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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

Not usually: Typically a woman who is breastfeeding does not ovulate for several months she therefore will not have a period. Since it is hard to know when ovulation (egg release) will resume, birth control of some sort should be used, however, --assuming that another pregnancy is not an immediate goal. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding & don't have a period b/c if this. Can i still get pregnant?Had her 7weeks ago.

I'm breastfeeding & don't have a period b/c if this. Can i still get pregnant?Had her 7weeks ago.

Yes: Your fertility is decreased when nursing completely on demand, but you never really know when you will ovulate. You can definitely get pregnant if you are not using anything for birth control. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for 17 months and haven't had a period the whole time. Can i get pregnant during this time?

I've been breastfeeding for 17 months and haven't had a period the whole time. Can i get pregnant during this time?

Yes: Breast feeding and the hormones that you have surging n your body, may be owing to your lack of a period, but you may still be at risk of ovulating any time and therefore can get pregnant. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to get pregnant during breastfeeding even though i got my period?

Irregular cycle?: Most women who are breast feeding regularly have irregular cycles because they are not ovulating each month. Without ovulating you can't get pregnant. ...Read more

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Stopped breastfeeding 6 mo old & had what I thought was period. It lasted 2 days 48 days ago. No period again, neg pregnancy tests. Can I get preg?

Stopped breastfeeding 6 mo old & had what I thought was period.  It lasted 2 days 48 days ago. No period again, neg pregnancy tests. Can I get preg?

Probably yes.: It can take up to 2 years for normal hormone levels to return to normal. Lactation does affect ability to get pregnant and the use of prolonged breastfeeding is an acceptable way to try to prevent subsequent pregnancies. Levels have to be normal usually to sustain pregnancy. If trying to get pregnant, I would discuss with your OB-GYN. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more