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How Not To 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
Meet someone...: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days, and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. ...Read more
Fusion of the embryo: Fusion of the embryo with the inner layer of the uterus which then becomes the support for the embryo to turn into a fetus and ultimately in 40 weeks time, a baby who can breathe on his own. The implantation may take place outside the uterus, we call that ectopic pregnancy and it is dangerous for the mother. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See Fertilty Doc: At 42, your window of fertility is closing, i would suggest seeing a fertlity specialist for testing to determine if there are any issues. Evaluation should include assessment of your ovaries, your partner's sperm and to make sure your fallopian tubes are open. Some women will continue to have fertlity either naturally or assisted with meds in their early 40's, others require donor egg. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Stay healthy: A healthy woman is the best place to start. Be at a healthy weight, eat healthy foods, and exercise at least 30-60 minutes a day. Get regular sleep of 7-8 hrs a night. Don't smoke, drink alcohol or do drugs, all of these decrease fertility. Have sex every other day during your ovulatory time (can purchase ovulation predictor kits at drug store). Those are best tools for getting pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
~20% per cycle: The ideal time to have sex is 1-2 days prior to ovualtion. Doing so would probably yield ~20% chance of conceiving each cycle, ~50% chance conceiving within 6 months, ~85% conceiving within one year. If not pregnant by then, recommend seek infertility evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have sex : If you want to get pregnant then time intercourse around ovulation. Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating. I notice you are 22. What is the hurry? Enjoy your youth. You only get to be young once. ...Read more
Slow down: It seems illogical at first, but anxiety to become pregnant is not productive. At least it seems longer and causes more anxiety. There are many stories of couples "trying" for months or years without success. They go on a cruise or a vacation and just relax and enjoy each other. Pregnancy usually follows. If you think you maybe having fertility issues, see a fertility specialist. ...Read more
Conceive a son: The alternative method to conceive a son is to go through the process of ivf combined with pgd so that you have only 1 or 2 male embryos transferred. The process is 99% successful if you conceive, and the process is expensive. Our success rate is close to the success rate of conceiving a son after sperm separation and insemination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Regular intercourse: Best way to start is to address and health issues or gynecologic problems, adopt a good diet with prenatal vitamins, moderate exercise, and start having unprotected intercourse before ovulation, d10, 12, 14 of the menstrual cycle for women with regular cycles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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