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Do Women Still Ovulate While 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 and no....: Ovulation (release of an egg) and sperm are required for pregnancy. So, yes, ovulation is absolutely required. But, since sperm can live for about 5 days in the female genital tract it is possible to have viable sperm in the vault (which means possible pregnancy) prior to ovulation. However, as soon as ovulation occurs- Pregnant! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Midcycle: Ovulation almost always occurs 14 days before the menstrual period starts, and the new cycle starts the first day bleeding begins. The normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 to 35 days long. So ovulation can happen anywhere from 7 to 21 days after the period starts - depending on the cycle length. Most women start a period (and new cycle) every 28 to 30 days - so they ovulate 14 to 16 days later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do some pregnant women say they continue to have mentruation and not notice they are pregnant until after 6 months?
Yes , You Can : Even with perfect use of contraceptives there will be a failure rate of 1% or so in most of the series but still better than other measures. ...Read more
No: Menstrual periods, which involve shedding the uterine lining when a pregnancy does not occur, do not happen while pregnant. However, many women mistake bleeding or spotting during pregnancy for a normal menstrual period, especially if they are accustomed to having irregular cycles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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