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Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Not likely: Probably won't help much. After live sperm are placed into the vagina, they begin a very rapid trip to the ovaries. Within seconds many will be in your cervix, and within 90 seconds many will be swarming around your ovaries. In both cases, a douche won't get them. Find another method of birth control. ...Read more

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Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Yes! Do not douche!: Douching can increase the risk of infection. A healthy vagina should clean itself. If you feel that you have an abnormal discharge, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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After douching at a young age will it affect me getting pregnant later?

No: But bear in mind that douching is deemed unnecessary and probably actually reduces the natural vaginal defenses. If you think you need to douche, you may have an infection and should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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After sex 4days later if we take medicine she will get pregnant or not??can u tell me any medicine that can stop her getting pregnant??

After sex 4days later if we take medicine she will get pregnant or not??can u tell me any medicine that can stop her getting pregnant??

Plan B: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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I would like to know how to get the pill that will stop me from getting pregnant. Do I have to make an appointment at the doctors?

I would like to know how to get the pill that will stop me from getting pregnant. Do I have to make an appointment at the doctors?

OCP or morning after: Do you mean emergency contraception or birth control pills? Emergency contraception ("morning after" pill) is available without a prescription; birth control pill needs prescriptions in the us. ...Read more

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If I take a bath right after sex, can it stop me from getting pregnant?

If I take a bath right after sex, can it stop me from getting pregnant?

Contraception: While bathing after intercourse is a refreshing thing to do there is no evidence anywhere indicating that this an effective means of contraception. Do it anyway for feeling refreshed. ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant... I have unprotected sex everyday what is my chance of getting pregnant?

I want to get pregnant... I have unprotected sex everyday  what is my chance of getting pregnant?

TTC: If 19 is your correct age, and if you and your partner have no fertility problems then your chance is roughly 20% per cycle and around 85-90 % in one year. ...Read more

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If I had unprotected sex 2-3 days before ovulation, can I get pregnant? What are the chances of getting pregnant?

If I had unprotected sex 2-3 days before ovulation, can I get pregnant? What are the chances of getting pregnant?

Absolutely: Sperm can survive for about 3 days in the female reproductive system, so timing is perfect for fertilization. Estimates from single event during fertile period, but most I've read range 20-33% likelihood of conception. When period due, check home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex on Sunday, and I'm scared of getting pregnant, what can I do to stop an possible pregnancy?

I had unprotected sex on Sunday, and I'm scared of getting pregnant, what can I do to stop an possible pregnancy?

ELLA: If you weigh <200lbs and had unprotected sex w/i past 5 days, call your DR asap for an RX for ELLA, a very safe and effective drug for preventing pregnancy provided it is taken w/i 5 days. Some studies suggest it may be less effective if you weigh >200lbs. Another option is a Paragard IUD inserted w/i 5 days. It is highly effective w/o regard to weight, and provides contraception for up to 10yrs ...Read more

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She recently had unprotected sex. She DOESN'T want to get pregnant. Any tips on avoiding getting pregnant? How to know? Did NOT take Plan B pill.

She recently had unprotected sex. She DOESN'T want to get pregnant. Any tips on avoiding getting pregnant? How to know? Did NOT take Plan B pill.

Sure, with willpower: It's great that a teen does not want to get pregnant. Because the whole point of sex (in nature) is to make babies, the way to not get pregnant is to not have sex. So, she must use her brain and willpower, to promise herself that she won't have sex again until... probably after the wedding. For yesterday's problem, she must tell her doctor how many days after sex it is, so her Dr. can advise her. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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