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Why am I craving to have a baby so much?

Why am I craving to have a baby so much?

Great question: There are so many possibilities. Some people are born mothers and having a baby will help them feel complete, but sometimes craving a baby is symptom of something, like insecurity in a relationship. If craving a baby is so intense that it's interfering in your life, or that you're very disturbed by it, you might want to seek a psychological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

Q for REI: The size of ovaries does not tell us everything we need to know to help those ttc. I will refer it to some of our leading fertility subspecialists on healthtap. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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If I have a baby will lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam) affect my babies health? And is it genetic?

If I have a baby will lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam) affect my babies health? And is it genetic?

Lamictal and keppra (levetiracetam): Both of these drugs are rated category c by the fda., meaning the drugs may be taken during pregnancy with caution. ...Read more

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At 6 weeks pregnant is it possible to have a baby bump or is just a pudge from me eating everything in site is it to early to have cravings?

At 6 weeks pregnant is it possible to have a baby bump or is just a pudge from me eating everything in site is it to early to have cravings?

Sorry, pudge: At six weeks' gestation, the baby is about the size of a lima bean.... So, don't try to excuse any bulging by blaming it on him/her. However, if you are worried that you are over-eating, you should talk to your OB early and get put on a close diet to reduce risk of gestational diabetes and excessive weight gain with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im 41. Do I have to make any tests for ovulation before pregnancy.Just i need to have a baby so much .Plz help me. How can I avoid the risks?

Im 41. Do I have to make any tests for ovulation before pregnancy.Just i need to have a baby so much .Plz help me. How can I avoid the risks?

Prenatal vitamins: If you're already trying to conceive, start taking prenatal vitamins to lower risk of spinal tube defects. If you've been trying for over a year w/o success, go see your reproductive endocrinologist immediately as infertility is defined as more than a year of unprotected sex w/o pregnancy. While waiting for appt w/reproendo, go see family doc for basic check up to be sure you're otherwise heathy. ...Read more

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Can someone help me? My husband and i being trying to have a baby for three years now we did everything i only have one ovar it make it much harder

Can someone help me? My husband and i being trying to have a baby for three years now we did everything i only have one ovar it make it much harder

Having one ovary: Should not be problematic. Instead of the ovaries alternating on releasing an egg- the remaining ovary does the job every month (as long as you are ovulating). If you have been trying for 3 years - it is time to see a fertility specialist). ...Read more

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Can a marathoner have a baby?

Can a marathoner have a baby?

Sure, if female :): If you are female, yes. However , you must not be training and dieting so much that you shut down your normal period and cycle. Also, how close to menopause are you. Check with your gyn md if in doubt. Regular marathon training is not usually an issue. Extreme endurance, extremely high intensity training can seriously affect your systems. ...Read more

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I'm I too old to have a baby?

I'm I too old to have a baby?

Not: quite, however risk of congenital defect like Downs syndrome is increased ...Read more