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Trying To Get Pregnant
MIddle of Cycle : If you have regular periods, generally the middle of your cycle is the best time to have sex. Sex every other day is probably the optimal timing. If your periods are not regular then you would need some way to figure out when you are ovulating. That can be done with ovulation kits or with the help of a physician. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Evalute plans: At age 20 i encourage you to schedule a visit to discuss birth control options. This is an amazing time in your life where you can shape the rest of your life. This is time to focus on your education, career, growing up and enjoying life. Evaluate whether or not this is the right time for you to become a parent. You can only be young once. ...Read more
I took cabergoline(dostinex) in getting pregnant should I go back to it when trying to conceive again?
Depends: Ask the doctor who prescribed it why you do or do not need it. ...Read more
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
So me and my husband are trying to get pregnant. Can you get pregnant if you have sex the day after you ovulate? Also any tips to help get pregnant?
No: This is a myth, although i admit its a popular one. If 45 years is your correct age, that is likely why you are having difficulty. ...Read more
Do i suppose to have sex on the first fertile day to be able to conceived. I want to get pregnant?
Egg lives 12-24 hour: Sperm lives 7 days and it is an arduous swim to get to the egg, thus the life span. The sperm needs to be awaiting the egg so sex on the day of ovulation will not give sufficient time, starting day 9 after first day of period, have sex every other day or so but the sperm needs some time, lh kits give a 48 hr heads up so that is generally sufficient. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uninfected partners: Have sex with someone who doesnt have an std. You should both be tested at the onset (and periodically thru your relationship) of sexually activity to establish baseline std risks. After that, stds are spread through infected genital secretions and skin-to-skin contact, and those things are needed to make babies, so there is always a risk if someone is infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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