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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Can I get pregnant if I am COVID-19 positive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning for a baby for six months. My periods are regular, around 28 to 30-day cycles. Last month towards the end of the month, I had my period. This month also, I expect to get pregnant, but since the previous week, I have COVID-19 infection and was under antibiotics. Will this ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I hope you are keeping well and are presently asymptomatic. COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) per se does not bear the fertilization process or conception. It just adds to the immune stress for the body as any viral infection does. As in any natu...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Desonide cream and Dextroamphetamine while trying to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two specific questions. I am trying to conceive, and I am trying to be as careful as possible about taking any medications that could harm the fetus should I get pregnant. My questions have to do with the two medications. I am currently prescribed Desonide cream 0.05 percent (preg...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Category C drugs may have shown side effects in the animal fetus, but there is no evidence in pregnant women or fetuses. Hence it is not easy to give a straight answer. Since Desonide cream is applied to the skin, the absorption into the blood is negligible. If it goes ...  Read Full »

Can a 40-year-old woman with diabetes and thyroid disease conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. I am married for eight years, but I cannot conceive till now. My AMH report is 0.3 ng/ml. EmbrometicThickness is 7 to 8 mm with a complex ovarian cyst of 41x21 mm with septation in the right ovary. I am diabetic and have thyroid disorders also. Can you please t...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Getting straight to the point, you have various comorbidities which are preventing you from conceiving like: 1) Age. 2) AMH (Anti-mullerian hormone) of 0.3 ng/ml - This hormone indicates the ability of your ovaries to produce an ovum or egg. For the age of 40, it s...  Read Full »

What foods need to be avoided while trying to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying for getting conceived for the past two months. I have a heat body. I have about 3 to 4 heat boils. I want to know about foods to be avoided while trying for conceiving. I take atleast 4 guavas a week and I am taking chickpea often. I also take capsicum salad twice a week. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good to hear that you are trying to get conceived. But do not have any myths regarding food items. Take care of your ovulation days. It comes from the 11th to 22nd day in a 28 to 30 days cycle. It increases the chances of conception while trying on these days. Reg...  Read Full »

Can IVF help an overweight patient with PCOS conceive?

Query: Hi doctor,I have PCOS. I have a weight of 100 kilograms. I do not have any other health issues. Can I have the possibility to become pregnant through IVF?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is not a concern. While having PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) it is difficult to have normal ovulation. In this condition, the ovaries get filled with water or fluid. If both ovaries are completely filled with fluid, then there is an absence of ovulation. If they ...  Read Full »

My wife did a mammogram without knowing that she is pregnant. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had a mammography test last month. It was around 26 days after LMP. She did not get her periods then. Now, after a month of mammography, her doctor has confirmed that she is pregnant. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti

Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mammogram delivers less dose and fetus will be far away from the radiation field. However, a close follow-up with ultrasound of the fetus and obstetrician is necessary. For further information consult a radiation oncologist online -->  Read Full »

How to calculate the period when I will ovulate?

Query: Hi doctor, If my period ends on the 9th of the month,  when do I ovulate for me to get pregnant? I think I am having unprotected sex at the wrong time. I do not know the right time. My period always skips two days each month. I am also taking prenatal vitamins to help me get pregnant  Read Full »

Dr. Sharmila Naik

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many important factors for a pregnancy to get established, like a favourable endometrium along with not only the proper timing of coitus. Also, prenatal vitamins will prevent any congenital disabilities in the baby and do not help to get pregnant. Do continue...  Read Full »

Is it possible to calculate the exact day of conception?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an ultrasound scan of my pregnancy, trying to figure out the likely day I had intercourse to understand paternity. I do not remember the last period I had. I had a nuva ring I should have changed, but I forgot. However, I have a scan taken from 2 days ago to upload with all the m...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will surely help you. However, it is a very early stage to say anything with conviction. However, based upon the details presented by you and the information presented in USG (ultrasonography), it is appearing to be a pregnancy d...  Read Full »

Why are my periods while on OCP after the removal of IUD extremely light?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I have removed my IUD before two months as I am planning for pregnancy. I am taking an oral contraceptive pill since IUD removal as I do not want to become pregnant immediately. But I am concerned about my periods after taking the pill and IUD removal. My periods last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am explaining the actions of estrogen-progestin contraceptive and Levonorgestrel IUD (intra-uterine device) affecting fertility. The combination of OC (oral contraceptive) suppresses basal FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone). They reduc...  Read Full »

Why should my pregnant wife get a quadruple test?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant. Her doctor has suggested us to get a Quadruple marker or triple marker study test. Why does he suggest this test? What is the use of that test?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is done to screen for the possibility of certain birth defects in the baby like Down's syndrome, abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord. The quadruple test or triple marker test should be performed during the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy. For further information...  Read Full »

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