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Trying to Conceive: 10 Questions to Ask

Created: 09/22/2009
Last Updated: 11/18/2011

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  1. How long should I be off of the birth control pill before trying to conceive?

  2. When is the best time to have sex in order to conceive? How do I know if I'm ovulating?

  3. How long should we try to get pregnant before becoming concerned?

  4. Are there natural ways to increase fertility?

  5. Is it OK to continue my current medication (over-the-counter or prescription) when I become pregnant?

  6. How can I get my body ready for pregnancy? Are there any lifestyle changes I should make?

  7. Are there vitamins or supplements I should take during this time? When should I start taking them?

  8. What should I consider with regard to my family's health background?

  9. Are there any vaccinations that I should consider before getting pregnant?

  10. How will my emotional health affect my ability to conceive?