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I'm really beginning to get bummed. I have been trying to get pregnant for over 4 months. I'm using a calendar to track ovulation. Any suggestions?

I'm really beginning to get bummed. I have been trying to get pregnant for over 4 months. I'm using a calendar to track ovulation. Any suggestions?

Patience: We do not consider it to be a problem until you've had regular, unprotected intercourse for a year. The ovulation predictor kits are available over the counter and are useful for predicting your most fertile time. You may also notice that around the time of ovulation your cervical mucus becomes more profuse and like egg whites. ...Read more

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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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How to get pregnant ? I've been trying to get pregnant for about a 2 months already and nothing yet when is it the best time to do it and get pregnant?

How to get pregnant ? I've been trying to get pregnant for about a 2 months already and nothing yet when is it the best time to do it and get pregnant?

If : If a couple has intercourse about three days a week evenly spread out, then there is no need to specifically time intercourse. This is because sperm live for up to 6 days in the fallopian tube. If frequent intercourse is a problem then using an over-the-counter urine ovulation predictor kit and timing intercourse on the day it turns positive and the day after it turns positive is a good way to time intercourse. The best thing to do is to have intercourse every other day starting the day you start the ovulation predictor kit (the kit explains when to start) and then have intercourse again the day and the day after the kit turns positive. The point here is that it is never a good idea to abstain from intercourse until the kit turns positive. This is because the egg is only fertilizable for 24 hours after it comes out of the ovary. If your kit is off by just one day, you can miss your opportunity. That is why it is best to have the "troops on the field" so to speak, waiting for the egg to come. This issue of missing the first day can happen if a person is testing very early in the morning. Some studies have shown that the majority of lh surges happen around 3 to 4 in the morning. If a person is using their first urine in the morning and that is at 5 - 6 am, the lh surge in the blood might not have made it to the urine maximally by them. I tell my patient to test between 10 and 11 am for this reason. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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2 years of trying to conceive w no luck, i ovulate or at least i'm pretty sure I am as i track it. Periods are on time every mo. Not sure what to do?

2 years of trying to conceive w no luck, i ovulate or at least i'm pretty sure I am as i track it. Periods are on time every mo. Not sure what to do?

seek out help: If you and your partner have been trying over a year (less if you are over 35) it is time to seek out help. You can either seek out a fertility specialist or start with your gyn. The will begin a work up to see what is wrong. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to predict ovulation? I've been trying to conceive for 7 months with no luck :( I am becoming fusturated by this.. I've used the calendar method and the kit and every moth aunt flow comes :( I have gone back to see how many time

What would be the best way to predict ovulation? I've been trying to conceive for 7 months with no luck :( I am becoming fusturated by this.. I've used the calendar method and the kit and every moth aunt flow comes :( I have gone back to see how many time

Infertility : Infertility is not diagnosed until one year of trying to conceive without success. At this point an infertility work up can be done on yourself and your husband. For him it would be a simple semen analysis to look at the quantity and quality of the sperm. For you it would entail hormone testing, std testing, pelvic exam, and likely a pelvic ultrasound. You are not considered infertile yet, so for now i would suggest you continue using ovulation kits to try to an predict your ovulation date, and most importantly try to relax. Sometimes merely stress and anxiety about getting pregnant is the reason you can't.] achieve it. Focus on other things in your life; help others that need it, immerse yourself in work or a project. I think this will help. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is an ovulation calendar?

What is an ovulation calendar?

Record of menses: An ovulation calendar is a record of the days of the menstrual cycle with symptoms. For most women, cervical mucous appears d 12-13 of a natural cycle. At ovulation there may be a mild ovarian cramp or pain day 13-15. Ups and downs of mood develop along with swings in ovarian hormones. ...Read more

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How can you use ovulation calendar method?

How can you use ovulation calendar method?

Calendar: No one wants to answer this question because it's very iffy in our opinion. I think the apps on the phone are fun and make you feel like you're doing something but probably have limited value. What you should know is 1. You ovulate 14 days before your next. I.E. A 16 on a 30 day cycle 2. Around the time of ovulation you should see changes in your mucous 3. Look for cramping or pain on the right or the left. ...Read more

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According to my ovulation calendar, I was fertile the 9, 10, 11, 12 and tomorrow would be my most fertile day. If I unprotected sex each one of those days and once twice, what are my chances of getting pregnant? Also, would I be feeling sick so soon?

According to my ovulation calendar, I was fertile the 9, 10, 11, 12 and tomorrow would be my most fertile day. If I unprotected sex each one of those days and once twice, what are my chances of getting pregnant? Also, would I be feeling sick so soon?

About 25%: A couple only has about a 25% chance of conceiving any given month. Any sick feeling you are experiencing is not related to possible conception. It takes a few weeks for hormone levels to rise to the point that is high enough to cause suck feelings. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a week by week pregnancy calendar suggested?

Is a week by week pregnancy calendar suggested?

Very helpful: It is very helpful to understand and to anticipate your body changes and the current development of your baby. Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". ...Read more

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How to calculate weeks of pregnancy using calendar?

How to calculate weeks of pregnancy using calendar?

See below: Subtract 3 months from your first day of your last menstrual period, then add 1 week. ...Read more

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My bf came in me 6 days ago when chance of pregnancy on my calendar was high. Is there anything I can do now to prevent a possible pregnancy?

My bf came in me 6 days ago when chance of pregnancy on my calendar was high. Is there anything I can do now to prevent a possible pregnancy?

It's a bit late.: There are several options for "emergency postcoital contraception " (Plan B pills, Ulipristal pills, a copper intrauterine device ...). but they all seem to lose their effectiveness if used after 5 days; it is usually recommended that they be used ASAP after unprotected intercourse and up to 5 days later only. ...Read more