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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Can a woman get her period and still be pregnant?

Can a woman get her period and still be pregnant?

Yes: In rare instances, but sometimes spotting is mistaken for a light period. ...Read more

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Could a woman get pregnant while she is still on her period?

Could a woman get pregnant while she is still on her period?

No: If a woman is menstruating then she can not get pregnant. Although you must remember that not all vaginal bleeding is menstrual bleeding. Vagina, cervical or midcycle bleeding can often be confused with menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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If a woman hasn't had her period for months, will she still be able to get pregnant?

If a woman hasn't had her period for months, will she still be able to get pregnant?

Potentially.: Amenorrhea may be due to hormonal imbalance, and that would make pregnancy less likely but not impossible. It only takes one ovulation within 5 days of vaginal intercourse to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a woman in her late 20s still get pregnant even if she hasn't had her period in over 3 years?

Can a woman in her late 20s still get pregnant even if she hasn't had her period in over 3 years?

Yes. See REI if TTC: No periods means you're not ovulating (releasing an egg) each month. If you're not trying to conceive you should still use birth control as you may still be fertile, and you can go from no period to prego without a recent period. If trying to conceive see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to find out why you're irregular and for treatment to help you get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it still possible for a woman to become pregnant after she receives her period?

Is it still possible for a woman to become pregnant after she receives her period?

The reason:: It would be possible if a woman with a very short menstrual cycle still had viable sperm in her body at the time of ovulation. It isn't common but it is one more reason to consistently use some form of protection when sexually active. ...Read more

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Can a woman still be pregnant if she got her period 5 days after having sex?

Pregnant: Unless you have a very short monthly cycle the probability that you are pregnant or can become pregnant is very small. ...Read more

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If a woman have unprotected sex a day before her period, and then the period comes, can she still get pregnant even though the egg has passed?

If a woman have unprotected sex a day before her period, and then the period comes, can she still get pregnant even though the egg has passed?

Pregnancy: When a normal menstrual period occurs the lining of the uterus sheds and thus implantation of a fertilized egg cannot occur. However, spotting only without a normal period can be a early sign of implantation of a fertilized egg. And so, if the period flow was not over a period of days I would recommend pregnancy testing by your family physician. ...Read more

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In what cases can one be pregnant and still have her period for two month?

In what cases can one be pregnant and still have her period for two month?

Technically, none: It's impossible - 100% - to menstruate while pregnant. No controversy there. What confuses is that NOT all vaginal bleeding is menstruation: there are 100 other reason, so women often say they "had their period" if they have any bleeding when pregnant. Okay, it's just words, but it's not really true. Pregnant = NO period, true period = not pregnant. Cheers! ...Read more

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Can a women be pregnant on her period?

Can a women be pregnant on her period?

Difficult: It's difficult to achieve pregnancy while on a true menstual cycle since ovulation was at least 2 weeks prior and the endometrium is shedding. However, a woman can be pregnant and experience menstrual-like bleeding in the first trimester and not realize she's pregnant. This happens all the time, it's called a threatened ab. Check a pregnancy test if you have any concerns and take good care. ...Read more

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Can my wife still have her period if she's pregnant? She feels she is. Is it ok to take the pregnancy test during periods?

Can my wife still have her period if she's pregnant? She feels she is. Is it ok to take the pregnancy test during periods?

IS she pregnant?: Bleeding during a known pregnancy is a serious symptom. She may be losing the pregnancy. Contact your obstetrician right away

if she is having a regular period it is unlikely she is pregnant but there is no harm in using a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can woman get pregnant on her period?

Can woman get pregnant on her period?

Not exactly: Women can get pregnant when they are bleeding especially when the bleeding is not their normal period. Not all vaginal blleeding means they are on their menstrual cycle. Ovulation occurs 14 days before the cycle starts and this is the optimal time to get pregnant. When a true menstrual cycle comes it means ovulation did not occur. Having sex during that time would be low risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant before her period?

Can a woman get pregnant before her period?

Yes: The best time to have sex if you are trying to conceive is around the time of ovulation (usually 14 days prior to your period). ...Read more

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When can a woman get pregnant on her period?

When can a woman get pregnant on her period?

See below: Pregnancy is always possible. Up to 30% of pregnant women bleed at the time they would have their period and mistake that for their period. ...Read more

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How can a woman get her period while pregnant?

How can a woman get her period while pregnant?

She cannot: During a normal menstrual period, a woman's uterus sheds (loses) its lining, leading to the bleeding... and she gets a new lining the next cycle. If she were pregnant, and replaced the lining of her uterus, the pregnancy would be lost too. Pregnant women do get vaginal bleeding sometimes, but it is not a menstrual period (even if it sort of looks like one). ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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