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Woman Child Inside
Not such a thing.: Pregnancy and maternity is hard to time with the rest of your life, career and relationships. Having the support of the prospective father and/or your support system is important. You want to be healthy and realistic about the changes that will come with this biological privilege at any age. ...Read more
MANY reasons: Female fertility is dependent on a fully functioning 'female' system. Hormone changes may cause lack of periods & no ovulation (e.g. Pcos, early menopause). Also any obstruction of the fallopian tubes may cause sterility (usual cause= untreated std's e.g. Chlamydia). Fibroid tumors may develop and hinder implantation. A woman may develop sperm anti-bodies (yes, it's possible). Other causes, too. ...Read more
Projected height: The anticipated height of the offspring is adjusted for the height of both. In general, the mothers+ dads height , divided by 2 + 2.5 inch = expected boy adult height. Mom ht + dad ht , divided by 2 minus 2.5 inch is expected girl adult height. Medical conditions, poor diet, etc can impair growth & this general rule is usually accurate within an inch or so. ...Read more
I am a married man to a great woman and we have a child. However I have this need to tickle and be tickled by men. Is this unhealthy?
Tickling fetish: Although you didn't state it- I would assume that you are referring to being sexually stimulated by tickling of feet or other parts of the body by males. If you spend large amounts of time fantasizing about engaging in sexual activities with other men or if you are engaging in sexually or emotionally intimate relationships outside of the marriage - that could be problematic. ...Read more
My ex boyfriend who had a child with another woman committed suicide by hanging himself. He didn't leave any letter saying goodbye or anything. ?
Loss through suicide: Losing someone in this manner is very painful, and i'm sorry for your loss. Each person involved has his/her own experiences with the deceased; any conflict about these can surface anew. Suicide is a final pathway of great suffering. When in such a dark place it's common for the person to be extremely self-absorbed -- often too much to write a note to anyone. Grief counselors may help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am a 43 year old woman of three children from my first marriage. I would like to have one more child with my current husband. How are my chances.
Depends: There is no correct answer. It depends on her health, personal goals, aspirations, culture, and financial situation. This is a personal decision made taking into account the needs and desires of the woman and her partner ...Read more
Absolutely: Length of time between deliveries doesn't mean very much, unless the woman has actually been *trying* for that amount of time. ...Read more
No: The material that forms the placenta and fetal membranes sends out hormones that prevent another egg from being released. There are conditions where twins are forming when one will be well nourished and actually steal some of the nutrients from the other. The starved twin grows slower and will be smaller at delivery. The "placental steal" accounts for the difference in baby size, not a later pg. ...Read more
Not really: Sperm are produced continuously from stem cells and it is the healthiest/best swimmer that gets to the egg first and triggers pregnancy.There is a chance that some of the sperm may be less potent, but this is a situation where any effect limits the chance that single sperm would work. Fetal alcohol syndrome is an exposure duration issue where mothers consumption affects the fetus over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should be done if older single woman wants child but cannot conceive? Is that her lot in life?
What happens if a woman decides not to breastfeed her child? Will her baby still be well nourished?
Nourished, yes: Human milk is the optimum specialty item, designed so specifically that your own milk is better for your child than any other. There are transiently alive components, immune factors that reduce risk of infection that can not be replicated in the lab. We are blessed to have dozens of nutritious alternatives to help baby grow when BF in not chosen.You must do what you must do, but baby will do okay ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any biological reason that makes it harder for a woman to lose weight after having a child?
No: Unfortunately, "eating for two" when pregnant actually continues poist partum as a source of continued weight retention. ...Read more
How long does it take for a 37 year old woman to get pregnant? The last child was born about 15 years ago.
Too many variables: It could happen tomorrow or never happen at all based on many variables.If you are healthy and both you & your partner are fertile, chances are it could happen any time.A consultation with your OB along with basic health evaluation may better define your chances. ...Read more