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How To Stay Encouraged When Trying To Conceive
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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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
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
My husband and i are going to start trying to conceive. How often should we have sex to ensure maximum firtility?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Period: If you are ovulating you will have a spontaneous period. Why did you stop ovulating? ...Read more
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