GP Rob says: For the best chance of healthy sperm, a man shouldn't smoke or use recreational drugs. Ideally he should also refrain from consuming alcohol, or keep consumption to a minimum.Eating healthily is imortant, as sperm need vitamins A, C and E, and the minerals zinc and s...
GP Dr Rob Hicks replies: It sounds like ovulation pain, which around one in five women gets. It's usually on the side of the lower abdomen where the egg is being released, around 14 days before a period starts. The pain is caused by the egg breaking
present when a woman is pregnant," Nikki explains. "It's produced when the fertilised egg implants in the womb."Some pregnancy tests are more sensitive than others to this hormone and claim to be 99% accurate on the first day of your missed period
is 33 to 37 days. This means that ovulation occurs on day 19 to 23 each month. As sperm can live for about two days before ovulation and the egg lives for about three days after ovulation, your fertile period is within the timeframe of day 17 to 26 each