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

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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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JHello Avendano_Anahi, usually when there is doubt with a LMP, your so-called dates will be fixed around the results of a scan which are usually re...

Answered: 12 Apr 2016
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Hi, Sperm can live for 5-7 days in cervical mucous and just as you've experienced, there is no one size fits all equation when it comes to concepti...

Answered: 29 Feb 2016
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Hello, Today's pregnancy tests are very accurate but perhaps it's too early for the pregnancy hormone to have been detected in your urine. You coul...

Answered: 29 Feb 2016
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Hello, Yes, breastfeeding can certainly affect ovulation. But not in every woman, it really depends on the frequency of breastfeeding, night feeds ...

Answered: 29 Feb 2016
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Hello, No, your question does not sound stupid but just a need to know. Female orgasm does not affect the chances of conceiving. Though some resear...

Answered: 17 Feb 2016
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It's too hard to say. Either could be the baby's father. By my calculations you ovulated around June 10 - but this is only a guide and applies if y...

Answered: 24 Jan 2016
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Hi, According to my calculations if your last period started on June 29th then your EDC would be April 5th. Ovulation would have been between 10th-...

Answered: 05 Jan 2016