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Can't conceive
We r trying for our second child for last four five months . Don't know what could be the reason for not getting it .
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Dr. Jyotsna Gupta
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Please note that you can not predict a time frame and sometimes it takes time to conceive. Have patience and here are some tips which can help: Tip #1: The biggest secret to getting pregnant faster is knowing when you ovulate (release an egg from your ovary). Think of the egg as a bull's-eye and the sperm as arrows. One of the arrows has to hit the bull's-eye in order for you to get pregnant. If you notice that you have irregular periods over the course of several months, pinpointing ovulation could be difficult. Ask your doctor for advice. Tip #2: Once you know when your egg will be released from your ovary, you can plan to have sex during your most fertile days: from three days before ovulation through the day of ovulation. (Starting a little sooner can't hurt; some women have gotten pregnant from sex that happened six days before they ovulated.) If you have a regular cycle of 28 days, days 12 to 16 days are said to be a woman's most fertile period counting from the first day of cycle. Tip #3: Sperm have their best shot at fertilizing an egg when they're healthy, strong, and plentiful. Several things can help your partner get his sperm supply in fighting shape: - Cut back on alcohol (studies show that drinking daily can reduce testosterone levels and sperm counts and raise the number of abnormal sperm) - Quit tobacco and recreational drugs (these can cause poor sperm function) - Eat enough of certain key nutrients – like zinc, folic acid, calcium, and vitamins C and D – that help create plentiful, strong, wiggly sperm - Avoid hot tubs, saunas, and hot baths, since heat kills sperm.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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Hello there. Your history is insufficient. Did you have any problem for your first child? Is she suffering from any medical condition? Because the reasons for not being successful may range from not trying in her most fertile period of her cycle to problem with your semen or problem with her eggs. Hormonal imbalances can also cause such problems. I would suggest you get yourself and her checked out by a expert in person and get a few tests done so that a cause can be established. All the best. Best regards. Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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