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How Not To Get Pregnant
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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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
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
Please clarify: According to your info you're only 16 yet have already been pregnant and have had a baby. Thus, it sounds like you already know how to get pregnant. So i'm not sure why you're asking this. Being a 16 year old with a baby is stressful enough. I advise waiting before having more children. See http://pregnant.Thebump.Com/getting-pregnant/fertility-ovulation/articles/sex-ed-for-baby-making.Aspx. ...Read more
Fertility meds: - use Clomiphene citrate with IUI - 8% chance of twins and 1% chance of triplets if pregnant - use gonadotropins with IUI - ~20% risk of twins and up to 5% risk of triplets if pregnant - ivf - ~25-30% twins and up to 5% risk of triplets but may vary depending on age of woman and number of embryos transferred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No natural way: There is no natural way to get pregnant after a tubal ligation. The only possible way is to have a reversal of the tubal ligation. There is no guarantee, but sometimes a reversal is possible. This is a surgical procedure and you would need to consult a gynecologist to discuss this. ...Read more
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
Fertility: Infertility clinics would just tell you to keep trying. They are unlikely to do any infertility testing without a longer time of failed attempts, like one year. The best secret is to have sperm left in the vagina on any or all of the five days BEFORE you ovulate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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