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How Many Pregnant Women Get Pre Eclampsia
Depends: During "pre-menopause" uterine shedding (period) as well as ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries into the uterus is unpredictable. It is unlikely to be able to become pregnant but it is also more dangerous to the mother and baby as maternal age increases. Best advice is that if pregnancy is unwanted, then use condoms or some other form of pregnancy prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Yes, any contact between the penis and the female introitus (area around the vaginal opening) or vagina carries some risk of pregnancy. The odds of fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm is based on the specific circumstances of this contact. While the fluid which accumulates early in male arousal ("pre-cum" as you term it) has fewer sperm in it, fertilization is quite possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes -potentially: Most studies have shown low levels of sperm or no sperm in pre-ejaculate with sperm not being motile (however, don't know how promptly samples were examined). One small study published in 2011 showed that there are some individuals with a high motile sperm count in pre-ejaculate. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3564677/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?
Myths: I don't know where you got that statistic, but it is not true or correct or there is a different definition of what the word 'bleeding' means. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Any bleeding in pregnancy should be considered abnormal. And a reason to be in good contact with your OB. ...Read more
Possibly: Most studies have shown low levels of sperm or no sperm in pre-ejaculate with sperm not being motile. One small study published in 2011 showed that there are some individuals with a high motile sperm count in pre-ejaculate. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3564677/ Pre-ejaculate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24th week typical: Usually around the 24th week! I can see that you are already concerned about this, so no better time to really focus on healthy nutrition for you and your baby. No sweets, soda, sweet drinks, candy, and junk food. Get a couple of new cookbooks on healthy pregnancy diet and experiment! Your taste buds may surprise you. Get your heart rate up ( less than 140) every day for 30 minutes to an hour. ...Read more
Probably: If you answer this definitively, you will win a nobel. There are lots of theories. A prominent one is that you have a abnormally high level of a protein called soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (s-flt-1), which makes it difficult for small blood vessels to grow. This protein is connected to hypertension and pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. ...Read more
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