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Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant Again
Many possibilities: There could be many reasons (your hormones, blocked fallopian tubes, a partner's sperm count or quality, medications or drugs that either of you take, even the times and frequency of intercourse). If you and your partner have been trying at least 6 months (it can often take 6-12 months for young, normal, healthy couples to conceive), see your gynecologist and perhaps a fertility specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Missed period.: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more
Not over-the-counter: A woman who was normal on her periods and then stopped having them, can be evaluated by an ob-gyn doctor to see if there is a problem. The doctor will likely repeat a pregnancy test. If a woman only missed one period, there may not be a problem. A primary care doctor can look for other medical problems that could stop one's periods. If no problems are found, the OB doctor can decide the next step. ...Read more
It may sound counter-intuitive but regular exercise may help.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Many causes: There are many reasons why a woman may skip periods. Stress, thyroid disorder, elevations in prolactin hormone, eating disorders, excessive exercise, medications and a few other causes are included. It's fine if it happens just 1-2 times yearly but if more often evaluation is a good idea. ...Read more
I am having irregular menstruation cycle and i want to be pregnant so I do not know if i ovulate and if I am ovulating I do not know when. ?
I have had my periods this month. but i still think I am pregnant. is it possible to have periods while I am pregnant?
Highly unlikely : Nothing is impossible. Having a regular period is very reassuring that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I had my period last 3 month regularly but i still didn't get pregnant but I am trying to get pregnant what do you recommend?
More sex . . .: 1st go see your family doc for preconception counseling & start taking prenatal vitamins to minimize risk of neural tube defect eg spina bifida. Remember that ovulation occurs 2wks prior to menses so aim to have sex around that time, anywhere from a few days before to a few days after. Exercise, eat right & get plenty of rest. If no pregnancy after 12mo, go see reproendo (partner needs sperm analy. ...Read more
Anovulation: If you missed your menstrual cycle, and aren't pregnant, you may have polycystic ovary syndrome, a thyroid disorder, or another cause for anovulation. If you gained or lost weight, it may cause your cycle to be irregular. Talk to your doctor to find out what is going on especially if you are trying to get pregnant. You can use birth control pills or other medications to have regulate your cycles. ...Read more
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