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Doctor insights on: When To Start Using A Pregnancy Pillow

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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When does pregnancy start to show a lot?

When does pregnancy start to show a lot?

12-16 weeks: First-time mom's usually start to show between 12 and 16 weeks. Pregnancies start to show sooner with subsequent pregnancies. With baggy clothing its possible to hide a pregnancy to 24 weeks or longer. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When after you start your period can you use a tampon?

Responsible: A tampon can be used when a girl is consistently responsible enough to regularly change the tampon. ...Read more

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Can you conceive a baby before ovulation or when would be the best time.

Can you conceive a baby before ovulation or when would be the best time.

No: An egg needs to be released from your ovary (ovulation) close to the time you have intercourse for conception to occur. Generally this would be around the middle of your monthly cycle, if you have a reliable one. ...Read more

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If I start using birth control for the first time can it mess up my breast milk?

If I start using birth control for the first time can it mess up my breast milk?

More complicated: We generally recommend staying away from estrogen containing birth control methods. They do not harm the breastmilk but they will decrease the production. Non estrogen containing methods are better choices like the "mini" pill, depoprovera shot, implanon, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and paragard iud. ...Read more

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When is the best time to try for a baby when you have irregular periods?

When is the best time to try for a baby when you have irregular periods?

Ovulation: If you are having irregular periods then you may not be ovulating or may not be ovulating consistently. This can make timing intercourse difficult. You can try using a home ovulation kit to determine if you are ovulating ...Read more

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At 15 weeks pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back? When do you have to change your sleeping position when pregnant?

At 15 weeks pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back? When do you have to change your sleeping position when pregnant?

Comfort!: Comfort is this guide. There is no nor will there be a "required" or an "unsafe" position. Your COMFORT is the only rule! Hope this helps Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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When do you start to show when your pregnant ? When's the best time to take a pregnancy test

When do you start to show when your pregnant ? When's the best time to take a pregnancy test

Showing in pregnancy: typically show between 12 and 16 weeks, you can take a pregnancy test after you miss your period to confirm ...Read more

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When is a good time to start finger foods for a baby?

When is a good time to start finger foods for a baby?

Time to chow down!: A baby will usually let you know, but it is usually around 8 or 9 months of age when they have ability to transfer food from hand to mouth. Remember start with foods that are soft and can easily dissolve in her mouth; they usually don't have teeth at this age. ...Read more

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When is a good time to try and get pregnant?

When is a good time to try and get pregnant?

Near Ovulation: Near the time of ovulation. You can download an ovulation predictor chart from the internet or you can use an ovulation predictor kit. ...Read more

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When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?

When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?

It varies: It's not uncommon to have some leakage before the baby is born. Full production, however, doesn't start until after the baby is born and the nipples are being stimulated by the infant latching. ...Read more

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When should I start using fertility pill before trying for a baby?

When should I start using fertility pill before trying for a baby?

Surrogacy best: Surrogacy with donor egg is your best option. At 64 you are menopausal and fertility drugs will not induce ovulation. Also medical problems such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease can result in a very high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it always best to roll back your foreskin first when using a condom ?

Is it always best to roll back your foreskin first when using a condom ?

How to do Sex: There is no right answer to this question. It is all about your comfort and pleasure. Medicine would be neutral on this question except to say good for you for using protection. ...Read more

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Can you become pregnant a week or two before your period? My boyfriend, and I used the pull out method as contraception.

Can you become pregnant a week or two before your period? My boyfriend, and I used the pull out method as contraception.

Pull out method: Two weeks before your period is likely your most fertile time of your cycle when you ovulate. The pull out method is NOT a method at all. Semen escapes long before man actually ejaculates (cums) and therefore the chance of pregnancy is high. At 18, unless you are ready to settle down for a pregnancy and child, you need to find another real method of contraception. See your OB/GYN this week! ...Read more

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When does the embryo start to show up on an vaginal ultrasound before a woman should start to worry?

When does the embryo start to show up on an vaginal ultrasound before a woman should start to worry?

6-8 weeks: Other signs of a pregnancy (gestational sac then yolk sac) can be seen slightly earlier, but seeing a fetal pole, yolk sac and sometimes cardiac fluttering confirms a viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do I need to use a back up method of bc (like condoms) for the first month that I switch to a new bcp? Even if I am switching to a stronger pill?

Do I need to use a back up method of bc (like condoms) for the first month that I switch to a new bcp? Even if I am switching to a stronger pill?

No, but...: If a woman did not miss any pills in her last pack, and is just switching to a different brand of birth control pills (another type of pill), she doesn't have to use a back-up method. However, if she is the "unluckiest person in town", and worries a lot about getting pregnant, she can use condoms or another backup method during the first 7 days of the new pack of pills. ...Read more

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