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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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What is the chance of getting pregnant on the pill while taking antibiotics?

What is the chance of getting pregnant on the pill while taking antibiotics?

Varies: It depends on the pill, on which antibiotic, and on when (in the cycle) you took them. Simple: use a backup method until the next cycle. ...Read more

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Whay are the chances of getting pregnant while on birth control and missing a pill while taking antibiotics?

Whay are the chances of getting pregnant while on birth control and missing a pill while taking antibiotics?

1 pill not likely: Missing 1 pill is not likely to increase risk of pregnancy by much, there's more risk if the missed pill extends the hormone free days>7 d. Antibiotics also aren't likely to cause the pill to fail. However, some women may be at higher risk for failure from either missed pills or antibiotics than others. Try not to miss pills, and to be safer, use a back-up such as condoms during antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of getting pregnant using antibiotic cream whilst having unprotected sex?

Yes : Sperm are not bacteria. The cream may create an unsuitable habitat for the little guys but there are millions of them and some of the determined ones will evade your antibiotic barrier and go and do as they please. Discus more effective birth control methods with your doctor. In case you get pregnant using this method, consider naming your child neospormina :) hope you don't! ...Read more

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What are my chances getting pregnant with taking antibiotic since I have an inflamed fallopian tube? I really don't want to do the ivf.

What are my chances getting pregnant with taking antibiotic since I have an inflamed fallopian tube? I really don't want to do the ivf.

Time to stop: You have been given many free and accurate answers to this question. It is rude to ignore such kind service and to keep asking the same question over and over. It is time to move on. ...Read more

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Currently on bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Currently on  bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Depends: According to the cdc typical failure rates of birth control pills is 9%. Depends partly on your compliance with taking the pill. You should see your doctor to have a urine test to determine if you have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I have been on an anabiotic for six days and I've missed two birth control pills. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

I have been on an anabiotic for six days and I've missed two birth control pills. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

High: Having missed two birth control pills you have to play it safe and assume that you may ovulate during this cycle. Continue taking your pills, don't stop when you experience breakthrough bleeding. The antibiotic does not really make a difference in the larger scheme of things. ...Read more

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Will taking antibiotic stop a woman from getting pregnant?

Will taking antibiotic stop a woman from getting pregnant?

No.: None of the antibiotics have much of an effect on fertility, although some are contraindicated in pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you're taking an antibiotic and also on the placebo week of your birth control pill will that affect you getting pregnant?

If you're taking an antibiotic and also on the placebo week of your birth control pill will that affect you getting pregnant?

Possibly: Antibiotics can interfere with the hormones in pills and result in accidental pregnancy, but placebo pills have no hormones in them. To be safe, though, since some antibiotics stay in the body for several days after you finish them, i would advise using a condom for backup the entire time you're taking antibiotics and for a week after, even if you start your antibiotics while on placebo pills.. ...Read more

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I was on birth control forgot to take the pill one day , day after that had unprotected sex and I'm taking antibiotic " Nitrofurantoin" so I was panicking and took the pill " take action " am I still in risk of getting pregnant ?

I was on birth control forgot to take the pill one day , day after that had unprotected sex and I'm taking antibiotic " Nitrofurantoin" so I was panicking and took the pill " take action " am I still in risk of getting pregnant ?

Low Risk: If you miss one birth-control pill, the best thing to do is to take it as soon as you remember, then take the next one at the regular time. If you don't remember until your next pill is due, take two at once. If you do this, your risk of pregnancy is very low. What you did will also keep your risk low but you may have some spotting. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I miscarried at 11wks, d&c showed bad infection, given antibodic to clear, now having hard time getting pregnant. Why would that be? 11dpo w pink cm

I miscarried at 11wks, d&c showed bad infection, given antibodic to clear, now having hard time getting pregnant. Why would that be?  11dpo w pink cm

See a specialist: See a fertility specialist (rei) for help getting pregnant. An infected miscarriage may lead to scarring inside the uterus (asherman's syndrome). You may also need testing for causes of miscarriage or causes of difficulty getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control for many years lower you chance of getting pregnant when you're ready to get off the pill and start trying?

Does taking birth control for many years lower you chance of getting pregnant when you're ready to get off the pill and start trying?

Little bit : Oral contraceptive is correlated with difficulty in conceiving, but never permanent infertility. You are 23y old so you should be fine because the effect on conceiving is most in women above 30yr who never had a child. ...Read more

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If I get IUI what my chances of getting pregnant. at my age?

If I get IUI what my chances of getting pregnant. at my age?

Great question: great question to ask the doctor doing the IUI. They should have the information about you needed to answer the question. ...Read more

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M going to get married on 21st aug n want to know the chances of getting pregnant if my periods are on 1st of every month?

M going to get married on 21st aug n want to know the chances of getting pregnant if my periods are on 1st of every month?

Pretty Good: Assuming no other problems, you should have about a 20-25% chance per month starting out and 85% in the first year. That is very high. If there is something if your or his history to suggest infertility that is a different story. ...Read more

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It is day 13 after the last day of my period! we are trying to get pregnant, what r the chances of us getting pregnant tonight?

It is day 13 after the last day of my period! we are trying to get pregnant, what r the chances of us getting pregnant tonight?

Only 1 way to know : The only way to know is to try. Ovulation is calculated by subtracting 14 days from the date you expect to have your next period. Not by counting forward. Example-- if your periods come every 30 days then subtract 14 and you would be ovulating 16 days after your period. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are my chances of getting pregnant just as likely if he didn't climax inside me? Could the "pre cum" get me pregnant? How likely is it?

Are my chances of getting pregnant just as likely if he didn't climax inside me? Could the "pre cum" get me pregnant? How likely is it?

See below: Chances of getting pregnant certainly are much greater if ejaculation occurred, especially if around your mid-cycle "fertile window" with ovulation. Also, sometimes men ejaculate semen/sperm without being aware of it. As for "pre-cum", in some men it has been shown to contain viable sperm and, even though in smaller concentrations than in a normal ejaculate, the potential for impregnation exists. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on my first day of my period if he came inside of me? My period came 6 days early do I have a chance of getting pregnant?

Not likely: It would be extremely unlikely for you to conceive as a result of unprotected sex on the first day of your period unless you had a very disordered ovulation cycle. That said, you should not rely on withdrawal during the unsafe portions of your cycle. Pre-ejaculate fluid (pre-come) contains sperm and can get you pregnant. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant for the last year my obgyn isnt worried about infertility but what can i do to improve my chances of getting pregnant ?

Trying to get pregnant for the last year my obgyn isnt worried about infertility but what can i do to improve my chances of getting pregnant ?

STAY WELL: Eat healthy, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol. Take prenatal vitamins as when you do get pregnant, you will already be on the vitamins in the first month. Have a lot of sex , unprotected with the man you love during the middle of your cycle when you ovulate, to increase the chance of pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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