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Dr. Gerard Honore
1,137 doctors shared insights

Getting Pregnant (Overview)

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


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Does working out hard while trying to get pregnant make getting pregnant more difficult?

Does working out hard while trying to get pregnant make getting pregnant more difficult?

Pregnancy: Hi, if you still get ur period then nothing to worry about, sometimes heavy exercise can cause the period to stop but if that's not the case for you then no worries ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
1,137 doctors shared insights

Getting Pregnant (Overview)

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


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What approaches work best to get wife pregnant or increase the chance of getting pregnant?

What approaches work best to get wife pregnant or increase the chance of getting pregnant?

Healthy lifestyle: You and she might consider a healthy lifestyle that includes fruits, veggies, lean meat, exercise and Folic Acid for her. Both might benefit from dha supplementation. Then there are ovulation kits that you can purchase at the drugstore so you know when she will ovulate. Then you want sperm on board when she ovulates. It can take 12 months or longer for conception in normal adults. ...Read more

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Getting Pregnant with IVF (Checklist)

Get complete testing for egg and sperm quality
yearly
Check clinic success rate and compare to other regional programs
4x year
Consider IVF (all treatments) earlier as more successful
2x year
Try to have Day 5 (blastocyst) transfers if possible for implantation
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I have Been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half but don't seem to be getting pregnant why ?

Pregnancy: It is impossible to tell you why you're not getting pregnant I suggest you see a pregnancy specialist to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have tried getting pregnant since i was 18 and alway negative results. Does this mean i can't get pregnant?

I have tried getting pregnant since i was 18 and alway negative results. Does this mean i can't get pregnant?

Maybe not naturally.: If you have had six years of primary infertility, you need to seek care with a reputable in vitro fertilization lab in your area. You may have blocked tubes from prior pid/salpingitis, uterine anomaly or trying the wrong way/time. In any case a visit with a specialist in infertility should help answer your questions and get you pregnant (naturally, or with assistance). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily. ...Read more

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This is my third month trying to get pregnant, last 2 months it didn't work. How to i not obsess over getting pregnant?

.: Usually may take upto 2 years for you to become pregnant. After 2 years of trying regularly is when you need to worry. Make sure you try at your fertile period. Use ovulation detectors and have intercourse on the day after ovulation. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant and I've been trying for a year now and nothing What could I do to help getting pregnant or is there something wrong?

Access to a doc?: 85-90% of totally normal couples conceive with unprotected sex in 1 year, whether they are trying or not, so "infertility" is defined in medicine by failing to conceive in 1 year. By this reasoning you (or your partner) are highly likely to have a problem slowing you down. I don't know how access to fertility care is in Canada but highly recommend seeing a doctor to start problem solving. GL! ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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If i take prenatal pills at walgreen can that better my chances of getting pregnant? Tell me tips step by step in how to get pregnant please ;-)

If i take prenatal pills at walgreen can that better my chances of getting pregnant?  Tell me tips step by step in how to get pregnant please ;-)

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-get-pregnant-fast_10337115.bc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/how-to-get-pregnant/pr00103. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/10-herbs-promote-fertility-increase-chances-2491984.html. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Does it make sense to get a liposuction just before getting pregnant?

Does it make sense to get a liposuction just before getting pregnant?

No: I would strongly recommend you wait until after pregnancy before you consider any type of body contouring procedure. Your body will change with pregnancy and may require a different contouring procedure such as an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Do you think it could be a waste to get liposuction before getting pregnant?

Do you think it could be a waste to get liposuction before getting pregnant?

May be.: If you are planning on pregnancies in the near future, best to wait on having any type of body contouring surgery at this point. Complete pregnancies, achieve a long-term stable weight, and then evaluate to see whether you will need the help of a plastic surgeon to achieve your goals. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long can you wait after getting pregnant and it is still safe to get an abortion?

How long can you wait after getting pregnant and it is still safe to get an abortion?

<24 weeks.: Most us states have laws prohibiting pregnancy termination after 24 weeks (check with your state's laws). In general, the earlier you terminate an undesired pregnancy, the safer, cheaper and less emotionally/physically dangerous it is. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Can I get pregnant from precum, and what are the chances of getting pregnant from precum?

Can I get pregnant from precum, and what are the chances of getting pregnant from precum?

Here are some ...: The odd to conceive from per-cum is probably zero, but no one can guarantee to say it in 100% manner so to serve political correctness and professional self-protection since there is still few sperms in pre-cum. Nonetheless, do HPT in 1 wk after missing period and repeat it in 1 wk if the 1st was (-) and still in doubt. More, seek pro-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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When is best time to get pregnant and which dates are that you can avoid getting pregnant?

When is best time to get pregnant and which dates are that you can avoid getting pregnant?

Not sure...: ...what you're asking. The best time to conceive is when your physical, mental, financial health are optimized, and a caring and committed partner has been selected. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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