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I need a bit of advice on getting pregnant.

I am 22 and my partner is 28. He works away in the week, therefore I only see him Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have been trying to conceive for 5 months (this being the 5th) and still no joy.

I have not bothered with ovulation kits because it would not make a difference as I said before I only see him on weekends.

Is this drastically lowering my chances of getting pregnant? I also have irregular periods between 34-40 day cycle.


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replied July 29th, 2011
Getting Pregnant Answer A25543
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If you are having irregular periods, this could be indicative that you are not having periodic ovulation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for underlying cause for irregular periods and problems affecting ovulation. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you regularize your menstrual cycles. If ovaries are functional and if you are having periodic ovulation, you can consider combining checking cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Keep lying still for sometime after intercourse (do not change positions after ejaculation has occurred). Put pillows under buttocks to minimize spill. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Sperms once released can stay alive for 3-4 days inside you. The egg once released from ovary can stay alive for 6-7 days, so try to time your intercourse around the time of your probable ovulation days. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance.
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