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Doctor insights on: What Can You Do To Not Get Pregnant

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 can cause you to not get pregnant?

What can cause you to not get pregnant?

Lots of causes: There are many causes for a failure to get pregnant. On the female side it could be structural, hormonal and even stress can play a role. It may also be an abnormality of your partner's sperm. My advice is to see your OB for an evaluation he or she can refer you on if needed. Good Luck:) ...Read more

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Can you explain how do you know when you get pregnant?

Can you explain how do you know when you get pregnant?

Pregnancy test: A home pregnancy test may become positive 10-14 days after conception. If you are 7-10 days late with your period and you do a home pregnancy test and it is positive, it is genuinely reliable. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not want to be pregnant :(?

What to do if I do not want to be pregnant :(?

Pregnant now?: If yes- then encourage you to see your physician, a gynecologist or a family planning center to learn your options. ...Read more

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What can I do to get pregnant?

What can I do to get pregnant?

Pregnant!: Get full evaluation by an ob/gyn to see if any reasons exist that would prevent getting pregnant, then if all is normal, have a great married life with a caring noble husband. ...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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What do I need to do to get pregnant?

What do I need to do to get pregnant?

Sex: You need to have vaginal intercourse. If there is a problem with getting pregnant, both partners need to be evaluated to determine the cause and any possible treatments. ...Read more

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Why do people always try to tell you what you should do and should not do in pregnancy?

Because they care!: Pregnancy is an exciting time and most folks want to be a part of it. Especially with new moms, they feel that by imparting thier knowledge, whether based on experience or not, they hope to help you with the difficult transition. Remember, every pregnancy and baby is different, so listen to what everyone says, but know that it isn't necessarily true for your own experience! ...Read more

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What can I do to get pregnant easily?

What can I do to get pregnant easily?

Figure out cycle: Are your periods regular? If so you can test easily with a kit to figure out for certain that you are ovulating regularly. Then the best bet is to have sex 2 days before you are expecting to ovulate, the day of, and two days after. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get arteritis?

What can I do to not get arteritis?

No known prevenion: The term "arteritis" simply means inflamed arteries. It is part of a larger group of diseases known as vasculitis. They are autoimmune in nature with most having no known mechanism. Some forms of vasculitis are associated with hepatitis b and some are result of medications and infections. Several types have genetic and ethnic predisposition such as bechet's disease and takayasu's arteritis. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you are ovulating so you can have iui?

How do you tell if you are ovulating so you can have iui?

OPK or ultrasounds: If you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk). Iui can be timed according to when your opk goes positive. You can also have ultrasound scans to measure the size and number of follicles developing in your ovaries, which may be combined with blood tests to check your estrogen levels. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are depressed and what to do to get help?

How do you know if you are depressed and what to do to get help?

Go see your doctor: We use many different screening tools to look for depression. Check out http://www.Fpnotebook.Com/psych/exam/dprsnscrngtls.Htm. Take & score some of these scales and then share w/your family doc. S/he can then make appropriate diagnosis & discuss treatment options w/you. Recent studies suggest a combination of medication & counseling are better than either alone. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you have hiv?

What can you do to tell if you have hiv?

Testing: If you have been involved high risk behaviors or have concerns about seroconversion - please seek HIV testing. ...Read more

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How do can you tell if you are ovulating?

How do can you tell if you are ovulating?

Many things: Presumptive evidence: regular cycles, premenstrual breast pain and lower abdominal cramps, midcycle pain and vaginal watery discharge, surge on ovulation predictor kit, pregestrone >3ng/ml in the second half of the cycle, seeing large growing follicles on ultrasound. Sure evidence: pregnancy. ...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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What can you do to tell if you are bipolar?

What can you do to tell if you are bipolar?

Bipolar: Periods of agitation, grandiosity and lack of sleep, alternating with periods of sadness & lack of energy and appetite changes, basically highs & lows. ...Read more

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How do you know when you are going to get your period?

How do you know when you are going to get your period?

Your 1st period: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more