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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

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Hydrosalpinx on one side. Why do they recommend pinching off? Can't u get pregnant from other fallop tube? Fertility specialists please. Thanks

Hydrosalpinx on one side. Why do they recommend pinching off? Can't u get pregnant from other fallop tube? Fertility specialists please. Thanks

I've seen it: The fluid in the hydrosalpinx is hostile to the uterine environment so an embryo from the "good" tube doesn't implant. Through my experience when I have blocked or removed a hydrosalpinx from one side and the other side was open the patient usually got pregnant without ivf in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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If i wanted to see if my tubes and everything is working right and see if i can get pregnant where do I go? Like a fertility center or something?

If i wanted to see if my tubes and everything is working right and see if i can get pregnant where do I go? Like a fertility center or something?

OB/GYN or Specialist: Most ob/gyn's will feel comfortable initiating the testing to check if you have any issues with your fertility. If things come back abnormal, they will refer you to a fertility specialist. Alternatively, depending on your insurance, you might consider seeing the fertility specialist directly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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I want to check my phelopian tubes to make sure i can get pregnant and my fertility to make sure im ok what kind of appointment would i set?

I want to check my phelopian tubes to make sure i can get pregnant and my fertility to make sure im ok what kind of appointment would i set?

HSG: Typically a test like this is not performed unless you have been trying to conceive for an extended period of time--typically a year for someone your age. A hysterosalpingogram, or hsg, is performed by instilling dye in your uterus, and seeing if it flows out of your fallopian tubes. Your obgyn can set this up for you if necessary. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

learn all birth control methods
once
discuss with pcp your best method
once
don't take chances
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Can i get pregnant after having my tubes clamped 6 1/2 years ago?

Its possible: Tubal sterilization has a known 10 year failure rate ranging from 0.75% to 3.5%. Failure rates are higher for younger women and for procedures involving laparoscopic placement of clips on the fallopian tube. ...Read more

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