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What should my husband do if we are ttc?

What should my husband do if we are ttc?

Semen Analysis test: A semen analysis through a fertility clinic is a good place to start for him. In couples who aren't getting pregnant after trying for a year or longer, almost half the time there is a sperm issue (40-50%). It could be the only problem or occur along with problems on your side. He should also quit tobacco use, cut down alcohol if moderate to heavy drinking, avoid drugs and aim for a normal weight. ...Read more

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Trying To Conceive (Definition)

Trying to conceive means trying to get pregnant. Patients understand that the best to conceive is when the women is in the middle of her cycle day 12 to day 14 (with the first day of your ...Read more


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My husband smokes too much. Could this affect us if we are ttc?

My husband smokes too much. Could this affect us if we are ttc?

Probably not: Your husband would like to cut back, like all smokers. Don't nag or criticize. Consider joining a fitness program or exercising together. Most important right now is maintaining a loving marriage, emphasizing what's good and what you love about each other. This will help more than any magic. Your family physicain can help with smoking cessation; some of the new meds are helpful. Love each other. ...Read more

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What drugs and drinks should my husband avoid if ttc?

What drugs and drinks should my husband avoid if ttc?

Trying to conceive?: He should limit the amount of alcohol he drinks. Heavy drinking can reduce the quality and quantity of sperm. He should avoid illegal drugs. Like cigarettes, marijuana can decrease sperm movement and cause sperm to be misshapen. Cocaine and heroin also interfere with healthy sperm. Also avoid these meds: calcium channel blocker (for hi bp), tricyclics (depression), anti-androgens and testosterone. ...Read more

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M husband and i are ttc before he gets deployed in sept are their any quick methods ?

M husband and i are ttc before he gets deployed in sept are their any quick methods ?

Folate, (folic acid) regular sex.: Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, have regular (at least 2-3 times/week) unprotected vaginal intercourse with increasing frequency around the middle of your cycle (ovulation kits help tell when the egg is released), avoid smoking, drugs/alcohol, eat healthy/balanced diet, maintain a positive attitude - and the stork will come. He must avoid saunas, overexertion, stress. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Ttc since 2years . Mine n my husband'a tests are normal. I have two kids and am 30 now. I still have chance ?

Ttc since 2years . Mine n my husband'a tests are normal. I have two kids and am 30 now. I still have chance ?

More details: Can you explain in more details about the medical problem without using abbreviations for me to be able to help you ...Read more

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Me and my husband have been ttc for almost a year with no luck he is 23 and I am 26 what could be wrong with us?

Me and my husband have been ttc for almost a year with no luck he is 23 and I am 26 what could be wrong with us?

See a Fertility MD: Most young couples get pregnant in the 1st year of trying, but it could still happen naturally. If not prego, see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md to get checked out: we test your ovarian reserve (egg supply), look for hormonal problems, blocked fallopian tubes, fibroids or polyps inside your uterus. Your partner needs a semen analysis as there's a sperm problem almost half the time. ...Read more

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My husband and i are ttc and after 6 months of no succes, should we worry or should try other methods what can help us?

My husband and i are ttc and after 6 months of no succes, should we worry or should try other methods what can help us?

Don't worry too much: If you're 27 with regular cycles and a clean health history for both of you, it's not very worrying. At this point you could use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) to time intercourse. If you're irregular, have a history of endometriosis, stds such as chlamydia, or surgery such as a burst appendix, see a fertility specialist (rei) for help now, otherwise you can try for 12 months before seeing a rei. ...Read more

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My husband and i are ttc. Is it okay to take anti inflammatories while trying?

My husband and i are ttc. Is it okay to take anti inflammatories while trying?

Ovulation: It is best to avoid anti-inflammatory mediation while trying to conceive. Ovulation is an inflammatory process and these medications may affect it. ...Read more