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Doctor insights on: Does Bathing Prevent Getting Pregnant

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Can taking regular showers prevent you from getting infections?

Can taking regular showers prevent you from getting infections?

Probably not: Showering and bathing are for appearance, comfort, lifestyle, and smelling sweet, not primarily for health reasons. It won't make any significant difference in risk of infections or any other health problems. ...Read more

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Does washing vagina immediately and throughly after intercourse helps prevent pregnancy?

Does  washing vagina immediately and throughly after intercourse helps prevent pregnancy?

No: One can just use a condom. There are other birth control methods, too. Vaginas are not meant to be washed. That means washing vaginas is not natural, and can mess up the inside, balanced conditions of the vagina. The more thoroughly one tries to wash a vagina, the more likely one will irritate the vagina. ...Read more

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Can wearing pant liner everyday prevent a woman from getting pregnant?

Can wearing pant liner everyday prevent a woman from getting pregnant?

Please clarify: It is sperm inside of a vagina during ovulation that cause pregnancy. How does wearing a panty liner have anything to do with pregnancy prevention? ...Read more

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Does washing out the vagina after sex prevent pregnancy?

Does washing out the vagina after sex prevent pregnancy?

I wouldn't recommend: While in theory it could help, but I would never encourage any women to utilize this as a form of birth control. I would encourage you to stick with more tried and true methods of abstinence, birth control pills, diaphragms, cervical caps, IUDs, condoms/spermicide. I would strongly encourage you to consider some form of barrier to help prevent STDs too, as 'the pill' doesn't prevent STDs ! ...Read more

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Does using lubricant reduces chances of getting pregnant?

Does using lubricant reduces chances of getting pregnant?

Pre-Seed: Supposedly pre-seed and a few other lubricants to not have this effect, though. ...Read more

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Does washing my vagina right after sex will prevent me from getting pregnant? for how much time should I wait to wash my vagina after sex to conceive?

Does washing my vagina right after sex will prevent me from getting pregnant? for how much time should I wait to wash my vagina after sex to conceive?

There: is no reason to wash your vagina. I am assuming you mean douching. But as long as sperm had enough time to travel into the cervix and uterus, this should not stop conception. It could disrupt things if you douch soon after sex. ...Read more

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Does weight loss pills prevent you from getting pregnant ?

Does weight loss pills prevent you from getting pregnant ?

No: Weight loss pills do not prevent pregnancy. Please educate yourself thoroughly about pregnancy protection. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting pregnant?

How can I prevent getting pregnant?

Prevention: Easy: 1) abstinence, no sexual intercourse, 2) barrier contraception, condoms or diaphragm, 3) birth control pills, 4) long-acting contraceptives, Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) 5) other contraceptives, iud, 6) permanent sterilizations, tubal ligation, essure, adiana, vasectomy. ...Read more

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Can Medroxyprogesteron prevent you form getting pregnant ?

Yes: yes discus with your doctor it depends on the dose ...Read more

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Can having HPV prevent you from gettin pregnant?

Can having HPV prevent you from gettin pregnant?

Usually not: Hpv can cause abnormal cells to develop in the genital tract, but this rarely effects fertility. ...Read more

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If i eat cornstarch alot can it prevent me from getting pregnant?

If i eat cornstarch alot can it prevent me from getting pregnant?

PICA: Cornstarch is used in food but it is not meant to be eaten alone. Eating items like Cornstarch is a disorder known as PICA. In some cases it can be related to Iron or Zinc deficiency. Consider seeing a doctor to discuss this. PICA should not affect fertility but this form of eating disorder should be addressed by your physician. ...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

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...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