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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 long can it take to get pregnant after sex?

How long can it take to get pregnant after sex?

A few answers.: What does one mean by pregnant? Sperm meets egg? Fertilized egg implants? Test turns positive? How precise do you need to be? Sperm can meet egg within a few minutes if everything lines up right. That will lead to implantation shortly thereafter and a positive pregnancy test within a few days. ...Read more

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Boyfriend smokes n drinks alcohol we've had sex 2years with no contraceptive and no pregnancy how long will it take to get pregnant after he quits?

Boyfriend smokes n drinks alcohol we've had sex 2years with no contraceptive and no pregnancy how long will it take to get pregnant after he quits?

???: Smoking and alcohol should not definitively effect the chance of pregnancy. If mid cycle, when your ovulating, unprotected sex does not yield a pregnancy after many tries, than there may be another issues at play and a fertility assessment may be warranted. Certainly, he should stop smoking and drinking in excess. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant if I had sex yesterday?

How long does it take to get pregnant if I had sex yesterday?

Conception: You get pregnant from sex on the five days leading up to ovulation. Conception after sex occurs one to five days after ejaculation. ...Read more

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How long after sex does it take to get pregnant?

How long after sex does it take to get pregnant?

It varies: If sperm is deposited in the vagina and the vagina is favorable, the sperm that are highly motile can get into the cervix and head up the inside of the uterus and then into the fallopian tube where it will meet an egg on its way down the tube. Lots of factors:transit time down the tube for the egg and transit time up the tube for the sperm and processes that enable each to function. Hrs-day ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex would you get pregnancy symptoms if you end up pregnant? And how long to take a test?

How long after unprotected sex would you get pregnancy symptoms if you end up pregnant? And how long to take a test?

Early pregnancy: Early pregnancy is symptom free. The first real symptom is the missed or delayed period. Thus, testing is valid once you have missed a period. ...Read more

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How long should it take a 20 yr old to get pregnant while having unprtotected sex weekly, and how long after stopping depo?

How long should it take a 20 yr old to get pregnant while having unprtotected sex weekly, and how long after stopping depo?

Unknown: Depot can have an 18 month delay in fertility for some women. In general, there is a 15 percent chance of getting pregnant each cycle. After one year, 85 out of 100 couples will have had a pos preg test. In the next 2 years, 10 more couples will get pregnant. So, 95 percent of couples will get pregnant in 3 years.
I recommend that couples try for one year. If no pregnancy occurs, then get check. ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend get pregnant from unprotected sex 7 days after taking mifepristone? Should she take it again? How long is a pill useful for?

Can my girlfriend get pregnant from unprotected sex 7 days after taking mifepristone? Should she take it again? How long is a pill useful for?

Mefipristone: If your girlfriend is already terminating a pregnancy with mefipristone, no you cannot get her pregnant again. Please be responsible and use condoms if you sre not ready to bring a child into your life. She can also ho on the pill for contraception. Play it safe please. ...Read more

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How long after having unprotected sex can you take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

How long after having unprotected sex can you take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

Depends on ovulation: For home pregnancy tests you get in the drugstore, you usually must wait until you miss a period to get an accurate result. For a woman with a 28-day cycle, that means not earlier than about 14 days after ovulation. The length of time since ovulation is the key rather than the length of time since intercourse. You could try using an ovulation predictor kit to determine when you've ovulated. ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend get pregnant from unprotected sex 5 days after taking mifepristone? Or should she take it again? How long is the pill useful for?

Can my girlfriend get pregnant from unprotected sex 5 days after taking mifepristone? Or should she take it again? How long is the pill useful for?

Not likely: Usually after a termination or pregnancy loss it takes 10-15 days at least before ovulation resumes. However, if this was an unplanned pregnancy and she is terminating, why are you having unprotected sex at all? Its probably time to use a condom or for her to get on birth control. ...Read more

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My partners condom broke whilst having sex and just wondering how long it takes after sex to get pregnant?

My partners condom broke whilst having sex and just wondering how long it takes after sex to get pregnant?

Testing?: I am guessing but believe you might be asking how long would it take to know you were pregnant? If so, you can do a home pregnancy test with the first morning voiding - the first day you miss your period. ...Read more

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Got the IUD out nov16 & I just had unprotected sex today will I get pregnant? & how long will it take for me to take a pregnancy test?

Got the IUD out nov16 & I just had unprotected sex today will I get pregnant? & how long will it take for me to take a pregnancy test?

See below: You could get pregnant from the sex, if you ovulate within 4-5 days after the sex. You may do a blood test for HCG in about three weeks. Better would be to do a home pregnancy test if you miss your period by 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When is the best time to have sex to get pregnant on your period or just after. And how long after should I take a test to see if I'm pregnant?

When is the best time to have sex to get pregnant on your period or just after. And how long after should I take a test to see if I'm pregnant?

Varies: A woman will ovulate 14 days before her period. If the cycle length is 28 to 30 days, then she ovulates about 14 to 16 days after the first day of the period. Having sex at least every other day starting about cycle day 10 and continuing until cycle day 16 should maximize the chance of conceiving. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many days after sex to take a pregnancy test. I'm On nexplanon I don't get periods anymore. So how long after sex?

How many days after sex to take a pregnancy test. I'm On nexplanon I don't get periods anymore. So how long after sex?

Nexplanon: I am uncertain as to why you are using Nexplanon, as your contraceptive and worried about pregnancy. Are you having symptoms of pregnancy? The failure rate for Nexplanon is very low. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 13 days after the start of my period. Can I get pregnant? If so how long will symptoms show and when should I take a pregnancy test?

Had unprotected sex 13 days after the start of my period. Can I get pregnant? If so how long will symptoms show and when should I take a pregnancy test?

Yes you can: Yes you can get pregnant. You have to wait and if you miss your period you should do the pregnancy test. But if you get your normal period that will mean you are not pregnant ...Read more

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Just had sex my cervix is high and open and his sperm didn't come back out. Can I get pregnant? How long should I wait to take a pregnancy tst?

Just had sex my cervix is high and open and his sperm didn't come back out. Can I get pregnant? How long should I wait to take a pregnancy tst?

Fertility: It is doubtful to get pregnant this far past ovulation. The most fertile days for sperm are the five days prior to ovulation.

Testing is not done until the next expected period is missed. ...Read more

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I got my nexplanon implant today if I have sex without a condom will I get pregnant if so how long dose it take for the birth control to start working?

Please call the doc: Who just put it in as that is one of the most important things the doc should have told you before you left, please call that doc now as their answer could be different than mine. ...Read more

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Had IUD for 5 here's removed it 3 months ago. How long does it take to get pregnant after iud?

Had IUD for 5 here's removed it 3 months ago. How long does it take to get pregnant after iud?

Same as before!: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/4085244
After it's out, pregnancy occurs at rate as if you've never had it in! You return to full fertility. In the paper cited, 94% success of couples had a pregnancy within 3 months of trying. This is a really good rate even without any contraception; I doubt you could do better than that no matter what. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after nexplanon removal?

How long does it take to get pregnant after nexplanon removal?

Varies: How long it takes to get pregnant varies from couple to couple and age can make a difference but it has been shown that it is possible to conceive as soon as the week after removal of implanon or Nexplanon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after removing iud I had mines in 4yrs and I have a normal ms?

How long does it take to get pregnant after removing iud I had mines in 4yrs and I have a normal ms?

Varies: It can take a normal couple up to 18 months to achieve a conception. Many women do conceive in a few weeks to a few months, but some take 18 months. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after intercourse?

How long does it take to get pregnant after intercourse?

Hours to days: It can take up to seven days for sperm to find the ovulated egg. There are no rules and nothing more to be specific with this ambiguous question. What are your specific experiences that you are wondering about? ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after my period?

How long does it take to get pregnant after my period?

10-14 days: Counting the first day of the period as day #1, most women ovulate between day #10 and 14. Maximal sperm production occurs when you are having sex about once every 48 hours. If you have sex every other day counting days 9 through 15 you probably maximize your chances of getting pregnant. Female sperm last longer, male sperm swim faster. Early in the cycle, a girl is more likely, later on, a boy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after taking a months worth of birth control?

Depends: You can get pregnant the 1st cycle off pills, but it takes 3 months for the depo-provera shot to get out of your system. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after depo? Me and my fiance have been trying for awhile I got off Depo-Provera in may

How long does it take to get pregnant after depo? Me and my fiance have been trying for awhile I got off Depo-Provera in may

Depends: Depo can cause prolonged suppression of ovulation and normal cycling in former users. Up to 18 months in worst cases. But if you are having normal monthly periods since getting of the Depo-Provera then you are ovulating regularly. Keep in mind that it may take some time to conceive. You could see your dr for labs and sonogram if you are getting worried. If you are not getting periods, then I would re. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

It depends: It depends on the person but one can ovulate that first cycle right after stopping the pill and get pregnant. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more