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Are there any foams or gels I can use to keep me from getting pregnant?

Are there any foams or gels I can use to keep me from getting pregnant?

With something else: There are spermicidal gels and foams that are great used in conjunction with condoms but they aren't sufficient by themselves. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is there natural treatment for cytomegalovirus and how to use it. Should one get treated from it before getting pregnant?

Is there natural treatment for cytomegalovirus and how to use it.
Should one get treated from it before getting pregnant?

No: Any treatment for CMV whether natural or standard medicinal will not eradicate the latent state which can allow CMV to reactivate during pregnancy. As many as a third of women in the 3rd trimester will have CMV in their cervical secretions ...Read more

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I want to have twins ...I have no problem getting pregnant ...I was hoping i could use a fertility druck my bio dad is a twin im 23 years after I have my next pregnancy i was to get fixed ... What can I do?

I want to have twins ...I have no problem getting pregnant ...I was hoping i could use a fertility druck my bio dad is a twin im 23 years after I have my next pregnancy i was to get fixed ... What can I do?

Be : Be careful what you wish for ... Twins are more high risk than a single baby, although most twins do fine with good OB and neonatal care, some twins have long-term problems, some are premature and some don't even make it to viability and are born before 24 weeks. The risk of cerebral palsy, a serious birth defect, is 4 - 5 times higher in twins compared to a single baby. You have a higher chance of pregnancy complications including serous ones like preeclampsia or placental abruption, a higher risk of c/section, and even a very slight increase in divorce rate. I know the media and anne geddes and other baby photographers all love to show pictures of cute twins all dressed up ... The kids with cerebral palsy are generally not shown on the front cover of a magazine. Couples who need treatment for infertility, from simple treatments like Clomid to advanced treatments such as in vitro fertilization (ivf), often have an increased risk of twins if more than one egg is released with fertility medications, or if more than one embryo is replaced into a woman's uterus after ivf. If we're treating couples for infertility who can't get pregnant on their own twins may be an acceptable risk of the treatment. Many couples tell me they want twins - they have been trying for a baby for one or many years, and many couples want two babies total and would love to have twins and 'be done'. We do our best to avoid triplets or more, though. In this case the risk of twins is justified by the benefit of treatment of their infertility. If you don't have any problems getting pregnant your natural chance of twins is about 1%. I don't recommend going to an ob/gyn or fertility md just because you want twins (wanting twins for "social reasons") - if you end up with complications to you or the babies, would it be worthwhile compared with just having two more kids separately? I would not recommend "getting fixed" in your early 20's until you are 100% sure that you're done either, we have great birth control options like the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud which is about as effective as having your tubes tied but reversible if you have one more child and then want another one later. I know this is not the answer you want. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old, i still have a period every month, can I still get pregnant or am i to old? Can recreational drug use also be the cause of not getting pregnant if both partners are using? I don't take birth control and I have had the same partner for t

I am 43 years old, i still have a period every month, can I still get pregnant or am i to old? Can recreational drug use also be the cause of not getting pregnant if both partners are using? I don't take birth control and I have had the same partner for t

Pregnant at 43: Yes you can still get pregnant at 43. You likely do not ovulate on a regular, consistent basis even with regular periods, but you most certainly can still get pregnant. Drug use may affect fertility. You do not want to be using drugs in preconception or pregnancy timeframes for BOTH your health and that of your unborn child. ...Read more

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If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum? My boyfriend and I had sex twice in one day without him urinating in between. We didn't use a condom and he used the withdrawal method? What are my chances of getting pregnant ?

If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum? My boyfriend and I had sex twice in one day without him urinating in between. We didn't use a condom and he used the withdrawal method? What are my chances of getting pregnant ?

Birth control: Birth control when used correctly is very effective at preventing pregnancy. The male urinating before or after does not change the risk of pregnancy in any way. That is a myth. The withdrawal method is not needed when on birth control. Condoms help prevent STDs. You are already protected against pregnancy on the pill. ...Read more

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What lubricant can I use that won't affect me getting pregnant?

What lubricant can I use that won't affect me getting pregnant?

Water based: The water based lubricants shouldn't interfere with conception. Avoid any lubricant with spermicide in it. Astro-glide and KY are safe and easily found at the drug store. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more