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Planning for a baby. When is the right time to try? And for how long? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:Hello Doctor
User:I hope you will be able to answer with regard to gynchology
Doctor:Please proceed
User:We are planning for our first child, after how many days of periods should we stop having sex
Doctor:You mean to say you want to have baby now or want to postpone it for now?
User:i studied in an artical which says that sex should be performed till 20th day post first day of period's 1st day
User:we want to have baby now
Doctor:Thanks for clarifying
Doctor:I will suggest you on this
Doctor:You need to have intercourse around 5 days continuously during your wife's fertile days
Doctor:Her fertile days would be 14 days before her next menstrual cycles
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:after 5 days of intercource should we stop
Doctor:Does your wife have a regular menstrual sycle?
Doctor:Let me tell you one thing
User:last month it was delayed by a week
Doctor:If you want to have a baby, then you should not stop having sex anytime
Doctor:Why do you want to stop having sexual intercourse when you want to have a baby?
Doctor:Please clarify
Doctor:Is there a specific reason?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:we had no clue why it was delayed, we thought that possibly we succeded but coz of continuous sex / her vehicle driving etc it got failed
Doctor:I am sorry, it seems like you are assuming things
User:yeah actually
Doctor:Did she do a pregnancy test when she missed her periods last month?
User:yes with the self kit available in market
User:negetive result
User:post a week she got her periods
Doctor:If the result was negative, that means she was not pregnant
Doctor:It is clear there
User:so you mean to say that we can continue our normal work till the result is confirmed
User:we should participate in sex compulsary that 5 days
Doctor:What I mean to say is you should have regular intercourse, especially mid cycle to have the maximum chances of having a baby
User:but can continue after that too
Doctor:you can continue to have intercourse up to 4 months of your wife becoming pregnant
User:Thanks, but driving a vehicle / dancing etc can also be continued
Doctor:Driving a two wheeler is not advisable
Doctor:Dancing - yes
User:driving till the pregnancy is confirmed can be done?
Doctor:she can drive until the time pregnancy is confirmed
User:Thanks a lot, all my doubts are clarified
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:DO you have more queries?
User:Thanks for your time
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Good day ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
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