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Fertile Period

The days in the menstrual cycle, when a woman is most likely to get pregnant is called the fertile period. Sperm can fertilize an egg for 12 to 24 hours after it is released from the ovaries, that is after ovulation, which occurs around the 14 th day. So the fertile period is from day 11 to 16.

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Kindly advice about the correct time in a month to get pregnant.

Query: Hello doctor,Kindly clear me these doubts. 1. How does exercise help mental health?2. Which is the best time of the month to get pregnant? 3. Give some tips for trying to conceive a boy (or girl), any truth to old wives tales?4. And tips for how soon a woman can take a pregnancy test.   Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From day 1 to 10 days of the period it is safe period, there is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation happening during this period. From day 12 to 24, it is a fertile period, and there are high chances of pregnancy. Conceiving a boy or girl depends on the c...  Read Full »

Does having sex four days after her period cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex after four days of her period. What is the chance of pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chance of pregnancy usually depends upon menstrual cycle and period flow days. Usually ovulation occurs 14 days before next period date. That is 8th to 16th day of menstrual cycle are the most fertile days. If you had sex four to five days before and two days after o...  Read Full »

Can an I-pill stop pregnancy during the fertile period?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex 10 days ago. She took a contraceptive pill the very next day. Two days after the first sexual encounter, we again had sex and she again took an I-pill the very next day. Her LMP was a week before the first sexual encounter. She is also having a vagi...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As she has taken an emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. She can have late or delayed periods because of hormonal changes due to the pill. But definitely, she will be getting her periods.   Read Full »

When is the optimal time to attempt conception?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 and my husband is 31. We got married eight months ago. We are trying for a baby. I have pain during intercourse. Can you suggest the best time for trying? I am not getting aroused. Can you suggest how I can? What types of food do we have to eat in order to conceive?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have any type of food. It has been only eight months. So, first of all, do not take so much stress that you have to conceive. Intercourse is painful because you do not enjoy the moment. Your mind remains preoccupied with pregnancy planning. Spend some time in...  Read Full »

I am worried about my husband's sperm count. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years and 11 months old, and my husband is 29 years and 11 months old. We got married six years ago and started trying to conceive five years ago. I have had blood work, urine tests, and a transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) done. All my reports are good, except my ultrasound shows a sm...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your health care provider. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Take healthy precautions and try to be consistent. Less than 15 million per ml and less than 39 million per ejaculate are considered abnormal. Continu...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting pregnant despite having regular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, We are planning for pregnancy. I am getting regular periods without delay with 28 to 30 days cycles. However, I am not getting pregnant. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It can be concerning if you are having regular periods but are not able to conceive. However, it is essential to remember that getting pregnant can sometimes take time, even for healthy couples. It is advised to try for a year before seeki...  Read Full »

When is the right time to conceive, fertile days or ovulation days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to have a baby but nothing is working out. When is the right time to conceive, either during fertile days or ovulation? I tried during fertile days, but nothing happened. Please explain. My cycle is 31 to 34 days.  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your cycle is 31 to 34 days long, then 13th to 24th day of your cycle is fertile period. You should have sex in the above period for at least on alternate days and this will increase the chance of having a pregnancy. Even if everything is normal then also, you do not...  Read Full »

Up to how many weeks into pregnancy is abortion possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried girl. I am curious to know about the various options for abortions (medical and surgical) and up to how many days they can be done. I tried to look online but, I got several different answers. So, I thought of asking a doctor about it. Also, I want to know ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The medical or chemical termination of pregnancy is safe and effective until 10 weeks. If it is beyond 12 weeks, surgical procedures may be required. If you take an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of a pregnancy. They ...  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 »

I had unprotected sex this morning. Would my partner need a contraceptive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse this morning. But, I am not sure whether I had ejaculated inside. Should my partner take a contraceptive? She is having PCOD. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If she is in her ovulation period then better to take an emergency contraceptive pill. Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the expected menses. Imagine her periods is of 28 days then unsafe days are from 11th day of menses to 20th day. Ovulation is unpredictable as the cyc...  Read Full »

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