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Why Do Pregnant Women Have Inconsistent Sex Drives
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
Why do some women get pregnant when they have sex during infertile days or right after having their period?
Fertility: Remember sperm live for up to five days after ejaculation in the female. So, these days leading up to fertility can also cause pregnancy. The reality is that it all depends on the length of the cycle and when a woman truly ovulates. Ovulation and the five days can put fertility to be that week following the menstrual period in some women. ...Read more
Spotting: Bleeding during intercourse needs to be evaluated, at least for infections. Make an appointment with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Why do some women have heavy egg white discharge during ovulation snd some dont even though they ovulate? Is this hormone related? I tend to have alot
Life is unfair: Yes, life is unfair as the great Creator made every woman different and unique. I am not sure that is a "bad" thing. (smile) ...Read more
Really confused. Why do some women have "periods" throughout pregnancy? If period shorter than normal, could you be pregnant?
Why don't some women ever get a positive home pregnant test? Why do some women not know they're pregnant?
Hard to know.: It takes a normal couple 4-5 months on average to get pregnant. That means that some get pregnant the first month, and some don't get pregnant for 8-10 months. If you go for 1 year without getting pregnant, then it's best to see your doctor for help. If you're 35 or more, see your doctor sooner. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many causes of infertility including problems with the sperm, blocked tubes, or dysfunctional eggs. Fertility naturally declines with age. At 35 y/o, if you have had unprotected sex at the time of ovulation without becoming pregnant in 6 - 12 months, you should see your gynecologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Why do I bleed a little during sex. All pap/std tests have came back negative. We use condoms. Same sex partner 3 years and it just started happening?
Hmmm: We don't. Not sure why your is satin that. ...Read more
Hormones, hormones: It might be some sort of protective mechanism? The fact is, we can only hypothesize what is the ultimate reason. Psychiatrists are good at establishing how much "mood" is within the normal range. Attending together to a session might help making her aware of your concerns, help you cope with this and by the way developing a way to communicate and solve situations generated by it. ...Read more
Usually not possible: Sex during her period can be a bit bloody, so one consequence is blood-stained sheets, clothes, furniture, etc... Pregnancy is usually not possible, unless sex is at the very end of a "long period" and sperm stays alive for several more days until the next ovulation happens. ...Read more
I keep reading that women can still have their regular periods when they're pregnant. Is this true ?
Timing: You can only become pregnant if you have intercourse just before or while ovulating. Coordinating that with your honeymoon or some other artificial time makes it very difficult to conceive on time. You are better off taking your time and coordinating with your ovulation, and less with the calendar. ...Read more
Can I get pregnant even if used both condoms n EC pills (twice).Periods late. Always had irregular periods but scared as just lost virginity. Help?
We are trying to conceive, but my wife has irregular periods, how can we know when exactly to have sex and have more chances of getting pregnant ?
I'm trying to get pregnant not sure when I'm most fertile I'm 41 my periods have not been normal since May test say negative. When should I have sex?
Try an OPK: With irregular periods it's very hard to time ovulation at home, the home OPK may be your best bet. If 41 years is your correct age I'd "very strongly" recommend you see your doctor: an OBG or even a fertility specialist for help if you are not pregnant in the next 3 months or so. ...Read more
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