09 December, 2019

Fertility and Ovulation Myths that everyone should know

When it comes to fertility and ovulation, there are a lot of old-wives tales and myths out there. If you believe everything you hear about conception, it could possibly make it harder for you to get pregnant. Knowing fact from myth can help you a great deal. Here are some fertility and ovulation myths that everyone who is trying to get pregnant should know:

  1. Myth: If you’re not pregnant after a few months, there must be a problem

Fact: Getting pregnant is rarely easy and it can take a few times and up to a year to conceive. Years of using birth control can also put you at a disadvantage if you want to conceive early. Only a few couples get pregnant in the first month they try. It is completely normal to take up to six months (one year for some couples) to get pregnant. A study found that after three months of trying, 68 percent of couples were pregnant, and 92 percent conceived within a year. If you are 35 or older, or haven’t been able to conceive after a year of trying, see your doctor.

  1. Myth: Your ovaries take turns in ovulating eggs

Fact: Your body doesn’t systematically “schedule” ovulation to alternate ovaries from month to month. It is common for women to tend to ovulate more often from one side than the other. Depending on various factors, it may be your left ovary or right. This is also why you may notice you get ovulation pain on side more often than the other. Which ovary releases the egg has more to do with which one has a follicle that reaches the final stage of maturity.

  1. Myth: You can’t get Pregnant by having sex during your period

Fact: Your ability to get pregnant is dependent on when you ovulate, and not associated with menstruation. Some women believe that if they are still on their period, they aren’t in the fertile window. But if your cycle is short and you ovulate on day 7 or 8, you can conceive from sex on your period. Another misconception people have is that menstruation will “wash out” any sperm along with period blood, but even that’s not true. Your period won’t stop sperm from swimming up to your reproductive system.

  1. Myth: If you’re ovulating, you won’t have trouble getting Pregnant

Fact: Ovulation is essential to getting pregnant. However, it takes more than just an egg to conceive. The pathway to the egg must be clear. If the fallopian tubes are blocked, pregnancy can’t occur. Getting pregnant isn’t only about the woman’s fertility. It is important to know that infertility doesn’t always have obvious symptoms. Some fertility problems (in both men and women) are not detectable without fertility testing. It’s not possible to tell without lab testing if a man’s ejaculate has enough sperm cells to be fertile. Therefore, ovulation is only a small part of the fertility process.

 Talk to our experts if you have any more questions regarding fertility and conception. Our doctors at KIMS Cuddles are always happy to answer your query.

 *Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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30 January, 2018

Ways in which Dads-to-be can help out in Delivery Room

In the delivery room, it is up to the mother to do all the pushing. However, dad can play a major role in the birthing process too. Labor can be overwhelming for first-time mothers. If your partner is able to have a normal, vaginal delivery, you can ask the doctor about being present in the delivery room during birthing process. As a dad, your support and encouragement can go a long way in comforting the mother. Here are some ways in which dads-to-be can help out in the delivery room: Provide Distractions Labor has the tendency to be long and tedious. You may be spending hours doing nothing but waiting for your baby to arrive. You can take your wife’s mind off her discomfort by keeping her distracted. Music, conversations or even card games are a great way to keep her mind occupied. Speak out on her Behalf To do this, it is important you discuss her birth plan in advance. Understand how she feels about episiotomies or what her expectations of the doctor are. Don’t wait until your partner begins having her contractions to find out what kind of assistance she needs from you. Knowing her birth plan in advance makes it easier for you to articulate her needs when she is in pain,
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01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
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02 February, 2018

Reasons for periods to be late if Pregnancy test is Negative

More often than not, a missed period is an indicator of a woman’s pregnancy. However, that isn’t always correct. A woman may have a delayed or missed period but still, have a negative pregnancy test. There may be several reasons for that happening. Here are some of them: Low Hormone Levels During early pregnancy, the levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) aren’t high enough for a home pregnancy test to detect. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, your negative test result on a home kit may not be correct and you might be pregnant. A woman’s cycle may keep varying and if she conceives later in the cycle, the hormone levels may be low at the time of her missed period. To rule out any complications, be sure to talk to your doctor if you miss your periods and continue to do so. Ectopic Pregnancy Although rare, an ectopic pregnancy can show up as negative on a home pregnancy test. Only about 3 percent or fewer cases of negative tests point towards an ectopic pregnancy. If you have these symptoms along with a negative result, see your doctor immediately: Severe pain in lower abdomen or on one side Dizziness or lightheadedness Bleeding or spotting Nausea and vomiting
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