A 35-yr. U.S. female writes:
I recently turned 35 yrs old. My husband
and I have been trying to get pregnant now for over a year and we
haven' had any luck. I got my period last April 11th, and we had
intercourse on the 20th through the 25th every day, and then a few
days after. What is the possibility of me actually conceiving?
Also...the past few months about a week or so right before I get my
period, I get these nauseated feelings, which give me hope to think
that I am pregnant those months, but then not long after I got my
period. What do I get those nauseous feelings right before my period
starts? Please answer back soon.
Health_problems : I had an ectopic
pregnancy back in 1997, when I was 27. They did a laproscopy and
removed the fetus in my tube. (Again, I am now 35 years old. When I
was 20, I was in the hospital for a week on an IV drip with Genamicen
for my Kidneys. When I was 19, I had orthroscopic surgery on my right
knee because it was locked. At age 13, I had a cyst removal in my left
Thank you for your mail.
In view of the following conditions I encourage you to seek assisted
reproductive methods for increasing chances of pregnancy within a
- your age
- previous ectopic pregancy and removal of one tube
- Ovulation kits indicating anovulation
The nausea could be a
premenstrual symptom that some women experience but you may wish to
seek gynec consultaion to make sure of it.
Regarding coital timing
and frequency my clinical experience is that, for a woman whose
periods are regular (28-32 days), intercourse once every other day
(alternate days) in man-on-top position with woman's knees folded and
drawn towards abdomen increases chances of pregnancy if all other
parameters are normal. (But given the above mentioned conditions it is
not wise to depend on these "tips").
To my best knowledge, the
other surgeries you mentioned have no bearing on your prospects of pregnancy. Please
have a thorough fertility work-up.
If you have concerns, problems, questions about sex
Ask the consultant
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