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Are there ways to predict the sex of my baby?

Are there ways to predict the sex of my baby?

No: There really isn't a foolproof way to predict the sex. Even ultrasounds can be wrong some of the time. ...Read more

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What are some ways to increase the chances of my wife getting pregnant?

What are some ways to increase the chances of my wife getting pregnant?

Ovulation: Most women ovulate about 14 days before the start of their menstrual period. If your wife has regular periods, she can determine the timing of ovulation. This is the time she is fertile, so you should have intercourse every day or every other day around the fertile time. ...Read more

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Early on in the pregnancy, are there any indications of the sex of the baby from the heart rate? My partner and i are really excited to know the sex of our baby, and we don’t want to have to wait for the ultrasound. We’re going to an early appointment thi

Early on in the pregnancy, are there any indications of the sex of the baby from the heart rate? My partner and i are really excited to know the sex of our baby, and we don’t want to have to wait for the ultrasound. We’re going to an early appointment thi

Old : Old wives tales suggest that girl fetuses have heart rates above 140, while boy fetuses tend to have heart rates lower than 140. Unfortunately, as sexy as it sounds to believe that we might predict a baby’s sex by the heart rate, it’s simply not true. Repeated studies have proven that fetal heart rate does not correlate to fetal sex, but it does correlate to gestational age. As fetuses develop, their heart rates tend to drop. As a mother, i know how impatient i was to discover that i was having a little girl, but i can tell you that the thrill i felt when i found out my baby’s gender made it well worth the wait. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways for a woman to increase the chances of getting pregnant?

What are some natural ways for a woman to increase the chances of getting pregnant?

Be healthy: You should eat a healthy, balanced diet to set yourself up for a healthy pregnancy, moderate lifestyle, no tobacco, limit alcohol and caffeine. Moderate regular exercise. You can also see a doctor for further help. ...Read more

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My wifes TSH LEVELS are at 26 is the end of our chances of her having children or is there possibilities that we can take steps to having children.

My wifes TSH LEVELS  are at 26 is the end of our chances of her having children or is there possibilities that we can take steps to having children.

Not at all,can treat: Your wife is hypothyroid, which commonly causes infertility but is readily treated. Within months her thyroid levels should be normal and, if she has no other issues, her fertility should return to normal. Make sure she is treated adequately; most benefit from adding T3 (liothyronine) or using natural thyroid. See http://abt.cm/1ntydpV & http://bit.ly/1boGdxh & http://bit.ly/1ccxy0r & http://abt.cm/18gPB3a ...Read more

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What are some good ways to involve my husband in the birth?

What are some good ways to involve my husband in the birth?

Many roles: First, he needs to be there for anything you ask for. Ice chips, massage my back, just hold my hand. You will find if you have someone to distract you through the contractions it will be much easier as well. When you are in the pushing stage, he can actually help hold your legs up for pushing, so you can concentrate your strength on the push. He is your manservant that day! ...Read more

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Outside of fertility drugs and are there any ways to increase the chances of pregnancy?

Outside of fertility drugs and are there any ways to increase the chances of pregnancy?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to increase the chance of conception?

What are natural ways to increase the chance of conception?

Timing: Ovulation normally occurs 14 days prior to the next period. Recommend starting to have intercourse a few days prior to ovulation & at ovulation (possibly a couple of days after). Can use an ovulation calendar or ovulation predictor kit to help determine best timing. Take care. ...Read more

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How many days apart do sexual encounters have to be to determine the father of the baby?

How many days apart do sexual  encounters have to be to determine the father of the baby?

Swimmer survival: Expect the products of one encounter to remain on board for as long as 4-5 days before the swimmers lose strength & fade. That said, the dates you are given early in pregnancy for expected due date and how far along you are are estimates. Encounters that overlap or are closer than a month apart may only be sorted out through dna testing. ...Read more

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What is some of the quickest ways to become pregnant? & what's the chances?

What is some of the quickest ways to become pregnant? & what's the chances?

Having sex : Having sex around the time of ovulation is the way to get pregnant. Why the urgency at age 18? Consider going to college, getting an education and focusing on your career first ...Read more

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What is the best way to dispose of medications when there are small children around?

What is the best way to dispose of medications when there are small children around?

Return to pharmacy: Whether or not there are small kids around, unused prescription medicines should be returned to the pharmacy to be incinerated. Dumping them into the sink or toilet ends up putting more of those chemicals into our water supply, not a good idea. ...Read more

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My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour.What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting?Should we worry for this latency?!

My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour.What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting?Should we worry for this latency?!

Consider acupuncture: The cochrane review looks at all studies about a topic - their latest review on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for the induction of labor stated acupuncture "appears safe, has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective. However, the evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of this technique is limited." 41 weeks is common, but check with your OB about concerns. ...Read more

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Besides an ultrasound, are there any other relatively accurate ways to predict the gender of my child? I am currently 11wks pregnant

Besides an ultrasound,  are there any other relatively accurate ways to predict the gender of my child? I am currently 11wks pregnant

Yes & no: Yes, amniocentesis can accurately detect the sex of your child but no, it's not worth the risk to you or baby for that information. None of the old wives tales about heart rates, position, etc. Are valid. ...Read more

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Can we delay the time of giving birth? Is there any risk of doing that?

Can we delay the time of giving birth? Is there any risk of doing that?

Not sure: What you mean. Are you saying you are pregnant? If so, do not delay after 41 1/2 to 42 weeks. The risk of fetal loss rises after that. ...Read more

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Why are glioblastomas so common and is there anything a person can do to reduce the chance of getting one ?

Why are glioblastomas so common and is there anything a person can do to reduce the chance of getting one ?

Uncommon cancer: You have misunderstood something you read. Glioblastomas are relatively uncommon cancers, with about 12,000 new cases each year in the entire US. Not exactly rare, but that's 20 times and 15 times less common than breast cancer and prostate cancer, respectively. Most other cancers also are more common than glio. There is no known prevention against glioblastoma, so good thing it's pretty rare! ...Read more