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Doctor insights on: How Can A Woman Tell If She Is Pregnant

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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 you tell if a woman cant get pregnant ?

How can you tell if a woman cant get pregnant ?

1 year: If you go for 1 year without conceiving while you are actively trying (having sex every month around your time of ovulation) then you may have a problem. See a gynecologist for work up. ...Read more

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What in aurine tests can tell if a woman is pregnant?

What in aurine tests can tell if a woman is pregnant?

Beta-hCG: Urine tests for pregnancy are testing for a hormone of pregnancy called beta-hcg (human chorionicgonadotropin). Typically over the counter tests from the drug store are just as good and sensitive as the ones in the doctor's office. A blood test can also measure this hormone. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'seasier for some woman to get pregnant and hard to some?

Can you please tell me why it'seasier for some woman to get pregnant and hard to some?

Genetics & Age: Whether or not a woman has an easy time getting pregnant has a lot to do with how old she is. As we age, the number of eggs that can be recruited for ovulation diminishes. Another important component would be our genetics. Some women have conditions such as endometriosis that put them at increased risk for infertility. Also, 30% of the time infertility is due to male factor. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me of a woman that took methadone while she was pregnant?

Can you tell me of a woman that took methadone while she was pregnant?

Yes, : It is contraindicated to attempt to come off it during pregnancy because lowering the dose or withdrawal can lead to a spontaneous loss of the baby.Pregnant women have been treated with Methadone for more than 25 years and neither Methadone nor other opiates have been shown to directly cause birth defects. Methadoneandpregnancy.Com. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman get pregnant if she is on ginette 35 medication?

Please tell me, could a woman get pregnant if she is on ginette 35 medication?

Small Chance: Like all birth-control pills, Ginette 35 carries a small chance of pregnancy (3-5% per year). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman with secondary amenorrhoea able to get pregnant?

Please tell me, could a woman with secondary amenorrhoea able to get pregnant?

Maybe: It may be possible to get pregnant with secondary amenorrhea. See your gyn and get a referral to a fertility clinic for determination of the reason for your secondary amenorrhea and whether you can ovulate (it could be premature menopause at age 42 in which case you'd be out of eggs). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the mean weight a woman should gain during the entire pregnancy process?

Varies: The recommended weight gain is between 25 and 35 pounds. If someone is underweight before pregnancy she should probably gain even more and if she was overweight before conceiving she should gain less. ...Read more

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Tell me, why & when to induce a pregnant woman?

Induction: Induction can be medically indicated, e.g., diabetes, pre-eclampsia, long distance from hospital. Or, they can be elective, e.g., she is term and has a "ripe" cervix and wants "the baby out". Inductions now generally at 39 weeks or after unless medically indicated earlier. ...Read more