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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had a d&c 3 weeks ago, 2nd miscarriage. What risks do I face getting pregnant before my first period? Is there greater risk of miscarriage if I do.

I had a d&c 3 weeks ago, 2nd miscarriage. What risks do I face getting pregnant before my first period? Is there greater risk of miscarriage if I do.

Yes.: After a miscarriage, we advise for you to wait one natural cycle before you try to conceive; this allows the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) to build back up appropriately so that implantation can occur. Make sure you are on a prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding?

How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding?

Not sure you can: I assume you don't want to do anything that would affect your ability to nurse and you can't take any fertility enhancing drugs while nursing. Your body will decide when it can support another pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding an 18 month old and menstural cycle has not returned?

What are the chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding an 18 month old and menstural cycle has not returned?

It's possible: An18 month old has usually decreased their mild intake enough that your hormones have adjusted enough to start you ovulating again, but not necessarily return of your period. I have a 28 year old son that was conceived while solely breast feeding 6 months post-delivery! so if you are having unprotected intercourse, you certainly can get pregnant. ...Read more

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I just had a baby 3 weeks ago. No I am not breastfeeding . I have had unprotected sex. 4 times. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

Nearly, but not zero: I am really sure your OB told you not to have sex for several weeks after having a baby. Truthfully, i'd be more concerned about post delivery complications, tearing, and other issues from having sex this soon. Contact your OB for your proper instructions, let them know what you've been doing so proper exam and follow up can be done. ...Read more

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My breast is undeveloped. will this affect my chance of getting pregnant and to breast feed? what should i do?

My breast is undeveloped. will this affect my chance of getting pregnant and to breast feed? what should i do?

Not necesarily: One of my most successful breast feeding moms would be described in a similar way.Yet she BF 3 kids and donated as well to a BF milk bank for premi infants. ...Read more

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What are your chances if you are breastfeeding and using one bottle of formula a day of getting pregnant ?

What are your chances if you are breastfeeding and using one bottle of formula a day of getting pregnant ?

Chances are good: If you are having unprotected sex. Even full breast feeding is not a guarantee of protection. You can ovulate before you get your first period and become pregnant if not using protection. Having a baby at your age is a very big event. Maybe you would be more comfortable postponing further sexual activity until you are settled in with motherhood. If not, do use effective birth control. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more