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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What are the chances of getting pregnant when my husband takes a low does of testosterone shots?

What are the chances of getting pregnant when my husband takes a low does of testosterone shots?

On the other hand: If you don't want to conceive at this time, use another form of birth control. While any testosterone dose may lower the sperm count, it only takes one sperm reaching the ovum to start a baby. It is not a reliable form of birth control. ...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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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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Does peeing right after sex reduce my chances of getting pregnant? What can i do to increase my chances of getting pregnant?

Does peeing right after sex reduce my chances of getting pregnant? What can i do to increase my chances of getting pregnant?

Know your ovulation: First, urinating after sex has nothing to do with pregnancy , it is to prevent urinary infection. Secondly,if you wish to get pregnant you should know when you ovulate( when the egg comes out and ready to meet the sperms). It happens in the mid cycle, 14 th day after periods, . There are over the counter kits availble at your pharmacy to know this. You should have intercourse on that day. ...Read more

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How can I increase my chances of becoming pregnant? What can decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

How can I increase my chances of becoming pregnant? What can decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

Folate (folic acid). Smoking..: Some factors that can increase your fertility: Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, normal weight for height, regular vaginal intercourse at least thrice weekly, balanced diet, low stress and regulation of any chronic disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, lupus etc. Other factors will decrease your fertility: smoking, obesity, underweight, polycystic ovary syndrome (hyperandrogenemia chronic anovulation). ...Read more

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What are the chances of me getting pregnant if my husband has low testosterone ?

What are the chances of me getting pregnant if my husband has low testosterone ?

Depends : It is very important to know the condition of the sperm and to performed a semen analysis in order to estimate your ability to conceive. ...Read more

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My boyfriend smokes. Would that decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

My boyfriend smokes. Would that decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

Actually, YES!: Data says smoking tobacco hurts male fertility.Smoking damages sperm, making them less likely to fertilize eggs ,and making the embryos they do manage to create less likely to survive. Professional Med. Societies advise men and women with fertility problems to stop smoking. Even if only 1 member of a couple smokes, secondhand smoke tends to affect the fertility of his/her partner. Time to QUIT! ...Read more

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Will my obesity affect my chances at me getting a job?

Will my obesity affect my chances at me getting a job?

Possibly yes: Mild obesity should not change one's chances of getting a job, since so many americans are mildly obese. However, very obese persons may have difficulties, depending on the workplace setting, the equipment used, and the safety issues. For example, a flight instructor weighing 350 lbs would have trouble carrying a student because many 2-seat training planes have a total limit of about 450 lbs. ...Read more

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If me and my partner smoke marijuana daily will it decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

If me and my partner smoke marijuana daily will it decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :) however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise to reduce or stop marijuana use. See comment:. ...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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How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant at 37?

How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant at 37?

Keeping good health: A female is probably most fertile in her late teen to early 20s, then the chance slowly decreases over the yrs and complication such as birth defect/genetic problem (i.E downs syndrome) increases. Best is to eat healthy, exercise regularly, take prenatals, see doc for screen, and have more relations during/around time of ovulation--use a kit (otc) may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to increase my chances of getting pregnant?

How to increase my chances of getting pregnant?

Ovluation: Optimize chances of becoming pregnant by using an ovulation predictor chart or an ovulation predictor kit. ...Read more

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Am about 6 weeks pregnant and my BMI is about 31 ..Could that affect my pregnancy and the health of my baby or increase the chance of any miscarriage?

Am about 6 weeks pregnant and my BMI is about 31 ..Could that affect my pregnancy and the health of my baby or increase the chance of any miscarriage?

Possibly: But you should not attempt weight loss during pregnancy. Wait until your pregnancy has concluded. Make sure you're eating a healthy diet and getting daily exercise. Also, make sure you're tested for gestational diabetes, and if the tests are positive, discuss potential treatments with your ob. ...Read more

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Does having Short gut syndrome affect my ability to get pregnant? What are the risks i put my baby in?

Does having Short gut syndrome affect my ability to get pregnant? What are the risks i put my baby in?

No: It should not affect your ability to become pregnant as long as your health is maintained. It will be important that you are receiving the recommended supplements, so they can be provided to the developing baby. All the best. ...Read more

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If my husband smokes and i geti pregnant.does it affect the health of the baby?

If my husband smokes and i geti pregnant.does it affect the health of the baby?

Yes and no: Since pregnancy exposure is only passive, there is little direct effect on baby. After birth, it doubles the kids risk of respiratory and ear infections.It also increases risk of crib death. ...Read more

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Does laying down after sex help increase your chances of getting pregnant?

Does laying down after sex help increase your chances of getting pregnant?

Sex an Positions: Nope. It wouldn't hurt, but there is no real evidence that this will help. ...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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


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