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Q & A during Fertility Seminar By Dr Peter Chew at Novotel on 25 October 2014

1. Is it possible that ovulation prediction kit test shows negative but we may still be ovulating?

Ans: The OPK can give false positive (i.e. patient not ovulating but the test is positive as well as false negative result.

2. Does oral sex kills sperm?

Ans: Saliva, if used as lubricant for vaginal sex can affect the motility and viability of the sperm. Chances of conception may be reduced.

3. What is basal temperature and how do you measure it?

Ans: Pl refer to the article on “fertility tips” It should be taken when you wake up in the morning before getting out of bed.

4. How long does it take for the birth control pills to "wear off" in the body?

Ans: There is no “wearing off” period. You can try for baby as soon as you are “off” the pills.

5. a) Should caffeine be avoided to conceive? b) Any advice on products like maca powder and goat weed?

Ans: a) Moderation is key. One to two cups a day is fine.        b) Maca and goat weed are herbal supplements that may help improve female fertility