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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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'm having all pregnancy symptoms and had unprotected sex since a month of taking the Depo-Provera shot.could I be that 1% who get pregnant on birth control?

I'm having all pregnancy symptoms and had unprotected sex since a month of taking the Depo-Provera shot.could I be that 1% who get pregnant on birth control?

Reading Instructions: They are not truly pregnancy symptoms, but hormone level symptoms. If you read the instructions or information that came with your prescription you would have learned that many females on DEPO get this side effect of feeling they have become pregnant. This is NORMAL for DEPO and you may need to redefine what you think are 'pregnancy' symptoms as what they really are: something else. ...Read more

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After the 90 days of the birth control shot which is on September 7th 2015 how long do I wait to get pregnant?

After the 90 days of the birth control shot which is on September 7th 2015 how long do I wait to get pregnant?

4 to 6 weeks: Ovulation may not return spontaneously for up to 3 months with the return of your period. Once your first period occurs, go for it as that first ovulation is probably one that you may not want genetically. ...Read more

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I was on birth control for 7 years the shot the patch and last the ring . I got off in January . How long could it take to get pregnant ??

I was on birth control for 7 years the shot the patch and last the ring . I got off in January . How long could it take to get pregnant ??

Everyone: is different. Some women can get pregnant after a month, others will take much longer. If you're trying to get pregnant than talk to your OB/GYN about other things you should be doing to prepare yourself. ...Read more

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I was on the birth control shot for 2?years and now I stop getting it because I wanna get pregnant is it true it might take me a while . To get prego?

I was on the birth control shot for 2?years and now I stop getting it because I wanna get pregnant is it true it might take me a while . To get prego?

Maybe/maybe not: Everyone is different, and depending on when your hormones return to normal, and you ovulate naturally, you will be able to get pregnant. this could be the next period after stopping, or it may be several. Good luck. ...Read more

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We trying to get pregnant. I was on birth control shot since last July and no longer use since mid January this year I'm off the shot and we are tryin?

We trying to get pregnant. I was on birth control shot since last July and no longer use since mid January this year I'm off the shot and we are tryin?

Good Luck!: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections can decrease your chances of getting pregnant for 8 months after your last injection. You are past that now. If you are having regular menstrual periods, your chance of getting pregnant in any given month is about 1 in 5. So it may take several months to get pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If a girl 8 days due for her birth control shot can she get pregnant?

If a girl 8 days due for her birth control shot can she get pregnant?

Not likely: If you get your dot before the other has expired then the chance of pregnancy is very low. Depoprovera is very reliable. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more