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Doctor insights on: How Can A Woman Not Know She Is Pregnant

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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 know if she is fertile or when she ovulates?

How can a woman know if she is fertile or when she ovulates?

Body temp!: Ultrasound can demonstrate ovulation occurring, and temperature changes in a women can also tell you when ovulation occurs. Many women will have a brief sharp pain during ovulation called mittelschmerz, a german word for ovarian pain during ovulation. ...Read more

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How can a girl know when she is ovulating?

How can  a girl know when she is ovulating?

Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more

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How to know when a woman is fertile?

How to know when a woman is fertile?

Around mid-cycle: For example, if a woman has very regular 28-day cycles, Day 1 would be her first day of period bleeding, Day 14 would be her estimated ovulation date (so have sex once or twice a day from Day 10 through Day 16 if trying to get pregnant). Her next period will be due 28 days after her last period started. She can just grab a calendar and count the days. ...Read more

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How can a woman know when she is no longer fertile?

How can a woman know when she is no longer fertile?

Trends: On average women stop being able to conceive about 10 years before their menopause. Estimates are that only 50% of women age 40 can conceive any longer. Blood testing can be done to estimate fertility potential, but it's not usually conclusive. Talk with an obg or your primary if you want to pursue this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a woman has sex during her period, why it is possible for her to get pregnant?

Can you tell me if a woman has sex during her period, why it is possible for her to get pregnant?

It isn't: Pregnancy during a menstrual cycle does not occur. What does happen though is women that have irregular periods, or have midcycle or ovulation bleeding may confuse that bleeding with menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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How can a women tell if she is pregnant without having to take any tests?

How can a women tell if she is pregnant without having to take any tests?

No accurate way.: Ancient greeks tied a loose string around young women's necks; when they missed their period and the string started choking them they knew they were pregnant (early pregnancy causes a physiologic goiter or enlargement of the thyroid gland)! don't ask me how they knew - it is ingenuous for an iodopenic country (diet low in iodine up in the mountains). Home pregnancy tests: much more reliable today! ...Read more

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What would happen if a girl does not know she is pregnant and she has a cervical biopsy?

What would happen if a girl does not know she is pregnant and she has a cervical biopsy?

Nothing : A biopsy of the cervix in pregnancy can be done without affecting the pregnancy. There may have been more spotting from the biopsy site but this should not affect a normally implanted pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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How could she know if she is pregnant?

How could she know if she is pregnant?

Pregnancy test: The only reliable way to know if a woman is pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. These are often available in stores or you can take one in the doctors office. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a women is infertile?

How can you tell if a women is infertile?

No pregnancy: In a year of unprotected sex defines infertility. Irregular or skipped periods is the most common problem. ...Read more

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If I didn't ejaculate in a girl, how likely is it that she will be pregnant?

If I didn't ejaculate in a girl, how likely is it that she will be pregnant?

Still possible: I'm assuming you are using withdrawal, which unfortunately doesn't work well. Early in sex, men produce pre-cum which has about 20million sperm per drop and many men produce multiple drops of pre-cum during sex. I would advise using a condom and avoid using withdrawal unless you plan on having many unplanned children. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to know if she's infertile before she ever tries to have a baby?

Is it possible for a woman to know if she's infertile before she ever tries to have a baby?

Sometimes: If medical history indicates a problem with ovulation (e.G infrequent cycles), tubal factor (history of pid) or male factor (e.G vasectomy) otherwise fertility potential can only be deciphered by fertility tests.Another point; consulting with a fertility specialist will notonly address fertility potential but also the safety of getting pregnant through preconception counseling, genetic screening .. ...Read more

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What happens if a woman does not see periods while she is not pregnant?

What happens if a woman does not see periods while she is not pregnant?

If it has been: More than 3 months since you had a period, and pregnancy test is negative, have your doctor evaluate you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

Not usually: Typically a woman who is breastfeeding does not ovulate for several months she therefore will not have a period. Since it is hard to know when ovulation (egg release) will resume, birth control of some sort should be used, however, --assuming that another pregnancy is not an immediate goal. ...Read more