Conception And Pregnancy

Conception is the process where sperm moves up through the vagina and uterus and fertilizes an egg in the fallopian tube. The time from conception to childbirth is called pregnancy. Pregnancy usually lasts for 40 weeks.

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How to know my ovulation date if the period of my menstruation cycle varies?

Query: Hi doctor,When should I expect ovulation to occur if my cycles are different each month? It has been ranging from 31-35 days. We are trying to conceive, and I take prenatal vitamins every day. We use Pre-seed lubricant and have been trying for eight months now with no luck. Can I have some advice on...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generally, the rule of thumb is that ovulation takes 14 days before the next periods. In your case, you can take an average of your last three cycles and check with ovulation kit available in the market, starting from two days before two days after the extrapolated date...  Read Full »

The girl I am going to marry is 33. Is it alright to wait for two years to plan a baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 and I am going to marry a girl who is 33 years (two years elder to me). If we do not want to plan for a baby for one or two years after we get married, will she face any problems during pregnancy as she will be above 35 years? Also, will the baby have any problems growing up?  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understand your anxiety. Actually, the chances of conception and having a healthy pregnancy decrease after the age of 30. After 35, the risk of having babies with Down's syndrome increases significantly. So it is best advised medically ...  Read Full »

My girlfriend had bleeding after taking the i-pill. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend, a 20-year-old virgin female, and I had sex, but no intercourse was made as it was our first time. I ejaculated outside of her. For the safe side, she took the i-pill within two hours. Later on the 7th day, she started having pain in her lower abdomen and saw a drop of bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If there was no intercourse, then there was no need to take an i-pill. The bleeding after taking the i-pill was due to its withdrawal effects. There are no chances of pregnancy.   Read Full »

How does Metformin help in conception?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, my wife had a fasting sugar level test. The insulin (fasting serum plasma chemiluminescence) was shown as 9.3 mcg/mL. We had recently consulted a gynecologist who said that the result is very near to borderline case and prescribed Metformin 500 mg tablets. Per the diagnostic labo...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The latest recommendations of the American Diabetic Association include prescribing Metformin to prediabetic patients, those who are at high risk of developing diabetes especially if under 60 years of age. Both, Metformin and lifestyle modifications as exercisin...  Read Full »

I have no plans of having kids for the next five years. Is using protection sufficient to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am married and is not planning for kids for the next five years, but I would like to get intimate physically with my partner. Is there any need to take any medicine, or is using a condom enough? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are different approaches to delaying the pregnancy till you want. One approach is to use a condom whenever you want sex. Another approach is that your wife can take a contraceptive pill as recommended or practice the calender method and...  Read Full »

Should I discontinue the tablet Dronis if I want to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married six years ago. I conceived 11 months after my marriage. However, I had a miscarriage. Since then, my periods have been irregular. My doctor suggested I use the tablet Dronis. I have read on the internet that the tablet Dronis stops ovulation. I do not have any thyroid co...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Dronis (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) is an oral contraceptive pill that inhibits ovulation. It is also given for pain management during menstruation, premenstrual syndrome, and menstrual irregularities. I suggest you stop...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive, but I missed my first FSH injection. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to conceive for many months. I was prescribed FSH 75 IU injection on the seventh, eighth and ninth day of my monthly cycle.I was advised to take HCG 5000 IU injection on the 13th day of my monthly cycle. I forgot to take the first FSH injection. Can I take this injec...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Yes, you can take the prescribed FSH injection (follicle stimulating hormone injection) on the tenth day. Please note that it needs to be followed up by transvaginal sonography. If your reports indicate proper eg...  Read Full »

My last periods was 20 days ago. When can I plan for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old married woman. We planned for pregnancy and tried for it. My periods are regular, and my last month's period date was 20 days ago. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. For planning a pregnancy, the couple should ideally undergo pre-pregnancy counseling. Pregnancy is a joint activity, and now you both need to change certain things in your lifestyle and dietary habits. I would suggest...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods, and my period has been delayed by ten days this month. Will this affect my chances of conceiving?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old woman who has been married for four months now, and my family expects us to give them good news. I had a missed period two months back. Unfortunately, there was severe bleeding the next month. And now, I have not had my period yet for this month. It has been delayed by t...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Irregular periods mean that you are not ovulating on time. Every woman will get their period 14 days after ovulation. So if you are having a period of more than seven days from the expected date, then you have not ...  Read Full »

What prenatal vitamins can be taken for conception in low progesterone patients?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about the prenatal vitamins that I can take for conception, considering the case of low progesterone level. The laboratory tests performed were progesterone 0.19 ng/ml, testosterone 1.10 ng/ml, LH 17.26 miu/ml, FSH 21.11 miu/ml, and prolactin level. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Preconception vitamin that has been advised universally is Folic acid 0.4 gm per day for normal ladies who wish to conceive and not have any chronic disease like epilepsy (need 5 gm per day) before conception. You did not mention which day of menstrual cycle you did the...  Read Full »

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