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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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Will stopping cigarette smoking increase my chances of getting pregnant?

Will  stopping cigarette smoking increase my chances of getting pregnant?

Yes!: There is plenty of scientific evidence that smoking can have a number of negative effects on fertility, from direct effects on eggs, to transport to fallopian tubes, to increased spontaneous abortion. Zero tobacco gives you the best chances. It may take 3 months after quitting. But if you don't want to be pregnant, smoking is not a way to prevent pregnancy! ...Read more

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Help can being overweight affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Help can being overweight affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Possibly: Obesity is a factor in infertility, meaning that having a high BMI can make it hard to get pregnant. Talk w/ your primary care provider about how to manage your weight before getting pregnant because we don't want you to lose weight during a pregnancy. Be sure you eat lots of vegetables, fruits & healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, salmon, etc) and protein. Take a brisk walk daily! ...Read more

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I'm overweight. Could this affect my chances of getting pregnant?

I'm overweight. Could this affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Yes: There are many studies that relate a lower pregnancy rate if one is not there ideal weight. This has to do with dysfunctional ovulation and hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Can anti depressants affect chances of getting pregnant?

Can anti depressants affect chances of getting pregnant?

Meds and pregnancy: Some antidepressants are teratogenic (harmful to fetus) and should be avoided in pregnancy. If you are currently taking an antidepressant and considering pregnancy all medications should be reviewed with your prescribing physician. Do not stop any medications without supervision. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis affect your chances of getting pregnant and delivering natural?

Can scoliosis affect your chances of getting pregnant and delivering natural?

No problem: The vast majority of patients who have scoliosis can have normal pregnancies. The one thing that is sometimes different is it can sometimes be technically difficult to get an epidural, particularly if you have a lot of rotation in your curve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana affect a womans chances of getting pregnant? My wife smokes ciggarettes a lot and smokes a blunt or 2 everyday

Does smoking marijuana affect a womans chances of getting pregnant? My wife smokes ciggarettes a lot and smokes a blunt or 2 everyday

Likely so: Like tobacco it depends some on how much you use. Cigarettes are thought to reduce fertility by about 15% per-cycle . Marijuana has many more combustion byproducts than tobacco, so it's reasonable to believe it's at least as harmful. ...Read more

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Does his stress level affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Does his stress level affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Yes: Stress can cause men's testosterone to decrease and therefore can have an indirect effect on sperm counts. Stress increases the level of reactive oxygen species in the semen and this can hurt sperm. Stress also often indicates poor lifestyle choices; loss of sleep, bad nutrition and other factors that can harm sperm. Have your partner get a semen analysis. ...Read more

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Will a past abortion affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Will a past abortion affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Not necessarily: Most women who have had an abortion have no problem conceiving in the future. Having said that, as women get older, pregnancy is more difficult to attain. If they did a surgical abortion, the endometrium could be affected and a very small percentage of patients can develop uterine adhesions that can prevent pregnancy or increase pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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Can being cold increase your odds of getting sick?

Can being cold increase your odds of getting sick?

Sometimes: If you have significant cold exposure that decreases immunological defenses then you could be more vulnerable to infection by upper respiratory viruses. ...Read more

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Can having cerebral palsy affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Can having cerebral palsy affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Not specificly: The movement problems of CP do not directly affect your reproductive system & its functions. Depending on your level of function, pregnancy & delivery may require some extra planning but i would not abandon the idea of parenting outright. You may want to consult with an OB directly on the issue. ...Read more

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Does the number of days I menstruate affect my chances of getting pregnant???

Does the number of days I menstruate affect my chances of getting pregnant???

Not if regular flow: A menstrual flow can last normally 2 to 7 days and if your periods are coming at regular intervals with a consistent flow, then chances of getting pregnant are not affected. bon chance! ...Read more

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Do energy drinks ruin your chances of getting pregnant?

Do energy drinks ruin your chances of getting pregnant?

No: But if you are trying to conceive, it's best to cut back on energy drinks and use other natural methods to obtain energy: eat healthy, exercise, get good night sleep... ...Read more

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Does being overweight drastically increase the chances of getting almost all illnesses?

Does being overweight drastically increase the chances of getting almost all illnesses?

Obesity: Being overweight, in itself, does not drastically increase the chances of all diseases. Many conditions can result from obesity, but not everything. You can be otherwise healthy, but still be overweight. ...Read more

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Does masterbation reduce the chances of getting pregnant?

Does masterbation reduce the chances of getting pregnant?

Not really: It has no effect at all on a woman's reproductive chances. In males, it only takes one healthy sperm to conceive and these are replaced daily within their system. It should never be relied on as a form of male birth control. ...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