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How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant?

How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant?

Good timing: Assuming a 28 day cycle, daily intercourse from about day 8 through 16 should give you your best chance. You should be taking folic acid, eating a balanced diet, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and getting plenty of sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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When after a period do you ovulate?

When after a period do you ovulate?

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

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Symptoms of ovulation?

Symptoms of ovulation?

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

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What is basal body temperature?

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 more

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How do ovulation kits usually work?

Hormone detection: Ovulation kits detect a surge in lh, luteinizing hormone associated with ovulation. The more expensive kits also test for estrogen, which rises a few days before the LH surge, giving earlier signals of ovulation. ...Read more

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What are the best sex positions to conceive?

What are the best sex positions to conceive?

Any and all: Don't make this too complicated. Any and all sex positions are fine so long as sperm is deposited into the vagina. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to have sex if you’re trying to conceive?

What is the best time of day to have sex if you’re trying to conceive?

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

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How to get pregnant fast?

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 more

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How to get pregnant fast?

How to get pregnant fast?

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

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