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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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At what age may a woman be unable to get pregnant?

At what age may a woman be unable to get pregnant?

Any age: But as women get older obviously more chance for that to happen not uncommon to happen any time in the 40s. ...Read more

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What is the best age for women to get pregnant, biologically?

What is the best age for women to get pregnant, biologically?

Younger: Biologically speaking, the younger the better, since fertility declines with age. It starts to really decline at 30, steeper at 35 and much more after 40. Your risk of Down syndrome and miscarriage also goes up as you age. That being said, there are many good reasons for women not to have babies at age 18. ...Read more

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Is it not recommended for a woman to try to get pregnant at age 45?

Is it not recommended for a woman to try to get pregnant at age 45?

Pregnancy: Late pregnancies increase the risk of congenital anomalies in the baby, like Down's syndrome . Other risks will include post partum hemorrhage, c section risk, breech delivery ,prolonged postnatal stay, pulmonary embolism risk, urine infections, increase chest infection risk . ...Read more

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I'm just woundering how long should it take to.Get pregnant for a normal women of the age 25 and a normal man age 23?

I'm just woundering how long should it take to.Get pregnant for a normal women of the age 25 and a normal man age 23?

Less than a year: About 6-12 months. 85% of couples get pregnant in the first year of trying - if you're 25 see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei) if you're not pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. See an rei sooner than a year if you have irregular cycles or either of you have known issues - like endometriosis, ovarian surgery, or a history of chlamydia or pid. ...Read more

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Can a 43 year old woman get pregnant i have 3 kids in serial now i want 4 child is that possible to get child in age 43?

Can a 43 year old woman get pregnant

i have 3 kids in serial now i want 4 child is that possible to get child in age 43?

Maybe: If you are still having regular cycles you are likely ovulating & could achieve and carry a pregnancy.Remember any pregnancy has at least 4-5% risk of an unexpected outcome and your age will add another 1-2 % as an increase in risk for chromosome defects. Your basic health is also a significant factor.However, many women today are having successful pregnancies at that age & you could be one. ...Read more

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How does age affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

How does age affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

Loss of eggs: Reproductive aging is simply the loss of eggs over time. At puberty one has ~400, 000 eggs and at menopause fewer than 100. The loss in general occurs steadily thru the years. Known things that accelerate the process are smoking, endometriosis and chemotherapy or radiation treatments. This is the hardest thing we have to treat in reproductive medicine. ...Read more

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How many eggs does the average woman have left at age 45? May consider trying to get pregnant next year...

How many eggs does the average woman have left at age 45? May consider trying to get pregnant next year...

Very few eggs: After age 43 you ovarian reserve (how many eggs are left) is very, very low and the chances for conception are really poor. You are also at risk for a baby with chromosomal abnormalities. Next year may not work for you at all. If you really want to know ask you ob/gyn to order an amh level which is a hormone that measures you ovarian reserve. If it is <0.5 you chances to have a baby are very low. ...Read more

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What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may. I get married in june and will want to have at least one child. What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may.  I get married in june and will want to have at least one child.  What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

In : In general, pregnancies after 35 are considered higher-risk, although many studies now show that the vast majority of women who get pregnant after 35 have very successful pregnancies. Usually women after age 35 are followed more closely and sometimes have more testing performed. It may be a good idea to see a gynecologist that you would like to be followed with before you get pregnant to discuss your medical history and to have a general health screening. ...Read more

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Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication..Will i get pregnant?

Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication..Will i get pregnant?

Yes, it can.: Thyroid disease impacts fertility. Both elevated and low levels of thyroid hormone can have an impact. For this reason, you should continue your medication. (ptu (propylthiouracil) is better than mtx in pregnancy.) be sure to discuss these concerns with your physician. ...Read more

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Can pregnant via IVF woman get root canal treatment? My wife is 42 years of age, and getting pregnant through ivf, hopefully in next few weeks. Is it okay for the health of the mother and the child, if my wife goes for root canal to a dentist while she i

Can pregnant via IVF woman get root canal treatment? My wife is 42 years of age, and getting pregnant through ivf, hopefully in next few weeks.

Is it okay for the health of the mother and the child, if my wife goes for root canal to a dentist while she i

Probably: Check with obgyn, as every situation is different. In general, major essential dental work should be completed before planned medical procedures as to not leave problems unaddressed that could develop into pain and/or infection that could affect both mother and child. Elective dental work should be left for after the 1st trimester. Emergencies, including root canals, should be dealt with quickly, . ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that a women can get pregnant when they haven't gotten they period for 7 months?

Is there a possibility that a women can get pregnant  when they haven't gotten they period for 7 months?

Yes: If you ovulated and are having sex, you can get pregnant. Timing of ovulation is especially difficult to predict when you have menstrual irregularities. Take a pregnancy test for your answer AND see a gynecologist about your abnormal cycles. Even if you are not pregnant, you don't want to ignore the fact that you are not getting your period. ...Read more

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What % (actual stat.) of women can get pregnant after uteral ablation where there is no period? I've read 0.7%, is this correct?

What % (actual stat.) of women can get pregnant after uteral ablation where there is no period?  I've read 0.7%, is this correct?

Yes between 0.7-2.4%: In general the chance of a successful pregnancy is low. However a review article in 2008 suggests the 0.7 to 2.4% pregnancy rate after an endometrial ablation. This is high enough to use another effective form or birth control until menopause. If pregnancy occurs there are more frequent complications and tubal sterilization may often increased pain with periods. ...Read more

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Was my health teacher right when he said women can get pregnant any time? I thought it was only in certain times of the menstrual cycle?

Was my health teacher right when he said women can get pregnant any time? I thought it was only in certain times of the menstrual cycle?

You are correct: You are most fertile around the time you ovulate in your cycle, which is always 2 weeks Before your period, or if regular about mid cycle. The Health teacher may have been mis-quoted or needs a refresher course in the human female menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more