prescription meds with your md. See a rei if not prego in 1 year, sooner if irregular. ...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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What are good exercises to start off with when your trying to lose weight and get healthy?

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What are good exercises to start off with when your trying to lose weight and get healthy?

Walking: A fifteen minute walk each day will do wonders for maintaining your fitness and blood sugar levels. Walk at a comfortable pace at first, and as you become accustomed to it, increase the speed and distance. Former Mr. Universe Steve Reeves recommended "Power Walking" as the way he maintained his fitness, after being severely injured in one of his action movies. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

Sugarfree: Any vitamin if a multi and bought at a reputable store. More important to count calories. Do something that has a great track record-- meaning that works-- join weight watchers. It works. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do exercise when trying to conceive?

Yes: There is no restriction on regular light exercise when trying to conceive. Very strenuous competitive sports have been shown to be associated with menstrual irregularity and hence conception. ...Read more

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Im 263 and trying to get pregnant can I conceive

It's possible: As long as you are ovulating at your present weight, then it's very possible for you to conceive. ...Read more

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My question is how to regulate periods and get enough progesterone to produce healthy eggs! unable to conceive do to irregular periods.

My question is how to regulate periods and get enough progesterone to produce healthy eggs! unable to conceive do to irregular periods.

There are multiple options for cycle control in patients with irregular periods.: Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, NuvaRing and the orthoevera patch and cyclic Progesterone treatments help to normalize and regulate menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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My husband & I are wanting to try to conceive. What can we do to increase our chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy?

My husband & I are wanting to try to conceive. What can we do to increase our chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy?

Preconception: taking prenatal vitamins before you conceive and having your spouse take a multivitamin as well. You can also use ovulation prediction kits to help time when you are most likely to conceive. Lastly have an OB provider picked out that will take you for early prenatal care. ...Read more

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I want to conceive what should I do to conceive fast?What are the positions to conceive fast?

I want to conceive what should I do to conceive fast?What are the positions to conceive fast?

Have sex!: Regularly. Don't use contraception or wear condom. No position better than other. Just enjoy your togetherness. Of course, go see your family doc for preconception counseling. Also start prenatal vitamin w/lots of Folic Acid to minimize risk for spinal tube defect. Congratulations & good luck! don't forget to eat right & exercise so that you're as healthy as possible now & during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there important vitamins or supplements to add to my diet while I am trying to get pregnant?

Are there important vitamins or supplements to add to my diet while I am trying to get pregnant?

Yes: Women attempting pregnancy should take a good multivitamin that contains at least 1mg of folic acid. That has been shown to decrease the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida, meningomyeolocele & anencephaly. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do exercise when trying to conceive?

Yes: There is no restriction on regular light exercise when trying to conceive. Very strenuous competitive sports have been shown to be associated with menstrual irregularity and hence conception. ...Read more

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Can you exercise every day while trying to conceive?

Of course!: Millions of americans are trying to conceive today and every day. It is a normal part of a normal life, so that means eating healthy foods, exercising a normal amount, staying relaxed and happy, etc... So, daily exercise is fine to do. ...Read more

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How to reduce weight in a month without exercise as I am trying to conceive?

Weight: Hello. You might get a better result & be healthier if you exercised regularly. However, 4 to 8 pounds in a month would be a reasonable goal. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise will I do when trying to conceive?

What kind of exercise will I do when trying to  conceive?

Intercourse...: is the best exercise to help you conceive. Other than that, your normal exercise routine is fine to continue. If you are just planning to start exercising, start slow (walking, light strength training, gentle yoga) and gradually build up your endurance and strength. That advice is the same if you are trying to conceive or not. An exercise you will do consistently is the best. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive for more then a year. Can i exercise during my fertile days or on my ovulation day?

I am trying to conceive for more then a year. Can i exercise during my fertile days or on my ovulation day?

Seek REI care!: Seek care with a reputable reproductive endocrinologist infertility specialist in your area. They can answer your questions about periconceptional exercise in detail. I would recommend you take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, avoid strenuous exercise (no competitive/professional/contact sports) but you may exercise moderately with treadmill, stationary bike, swimming, or brisk walking. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to use when trying to conceive? How much exercise is to much? I have one tube left,i want to be fertile as possible when i can try

What is a good diet to use when trying to conceive? How much exercise is to much? I have one tube left,i want to be fertile as possible when i can try

Go for it: A balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Daily exercise of moderate degree lasting at least 30 minutes (walking the dog counts!). One tube is enough. Don't try too hard - just hard enough. If you're not taking folic acid, you ought to be! (even before conception to reduce the risk of neurologic birth defects). Good luck to you! ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive but want to start working out. I've heard starting to exercise can cause missed periods. Does this hurt my chances of ttc?

Moderation. : It is ok to exercise when you are trying to conceive and when you are pregnant. In fact, it can be good for you-improving your health and relieving stress. Extreme exercise can have an adverse effect upon fertility and general health so use common sense. Stay well hydrated. Do not overdo it. If you are not sure what is safe, talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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Is zumba exercise ok to do while ttc? I'm afraid if i don't realize the first few weeks i conceived and cause harm?

Fine : Zumba is fine while trying to conceive and in pregnancy. Occasionally we limit someone's activity secondary to complications but most people can continue exercise throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive ?

See site given below: Please consult this site for good information. I wish you the best and may he bless you with a healthy baby. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/8-ways-to-boost-your-fertility. ...Read more

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Recommendations for someone trying to conceive?

Recommendations for someone trying to conceive?

OPKs: start taking prenatal vitamins before you conceive and you can use OPKs (ovulation prediction kits) to assist with timing of intercourse. ...Read more

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I need a counsel on trying to conceive?

I need a counsel on trying to conceive?

Search this site: There is a lot of information on this site on Trying to Conceive. Do a search and you will find a great deal of information. Get a good history, physical and PAP smear, and be sure you don't have any std's and any appropriate lab tests before you try to conceive to make sure you are in good health. If you have not conceived after one year of trying, please see a fertility specialist. ...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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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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Hello I'm 17 and been trying to conceive for nearly 7 months?

Hello I'm 17 and been trying to conceive for nearly 7 months?

1 year: At age 17 every doctor would tell you the same thing: keep trying for a year. Even normal 17 year olds may take up to 1 year. The exception would be if you already have a known fertility problem, one that has been diagnosed. Meantime I suggest you review how to maximize your chances trying: counting cycle days, testing for ovulation, timing of intercourse. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive: boxers or briefs?

Trying to conceive: boxers or briefs?

Either: We know that if you are trying to conceive, you shouldn't soak your testicles in hot water (Jacuzzis are out), but does wearing tight underwear create enough excess heat to adversely affect the sperm? It turns out that scientists have actually studied this question. Men who wear briefs have exactly the same scrotal temperature and sperm parameters as men who wear boxers - either one is fine. ...Read more

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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