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Expert panel: Conception

Preparing your body for pregnancy and confirming a pregnancy - are some of the conception topics that we frequently receive questions about. If you need to know more about conception take a look at some of our previously answered expert questions. Or, why not ask your own question and have it answered by our conception expert. Your question and expert answer will be posted on the Huggies 'Ask an Expert' page and shared with other readers just might share the same concern as you.

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Questions about Conception

Avatar LisaH...
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Hello, It may be worth your while to do a home pregnancy test, preferably with the first urine you pass in the morning so it's most concentrated. ...

Answered: 14 May 2015
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Hi, Although the manufacturer's claim that they are very accurate, the research and science is not as convincing. Some are more accurate than other...

Answered: 14 May 2015
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Hi, No one could give you this information with any 100% certainty, there's just too many variables impacting. Your usual cycle, when you ovulated,...

Answered: 19 Apr 2015
Avatar Hope2...
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Hello, The advice you've been given sounds sensible and appropriate. I understand you are anxious to find out if you are pregnant but if you've had...

Answered: 30 Mar 2015
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Hi, If it is still 11 days until your next period it would be too early to have an accurate urine pregnancy test. If you can't wait to find out th...

Answered: 22 Mar 2015
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Hi, All the information you need to know is already written up on the Huggies site under Conception. Just bear in mind that the tips are not a guar...

Answered: 21 Feb 2015
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Hi, Yes it can be particularly with a variable cycle, anything is possible. Bear in mind there is some controversy over ovulation kits and their ac...

Answered: 21 Feb 2015
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Hi, For more accurate results the best time to do a home pregnancy test is on the day when you'd be expecting your next period. Test with the first...

Answered: 15 Feb 2015
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Hi, I'd say wait another couple of days or if you can't wait to find out, go to your GP and request a blood test which will be able to pick up the ...

Answered: 09 Feb 2015
Avatar Duxy86
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Hi, Implantation bleeding is usually slight, does not last and settled in a day or two. It's not like a period in terms of volume of flow or colour...

Answered: 26 Jan 2015
Avatar Hope2...
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Hi, If you've had a negative test result then this indicates one of two things - 1. you're not pregnant or 2. you may be pregnant but it's too earl...

Answered: 18 Jan 2015
Avatar Tiff.22
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Hi, It's fine to take folic acid continuously for a couple of months when planning to conceive. You don't need a break from it if you're having a p...

Answered: 18 Jan 2015
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Hi, You may be pregnant-the only way to tell is by repeating the urine pregnancy tests or alternately, go to your GP and request a blood test to ch...

Answered: 17 Dec 2014
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Hi, If you are still getting regular periods you still have a good chance of conceiving, especially if you have had a baby recently. It can take an...

Answered: 16 Dec 2014
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Hi, This is just an estimation and not exact. Conception can occur within any time in a woman's fertile period it is not an exact and precise scien...

Answered: 30 Nov 2014
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Hi, Thanks for your very detailed email. It does sound as if you could be describing pregnancy symptoms but without doing a pregnancy test no one c...

Answered: 30 Nov 2014
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Hello, You are right when you say this is very early and it can take a few cycles of more after removal of Implanon for menstrual cycles to return ...

Answered: 23 Nov 2014
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Hi, Noone can tell you with any certainty that you may be pregnant, you need to repeat the pregnancy tests. Perhaps with the first urine you pass i...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Hi, If you have been having unprotected sex and you are fertile then yes, you could be pregnant. But without doing a pregnancy test you won't know....

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Hi, I've never heard that a cold is a pregnancy symptom, colds are caused by viruses. However, the other symptoms you're describing may be. Honestl...

Answered: 24 Oct 2014
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Hi, Anything is possible - stress can and does account for many hormonal changes from the norm. You will be wondering if you are pregnant until you...

Answered: 12 Oct 2014
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Hi, The best person to advise you is your GP who knows you and your individual history. There can be a couple-few months before a return to normal ...

Answered: 06 Oct 2014
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Hello, Yes, you need to see a GP and request a referral to a surgeon who could reverse the vasectomy. You may also be referred to a specialist fer...

Answered: 06 Oct 2014
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Hi, I'm guessing that you're trying to conceive? Is this right? The general recommendation by fertility specialists is that if a healthy and well c...

Answered: 27 Sep 2014
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Hi, It can take a couple of cycles after a miscarriage for a woman's body to start ovulating normally again. Did you have curette after the miscar...

Answered: 27 Sep 2014
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Hi, It can be, it can take a couple of months for cycles to return to normal after ceasing hormonal based contraception. Give yourself some months ...

Answered: 25 Oct 2014
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Hi, You may want to repeat the pregnancy test in a couple of days. I'd suggest that you make an appointment to see your GP and have a chat about yo...

Answered: 10 Sep 2014
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Hi, It could be, it's difficult to say with any certainty. There are lots of reasons for menstrual cycle variation, it's not exact and under the in...

Answered: 14 Sep 2014