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Doctor insights on: Why Do Pregnant Women Have Inconsistent Sex Drives

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Why do some women get pregnant when they have sex during infertile days or right after having their period?

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

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Spotting while having sex not pregnant & i don't have periods due to birth control ?

Spotting while having sex not pregnant & i don't have periods due to birth control ?

Spotting: Bleeding during intercourse needs to be evaluated, at least for infections. Make an appointment with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Really confused. Why do some women have "periods" throughout pregnancy? If period shorter than normal, could you be pregnant?

Really confused. Why do some women have "periods" throughout pregnancy? If period shorter than normal, could you be pregnant?

Not a period: If you are pregnant, the bleeding is not a period. If there is bleeding during pregnancy it needs to be evaluated with ultrasound and a speculum exam. ...Read more

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Why don't some women ever get a positive home pregnant test? Why do some women not know they're pregnant?

Why don't some women ever get a positive home pregnant test? Why do some women not know they're pregnant?

Not true: Pregnancy tests work on everyone. This is myth. The only time a home pregnancy test will be negative when someone is pregnant is in the first few days when the hormone level is too low for a urine test to detect it. ...Read more

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During ovulation I have sex but never pregnant how com?

During ovulation I have sex but never pregnant how com?

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

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Why don't you get pregnant even when you always have sex during ovulation?

Why don't you get pregnant even when you always have sex during ovulation?

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

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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?


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?

Schedule an exam: Please consult a gynecologist It could be just mild irritation causing it. A proper exam would be appropriate with your doctor. ...Read more

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Y do pregnant woman always have moods?

Y do pregnant woman always have moods?

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

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While periods if have sex can we conceive?

While periods if have sex can we conceive?

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

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I keep reading that women can still have their regular periods when they're pregnant. Is this true ?

I keep reading that women can still have their regular periods when they're pregnant. Is this true ?

Not true!: Dear meerkat, where did you read that? No, it is not true. A woman does not have a period for the duration of her pregnancy. However, sometimes a woman may experience some bleeding (not regular) during pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do some girls have trouble getting pregnant on honeymoon?

Why do some girls have trouble getting pregnant on honeymoon?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely...: If you used a condom during intercourse and then used emergency contraception you are unlikely to be pregnant. If you want to know for sure, do a home pregnancy test. They are usually accurate 2-3 weeks after you had intercourse. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

The first thing: If she has irregular menses you should have that evaluated by a fertility doctor. Irregular menses means different things for different people. However, irregular menses is not normal and may be the answer for infertility. ...Read more

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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?

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