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What causes pregnancy?

What causes pregnancy?

Sperm + egg = preg: Pregnancy occurs when sperm from a man's penis reaches an egg released from a woman's ovary and fertillizes it. This occurs during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 causes ectopic pregnancy?

What causes ectopic pregnancy?

Damage to the tubes: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants somewhere outside the uterus. Most often, it is in the tube but ectopics can happen on the ovary or attach to the bowel, or bladder. Usually the tubes are damaged in some way from infection, endometriosis, or a variety of other reasons. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy symptomps after miscarriage?

What causes pregnancy symptomps after miscarriage?

pregnancy hormones: Even when you miscarry, it could take weeks for the hormone levels of pregancy to return to pre pregnancy levels. ...Read more

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What causes anemia during pregnancy?

What causes anemia during pregnancy?

Dilution, iron def.: As the baby grows and the uterus enlarges, more blood volume is needed. The number of red cells increases, but the plasma (liquid part of blood) increases even more, so the red cells get diluted. If there isn't enough iron in a woman's system to make the extra red cells, anemia will be more pronounced. If you are anemic to begin with before pregnancy, it will be worse while pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding during pregnancy?

What causes bleeding during pregnancy?

Placenta often: Bleeding in pregnancy can come from many things, often placenta vessels. The cause, amount, frequency and timing of bleeding can have very different effects on how the pregnancy progresses. All bleeding should be reported to OB provider immediately. If heavy, associated with pain, accompanied by contractions, calling OB and being seen in hospital are needed to determine cause and course of action. ...Read more

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What causes hyperventilation besides pregnancy?

What causes hyperventilation besides pregnancy?

Anxiety: Or changes in your acid base status, the body increases respiration to try and correct too much carbon dioxide or acidosis. ...Read more

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What causes backaches in pregnancy?

What causes backaches in pregnancy?

Physical changes: Physical changes that occur to your body because of the growing baby and the effect of hormones on your joints may lead to backaches. Imagine carrying a back pack with 25 pounds of stuff in it, only flip it around so that you carry it in front. Now carry that for 10 months. That weight puts a lot of stress on your back. Hormone changes in pregnancy loosen your joints, making the pain worse. ...Read more

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What causes swelling during pregnancy?

May be normal: Some slight ankle swelling can be normal in later pregnancy, but when severe or coupled with high blood pressure, it can be a serious condition called pre-eclampsia. See your dr to be sure. ...Read more

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Could gonorrhea cause problems during pregnancy?

Could gonorrhea cause problems during pregnancy?

Yes: It may cause cause a spontaneous abortion (loss before 20 weeks), miscarriage (loss after 20 weeks), preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, or fetal problems such as blindness. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in pregnancy?

What causes cramps in pregnancy?

Uterus: The uterus is what cramps during pregnancy. This could be a normal process. It is caused by the growth of the baby and your uterus reacting to it. If you are contracting though you ought to see a doctor to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

Hormonal: Hormonal changes in the body and supporting 2 lives. Most common in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

Still a mystery: My OB chairman told us this about a famous hospital where pioneers in pregnancy worked and studied complications like toxemia. It was called chicago lying-in hospital; it evolved into labor and delivery of the u chicago medical center. Nearby is a row of plaques of famous researchers. There is one for the person who discovers the cause of preeclampsia. After all of these years, it is still empty. ...Read more

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What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

Linea nigra: Linea nigra is a darkening of the niples and line on abdomen its a pregnancy change which will go away post partum. ...Read more

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What causes spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy?

What causes spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy?

Implantation and : Increased vasculrity of the reproductive system may cause minimal spotting in the first trimester. If the spotting is more than minimal or persistent, please consult your doctor. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/bleeding-during-pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes sciatica during pregnancy?

What causes sciatica during pregnancy?

Pressure: There are a few causes of sciatica during pregnancy- among these are pressure on the lumbar plexus of nerves by the uterus/baby, increased pressure on the disks from increased weight in pregnancy, or simply increased stress on the piriformis muscle imitating sciatica. There are a few more but these are some of the more common ones. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy induced goiter?

Stress: Pregnancy puts a stress on your entire body, including your thyroid. It can bring out mild deficiencies that lead to thyroid enlargement (goiter). In addition, immune mechanisms can lead to inflammation and thyroid enlargement. ...Read more

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What can cause pregnancy bleeding?

What can cause pregnancy bleeding?

Depends on trimester: Early bleeding can be due to a threatened miscarriage, an infection and even just bleeding related to recent sex or vaginal exam. The cervix doesn't like to be touched in pregnancy. Later in pregnancy it can be due to things like a placenta previa, preterm labor, sex or recent exam and again infections. Its best to call your OB provider even if after hours (most of us have an answering service) ...Read more

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What causes pms without period besides pregnancy?

PMS: PMS or PMDD is a group of symptoms that occur when the hormone levels fall right before a menstrual cycle. Pregnancy does not cause PMS. If you are not having periods then PMS is not the cause of your symptoms. Consider scheduling a virtual visit or seeing you doctor to discuss what specific symptoms you are experiencing and evaluate what the causes and treatments may be ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy?

Sperm + egg = preg: Pregnancy occurs when sperm from a man's penis reaches an egg released from a woman's ovary and fertillizes it. This occurs during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Sex aftr 30 days of dilivery will cause pregnancy?

Sex aftr 30 days of dilivery will cause pregnancy?

Maybe: You certainly may ovulate as early as a month post partum. Don't take chances. Use birth control. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can interacte with the depoveria injection that can cause pregnancy ??

Is there anything that can interacte with the depoveria injection that can cause pregnancy ??

Yes: Certain medications may increase the metabolism or decrease the serum concentration of progestins and alternate contraception should be used. Medications such as reyataz (atazanavir) (an hiv medication), aprepitant (for chemoteraphy induce nausea) and others may do this. Fortunately, most of the common medicatuions do not do this. Also, pregnancy may occur with any method of contraception (failure rate). ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy? With deep body contact with partner without penetration causes pregnancy?

What causes pregnancy? With deep body contact with partner without penetration causes pregnancy?

Sperms in vagina: You can not get pregnant without male sperms entering the vagina.If there is no penetration or contact with the spermatic fluid with the vaginal opening you can not get pregnant .But contact with the penis with vagina or rubbing at the vaginal opening , there is an outside chance of getting pregnant as some preejaculation fluid may contain sperms. ...Read more

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If he pulled out and put it right back in can that cause pregnancy and is it a higher chance because we did that several times between two days.?

If he pulled out and put it right back in can that cause pregnancy and is it a higher chance because we did that several times between two days.?

In ; Out burgers: In ; out burgers can put "meat"(baby) in the bun(vagina). Unfortunately, if you don't want to be pregnant skip the "sauces" (semen) but enjoy the "condiments"(condom). ...Read more

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Can precum cause pregnancy ?

Can precum cause pregnancy ?

Possibly: There is no guarantee that precum won't contain sperm and therefore could result in conception. ...Read more

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Can smegma cause pregnancy ?

Can smegma cause pregnancy ?

No: Sperm in semen leads to pregnancy. If no sperm or no semen, then no chance of pregnancy. If wanting a baby, one has to get that semen to where it needs to go. If not wanting a baby, don't let that semen get anywhere. As for smegma, it doesn't do anything but get washed down the drain during a bath or shower (smegma should not be seen if one has normal, good penis hygiene). ...Read more

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Can presperm cause pregnancy?

Sperm in vagina....: Leads to pregnancy. So, yes, as it is stated on this site daily, pre-cum in the vagina can lead to pregnancy in a fertile female. ...Read more

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Can fingering cause pregnancy?

Can fingering cause pregnancy?

Unlikely but: If the finger had viable sperm on it i suppose so; the risk is theoretical but seems it would be low. ...Read more

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Can the semen cause pregnancy?

Can the semen cause pregnancy?

Yes and No: Semen that contains sperm (as it normally does) can cause pregnancy. Semen that has no sperm (if an older guy has had a vasectomy done because he doesn't want to have any more children) cannot cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can dry humping cause pregnancy?

Can dry humping cause pregnancy?

No: Assuming that there are clothes between the guy and the girl when he ejaculates. However, any sperm in the vagina has the potential, even a small amount, to cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can cause pregnancy bleeding?

Depends on trimester: Early bleeding can be due to a threatened miscarriage, an infection and even just bleeding related to recent sex or vaginal exam. The cervix doesn't like to be touched in pregnancy. Later in pregnancy it can be due to things like a placenta previa, preterm labor, sex or recent exam and again infections. Its best to call your OB provider even if after hours (most of us have an answering service) ...Read more

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Does anal rubbing cause pregnancy?

Does anal rubbing cause pregnancy?

No: It requires insemination for conception to occur. If the anus is being rubbed by the penis and if ejaculation occurs and if semen enters the vagina, then conception could result. ...Read more

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Can precum without penetration cause pregnancy?

Can precum without penetration cause pregnancy?

Sperm: deposited at the introitus (vaginal opening) or the vagina can lead to pregnancy. Most studies have showed low levels of sperm or no sperm in pre-ejaculate. One study showed that there are some individuals with a high sperm count in pre-ejaculate. ...Read more

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Is it possible for dry humping to cause pregnancy?

Is it possible for dry humping to cause pregnancy?

No: Rubbing genitalia together while clothed does not lead to pregnancy, . ...Read more