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What Causes Complicated Pregnancy
Is fertility a possibility with pcos that causes amenorrhea? If so, is pregnancy more complicated? Higher risk?
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
My husband previously had a ED problem. Now its solved, but not ejaculating. Will it cause for not having pregnancy. We are planning for a baby.
Where are pains?: It's normal to feel uncomfortable as pregnancy progresses. For some women this is pressure in the lower pubic area, in the vagina. Pain at this point is due to vascular congestion, joint stretching, ligament stretching and just the pressure of the pregnancy on the pelvic bones, muscles and vessels. If something specific is going on, be sure to mention to your doctor! ...Read more
Hormonal issues: A lot of different things can interfere with your hormones and stop you from ovulating. This can include being overweight, underweight, high stress, thyroid or prolactin hormone issues, and diabetes for example. To figure this out you will need to work with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Sperm in semen leads to pregnancy. If no sperm or no semen, then no chance of pregnancy. If wanting a baby, one has to get that semen to where it needs to go. If not wanting a baby, don't let that semen get anywhere. As for smegma, it doesn't do anything but get washed down the drain during a bath or shower (smegma should not be seen if one has normal, good penis hygiene). ...Read more
Very early pregnancy: All pregnancies go through a phase of chemical pregnancy, wherein only the hormone test is positive but no embryo is detected yet, because it is too early. Then if the pregnancy does not proceed well, the HCG levels start to drop and then disappear- giving this description of a chemical pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: Pregnancy is well known to increase back problems it may be as simple as more strain on the low back because of the increased weigh and because of the change in posture. Many of the ligaments around the uterus are attached to the anterior lumbar spine thus putting additional stress on it. There are some women who develop herniated discs with radiating pain down the leg(s) but this is unusual. ...Read more
Depends on trimester: Early bleeding can be due to a threatened miscarriage, an infection and even just bleeding related to recent sex or vaginal exam. The cervix doesn't like to be touched in pregnancy. Later in pregnancy it can be due to things like a placenta previa, preterm labor, sex or recent exam and again infections. Its best to call your OB provider even if after hours (most of us have an answering service) ...Read more
Sometimes: When you're pregnant, your hormones are on a perpetual roller coaster. For most women, the surges in estrogen and progesterone cause sweating and the feeling that they are hot all the time. Occasionally, however, women respond with the opposite set of symptoms. feeling chilled and cold. Although this is probably normal, there are a few things to consider. Occasionally a thyroid problem is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy, so this is something that should be ruled out with a simple blood test. Also, chills can accompany certain infections that are more common during pregnancy, such as a kidney infection. Typically with infections, however, there are other symptoms present such as a fever, nausea, vomiting, etc ...Read more
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