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Do I have a chance to adopt a baby if older?

Do I have a chance to adopt a baby if older?

Yes: Arbitrary age for the "older" parent attempting to adopt is over 40yrs old. In the US there is more competition for adoption with younger parents for a pregnant woman on her own who will consider placing their child with you. Russia, China, Korea and India are open to adoptions for older parents. Adopters who are flexible with the age of the child will receive quicker placement. Being healthy. ...Read more

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Do I have a chance to adopt a healthy child from abroad or will he have problems?

Do I have a chance to adopt a healthy child from abroad or will he have problems?

Choose wisely: It depends a lot on what country and what circumstances the child lived in. South korea, e.g., has totally separate systems for children to be adopted internationally from those adopted within the country; you can guess where kids with poorer prospects go. Also, former soviet countries had notoriously poor orphanages with many damaged children. Agencies exist to help prospective parents screen. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my penis called hyspospadia. I want to know if I have a chance to produce a baby?

I have a problem with my penis called hyspospadia.  I want to know if I have a chance to produce a baby?

Hypospadia/fertility: In certain primitive cultures an incision was made in the bxxe of the penis to produce a hypospadia resulting in infertility. If you are still able to ejaculate with a release of semen intravaginally then it probably doesn't matter. If the defect is close to the base of the penis then you'll have to produce a specimen, have it washed and inseminated into your partner. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a baby if you were told you have a 3% chance of having another one with cancer?

Is it safe to have a baby if you were told you  have a 3% chance of having another one with cancer?

Personal choice: I have counselled parents that were ready for another try when told their risk of a problem exceeded 75 %, and one specifically who would not consider it at a 1% risk level. The impact of such a problem effects people differently and either spouse may have a different level of concern. With good spousal communication and a good preparation i think it is fine to move ahead. The choice must be yours. ...Read more

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If I have epilepsy, is it possible to have a successful pregnancy and healthy baby?

If I have epilepsy, is it possible to have a successful pregnancy and healthy baby?

Yes: But recognize that presence of epilepsy medication can increase odds of fetal malformations. However, safer to take your anti-epileptic drug to prevent convulsion, which could harm baby. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you want a boy you would have to have sex closer to ovulation and for a girl you need to have sex few days before?

Is it true that if you want a boy you would have to have sex closer to ovulation and for a girl you need to have sex few days before?

Myth: This has to do with the idea that male and female sperm swin at different speeds, so to speak. But it is virtually impossible to determine exactly when an egg is released and when conception occurs. It is a 50-50 proposition and you "get what you get". ...Read more

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Hi.Im planning to have a baby again.Is there a method to have a sure baby girl?..Thank you..

Hi.Im planning to have a baby again.Is there a method to have a sure baby girl?..Thank you..

No: Embryo selection & implantation with the aid of a fertility center & lots of advanced research, could pre select a girl through in vitro fertilization. Short of this expensive & not always successful method, their are no dependable methods to pre-select the sex of your child. ...Read more

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I and my wife want have a kid next year.What do we need to do to make sure we have a healthy mother and child? Thank you!

I and my wife want have a kid next year.What do we need to do to make sure we have a healthy mother and child? Thank you!

Here are some basics: First, make sure your wife is in good health and that there are no major medical issues that haven't been dealt with. She should be taking prenatal vitamins at least three months before conceiving. If your wife is in her mid-thirties, you might consider getting started sooner than later. Chromosomal problems increase with maternal age, and you want time on your side if any problems arise. ...Read more

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We want a baby. I am 36 & told to wait a year to see if I have issues with pregnancy even though I've never been preg. Worried to wait b/c of my age..

We want a baby. I am 36 & told to wait a year to see if I have issues with pregnancy even though I've never been preg. Worried to wait b/c of my age..

You are right!: You can try up to 6 months without help; after that talk to a doctor who is willing to help. Most fertility specialists (myself included) would help a patient like you without making you wait. "Wait a year" at age 36 is a little out of date. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Yes I'm young and married but I actually want to have a baby.. Any tips?

Yes I'm young and married but I actually want to have a baby.. Any tips?

Tips?: We are often confused by questions like yours. Teenagers get pregnant in the back seat of cars. Have sex on the days you are fertile. Getting pregnant is easy. Sperm in the vagina when you are ovulating leads to pregnancy. ...Read more

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I really want children later in life and worry that if I get the SCS implanted, I might not be able to have kids. Any advice?

I really want children later in life and worry that if I get the SCS implanted, I might not be able to have kids. Any advice?

No evidence: There is no evidence that a spinal cord stimulator implant leads to infertility. There is no scientific reason that I can think of that would lead one to suspect that infertility would be linked to this treatment modality. The specialist doing the implant may have more experience to guide you through the process. ...Read more

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I have two girls and would love to have a boy, is there anything that i could take, eat do. So much changes would be higher to have a boy ?

I have two girls and would love to have a boy, is there anything that i could take, eat do. So much changes would be higher to have a boy ?

Not specificly: It is the swimmer(sperm) who gets there first that determines the sex of the baby. There is no special position, tea, day of the month or whatever else you heard that makes any difference. ...Read more

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What should a husband do to have a healthy baby?

What should a husband do to have a healthy baby?

Take care...: To have a healthy baby, a husband needs to take care of his wife. Make sure she sees her doctor early and keeps appointments. Make sure that she is taking her pre-natal vitamins and is eating a well-balanced healthy diet. Make sure that she gets extra rest and regular exercise. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation and want to have a baby is there anyway to conceive without surgery or ivf...Please please help i want another baby!?

I had a tubal ligation and want to have a baby is there anyway to conceive without surgery or ivf...Please please  help i want another baby!?

Embryo adoption: The chance of pregnancy 'on your own' is low but not zero without in vitro fertilization (ivf) to bypass your tubes, or a surgical tubal ligation reversal. A third option is embryo adoption, where embryos donated by another couple are placed inside your uterus - obviously there is no genetic connection with you or your partner. See a reproductive endocrinology / infertility or rei specialist. ...Read more

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