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Can A Woman Get Pregnant
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
PCOS-yes: It is usually possible for a woman with pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) to get pregnant with intervention, which may include losing weight (if accompanied by obesity) and/or the use of ovulation induction agents, such as Clomiphene citrate (cc). About 80% of pcos women will ovulate on cc, half of which may expect to achieve a pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Length of time between deliveries doesn't mean very much, unless the woman has actually been *trying* for that amount of time. ...Read more
No: The material that forms the placenta and fetal membranes sends out hormones that prevent another egg from being released. There are conditions where twins are forming when one will be well nourished and actually steal some of the nutrients from the other. The starved twin grows slower and will be smaller at delivery. The "placental steal" accounts for the difference in baby size, not a later pg. ...Read more
Not with her own egg: Once menopausal, by definition, a woman is no longer fertille, but rather sterile. If a menopausal woman wanted to get pregnant, one option is going through ivf and using an egg from a much younger woman. This would allow her to be a biological mother by carrying the pregnancy, but not the genetic mother (egg from another woman). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Cronic renal failure is a serious medical condition. The natural ability to get pregnant is decreased . Best advice is to see a specialist in high risk pregnancy that can explain to you all the associated risks and also if is indicated to get pregnant in your particular case. The final decision will be yours after you will have all the pieces of information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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