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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I am 34 weeks pregnant. Can I take anti-D injection now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 weeks pregnant and I have not taken the anti-D injection. I am A negative and my husband is O positive. When and how can I take it now?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A mother with blood group negative and father with positive blood group can give a child with positive blood group and immunity develops in the mother's blood that can cause hemolysis in child's blood, in case of fetomaternal hemorrhage. In this scenario normally, anti-...  Read Full »

How can I conceive with PCOD and thyroid issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old having PCOD and thyroid from past 3 years, as well as my weight has increased to 65 kg from 50 kg within these three years, my height is 4.9 ft. I am suffering alot to reduce my weight and it is not happening .Now I am planning to conceive, please suggest me medication ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thyroid and PCOD both affect fertility so need precautions, investigations on regular basis if needed, treatment and dose adjustments accordingly. Thyroid abnormalities can affect fertility, periods flow regularity, can cause miscarriages, increases risks of congenital ...  Read Full »

There is no yolk sac and fetal pole in gestational sac. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks and six days pregnant. My urine test is positive and beta hCG is also increasing but I am very upset about my ultrasound report. There is gestational sac in my uterus but from last week there is no yolk sac and fetal pole. I have a dark brownish discharge from six days wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are receiving enough supportive treatment. In case of discrepancy between dates and scan, yolk sac and fetal pole could appear but there is continuous brown discharge which is risk actually. Have a complete avoidance of restricted activities that can trigger a misca...  Read Full »

Is it important to take Folic acid during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently pregnant seven weeks now. I had a missed miscarriage eight months back. I used to drink cheap Folic acid and Pregomega. I drank Pregomega up until the end of the last month. I stopped drinking the cheap Folic acid and started Inofolic on the first of last month. When I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A pre-pregnancy Folic acid requirement is there. Actually Folic acid is best to start three months in advance before conception. As soon as the lady misses her first period, an initial base of central nervous system had already been kept as neuropores close before 28...  Read Full »

Other than timed intercourse, how to improve the chance of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, We are married for three months, and my wife has not got pregnant yet. We are continuously tracking the cycle and ovulation days since the first month to have effective intercourse. We barely skipped a day during the fertile window for the last two cycles. My wife also gets early preg...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are a few precautions that can be helpful. Three months time is just start so not to worry actually if she has regular cycles. I will advise some healthy lifestyle habits, some precautions. Have a balanced weight and BMI by having a daily walk and exercise. It red...  Read Full »

Can I conceive with hypothyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism and I take 50 mcg tablets every weekend. Can I conceive even though I have this condition?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thyroid abnormalities have many side effects related to fertility but the patient conceives and gets a healthy outcome as well if we take proper care and regular continuous treatment and strict check on it. Thyroid can cause fertility issues, miscarriages, congenital an...  Read Full »

Will taking Misoprostol during pregnancy cause any side effects to the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant now. On the third week of my pregnancy, I took two pills of Misoprostol. Yesterday, I went to ultrasound and my doctor told my baby is very healthy. Is there a high risk for my baby to be born with moebius syndrome or other illnesses? Please inform me, should I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You already used Misoprostol which is hormonal pills used to induce abortion and acts locally but luckily, it did not work and you got a healthy alive, active baby inside uterus growing. Have strict monitoring and take care of any symptoms you have like pain, bleeding, et...  Read Full »

What is causing frequent miscarriages?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had four miscarriages in a row. One had a subchronic hematoma. Is there a reason for this or a way to stop? I have given live births but now I cannot keep a child. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Recurrent miscarriages need to be investigated actually. You had live births but now had four consecutive miscarriages. It is better to have a thrombophilia screen and products of conception needed to be send out for histopathology to check any chromosomal, congenital, st...  Read Full »

Can unprotected sex on the seventh day of period lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had unprotected sex with me last night and it was her seventh day of the period. So should I give her Unwanted 72 or is there any chance of getting pregnant and can you tell me the side effects which she will face after taking Unwanted 72?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better if you send me her detailed gynecological, obstetric, medical, surgical, drugs history. If she has short irregular cycles of 28 days or less, then it is better to have Ipill as in regular cycles of 28 days there is a fertile period from day 8 to day 13. So,...  Read Full »

Why have I been prescribed Ovares plus, Letrozole and Duphaston?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had three miscarriages. The doctor prescribed me to take Ovares plus before going to bed at night. Also, prescribed Letrozole 2.5 mg to take from the third day of period and Duphaston to take from the sixteenth day of the period. Why did the doctor prescribe me all these medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These medications are given to support reproductive system to work normally and provide better response to get pregnant. Ovares plus (Coenzyme Q10, Melatonin, Dehydroepiandrosterone) act by increasing thiamine level inside the cell to get better working of immune and re...  Read Full »

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