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 Sneha...
Jane ...
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Hello, Yes, you could conceive if you had sex at any time. Pregnancy is always a possibility if a woman and/or her partner are using contraception ...

Answered: 23 Jul 2017
Avatar Shrey...
Jane ...
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Hi, I suggest you check the Huggies website for really comprehensive information about how to conceive a boy. But just bear in mind that there are ...

Answered: 23 Jul 2017
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Jane ...
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HI, Implantation bleeding is generally lighter than a true period and it happens around 3 weeks after the first day of the last normal period. So i...

Answered: 27 Jun 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, If the first day of your last normal period was 20/12 then I estimate your due date to be 25/09/17. But if you've been told by your maternity ...

Answered: 27 Jun 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, Around the 4th March is when you are likely to have conceived however, this is not exact. Conception dates are not 100% exact and there are man...

Answered: 17 Jun 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, Allowing for individual differences between women and the brand of implants, there's generally a return to regular ovulation within a few weeks...

Answered: 17 Jun 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, Around 23 June is when you're likely to have conceived. However, this is not exact - there are many factors to consider when it comes to conce...

Answered: 17 Jun 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, You're likely to have conceived around the 3 February, if the dates you've provided are correct. However, there's lots of factors which need t...

Answered: 17 Jun 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, You can't actually control when you'll ovulate again. For some women it takes longer than others for the residual hormones to be depleted from ...

Answered: 04 May 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, The length of time can vary between individual women regarding how long hormonal contraception ceases in its effectiveness. But generally the m...

Answered: 22 Apr 2017
Avatar Alexa...
Jane ...
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Hi, If your period hasn't started by now or if you're still unsure then you need to have a pregnancy test. An alternative is to go to your GP and a...

Answered: 22 Apr 2017
Avatar Ttymne
Sarah...
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Hello Ttymne, I am sorry, but I cannot answer that question. The most reliable way of finding out is by the baby having a DNA test. good luck, Sarah

Answered: 10 Apr 2017
Avatar Emccaw7
Jane ...
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Hi, The general information about conception is that unless it's happened within 12 months of couples having regular, unprotected sex then it's wor...

Answered: 29 Mar 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, It's impossible to say without DNA testing. It is likely you ovulated around June 25 however, this does not mean your first partner could not b...

Answered: 11 Mar 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, Without knowing more information about the dates of your last (normal) menstrual period I'm afraid I can't offer you any informed advice. I'd s...

Answered: 18 Feb 2017
Avatar Diana...
Jane ...
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There is no way to tell at this early stage. Sperm can survive for many days in a woman's cervical mucous and there is no way to know with 100% cer...

Answered: 01 Feb 2017
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Jane ...
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Hi, There is no sure way to tell unless you have a DNA test when the baby is born. You aren't the first mother to be unsure of her baby's paternity...

Answered: 11 Sep 2016
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Sarah...
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Hello Bettina, based on the information you have just given it is too early for symptoms. It sounds more like a gastric upset. I would advise you s...

Answered: 04 Jul 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, My understanding is that this means a reading between 10-25 is too low to confirm pregnancy. Above 25 pregnancy is confirmed. Your reading was...

Answered: 04 Jun 2016
Avatar Danni...
Jane ...
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Hi, There are a range of fertility drugs which can cause hyper stimulation of the ovaries. However, these are only available from a doctor, specifi...

Answered: 04 Jun 2016
Avatar Pamiria
Jane ...
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Hi, Statistically you have around a 50% chance of having either a boy or a girl. There are no guarantees as you'd appreciate. However, having sex b...

Answered: 04 Jun 2016
Avatar Carol...
Jane ...
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Hi, If you think you had an implantation bleed at that stage it would be useful for you to do a pregnancy test. It could also be beneficial for you...

Answered: 17 May 2016
Avatar Lacys...
Jane ...
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Hi, It's impossible to say without doing DNA testing on your baby once it is born. Sperm can live for up to five days in cervical mucous. By my cal...

Answered: 25 Apr 2016
Avatar Camce07
Sarah...
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Dear Camce07, it absolutely goes without saying that only a DNA test can confirm who is the father. However, based on a 28 day cycle, knowing that ...

Answered: 21 Apr 2016
Avatar Hazel...
Sarah...
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Hello Hazel, I am afraid only a DNA test will be able to give you a definitive answer, especially if your periods are usually irregular. All the ca...

Answered: 21 Apr 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, Conception is never exact, there's too many variables between individual women to give a 100% degree of accuracy. The best anyone can provide y...

Answered: 25 Apr 2016
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Sarah...
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Hello Iamyourbae02 , absolutely it is possible to be pregnant at four months after having a baby, especially if you are not following a plan for co...

Answered: 12 Apr 2016
Avatar Jelli...
Sarah...
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Hello Jellis Lea, hopefully you are ovulating if you are having periods. However, I would ask your GP to check you out, especially if you are plann...

Answered: 21 Apr 2016