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Hi my names carly Iam 19 ive been trying to get pregnant for few months now been taking folic acid and few vitamins and going to gym regurley i have sexual intercourse 2 times a day and still get my periods im woundering could it be my weight as iam a little over weight im jusrt abit sceard just hoping to become pregnant should i go see a local doctor to see if im healthy and in fertile i just want few answers on how to become pregnant and the things i need to be doing to become pregnant hope you can help and get back to me.

thanks write back soon carly
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replied November 1st, 2012
Hello Carly,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
On an average, women get pregnant within 3-4 months of trying. If you are not successful in your pregnancy plans within 6 months of trying, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist to get a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal derangements, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially rule out acrosomal protein defect if all other parameters are normal). Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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