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Doctor insights on: Can I Get Pregnant If I Am Over 40

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I don't know if this is medical or not. But I'm wondering if it's possible to get pregnant even if you're not ovulating. I learned that if you have unprotected sex, no matter what day of the month it is, you will get pregnant.

I don't know if this is medical or not. But I'm wondering if it's possible to get pregnant even if you're not ovulating. I learned that if you have unprotected sex, no matter what day of the month it is, you will get pregnant.

Yes,: Yes, that is a very good question. It is impossible to know exactly when a woman ovulates. Typically, it is about two weeks after the first day of her last period, but this varies a great deal. If the hormones are "out of whack", so to speak, then ovulation is very difficult to predict. Some women also have irregular periods or even spotting that is not actually their period, which also makes it difficult to predict. Therefore, you are right; unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy on almost any day of the cycle. ...Read more

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When did I get pregnant if I'm 9 weeks and 5 days?

When did I get pregnant if I'm 9 weeks and 5 days?

2 weeks less: The actual pregnancy occurs sime hours after you ovulate, usually 14 days after your first day of menstrual bleeding. We use the dating as calculated from your first day of bleeding even on the ultrasound we use those dates as it is easier to keep track of and verify in most women than the date of fertilization. ...Read more

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How do I get pregnant if I have irregular pieriods?

How do I get pregnant if I have irregular pieriods?

Irregular...: ...Periods make it difficult to predict the time of ovulation, but since ovulation does occur, sex close to the time of ovulation can produce a pregnancy. There are ways to detect ovulation which you can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to get pregnant if I'm on the nexplana?

What can I do to get pregnant if I'm on the nexplana?

Have it removed...: Nexplanon is one of the most effective methods of pregnancy prevention out there. If you want to get pregnant, you should have it removed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will it be harded for me to get pregnant if I've had herps?

Will it be harded for me to get pregnant if I've had herps?

No: If all you've had is herpes, and no other std's, that should not affect your fertility. Herpes is a virus and is very common. Assure your obgyn knows about your herpes, though, as an outbreak during delivery of your baby may change what is done at the time you are ready to deliver. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I do anything special to get pregnant, if I am in my late 30s?

Make sure: U are in good health, have any health issues addressed, make sure u are ovulating, and take a prenatal vit and extra Folic Acid 1 mg extra while u are trying. ...Read more

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Husband ejaculted on me, can you get pregnant if I placed it inside me?

Husband ejaculted on me, can you get pregnant if I placed it inside me?

Sociopathy: Tricking anyone, including a husband, into becoming a father is fraught with all kinds of legal and moral ethical issues. This action is bizarre, unkind, and represents a mental health that is not well. Your husband will forever be responsible for this child, even if this child is conceived without his permission or will. Please get some help. Please let your husband know that you have done this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if I had protected sex and he pulled out?

Is it possible to get pregnant if I had protected sex and he pulled out?

If you used oral: Contraceptives or a properly applied condom the chances of becoming pregnant are low. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I have chlamidiya?

Can I get pregnant if I have chlamidiya?

Good 'maybe': Chlamydia doesn't directly stop you from conceiving, but often causes extreme damage to a woman's tubes - which can limit chances fo pregnancy. If you 'have' chlamydia I hoep you've seen a doctor and it's already treated or being treated right now? If not, do it today. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get pregnant if I have longstanding colitis?

Is it ok to get pregnant if I have longstanding colitis?

Yes: You should be fine, the meds you are taking should be discussed with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I swollow his cum?

Can I get pregnant if I swollow his cum?

No: Pregnancy only occurs when sperm enters the vagina goes through the cervix into the uterus and finds an egg and fertilizes it. Sperm does not fertilize an egg through the digestive tract. ...Read more

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How did I get pregnant if I used a condom?

Condoms: No contraceptive method is 100% effective. Condoms have about a 18% failure rate with "typical" use. That is a little less (2%) with perfect use. ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant if I had sex while I am ovulating?

Could I get pregnant if I had sex while I am ovulating?

Definitely.: Unless you were using protection or have your tubes tied, a hysterectomy or other reasons....That is a recipe for pregnancy. Sex during ovulation. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I use tampon?

Can I get pregnant if I use tampon?

Yes: Wearing a tampon and having sex does not prevent pregnancy. Consider using a reliable and effective form of birth control! ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant if I'm not ovulating?

Could I get pregnant if I'm not ovulating?

With treatment: If you do not ovulate at all, not without treatment. With medication and monitoring most anovulatory women can conceive. Most women with infrequent ovulation (oligo-ovulation) can also conceive. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I have essure done?

Can I get pregnant if I have essure done?

Highly unlikely: Essure is great contraception but it is one if the worst for reversal, some cases can be successfully reversed. If placed correctly, accidental pregnancy with Essure is unlikely. ...Read more