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How To Get Pregnant
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
After the wedding...: After the wedding, find a nice happy home to settle down in. Make it a good place to feel safe and secure, to live a low-stress life. Figure out the menstrual cycle and when ovulation is. Then, don't think too much about babies or pregnancies. Just start to have sex twice a day from 4 days before the estimated ovulation day through the day after. Those should be the best days. ...Read more
Day 14 but it varies: In an ideal 28-day cycle ovulation occurs 14 days after the first day (CD 14) of the last menstrual period. In real life, most of us have seen apparently normal ovulations between day 11 and maybe 15-16. For women with regular but longer cycles, let's use 35 days as an example, best guess is usually 35-14= cycle-day 21. With irregular cycles, there is no general reliable rule of thumb. ...Read more
Intercourse: Conception occurs when you ovulate and there are sperm present. Ovulation is where an egg is released from the ovary, and on average occurs 14 days from the start of your period. Sperm cannot be present in the fallopian tubes unless you're having unprotected vaginal intercourse. ...Read more
Many things: 1. If trying for 1 year seek advice from a reproductive endocrinologist to run basic tests. 2. If just starting and less than 35 years monitor your period and use ovulation predictor kits (commercially available) and have intercourse 3 days after the surge indicated by the kit. Try that for 6 mnths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All or just some: Change in cervical fluid, change in cervical firmness and position, increased basal temperature - most commonly used, also: breast tenderness, some cramping or pain on one side of the pelvis, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating increased sex drive, heightened sense of smell, taste. ...Read more
Timing: If your cycle is regular at 28 days, then you most likely ovulate about day 14. You can use a basal temp method taking temp every morning starting day 11-12 and you will see a small temp rise when you ovulate. Schedule sex about every 2 days around this event as sperm live about 3 days. Can also use an ovulation predictor test kit for same timing. Don't use lubricants as some are spermicidal. ...Read more
Early morning temp: The basal body temperature is the temperature your body is at when you first wake up, before you get moving for the day. We use it to check for when your body releases an egg. It can only be measured with a special thermometer which reads temperature at a more accurate scale. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No guarantees: Some tips: have sex with your man mid-cycle. Empty your bladder before sex and elevate your hips slightly on a pillow during sex. Lie on your back for sex and stay there for at least 10 minutes after ejaculation. Make sure you don't have any vaginal infections. Watch for signs of ovulation ( a mucusy discharge with the consistency of egg white) . That's the night to make the candlelight dinner ! ...Read more
Meet someone...: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days, and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. ...Read more
Infrequent periods: Infrequent periods such as getting less than 6 periods a year, can mean you aren't releasing an egg. So you are less likely to get pregnant. Other causes of infertility aren't visible, so the only way to know is to try and get pregnant and not get pregnant. If you attempt pregnancy for over a year with no luck then see a doctor. ...Read more
Choice: It doesn't matter at all from the point of view of successfully conceiving. So the best time of day is the one you like (or can make happen.) ...Read more
Depend on baby's age: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be evaluated for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more
~20% per cycle: The ideal time to have sex is 1-2 days prior to ovualtion. Doing so would probably yield ~20% chance of conceiving each cycle, ~50% chance conceiving within 6 months, ~85% conceiving within one year. If not pregnant by then, recommend seek infertility evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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