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Myths About Sex Of Baby In Pregnancy
What about unprotected sex and ejeculation during a womans safe period.
Are the chances of her getting pregnant high?
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
Am about 6 weeks pregnant and my BMI is about 31 ..Could that affect my pregnancy and the health of my baby or increase the chance of any miscarriage?
Possibly: But you should not attempt weight loss during pregnancy. Wait until your pregnancy has concluded. Make sure you're eating a healthy diet and getting daily exercise. Also, make sure you're tested for gestational diabetes, and if the tests are positive, discuss potential treatments with your ob. ...Read more
Several: Multiple gestation (meaning twins, triplets) increases the risk of several complications during pregnancy including but not limited to: going into labor early, breaking your bag of water early, bedrest and hospitalization, c-section, diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia, death of a baby in utero and improper growth of one or more of the babies. ...Read more
Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?
50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more
Should i worry about pregnancy if no penis penetration in the vagina never occurred ? What are the chances of pregnancy?
What is chance of placenta previa in a first time pregnancy? and whats chance of it ending in AFE and death? Terrified of pregnancy but want a baby
Unlikely: These are unusual/rate events. Don't worry, be happy. ...Read more
What are the chances of accidental pregnancy in unprotected lovemaking if the woman is 45 & a cougar?
~5%.: Cougar or not, your age is reflected on your ovaries and your chance of conceiving after even optimally timed intercourse at 45 years is ~5% per cycle. ...Read more
What's the best nutritional plan for an expecting mother of twins in the second trimester? all indications of a normal pregnancy at this time.
Healthy natural food: See my healthtap guide: feeding yourself in pregnancy. Healthy food usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Salt may increase water retention or swelling. Hot sauce and sour foods may worsen heartburn. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy..Is it harm to baby?
My wife due date is 22-5-2013..
Good question..: Cell phone use has dramatically increased during pregnancy with little to no evidence it is safe. It is interesting to note that it coincides with the dramatic increase in autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - although no evidence to link these facts has ever been scientifically proven. I would advise minimizing use of cell phones, laptops around pregnancy sac! ...Read more
32 weeks pregnant baby still breech. This is my first pregnancy. What are the chances of head down position?
Still Good : Generally, fetal presentation at 32 wks is not indicative of presentation at term, and you have no need to worry at this time. If still breech at 36 weeks gestation, it is likely that the breech will persist. Your provider will discuss the option of version (flipping the fetus) if the breech persists at term. ...Read more
What are the chances of abortion if a pregnant woman gets toxoplasmosis during the very first month of pregnancy?
Varies: The risk is about 15% that the fetus will be infected if exposed in the first trimester. The earlier that the fetus is exposed, the more severe the results can be. The physician would be the best guide as to testing and treatment for an exposure. ...Read more
Unfortunately, Low: The us national data suggests about 17/1000 women conceive @ age 41-44. The us ivf success rate for your age is 10%/cycle. (link: 1.Usa.Gov/13vq83g). You need a "fertility assessment" to include fsh, amh and antral follicle count - a fertility specialist can then give you specific advice about your chances. Do not delay as time is your biggest enemy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife is in week 16 of her pregnancy. Any signs of whether she could be carrying a boy or girl? We hope to find out the gender in 3 weeks.
No--but enjoy trying: I think folks have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years--and there are plenty of methods that people suggest. But it appears that none of them (short of blood testing, or amnio) are any more reliable than a coin toss. And although ultrasound studies are pretty accurate, i've had a few dozen families who were certain of a baby's gender based on the ultrasound...But surprised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There's no medical evidence to suggest that sex during pregnancy does any harm to the baby. Your baby is well cushioned by a sac of fluid well beyond the neck of the womb (cervix). A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing, and your partner's as well, during pregnancy. ...Read more
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