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Could Smoking Pot Affect Our Chances Of Getting Pregnant
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does smoking marijuana affect a womans chances of getting pregnant? My wife smokes ciggarettes a lot and smokes a blunt or 2 everyday
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Will Tylenol (acetaminophen) negatively affect chances of conception? (have lower back pain due to old injury, but fearful of harming chances of conceiving).
No,tylenol (acetaminophen) will: not affect chances of conception.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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