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How Do You Know If You Can Not Get Pregnant
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
Symptoms/Test: One may never know they are pregnant till delivering. I delivered one of them! however, pregnancy usually is accompanied with nausea, a feeling of the flu, breast tenderness, pelvic fullness and a change in discharge, missed period(s) and perhaps some pelvic pain or discomfort. The real test is a home pregnancy test or a urine or blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more
Many things: Presumptive evidence: regular cycles, premenstrual breast pain and lower abdominal cramps, midcycle pain and vaginal watery discharge, surge on ovulation predictor kit, pregestrone >3ng/ml in the second half of the cycle, seeing large growing follicles on ultrasound. Sure evidence: pregnancy. ...Read more
Urine pregnancy test: Over the counter urine pregnancy tests (upts) are very accurate in diagnosing early pregnancy - don't rely on symptoms. As early as the day after your missed/late period the upt may be positive in 90% of cases and should be positive in 100% of cases the week after. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more
Weakness: Botulism is a lack of muscle control caused by the toxin the bacteria secretes. This toxin is the same one used in tny quantities to remove wrinkles and treat spastic cerebral palsy, but if from an infection is released in quantities that can stop most voluntary muscle activity, most especially control of breathing. This is life-threatening and requires immed therapy to prevent paralysis, death ...Read more
OPK or ultrasounds: If you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk). Iui can be timed according to when your opk goes positive. You can also have ultrasound scans to measure the size and number of follicles developing in your ovaries, which may be combined with blood tests to check your estrogen levels. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
See A Specialist: Many people claim to have answers to this very personal issue. Few, if any home tests and remedies have been scientifically verified. Visiting a certified reproductive specialist may be a useful effort. A physician at the nearest medical school/university hospital may be the best place to start. ...Read more
Complicated: This is not easy to answer just in 400 words. There are man reasons one can be infertile and can be endocrinological, anatomical, psychosocial, etc. It can also be your partner that is infertile. If you have been trying for 6-12 months and not become pregnant, then you may want to see an infertility doctor. ...Read more
Take pregnancy test: There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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