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What to do when trying to get pregnantif breastfeeding?

What to do when trying to get pregnantif breastfeeding?

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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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Im trying to get pregnant. What can I do to get pregnant faster?

Im trying to get pregnant. What can I do to get pregnant faster?

Hard to rush nature.: Assuming the same male..... Sex every other day during your most fertile days. ...Read more

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I want to get ready for pregnancy . What can I do to get ready for pregnancy ?

I want to get ready for pregnancy . What can I do to get  ready for pregnancy ?

Prenatal Vitamins: Fantastic for you! start a prenatal vitamin now and begin tracking your periods to make sure you're ovulating regularly. Get into the habit of a healthy diet and daily exercise to ensure your body's cardiovascular system is in tip top shape to handle the stress of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to take when trying to get pregnant and what to avoid?

What to take when trying to get pregnant and what to avoid?

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

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What medication do I need to take when trying to conceive?

What medication do I need to take when trying to conceive?

Conception: Preconceptually, you should start a prenatal vitamin. These are sold over the counter in a variety of formulations. If you do not have regular cycles, you may need further evaluation to decide if you need other medications to aid in conceiving. Preconception counseling with an obstetrician is a great idea too so you can become familiar with any genetic risks you or your partner possess. ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend trying to get pregnant and we need to know what to do get pregnant fast?

Me and my boyfriend trying to get pregnant and we need  to know  what to do get pregnant fast?

Nothing unusual: Generally there is nothing unusual you need to do. In general i would recommend having sex every other day starting at day 8 of your cycle. Other than that there is really nothing else naturally you can or should do. ...Read more

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What to do before you get pregnant and you want a kid?

What to do before you get pregnant and you want a kid?

Take folate (folic acid) .4 mg/: Day for at keast 3 months before conceiving. Don't drink alcohol, smoke tobacco or use illicit drugs. Check with your dr. About your prescription & otc meds.Maintain a good wt. For your height. Discuss child-rearing & discipline with your spouse & ask older generations about family history of medical & mental health disorders. "what to expect when you're expecting" is a pretty good book. ...Read more

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When trying to get pregnant, do I need condom?

When trying to get pregnant, do I need condom?

Fertilization: Pregnancy occurs when sperm fertilizes an egg. Condoms are a barrier used to prevent sperm from meeting the egg. Condoms also help prevent transmission of infection. To achieve pregnancy, you will need to have sexual intercourse without a condom or have artificial insemination. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to get pregnant?

What do I need to do to get pregnant?

Sex: You need to have vaginal intercourse. If there is a problem with getting pregnant, both partners need to be evaluated to determine the cause and any possible treatments. ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant fast what can I do to increase fertility?

I want to get pregnant fast what can I do to increase fertility?

See a REI specialist: If you're 49 you will need help getting pregnant. At any age, seeing a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei) can often help you to conceive faster. We check you for ovulation issues like pcos, other hormonal problems, low egg supply, blocked tubes, problems inside your uterus or sperm problems for your partner. If you smoke, quit, and aim for a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Im 18 trying to get pregnant what is the best thing to try to get pregnant fast?

Im 18 trying to get pregnant what is the best thing to try to get pregnant fast?

Should be no problem: At 18 you should be able to get pregnant fast without much help! if you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) if you want; have intercourse 2-3 times a week. You can try for up to a year but it shouldn't take that long. If you have irregular periods or a previous chlamydia or pid infection see a fertility md after 6 months of trying or less. ...Read more

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Im planning to get pregnant, what should I do in order to get pregnant fast?

Im planning to get pregnant, what should I do in order to get pregnant fast?

Planning 4 pregnancy: Make sure you're healthy generally. Have a check up with your dentist and general practitioner. Also, start taking prenatal vitamins. If you smoke, drink or do drugs, you should seek help and quit those. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant: do you need to lie down after intercourse?

Trying to get pregnant: do you need to lie down after intercourse?

Maybe: Around ovulation, its helpful to put a pillow under your bottom and rest on your back for 20-30 minutes after intercourse. To know when you ovulate, you can use an ovulation prediction test kit. Usually you start testing around day 12 and keep testing until it turns positive. A positive test means you will likely ovulate in 12 to 48 hours so you can time intercourse. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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What to do when trying to conceive and what not to do?

What to do when trying to conceive and what not to do?

Prenatal vitamins: Take a prenatal vitamin with 800 micrograms (mcg) of Folic Acid or more. Talk to your OB if taking anti-seizure medications or a family history of birth defects. Avoid excess alcohol, smoking, marijuana, other drugs, and review any prescription meds with your doctors. Get a flu shot. Have intercourse 2-3 x a week and see a rei if not prego in 1 year at age 30, sooner if you have irregular cycles. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

Abstain: Lots of choices! 1) no sex, 2) barrier method diaphragm/condoms, 3) birth control pills, 4) long-acting contraception iud, depo shot, 5) permanent setrilization vasectomy/tubal ligation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I want to conceive what should I do to conceive fast?What are the positions to conceive fast?

I want to conceive what should I do to conceive fast?What are the positions to conceive fast?

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

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How long do you wait to do a pregnancy test when trying to conceive?

A few days before th: The start of the period then do a blood preg test or most urines will be + then also , if - then do the 1 st day of the missed period. ...Read more