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Dr. James Chapman
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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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How can a woman get pregnant if a man wears a condom and didn't ejaculate? Sex only lasted about 2 minutes and ended.. we only had that one encounter

How can a woman get pregnant if a man wears a condom and didn't ejaculate?  Sex only lasted about 2 minutes and ended.. we only had that one encounter

Unlikely: If everything happened as you wrote, it is practically impossible for someone to get pregnant if you were wearing a condom AND didn't ejaculate! More likely the person was impregnated at a different time. ...Read more

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How can a woman can get pregnant on birth control even though she uses it correctly?

How can a woman can get pregnant on birth control even though she uses it correctly?

Failure rates: Every contraceptive method has a theoritcal and use effectiveness failure rate. If a product or method is used 100% of the time consistently there are still product failures that can occur. ...Read more

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How can a woman get her period while pregnant?

How can a woman get her period while pregnant?

She cannot: During a normal menstrual period, a woman's uterus sheds (loses) its lining, leading to the bleeding... and she gets a new lining the next cycle. If she were pregnant, and replaced the lining of her uterus, the pregnancy would be lost too. Pregnant women do get vaginal bleeding sometimes, but it is not a menstrual period (even if it sort of looks like one). ...Read more

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How can a pregnant woman get rid of a fever without taking medicine?

How can a pregnant woman get rid of a fever without taking medicine?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Fever during pregnancy is of concern. It is very important to see your dr. Depending on the cause of the fever it could have implications on the fetus. It is very important to get look at. And find the source of the fever to get appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant during her mp?

Can a woman get pregnant during her mp?

NO: A woman should not get pregnant if she is truly menstruating normally at the time of sex. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant of she has pos ?

Can a woman get pregnant of she has pos ?

PCOS-yes: It is usually possible for a woman with pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) to get pregnant with intervention, which may include losing weight (if accompanied by obesity) and/or the use of ovulation induction agents, such as Clomiphene citrate (cc). About 80% of pcos women will ovulate on cc, half of which may expect to achieve a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What time of the month can a woman get pregnant easiest?

What time of the month can a woman get pregnant easiest?

Midcycle: It may be easiest mid-cycle, around the time of presumed ovulation. This is about two weeks prior to expected menses. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant again even ten years after her last child was born?

Can a woman get pregnant again even ten years after her last child was born?

Absolutely: Length of time between deliveries doesn't mean very much, unless the woman has actually been *trying* for that amount of time. ...Read more