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Many things: 1. If trying for 1 year seek advice from a reproductive endocrinologist to run basic tests. 2. If just starting and less than 35 years monitor your period and use ovulation predictor kits (commercially available) and have intercourse 3 days after the surge indicated by the kit. Try that for 6 mnths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No guarantees: Some tips: have sex with your man mid-cycle. Empty your bladder before sex and elevate your hips slightly on a pillow during sex. Lie on your back for sex and stay there for at least 10 minutes after ejaculation. Make sure you don't have any vaginal infections. Watch for signs of ovulation ( a mucusy discharge with the consistency of egg white) . That's the night to make the candlelight dinner ! ...Read more
Meet someone...: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days, and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. ...Read more
Timing: If your cycle is regular at 28 days, then you most likely ovulate about day 14. You can use a basal temp method taking temp every morning starting day 11-12 and you will see a small temp rise when you ovulate. Schedule sex about every 2 days around this event as sperm live about 3 days. Can also use an ovulation predictor test kit for same timing. Don't use lubricants as some are spermicidal. ...Read more
Try ovulation kit: You can buy an ovulation test kit at any pharmacy which will tell you when you are ovulating. This will help you know when to time sexual intercourse to maximize your chance of getting pregnant. Remember to take you prenatal vitamins now to get the Folic Acid on board before you get pregnant to prevent certain birth defects. ...Read more
When you ovulate: The best way to achieve pregnancy is to use ovulation predictor kits and time intercourse for when you are ovulating. If you have normal menstrual cycles, this should be around day 14 (day one being the first day of menses). But, success depends on your fertility (age, health, husbands health and sperm count). ...Read more
Ovulation kit: The biggest concern with irregular periods is that you may not be ovulating. If you are ovulating, it is most likely that it is occuring between 10-14 days from the first day of your period, regardless of the interval. An ovulation kit can show if this is the case. If you're not producing eggs with each period, there's really no reliably quick method for getting pregnant without some medical help. ...Read more
Know your cycle: First, if you're not already, track your cycle to see how many days it is. Average is 28 days. You can use ovulation kits, temperature log, ad check changes in cervical mucous to determine when you're ovulating.- usually between days 13-15. This is when you should be having intercourse to try to fertilize an egg. Start taking a prenatal vitamin with Folic Acid to prepare your body for pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why? : I notice you are 21. Why the need to get pregnant fast? Most 21 year old spend lots of time and energy trying to avoid pregnancy as they are working towards a successful education or career. The decisions we make as a young person shape the life we will live forever. I'm just curious in your case ---- what's the rush? ...Read more
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