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My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for a year.

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My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for a year. On which day of her cycle should we start trying? She told me her cycle is usually around 30 days long.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer.

Usually ovulation occurs 14 days before the next period.

Ovum survives usually 12 - 24 hours whereas the sperm can survive for days depending on the condition in the female genital tract, its own metabolism etc.

If her cycle is regular then you can calculate & try around 14 days before her next expected cycle.

Sex during this period will have more chance of having pregnancy.

Good luck.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Does masturbation affect my fertility? I masturbate 2 times a week. My semen analysis results were normal.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
Masturbation will not affect.

It is good that semen analysis is normal.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Also, my wife's day 3 blood work results were normal and the OB didn't find any issues during the physical exam. Our next step is the HSG. I'm starting to get very concerned and wonder why it's taking us so long to get pregnant?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
How long are you trying?

How is her age?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Trying since January 2011, she's been off birth control since July 2010

My wife is 31 years old.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
Sometimes, it may take time to get pregnant.

There may not be ovulation in some cycle.

But when it is more than 1 year, you should have investigations.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks. My wife's family has some kids with mental disabilities and down syndrome. Is this hereditary?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 years ago.
Sorry, I was offline when your reply came.

Down syndrome is due to chromosomal error.

Maternal age more than 35 increases its chance of occurrence.

In some cases it can be seen in a few members of the family.

In most cases Down's syndrome is not hereditary.

Sometimes translocation down syndrome may not be expressed in one of the parents.

In some cases mental conditions can have familial incidence but not in all cases.
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