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Dr. Gerard Honore
1,076 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.


Dr. Leila Hashemi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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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. Adam Levy
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Dr. Gerard Honore
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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.


Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
23 years in practice
55M people helped
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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?

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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
31 years in practice
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Be in the best health possible prior to getting pregnant and if possible not over early 30's in age. ...See more

Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
31 years in practice
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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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 ?

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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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
31 years in practice
523K people helped
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Meet the high risk team prior to getting pregnant and get your concerns addressed. ...See more

Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
31 years in practice
523K people helped
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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
Once
Take a walk; walking promotes easier labor
Daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
Daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
Daily
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Board Certified, Pediatrics
14 years in practice
789K people helped
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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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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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