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How to increase my chances of having a baby boy?

How to increase my chances of having a baby boy?

Nothing proven. : There is no scientific data or studies that i'm aware of that shows a way for a couple to be more likely to have a male baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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After having a miscarriage or an abortion, how long does your body remain fertile with the high risk of getting pregnant?

After having a miscarriage or an abortion, how long does your body remain fertile with the high risk of getting pregnant?

If you aren't ready: to be pregnant - would use protection right away when sexually active. It is recommended that you avoid sexual activities involving vaginal penetration for 2 weeks after a surgical abortion assuming that the abortion was complete & you have been medically cleared by your physician. There can be variation in provider recommendations. ...Read more

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What are my chances of conceiving again with a healthy baby after a chemical pregnancy..How can I try for a girl?

What are my chances of conceiving again with a healthy baby after a chemical pregnancy..How can I try for a girl?

Very good: At age of 23 your chances are great of getting pregnant again and for that pregnancy to be normal. Chemical pregnancies are extremely common. Research shows that perhaps as much as 50% of pregnancies are chemical pregnancies. To try for a girl: there is no home remedy that will increase the odds of one gender or the other. Ivf with pgs is the only way to determine the baby's gender. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my chance of getting pregnant after trying for ten years with the same guy? Had a miscarriage 07/2002 by a different person.

What can I do to increase my chance of getting pregnant after trying for ten years with the same guy? Had a miscarriage 07/2002 by a different person.

See OB/Gyn: If you have been trying to become pregnant for 10 years with the same partner without success then you need to see your ob/gyn for further evaluation. Generally, infertility workups are initiated after 1 year of unprotected intercourse without pregnancy. He will need a semen analysis and you will need some testing to see if you are ovulating and/or if there are any problems with your uterus/tubes. ...Read more

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How slim are the chances to have a baby after a vasectomy?

How slim are the chances to have a baby after a vasectomy?

0.25 - 1%: If u are asking having unprotected sex after a vasectomy. Men should not fail to have their semen checked post vasectomy. Above risk is after a simple vasectomy, also slight chance of developing a seroma which very rarely can lead to recanalization. Doesn't occur if 2 proximal ends of vas placed in one hemiscrotum and 2 distal in other hemiscrotum. Chances after vas reversal are approximately 50%. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to do 4th d&c will it will affect my chances of carry a baby to full term when I'm ready?

Is it safe for me to do 4th d&c will it will affect my chances of carry a baby to full term when I'm ready?

It depends: It depends on why you have needed 3 previous D & C's. Every time the cervix is dilated there is always a risk that a cervical tear can occur which can damage the ability of the cervix to remained closed during pregnancy. Talk to the MD who is doing the procedure about this concern. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering how long does HIV start to take an effect on a body? can it start in 3 or 4days? Also what's the chance of HIV from protected sex?

Hi, I was wondering how long does HIV start to take an effect on a body? can it start in 3 or 4days? Also what's the chance of HIV from protected sex?

No risk, no worries: There is almost no chance of catching HIV from condom-protected sex, if the condom didn't break. And HIV cannot cause any "effect on the body" for at least 10-14 days. Any symptoms you have at 3-4 days are unrelated to HIV. ...Read more

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If I have an infection of the uterus, how can it affect my pregnancy?

If I have an infection of the uterus, how can it affect my pregnancy?

Depends on type: Some infections are associated with preterm labor, preterm delivery and stillbirth of the fetus. Other infections, like chlamydia, can cause a fetus to be born blind. See your obstetrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How soon after having a baby can I get the implanon for birth control?

How soon after having a baby can I get the implanon for birth control?

Any time: You can get the Implanon at any time after delivery - even before discharge from the hospital, if the device is available. A convenient time would be at your postpartum exam. ...Read more

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How risky is it to get pregnant after a c-section birth... I had my child 4 motnhs ago and what are the risks?

How risky is it to get pregnant after a c-section birth... I had my child 4 motnhs ago and what are the risks?

Plan ahead: Babies and moms do better when pregnancies are spaced out. There is not one ideal time for every mom, but talk to your OB before you plan another pregnancy. If you get pregnant now, you will most likely end up with another csection. Your body still has not fully healed. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I wait to have sex with my boyfriend after a miscarriage?

For what length of time can I wait to have sex with my boyfriend after a miscarriage?

No bleeding: If there is no more bleeding i would give myself one to two weeks max. You want to make sure that the cervix is closed and that occurs fairly quickly. ...Read more

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during the pregnancy?

Yes, usually.: Mild hemorrhoidal symptoms, including itching, mild pain, a small amount of bleeding usually resolve with end of pregnancy and topical hemorrhoid medications. Even prolapsed hemorrhoids will often resolve once the pregnancy is done. However, sometimes symptoms do persist and may require further medical attention. Using topical medicine and allowing a few months to pass is certainly appropriat. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the chance of my child getting a bacterial infection?

How can I reduce the chance of my child getting a bacterial infection?

Avoid sick people: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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