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 started to have cramps after sex and also felt bloated. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to have baby. Actually, we started trying just last month. I think we timed it well during and before ovulation. I started feeling to have cramps after having sex. I never feel cramps at the time of ovulation. So, it was unusual. It used to increase when I stand for long. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, it takes more time to have these symptoms. Though you are right that these signs and symptoms are consistent with symptoms of early pregnancy, but it is unlikely to experience them so soon if you were actually pregnant. But do not lose hope, there are always exc...  Read Full »

My hCG value is too low. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My last LMP was 17th. As my periods delayed seven days, I had a pregnancy test. The beta HCG value was 355.30 mIU/mL. Why the value is too low than the normal range? Is this something to worry?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The human chorionic gonadotropin - HCG levels increase progressively. Actually, one value of hCG in itself is not significant. No diagnosis can be made based on one value. If you get another blood HCG test done after 48 hours and the value doubles compared to this value, ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy with the woman on top position?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and my wife is 26. I have been married for 2 years now. We are trying for baby since last 1 year but with no positive result. We used to intercourse as per ovulation calculator but my problem is that I can ejaculate only when she is on top. I fail to ejaculate when I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, I would like to tell you that there is no problem in conception even if woman is on top. The possibility of pregnancy is not in the position. Women can get pregnant even when semen is outside the vulva or thighs and even with precum. So, do not lose hope. I went...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for brown vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a married, 27 year old female. For the last two months, my cycle was like 35-36 days cycle. Now for the past two days, I am having brown color discharge from the vagina, but not always. I had intercourse until 10 days back. What could be the reason for this discharge? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your problem. It seems that you are suffering from hormonal imbalance. Did you recently take any new medication? Or are you undergoing any stress which can cause this? It does not seem like a pregnancy issue as that would not cause a brown discharge so ea...  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 Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 medic...  Read Full »

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