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When is the best time for me to try to conceive?

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Hi me and my partner have been trying for a baby for some time now. I thought i could of been pregnant up until today - (a couple of hours ago) I started my period. When is the best time for me to try to conceive?


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replied January 6th, 2013
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
On an average, women are known to get pregnant within 3-4 months of trying, hence, if you are not successful in your pregnancy plans within 6 months to 1 year of trying, you should 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 cervix position, 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.
Take care.


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