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Doctor insights on: Not To Get Pregnant

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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


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Is it true that you can't get pregnant if you breastfeed? Do you get periods?

Is it true that you can't get pregnant if you breastfeed? Do you get periods?

You can get preg: The myth of breastfeeding preventing pregnancy comes from the fact that some women who exclusively breastfeed do not have periods thus they do not ovulate. This is not a reliable method of birth control. I would not rely on this. If you are breastfeeding and having periods then you likely are ovulating. Better to start a breastfeeding safe method of birth control. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant when your not ovulating?

Can you get pregnant when your not ovulating?

Possibly: Sperm can survive 24 to 72 hours in optimal cervical mucus. If sperm is deposited within the vaginal canal prior to ovulation, pregnancy can still occur within 72 hours. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

Abstain: Lots of choices! 1) no sex, 2) barrier method diaphragm/condoms, 3) birth control pills, 4) long-acting contraception iud, depo shot, 5) permanent setrilization vasectomy/tubal ligation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will i for sure be able to get pregnant if i ovulate?

No: Ovulation is only one step in the process. It also requires working fallopian tubes, a normal amount of sperm, timing, and there can be other factors as well. ...Read more

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How can you know you are pregnant if you always had irregular periods? And is it possible for you to even get pregnant?

How can you know you are pregnant if you always had irregular periods? And is it possible for you to even get pregnant?

Irregular periods: It is much more difficult to get pregnant if your periods are irregular. The first thing you have to determine is whether you are ovulating (producing an egg) or not with your periods. Using a basal body temperature thermometer and chart can help you do this. If you're ovulating (temperature goes up 1/2 to 1 degree), then have sex and you may get pregnant. If no ovulation, then no possibility of p. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if you have unprotected sexy when your not ovulating?

Is it possible to get pregnant if you have unprotected sexy when your not ovulating?

No: If you are certain that you know exactly when you are ovulating and you avoid intercourse for at least 72 hours before and after, then you will probably not get pregnant. This is very difficult to do and is not a good form of birth control. ...Read more

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We are trying to get pregnant. Is it possible to have your period and not be ovulating?

We are trying to get pregnant.  Is it possible to have your period and not be ovulating?

Yes: Not all vaginal bleeding is a regular menstrual cycle with ovulation. Anovulatory bleeding is quite common. It is typically less predictable in terms of cycle length and bleeding duration. ...Read more

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What can I take to not get pregnant?

What can I take to not get pregnant?

LARCs are best: The Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraceptives, LARCs which include the intrauterine devices and the subdermal implants are the most effective reversible and reliable methods for "not getting pregnant". If you desire a surgical method of less reversible contraception, blocking your tubes by a laparoscopic or hysteroscopic operation should be considered ( or ask your partner to have a vasectomy). ...Read more

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If you get gardasil, can you get pregnant?

If you get gardasil, can you get pregnant?

Yes.: Gardasil is a vaccine against certain strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). It prevents infection with high risk types of the virus that increase the risk of cervical cancer and genital warts. Gardasil in not a form of birth control. If you're asking should you get pregnant after vaccination, the recommendation is to wait at least 30 days. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant when you're not ovulating?

Pregnancy timimg: Technically if you are not ovulating you will not get pregnant, but in someone who is having cyclical ovulation's, it can be hard to figure out the timing of when the egg is released into the uterus. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant but not successful.?

Trying to get pregnant but not successful.?

One year?: Without any information about you i can only give a general answer: if 35 years or younger it's normal to try up to one year, if 36 or older don't try more than 6 months before seeking help. Most doctors who work with fertility would be glad to talk with you at any time. ...Read more