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What is the latest I can have my baby? It is overdue and I want natural birth.

What is the latest I can have my baby? It is overdue and I want natural birth.

Be aware: The chance of stillbirth of an otherwise normal baby increases in post mature babies. The placenta is a time limited organ where blood vessels begin to self destruct as time goes past term.It can function well when there is no pressure of the womb muscle, but fail to adequately nourish baby in labor.The longer you go, the less likely a normal labor. Pay attention to your OB's advise. ...Read more

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As a male, how can I get rid of all the pressure that is on me since my wife is on Clomid (clomiphene) and I need to deliver or no baby?

As a male, how can I get rid of all the pressure that is on me since my wife is on Clomid (clomiphene) and I need to deliver or no baby?

Relax: Clomid (clomiphene) is no guarantee that she will produce healthy eggs or that you would be the only weak point if things don't go well. If you had your counts done & have a reasonable supply of swimmers, you both have better chances of success but many couples do everything right & it takes years and or other assisted technology to get the job done.As many of 1/3 conceptions do not attach before they shed. ...Read more

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My husband and i are trying to have a baby one last time. I am 41 years old. Is it anything I should be doing to prepare? Is there any medication i can take from the doctor that will increase fertility?

My husband and i are trying to have a baby one last time. I am 41 years old. Is it anything I should be doing to prepare? Is there any medication i can take from the doctor that will increase fertility?

The : The best answer is to see a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility specialist) to determine what your potential for getting pregnant is, or you may lose valuable time. Most women will be unable to get pregnant by the age of 45, but may start experiencing a lot of difficulty, even using fertility treatments, as early as age 42. Additionally, miscarriage rates rise for the same reason the risk of down's syndrome rises after 35...The eggs that are released (ovulated) are more prone to have chromosomal errors. As previously mentioned your reproductive potential can be assessed by performing 3 tests: day 3 fsh, amh & an antral follicle count on ultrasound. The important thing to mention is that while there may be age available statistics, those are just averages for your age group. Your chances may be better or worse based on these values and your history. Typically a normal value for fsh is 4-8. A value between 8-15 may indicated decreased ovarian function, and above 15 may predict significant problems getting pregnant. One test that is newer and shows a lot of promise is the amh value. A value less than 1.0 suggests compromised ovarian function and may suggest decreased responsiveness to medication. Often an amh value may pick up subtle ovarian dysfunction before the more traditional test, fsh. The information derived from the amh test can be used to influence what treatment is chosen for your particular circumstance. In a study we published at brown university, amh values less than 1.0 corresponded with less eggs retrieved during ivf (6 or less eggs). Finally, the antral follicle count involves counting the number of "developing eggs" (follicles) and can be used to estimate your ovarian function as well. A fertility specialist will also be able to evaluate and treat other factors that may decrease your chances of getting pregnant. In the interim it is always best to continue taking prenatal vitamins, limit caffeine intake to once daily, avoid cigarette smoke and eat healthy. Stephan krotz, M.D. Advanced fertility center of texas. ...Read more

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I am afraid of the shots that I have to give my months old baby! what is the problem in order to do them later when it is a bit older?I

I am afraid of the shots that I have to give my months old baby! what is the problem in order to do them later when it is a bit older?I

Exposure: Waiting simply allows them further exposure to the diseases. And having a current epidemic of whooping cough(pertussis) where i practice, your child has an increased risk of serious disease and even death by waiting.And the shots are a much safer risk than taking a chance on getting the disease! ...Read more

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Hey me and my gilfriend are both planning on having sex for the first time but i heard it can hurt the girl the first time which i really wouldnt want for her. is there any way to get around this ?

Hey me and my gilfriend are both planning on having sex for the first time but i heard it can hurt the girl the first time which i really wouldnt want for her. is there any way to get around this ?

Hmmm....: The pain with first sex idea is overdone. If a woman has a healthy vulva and vagina; if she is very stretchy; if she is happy and relaxed, with lots of natural lubrication; if a guy enters at a good angle, at the right spot; if he moves with small motions until she is well-lubricated and stretched out; there may be little or no hymen tearing nor bleeding. Also, pain is as much mental as physical. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a baby if I have myasthenia gravis? I know people do it, but what are the risks? Both to me and the baby? Will I have to go off my meds? Will i pass the disease on to my baby? I’d really like to have a baby, but i’m worried. My doc

How safe is it to have a baby if I have myasthenia gravis? I know people do it, but what are the risks? Both to me and the baby?  Will I have to go off my meds? Will i pass the disease on to my baby? I’d really like to have a baby, but i’m worried. My doc

The : The more common kind of myasthenia gravis is an acquired condition: your body is tricked into making antibodies that attack its own acetylcholine receptors on the surface of your muscles, reducing the ability of your nerves to activate them, and leading to weakness. There is another, much rarer type of myasthenia gravis that is not acquired, but genetic. Women with acquired myasthenia gravis won't pass the disease itself on to their children, but since the myasthnia antibodies made by mom can cross the placenta into the circulation of the fetus, the fetus can be affected temporarily (mom's antibodies can stay in the baby up to several weeks after birth). This condition is called neonatal myasthenia gravis. Newborns with neonatal myasthenia can have temporary weakness of limb muscles, breathing muscles, and feeding muscles. They can also have a condition called arthrogryposis, stiff joints with limited range of flexibility because they didn't move as much in the womb as they might have otherwise. This is why it is important to have acquired myasthenia gravis well-controlled throughout pregnancy. There are many different kinds of medications used to control myasthenia. Some of them, particularly the immunosuppressants (like methotrexate, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetic) are known to cause harm to the baby if taken during pregancy, while breastfeeding, or even prior to conception. Other treatments such as steroids and ivig are less risky (but not zero risk). Women with myasthenia who are considering pregnancy should work very closely with a team including a neurologist experienced in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, an obstetrician and a neonatologist. This is the best way to reduce worry, and risk, as much as possible. For general information about myasthenia gravis, visit the myasthenia gravis foundation of america website at www.Myasthenia.Org. ...Read more

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My baby is in the breech position, what can I do to get my baby to turn? I’m 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is in the breech position. I really want to have a vaginal birth. Is there anything i can do to help my baby turn?

My baby is in the breech position, what can I do to get my baby to turn? I’m 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is in the breech position. I really want to have a vaginal birth. Is there anything i can do to help my baby turn?

Moxibustion: Wow, dr. Ranklin provided an excellent response. I just wanted to reinforce the information she presented about moxibustion. You can check this site for more information: http://www.Pregnancy.Com.Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation.Shtml. ...Read more

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I have been on my period for 3weeks now is there any thing that the doctor can give me to make it stop?

I have been on my period for 3weeks now is there any thing that the doctor can give me to make it stop?

Yes , u need an eval: Evauation, with an exam, pap smear , cultures and blood work and an ultrasoudn so you doc can give u the prper treatment, there are many options depending on what the prblem is, make an appt to be seen tomorrow. ...Read more

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I am 16,I have lost my period because I lost weight. So is it safe to take birth control to get back my period or there is a natural ways to get it?

I am 16,I have lost my period because I lost weight.
So is it safe to take birth control to get back my period or there is a natural ways to get it?

U need so fat: I don't know how much weight you have lost that you stopped having periods but you do need to have some in order to have normal periods. so if you are now underweight, I would suggest you eat a little more. if you are not underweight, I would wait a few months and let you body recover from the stress of the weight loss first. if still not returning, you could try bcps as long as your bmi is nl ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to get rid of the baby if my girlfriend is 5 weeks pregnant?

Is there anything i can do to get rid of the baby if my girlfriend is 5 weeks pregnant?

Please do nothing: Attempting to cause a miscarriage can be very dangerous for the mother and should not be attempted. The mother should speak with a medical provider to discuss what safe options are available. ...Read more

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I get my period once a year I been having this problem for the last five years and wanted to know what can be the cause im planing to have a baby and I can't . Is it possible to have a baby in this condition?

I get my period once a year I been having this problem for the last five years and wanted to know what can be the cause im planing to have a baby and I can't . Is it possible to have a baby in this condition?

YOU NEED AN evaluati: Evaluation, you will need help because if u only have one period per yr- that is not normal and u are not ovulating so see your gyn so your gyn can start the workup, u need an exam , blood work and an ultrasound to start out with and you will need meds to make you ovulate - possibly Clomid (clomiphene) but you may need injections, your gyn can refer you to an infeet specialist , u should have seen gyn long ago. ...Read more

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Okay my boyfriend and i are trying to have a baby and i don't know if it is a sign that i'm sick feeling and constipated. Natural way

Okay my boyfriend and i are trying to have a baby and i don't know if it is a sign that i'm sick feeling and constipated. Natural way

Hello. : Hello. Classic pregnancy symptoms normally don't begin until a woman misses her period. Constipation and nausea can occur as well as feeling tired, urinating more often, loss of period, vomiting, headaches, insomnia, swollen or tender breasts, increased gas etc. If you believe you are pregnant you can take a standard home pregnancy test as soon as you miss your period. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi! me and my husband trying to hve baby for like a year already. Is conceiveeasy is effective and safe to use? We really want to have a baby.

Hi! me and my husband trying to hve baby for like a year already. Is conceiveeasy is effective and safe to use? We really want to have a baby.

Not effective: If you have been trying for a year and have not conceived, it is more likely that there is some issue which is keepin g you from getting pregnant- either with you or your husband. If you do conceive at this point, it would be unlikely due to conceive easy. ...Read more

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30 wks pregnat. My iron is really low , can this any way effect me or my baby in birth and if theres anything I can do to rise my levels, what is it ?

30 wks pregnat. My iron is really low , can this any way effect me or my baby in birth and if theres anything I can do to rise my levels, what is it ?

Take iron supplement: Please talk to your doctor, but you still have a couple of months to increase your iron before delivery. Eat iron containing foods, take a supplement daily, and stay well hydrated. Your low iron could be tough on you after delivery because during childbirth everyone loses blood and the lower the level you start with, the tougher it is to feel energetic after the baby gets here. ...Read more

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I want to know if it is safe to have my child if i had an abortion one month ago and now I am pregnant.. Is it safe for me and the baby?

I want to know if it is safe to have my child if i had an abortion one month ago and now I am pregnant.. Is it safe for me and the baby?

Yes and Maybe: It is generally recommended that you not conceive for 3 months after an abortion or miscarriage. That said, now that you are pregnant, be seen regularly and take your vitamins. It is possible that you will miscarry, but i would not recommend anything unless that happens. The bigger question is why you had the abortion and then became pregnant. ...Read more

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I, am 1 month pregnant, and just gave birth to my baby through a C-section what do yu recommend I do is it to risky or what can happen?

I, am 1 month pregnant, and just gave  birth to my baby through a C-section what do yu recommend I do is it to risky or what can happen?

PREGNANCY: It can happen that you can get pregnant right away after your baby was born by c/s especially if you are not breast feeding. Your OB can advise you more. ...Read more

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Can a baby that is 3 months get dimples on their cheek? I have 1on my cheek and I think my baby is getting one to

Can a baby that is 3 months get dimples on their cheek? I have 1on my cheek and I think my baby is getting one to

So Cute!: Absolutely! You might just get your " mini me" We can see features like this of parents come out over the first year of life. ...Read more

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I am 5'11 and 278lbs what is the likely hood that i could do a vbac with my next pregnancy?

I am 5'11 and 278lbs what is the likely hood that i could do a vbac with my next pregnancy?

VBAC: The risk of uterine rupture with one prior low-transverse uterine scar is low, 0.5% to 0.9%. About 60 to 80 percent of women who labor after a prior cesarean have a vbac. Most women with one prior cesarean with a low-transverse uterine scar should be counseled about vbac and offered a trial of labor obesity decreases the chances of succesful vbac. ...Read more