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What can I do to help decrease my chances of losing another pregnancy?

What can I do to help decrease my chances of losing another pregnancy?

Lots!: Recurrent pregnancy loss can be caused by a variety of problems. If you have experienced 2 or more pregnancy losses, it would be appropriate to followup with an obgyn or fertility specialist. This provider can offer testing to look at genetic, anatomic, autoimmune, blood-clotting, and hormonal causes of recurrent pregnancy loss. Appropriate treatment can minimize chances of future loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What increases or decreases the chance of a baby getting MS during pregnancy?

What increases or decreases the chance of a baby getting MS during pregnancy?

Do not worry: If the mother has ms, perhaps a 3-5% chance that child may develop, and if father had ms, roughly 1-3% chance. Nothing else during pregnancy will increase or decrease odds of ms, and chances are that eventual environmental exposures will influence any symptoms if genetic risk even exists. ...Read more

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If i double the dose of birth controlon two days in a row will it decrease my chances of pregnancy?

If i double the dose of birth controlon two days in a row will it decrease my chances of pregnancy?

Why do that? : One should not double up on birth control unless you are making up for missing pills or skipping days. The act of missing pills does increase the risk of pregnancy. Consider easier methods that do not rely on daily use such as Essure or and IUD ...Read more

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Took random OPK yesterday morning. Was positive. How long do I have before my chances of pregnancy are drastically decreased?

Took random OPK yesterday morning. Was positive. How long do I have before my chances of pregnancy are drastically decreased?

If positive OPK: You are most fertile the next 3 days or so, but if you have a chance to have sex with your partner beyond that then I would keep it up. It becomes less likely after 7 days, but we have seen women conceive and still have a normal menses that month. ...Read more

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When does a chance of miscarriage decrease in pregnancy?

When does a chance of miscarriage decrease in pregnancy?

After 12 weeks: Risk of miscarriage decreases dramatically after the first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Yes: Both kinds of ovarian cysts decrease the ability to spontaneously ovulate and therefore get pregnant. ...Read more

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Will having sex everyday the week of ovulation increase the chances of pregnancy or will too much sex decrease our chances?

Will having sex everyday the week of ovulation increase the chances of pregnancy or will too much sex decrease our chances?

Either: It probably makes little to no difference, but every day certainly doesn't increase the chances over every other. I suggest patients try every other day to give the male partner a day of abstinence. Its important to start a day or 2 before ovulation though. ...Read more

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Can I use two condoms to ensure no leakage and decrease chance of pregnancy?

Can I use two condoms to ensure no leakage and decrease chance of pregnancy?

No: Very bad idea. The key to successful condom use is to use one properly. Using two increases the chance of slippage and can increase the risk of pregnancy. There are many online guides to proper condom use. ...Read more

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