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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

On your side.: As the pregnancy progresses, the shear size of the womb and fetus will dictate the most comfortable sleep position for you: on your side with some pillow support between your knees. You cannot sleep on your stomach (even if you tried) and should not sleep flat on your back in the third trimester to avoid blocking the venous return to your heart from your lower body. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and can't find comfortable position to sleep. Is this normal this early?

5 weeks pregnant and can't find comfortable position to sleep. Is this normal this early?

Not usually: It depends what is making you feel uncomfortable. If its stomach reflux or nausea that is common. If its muscle skeletal, like neck, back, or shoulder pain then that is not likely from the pregnancy. You can talk to your OB more about it and they can do an exam and see if there is something else going on. ...Read more

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Does your cervical position matter when trying to determine early pregnancy?

Does your cervical position matter when trying to determine early pregnancy?

Cervical position: This topic comes up a lot online for some unknown reason. Your cervical position is monitored during labor and as a tool to predict labor during pregnancy. Other than those situations there is nothing clinically that can be determined by subtle changes in the cervix. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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In which position do we sleep during8 week pregnancy?

In which position do we sleep during8 week pregnancy?

Any: At 8 weeks you can sleep in any position that is comfortable. Later in pregnancy it may make you feel nauseated and light headed to sleep on your back. This position can also increase blood pressure which is not good if you already have high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Best position to conceive baby as still unable to conceive since 6 months rather then missionary position ?

Best position to conceive baby as still unable to conceive since 6 months rather then missionary position ?

Up to 1 year: The best position is the one you (and hopefully your partner) like best. No position is better than another for conception, keep trying. I'm assuming 27 years is your correct age? Totally normal couples may take up to 12 months TTC, some a little longer. Don't give up. ...Read more

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Difficult to sleep at night related to pregnancy?

Difficult to sleep at night related to pregnancy?

Ohhhh YES!: Sleeplessness, body aches, joint pain, send insomnia all get worse as you get into the 8-9 month. Teas, avoiding caffeine starting in early afternoon, and preg-approved exercise/yoga help but at the end of the day, your body is just getting ready for baby. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant is there a certain position to sleep at this stage ?

35 weeks pregnant is there a certain position to sleep at this stage 
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Lie on left side : I'm not an OB but I see pregnant patients as a medical consultant on maternity. The advice is still the same because it protects blood flow to the placenta and that is good for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Whats the good position to have sex during pregnancy?

Whats the good position to have sex during pregnancy?

Comfort: Any position you find comfortable is fine; they are all safe. ...Read more

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Missonary position during sex, while pregnant. Is this position safe for all stages of pregnancy?

Missonary position during sex, while pregnant. Is this position safe for all stages of pregnancy?

Yes: Sex during pregnancy is safe. This position is also safe, though lying on your back might lead to light-headedness and dizziness. Consider this factor and you lead the way as far as what is comfortable and tolerable. ...Read more

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What sexual position is the best to conceive twin girls?

What sexual position is the best to conceive twin girls?

Any: The sexual position will not affect the gender of the baby or the chance of twins. Generally the chance of female is 50/50 (actually a tiny but higher for female gender). Twins can ru in families but otherwise the chance of twins is about 1-2%. ...Read more

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What happened to ovaries during pregnancy? Whethr they ovulate?What is their function during pregnancy time?

What happened to ovaries during pregnancy? Whethr they ovulate?What is their function during pregnancy time?

Sleepy time 4 eggs.: Your ovaries are minimally hormonally active during pregnancy after the first trimester when the placenta takes over the production of estrogen and Progesterone from the corpus luteum. This ovarian rest period (no ovulations for 9 months) is what helps decrease risk of ovarian cancer with repeated pregnancies and the severity of pelvic endometriosis after even one term pregnancy. Good question! ...Read more

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If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?

If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby  still  change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech  babies?

Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more

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Is it better to transfer two good quality embryo in ivf if you want to conceive twins,or will it decrease the chances of conception?

Is it better to transfer two good quality embryo in ivf if you want to conceive twins,or will it  decrease the chances of conception?

Increases chances: Transfer of two will increase (not decrease) your chances of pregnancy. If both survive, you will have twins. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there anyway to test for sleep apnea without sleeping in lab?

Is there anyway to test for sleep apnea without sleeping in lab?

No: Excessive sleepiness by day. Often it is the spouse that spots the apneas but many people do not have any idea that they have sleep apnea. I have become pretty certain that the underlying cause is bad diet. See my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Is possible to have tubal pregnancy and regular pregnancy at the same time. Would doc spot tubal pregnant during surgical abortion or before?

Is possible to have tubal pregnancy and regular pregnancy at the same time. Would doc spot tubal pregnant during surgical abortion or before?

Yes: Though rare, this type of pregnancy, called a heterotopic pregnancy is possible. Typically the pregnancies will be of the same gestational age and the doctor would see a pregnancy in the tube as well as the uterus, assuming a trans-vaginal ultrasound was performed. If no ultrasound was performed and you are having bleeding and pain, then see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more