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Hello Kp,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

How long have you been trying to conceive? How old are you? Do you have regular menstrual cycles?

Most healthy couples will conceive within a year of actively trying to get pregnant. If you don’t get pregnant within a year and are under age 35, you should see your doctor for a fertility evaluation.

If you are over 35, you should only wait six months before seeing a doctor.
A woman's most fertile time is five days before ovulation or on the day of ovulation.

The one thing you should think about is your lubricant. Certain products can decrease sperm motility and viability. These are important when trying to get pregnant.

You’ll want to avoid:

K-Y jelly
olive oil

f you drink a lot of coffee or soda, it may be helpful to begin cutting back now. Current recommendations are to limit caffeine intake to about 200 mg per day. This is equivalent to a 12-ounce cup of coffee.


September 18, 2017 - 8:47am


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