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How To Stay Encouraged When Trying To Conceive
Helpful hints: If your period are regular, you should not have sex days 9, 10, and 11 of your cycle counting from the 1st day of your period. You can have too much sex, more is not necessarily better. Try sex on day 12, 13, and 15 none on day 9, 10 , and 11 to allow sperm to regenerate. If not pregnant in 8 months, or if your periods are irregular, see your obgyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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