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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy During Perimenopause

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Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Not usually: Perimenopause symptoms include periods get closer together by 1-2 days and then space apart, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats. Pregnancy symptoms include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and of course a missed period. Some women do not have periods for 2-3 months when they are close to menopause. If you miss a period and you are usually regular, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Started perimenopause symptoms at 43 I'm 46 3 negative pregnancy tests, missed three cycles.. Menopause?

Started perimenopause symptoms at 43 I'm 46 3 negative pregnancy tests, missed three cycles.. Menopause?

Possible but unsure: It is only after you have gone through at least 12 consecutive months of "missed ovulatory menstrual cycles" that you may be considered "menopausal". Until then, or unless your blood hormonal levels of FSH, LH are elevated in the menopausal range and your estrogens are very low, you may be considered to still be "perimenopausal" or simply entering the menopausal transition period of your life. ...Read more

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Can women become pregnant during perimenopause?

Can women become pregnant during perimenopause?

Yes: Many women feel they can't get pregnant, but while it is not common, some women do get pregnant in the perimenopause. ...Read more

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Can a woman become pregnant during perimenopause?

Can a woman become pregnant during perimenopause?

Yes: Until a woman has had no menstrual periods for a full year, it is possible that she could unexpectedly ovulate and become pregnant. That said, fertility is certainly decreased at perimenopause. If a woman desires childbearing, she will likely need the intervention of a fertility specialist to be successful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant during perimenopause?

Yes: While it is less likely that you will become pregnant during perimenopause than earlier in life, and less likely that if you do become pregnant that the pregnancy will lead to a successful birth, it is possible to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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