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How To Stay Encouraged When Trying To Conceive
Search this site: There is a lot of information on this site on Trying to Conceive. Do a search and you will find a great deal of information. Get a good history, physical and PAP smear, and be sure you don't have any std's and any appropriate lab tests before you try to conceive to make sure you are in good health. If you have not conceived after one year of trying, please see a fertility specialist. ...Read more
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
Things to consider: There are several things to consider here. Doctors do not even think about infertility until someone has been trying to conceive for over a year without success. This means that you have been having sex regularly around your time of ovulation for over a year without a resulting pregnancy. If you have not been trying that long be patient. If you have, see your doctor for an exam and labs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet for pregnancy: A very healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, organic milk, organic butter, grass fed beef, avoid chemicals and pesticides so eat organically grown food as much as possible. Avoid genetically modified foods. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Avoid drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doc: You did not ask a question! After 2 years, with no luck, get evaluated. First, a good history and physical and appropriate blood tests, and possibly imaging studies can be done. Then your doc can decide if a referral to a fertility specialist is the next step. At some point he may ask that your partner get a physical and lab work too. Hope it turns out to be something simple to correct. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamins: Take a prenatal vitamin with 800 micrograms (mcg) of Folic Acid or more. Talk to your OB if taking anti-seizure medications or a family history of birth defects. Avoid excess alcohol, smoking, marijuana, other drugs, and review any prescription meds with your doctors. Get a flu shot. Have intercourse 2-3 x a week and see a rei if not prego in 1 year at age 30, sooner if you have irregular cycles. ...Read more
Ferrus - Iron?: Ferrus sulfate is the tech name for iron. Most women are slightly anemic due to the bleeding of their monthly periods. Taking iron helps to build those stores so they are full when she gets pregnant and gives up even more to the baby. Does not really help with conception but overall health. ...Read more
Up to you: Your profile says you're 43 years old. I don't think you need to wait any longer. Of course, perhaps you meant to ask a different question and maybe part of your question is missing. ...Read more
Intercourse...: is the best exercise to help you conceive. Other than that, your normal exercise routine is fine to continue. If you are just planning to start exercising, start slow (walking, light strength training, gentle yoga) and gradually build up your endurance and strength. That advice is the same if you are trying to conceive or not. An exercise you will do consistently is the best. ...Read more
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