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What are some ways to stay encouraged when trying to get pregnant?

What are some ways to stay encouraged when trying to get pregnant?

Count your blessings: Keeping positive when trying to conceive (ttc) is tough when one gets discouraging "news" month after month. It takes a lot to keep on trying, but most couples that adapt well to this situation focus not only on the baby they might have but also on the parts of their lives that work well now. In other words, they are prepared for whatever outcome results while enjoying every step of the journey. ...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


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How can I stay positive when trying to reach my weight goals?

How can I stay positive when trying to reach my weight goals?

Let's Count the Ways: There are numerous ways to stay positive while accomplishing your weight loss and health goals. It helps to recognize that you're choosing to lose weight and improve your lifestyle because you believe that this is superior to your previous lifestyle. So, celebrate your good fortune in being wise enough to pick a superior way of living--healthfully! then, be sure not to deprive yourself of fun. ...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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How do you prevent std's when trying to conceive?

How do you prevent std's when trying to conceive?

Uninfected partners: Have sex with someone who doesnt have an std. You should both be tested at the onset (and periodically thru your relationship) of sexually activity to establish baseline std risks. After that, stds are spread through infected genital secretions and skin-to-skin contact, and those things are needed to make babies, so there is always a risk if someone is infected. ...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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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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What to take when trying to conceive at 39?

Folic acid: Folic acid (400mcg daily) has been shown to reduce the risk of certain birth defects. One should avoid undercooked meats, esp lamb, cold cuts and fish that are high in mercury or other heavy metals - these include shark, swordfish, tile fish, king mackerel, and chilean sea bass. One should not smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs. Other issues are best addressed with your caregiver. ...Read more

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Best multivitamin to take when trying to concieve?

Best multivitamin to take when trying to concieve?

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins contain the needed amounts of iron and folic acid. Folic acid 800 micrograms (0.8 mg) is the typical dose in prenatal vitamins. Recently dha has been added to prenatal vitamins which in some studies have showed that there is improved developmental outcomes in babies. You should start prenatal vitamins ahead of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What to take when trying to get pregnant and what to avoid?

What to take when trying to get pregnant and what to avoid?

Prenatal vitamins: Take a prenatal vitamin with at least 800 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid, or a prescription one with 1 milligram (mg) of folic acid. Talk to your OB dr if taking anti-seizure medications or a family or personal history of birth defects; you may need 4-5 mg of folic acid. Avoid excess alcohol, any smoking, marijuana, other drugs, and review any prescription meds with your doctors. Get a flu shot. ...Read more

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We are trying to get pregnant when will be a good time to try?

We  are trying to get pregnant when will be a good time to try?

Conception optimum: Having sex once every other day starting on day 6 or 7 of the menstrual cycle until cycle day 18 gives you a double chance to conceive for each calendar day that you may ovulate ...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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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 to do when trying to get pregnantif breastfeeding?

What to do when trying to get pregnantif breastfeeding?

Have sex!: Joking aside, this is an excellent but difficult question. Your hormone levels decide when you can ovulate again, and this will be irregluar at best and impossible to predict fertility while breastfeeding. It is such a variable thing from one person to the next. Some will ovulate when they stop nursing for a day, others not until they have stopped for much longer. But you need sperm, so enjoy! ...Read more

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Can you stay on lisinopril while trying to get pregnant?

Can you stay on lisinopril while trying to get pregnant?

No: Ladino prowl and ace inhibitors have been known to be harmful during pregnancy. I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Can you have sex to much when trying to concieve?

Can you have sex  to much when trying to concieve?

No, but sort of: If you start having sex frequently too soon before ovulation, the male partners may have very low sperm counts at the time you need him (ovulation.) i recommend starting 2 days before expected ovulation and trying every other day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to jog while trying to conceive?

Is it safe to jog while trying to conceive?

Exercise is fine.: If you've been a jogger all along, it would be fine to continue jogging while trying to conceive. If you've never jogged before, however, now would be the wrong time to start as may tax your body too much. And don't jog too hard too long, as excessive exercise disrupts your body's hormonal milieu and may make it more difficult to conceive. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get motivated to try to succeed after layoffs? I am so depressed.

How can I get motivated to try to succeed after layoffs? I am so depressed.

Great Advice by: Dr Bansal. Sometimes life feels like go up on a down escalator. It is tough working to get to the top. You may fall back a number of times before reaching your destination. But - it you don't make any effort - it is guaranteed that you will remain stuck at the bottom. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell when i begin to ovulate again?

How would i be able to tell when i begin to ovulate again?

Period: If you are ovulating you will have a spontaneous period. Why did you stop ovulating? ...Read more

Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more