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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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Dr. Warren Foster
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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 soon can I expect to be pregnant when I start trying?

How soon can I expect to be pregnant when I start trying?

It varies: An easy question but a difficult answer. Some women can get pregnant the first cycle they try and some may take months. After one year of unprotected intercourse, a visit to an infertility specialist might be adviseable. I have seen women get pregnant after one time of unprotected sex, while others may take months or even years. ...Read more

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Im trying to get pregnant, but I can't figure out when I actually start ovulating?

Im trying to get pregnant,  but I can't figure out when I actually start ovulating?

Use Technology: There are a ton of apps to help you figure out when you are ovulating. Sometimes it takes a few months to figure out when you are actually ovulating. My personal favorite that I recommend to teens is iPeriod. Once you input your data for a few periods it will tell you when you most likely are ovulating. Have sex on those days to increase the chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Iam trying to get pregnant again this would be my second i just finish my period yesterday when should I start ovulating or beter days to get prrgnant?

Iam trying to get pregnant again this would be my second i just finish my period yesterday when should I start ovulating or beter days to get prrgnant?

Mid cycle: If your periods are regular, you would be ovulating about 2 weeks before the next period starts. For most women that would also be about 2 weeks after the last period started. The time of ovulation is the most fertile time. ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant so im taking my implant out Wednesday do you think i will get pregnant soon?

I want to get pregnant so im taking my implant out Wednesday do you think i will get pregnant soon?

Possibly: The hormonal implants can cause some delay, but often people begin to cycle regularly within a few months after removal. Once your periods are regularly again then you will be ovulating and so could become pregnant. ...Read more

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If we want to get pregnant when should I stop taking the pill?

If we want to get pregnant when should I stop taking the pill?

A month: One should be off the pill a month before trying to conceive. It is also important to be supplementing Folic Acid for several months prior to conception. Finally, it's wise to see a gyn for preconception counselling before trying in order to best assure the healthiest odds of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant to day if tomorrow i menstruate?

Can i get pregnant to day if tomorrow i menstruate?

That would be: Quite unlikely but never say never w pregnancy. Use protection 100% of the time if you aren't ready for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you first start getting periods do you ovulate?

I wanted to know when you first start getting periods do you ovulate?

Periods: Girls - young women - begin ovulating normally in their teens, which is why they start having periods. Teens often have irregular or unpredictable cycles because they have not started a regular pattern o ovulation. ...Read more

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Would i start taking lmwh when i get pregnant or when we start trying to get pregnant? I am on blood thinners for life

Would i start taking lmwh when i get pregnant or when we start trying to get pregnant? I am on blood thinners for life

Before is safer.: Warfarin causes its greatest fetal harm between weeks 6 to 9, so you must not take it during the early part of pregnancy. Since it is possible to not recognize you are pregnant right away, it would be more prudent to switch to lmwh while trying to conceive. Lmwh is expensive and there could be insurance issues getting coverage when not pregnant. If that applies, start asap after missed menses. ...Read more

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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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Once I get pregnant, when do I need to start watching my diet?

Once I get pregnant, when do I need to start watching my diet?

Yes, stops wt gain: You should be watching your diet even before you get pregnant regarding your weight and eating healthy foods, avoiding sugars, fast food etc. Once pregnant the goal is to eat healthy esp. Proteins, fruits and vegetables and not gain too much, but its not the time for weight loss or dieting. ...Read more

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How can I know when I am ovulating and when I should try to conceive?

How can I know when I am ovulating and when I should try to conceive?

Use urine LH kits: Buy over the counter ovulation predictor kits. Best timing for intercourse is starting 5 days before ovulation up to day of ovulation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and I need help. How do I get pregnant fast?

I am trying to get pregnant and I need help. How do I get pregnant fast?

Timing: Timing is the key to getting pregnant. You can use an ovulation prediction kit to direct you to most fertile days of the month or you can have intercourse every other day. Both will increase your chances of getting pregnant. On the other hand, you are 21. Whats the hurry? ...Read more

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When do I wait to see when im pregnant?

When do I wait to see when im pregnant?

See below: If you've missed a period, have breast swelling & tenderness, may be pregnant. Home pregnancy tests usually require 7-10 days after missed period to register; serum pregnancy test can tell much sooner (3 days or so). ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant. Can i still exercise?

I want to get pregnant. Can i still exercise?

Yes but don't overdo: Exercise is an important aspect of health and research suggests that moderate exercise may improve fertility. However, excessive exercise is associated with amenorrhea (lack of menses) or irregular periods, so don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Can i take l-carnitine when im trying to get pregnant?

Can i take l-carnitine when im trying to get pregnant?

Yes ; after.: L-carnitine tartrate (carnipure) shuttles free fatty acids (ffa) to the mitochondria for energy production. It can be taken before and is indicated during gestation, as it reduces the increased level of plasma ffas, main cause of Insulin resistance during pregnancy, which can lead to gestational diabetes in 5-10% of pregnancies. Only 2 g l-carnipure tartrate have an impact on fatty acid enzymes. ...Read more

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Should I stop using lubricants if I am trying to get pregnant?

Should I stop using lubricants if I am trying to get pregnant?

It Depends: If the Lubricant has been designed to be friendly to spream, than you should avoid lubricants because they can interfere with sperm.Even spit can interfere. If you want to use lubricants look for sperm friendly one like Conceive Plus, PreSeed, Yes Baby.But the best lubricant is the one you produce yourself.You produce this lubricant through increasing your sessions of foreplay before intercourse ...Read more

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