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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 clair...
Jane ...
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Hi, It can be but is unlikely, ovulation is not an exact science and can be affected by lots of factors. Stress, hormone levels, a woman's genera...

Answered: 21 Aug 2014
Avatar Joele...
Jane ...
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Hi, It is certainly possible for you to have conceived. The effectiveness of the contraceptive pill relies on it being taken every day so that the ...

Answered: 21 Aug 2014
Avatar Rinal...
Jane ...
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Hi, They are all highly sensitive but I would think that if you have had x 3 positive tests then this is fairly indicative that you are pregnant. I...

Answered: 16 Aug 2014
Avatar l1lmama
Jane ...
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Hi, This is a specific question which needs to be answered by a gynaecologist. The chances of successfully conceiving after sterilisation reversal ...

Answered: 10 Aug 2014
Avatar chick...
Jane ...
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Hi, The general advise from fertility specialists is that if a woman has not conceived within 12 months of trying then it's time to have investigat...

Answered: 21 Aug 2014
Avatar Tracey:)
Jane ...
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Hi, The general advice from fertility specialists is that if a couple who are having regular, unprotected sex have not conceived within 12 months t...

Answered: 16 Aug 2014
Avatar Gabby...
Jane ...
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Hi, The only way you can confirm with any accuracy if you are pregnant is to do a home pregnancy test or go to your doctor who will organise a test...

Answered: 31 Jul 2014
Avatar Throw...
Jane ...
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Hi, You raise a great question. Every woman is different but a 28 day cycle is reasonably common. Ovulation generally occurs around 14 days after t...

Answered: 31 Jul 2014
Avatar Mum o...
Jane ...
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Hello, You need to speak with your doctor or gynaecologist about this. Without pharmaceutical or medical training I am not qualified to provide you...

Answered: 26 Jul 2014
Avatar New2M...
Jane ...
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Hello There, I'm so pleased for you and you sound delighted too. Make sure you sign up for the Huggies pregnancy week by week updates, they're real...

Answered: 26 Jul 2014
Avatar Leezha
Jane ...
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Hello, I can understand that you are concerned, but honestly so early in the pregnancy the baby may not have even implanted in your uterus and was ...

Answered: 26 Jul 2014
Avatar LisaH...
Jane ...
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Hi, It sounds like you have timed intercourse well in terms of maximising your chances of conceiving. There is an article on this very topic on the...

Answered: 31 Jul 2014
Avatar New2M...
Jane ...
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Hi, You have a choice, you can repeat the pregnancy tests everyday if you like and if you don't mind the expenditure. Or you can go to your GP and ...

Answered: 20 Jul 2014
Avatar Randasnz
Jane ...
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Hi, It's impossible to say the exact date when you did conceive. There are just so many influencing factors such as the length of a woman's menstru...

Answered: 20 Jul 2014
Avatar Elmoi...
Jane ...
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Hello, This is not the ideal forum to be offering your baby for adoption. I urge you to speak with a social worker or counsellor so you are provide...

Answered: 06 Jul 2014
Avatar clair...
Jane ...
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Hello, Why not try both/all, what have you got to lose? I'd also suggest you check the conception information (and there's a lot of it) on the Hugg...

Answered: 06 Jul 2014
Avatar clair...
Jane ...
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Hi, Pregnancy tests done at home are designed to be very sensitive- the slightest concentration of HCG (pregnancy hormone) which is present in the ...

Answered: 28 Jun 2014
Avatar Emma_...
Jane ...
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I honestly cannot say and neither can anyone else. You will have to wait and see. There are a range of individual influences on whether conception ...

Answered: 14 Jun 2014
Avatar Bunty...
Jane ...
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Hi, It's unlikely the antibiotics have influenced the onset of your period though in women who've been on the OCP antibiotics can negate the contra...

Answered: 14 Jun 2014
Avatar BabyT
Jane ...
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Hi, You do sound as if you are distressed and honestly, IVF can be a rollercoaster of emotions for most women. The desperate yearning to conceive a...

Answered: 14 Jun 2014
Avatar Ginlee80
Jane ...
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Hi, I cannot say, perhaps it is a period and it does sound as if it is. There are usually hormonal changes and a few weeks of hormonal change once ...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
Avatar Julie...
Jane ...
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Hi, I'm thinking that you are wondering if what you had with the bleeding was actually an implantation bleed, is this right? In which case you may ...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
Avatar Carly...
Jane ...
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Hi, You could be. The only way to tell with any certainty is to do a pregnancy test, test the first urine of the morning as this will be the most c...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
Avatar Kesha...
Alex ...
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Hi, It can be frustrating when you feel like nothing is happening. It sounds as if you are getting assistance from a specialist so hopefully they w...

Answered: 26 Aug 2014
Avatar Ginlee80
Jane ...
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Hi, You could be pregnant but it would be unlikely after so long with the Mirena, but as you say it was in for one year after the recommended perio...

Answered: 24 May 2014
Avatar Manz192
Jane ...
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I'm sorry, I don't know what AF means, but I'm guessing a positive test result? I would think that if you've done so many tests and they are all ne...

Answered: 24 May 2014
Avatar Kesha...
Jane ...
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Hi, Have you checked the articles on the Huggies site about conception? Specifically getting pregnant during ovulation and all the other articles? ...

Answered: 24 May 2014
Avatar Meg_C...
Alex ...
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Hi, It can be difficult to wait for answers when you are trying to conceive, however, your cycle can change at times and sometimes there is no reas...

Answered: 26 Aug 2014
Avatar Lozwal
Jane ...
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Hi, I cannot say for sure but I do know that it is possible to have a false negative pregnancy test result even though there may be a pregnancy. Th...

Answered: 10 May 2014
Avatar Kylie...
Jane ...
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Hi, It does sound like it could have been an implantation bleed, if you've not been taking contraception and are fertile. The only way to know for ...

Answered: 04 May 2014
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