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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
#1 union of gametes : When a sperm and an egg unite (in reproductive tract or dish), they form a blastocyst (which evolves into embryo then fetus). That union is the beginning of a pregnancy. The miracle is that a healthy newborn results so often especially given all the steps that are needed and all the things that could go wrong. ...Read moreSee 2 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 2 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
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