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 much Folic acid is required during pregnancy in Crohn's patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Crohn's disease and am pregnant. The first day of my last period was before 40 days and I have been taking multivitamins which includes 400 micrograms of Folic acid for the past four months. I am now pregnant. The doctor said that I need 5 mg of Folic acid due to the Crohns whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. You need not worry or be anxious about it. Although absorption of Folate may be disturbed because of your Crohns, taking 400 mcg for four months will be good enough. Meaning, you are not deficient from it from the very start but since you are ...  Read Full »

How can the chances of getting pregnant be increased in a PCOS patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My vagina has cysts and a cut on the inside. I have PCOS and the cysts never hurt until now. I also never have a regular period. And I want to know how I can increase my chance of getting pregnant.  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are planning to get pregnant at this time, you would need assistance from Ob-Gyn. She can give you pills like Progesterone to regulate your menses and have you bleed regularly. By doing this, timing interval when to appropriately have an intercourse would lead...  Read Full »

Will having sex three days before periods cause pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, If a girl has sex 2 or 3 days before her periods without any precautions, should she be given preventives or would there be any fear of her being pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the woman is regularly menstruating, meaning she has regular monthly interval of 28 to 32 days, she will not get pregnant three days prior to having sex. Her ovulation would have happened midcycle and that would be her fertile cycle, it will be within days 10 to 20 ...  Read Full »

Why are there strong abdominal cramps in a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I keep having strong cramp like feelings. I am 37 weeks pregnant. I do not know if it is an upset stomach or actual contractions. What is the best thing to do or how can I tell?  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Monitor this cramping by holding or placing your hand on top of your abdomen. Differentiate the feeling and softness of the abdomen when you feel the cramping versus when you do not have the cramps. The actual labor cramps would feel like a menstrual pain accompanied by...  Read Full »

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