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Preconception Counseling

Preconception counseling involves consulting a health care professional for counseling a woman who is getting ready to become pregnant. It is done before three months of trying to get pregnant. The healthcare professional discusses the family history, general medical history, gynecology history, and lifestyle. Physical examination and laboratory tests are also done. After screening, the healthcare professional provides some measures to have pregnancy faster. Reducing weight, stress management, quitting smoking, and avoiding intake of medicine that are harmful to pregnancy are some measures taken to get pregnant faster.

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I am a 29-year-old female. Guide me on fertility awareness methods and preconception health.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. I am interested in learning about fertility awareness methods, including but not limited to the tracking of menstrual cycles, basal body temperature, cervical mucus changes, and ovulation prediction kits. I would appreciate guidance on how to effectively use ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Our menstrual cycle spans over 28 to 30 days in most females. The first part is the follicular phase, and in a 28 to 30-day cycle, there is ovulation after the follicular phase, followed by the luteal phase, followed by m...  Read Full »

I am a 36-year-old woman trying to get pregnant for the second time. Should I consider undergoing a preconception check-up?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36-year-old female trying to get pregnant for the second time. My first child is seven years old. What are the chances, and should I undergo a preconception check-up? Is it advisable to take medications? I am currently not on any medications. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that, the chances of a 36-year-old woman getting pregnant are still favorable, but they do begin to decline after reaching age 35. According to the American College of Obstetricians and ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to conceive at 40 years of age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old woman. My husband is 53 years old. Since I married late, is it safe to conceive now or will I face any health issues? If safe, then when should I have sex to conceive at the earliest?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is risk involved for conceiving at this age. Age-related screening is needed before conception even if you both are healthy and do not have any problem. As long waited oocytes (eggs) will be involved in conception, there are a few tests for conception at this age ...  Read Full »

My last periods was 20 days ago. When can I plan for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old married woman. We planned for pregnancy and tried for it. My periods are regular, and my last month's period date was 20 days ago. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. For planning a pregnancy, the couple should ideally undergo pre-pregnancy counseling. Pregnancy is a joint activity, and now you both need to change certain things in your lifestyle and dietary habits. I would suggest...  Read Full »

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