I wonder if anyone can answer a few questions. Me and my partner have been trying to conceive for around 4months now with still no sign of pregnancy - both been stressed out by this! Even though its early days yet I can't help but feel a huge disappointment when my period Arrives. I recently came across a page explaining that the medication Metformin that is prescribed to people with pcos or diabetes can actually help when trying to conceive, firstly is this correct? I am a 20year old diabetic myself and was prescribed with Metformin around about 9years ago, being a stubborn, foolish teenager I stopped taking my medication about 5years ago and tried to ignore my illness. Since then I have tried to restart my medication myself on a few ocassions but it always results in me being bedridden from feeling so unwell. I have recently seen my gp who is now in the process of helping me deal with and help me to control my diabetes. If I am prescribed with Metformin as before would this increase my chances of conceiving? And could this be why I have caught pregnant already? Any advice or answers please.
Stressing over it only makes it harder. If you're too stressed, sometimes your body will prevent implantation. Trying is half the fun! Enjoy it. Try new things. Focus on the act, not the attempted outcome. And have sex every 2-3 days starting a week after your period and keep going until at least a week before your projected period. This is when you're most likely to ovulate. I read somewhere that your egg is only viable for about an hour, so the trick is to be sure there's a nice supply of healthy sperm at all times. Sperm lives 3-5 days in the vagina.
Only took my husband one try. Literally once for this pregnancy because I learned the signs of ovulation (he works offshore).
I'd definitely get my health under control if I were you, though. Medical conditions not properly treated can also cause your body to stop implantation.
I wish I could give you an easy answer ... I am not familiar with the medication you mentioned. Since I am not a medcial professional I wouldn't feel comfortable advising you about meds. As far as getting pregnant, I agree with the first two people that have already posted here. First of all, you must stop stressing and trying so hard. You obviously ovulate, otherwise you wouldn't have a period each month. It's a matter of figuring out when you are most fertile. That is typically 12 to 16 days from the beginning of your next period. There are ovulation tests you can purchase but honestly, I have no idea how reliable they are. Do you know when you ovulate?? During the time of ovulation, an egg is available to be fertilized for only about 12-24 hours. But since sperm can live in the body for 3-5 days and then the egg is available for one day, your most fertile time is considered to be about 5-7 days.
Having sex daily, after the end of your period would be your best bet. Having sex in the morning is even better, since men are more 'potent' in the a.m. If you go to google.com, you will find a great deal of helpful information about trying to get pregnant. Just type in: when does ovulation occur. There is a ovulation calender online there ... you may find it helpful.
You need to take a deep breath and KNOW that your pregnancy will happen ... but the more information you have, the better prepared you will be to pinpoint your most fertile days! Avoid using any lubricants or lotions/oils of any kind ... they can work against you. Also, seriously consider taking taking prenatal vitamins ... boost your dairy and iron intake as well. These seemingly small changes can help with getting prenant!
Healthy fats like omega-3s can boost his sperm count and motility, while saturated fats (the kind found in chips and fast foods) can sabotage sperm size and shape, making them less hardy, according to one study. So encourage your hubby to lay off the burgers and dig into some salmon, sardines, leafy greens, and walnuts to keep his swimmers in tip-top shape.
There’s a whole host of studies showing that too much caffeine and alcohol can derail your campaign to conceive. So if you really want to get pregnant now, limit your caffeine intake to about 200 mg per day — which is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee.
Lastly, get to know your body to identify your ovulation cycle, arm yourself with accurate information and then try to make your attempts to conceive less of a 'have too' or chore and just enjoy the journey! You are both healthy adults ... it WILL happen - perhaps not when you would prefer, but it will happen. I send all my warmest wishes for you both! Take care and happy holidays! :-)
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