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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 Duxy86
Jane ...
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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
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Ttc
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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
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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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Hi, Your question is an interesting one. Did you have any problems conceiving with your daughter or did you fall pregnant relatively quickly? Ferti...

Answered: 06 Jan 2015
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Jane ...
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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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Alex ...
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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
Avatar Natal...
Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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
Avatar Miss_...
Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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
Avatar Coley89
Jane ...
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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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Jane ...
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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
Avatar Kylee...
Jane ...
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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
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 Mwrigley
Jane ...
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Hello, Your query is so specific and individual that I suggest you speak with your fertility specialist who is prescribing the Clomid. I would assu...

Answered: 14 Sep 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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