Pregnancy

Pregnancy is typically divided into 3 trimesters. The first trimester is from week 1 through 12. During the first trimester, the possibility of miscarriage is at its highest. The second trimester is from week 13 through 28. At 28 weeks, more than 90% of babies can survive outside of the uterus if provided with high-quality medical care. The third trimester is from 29 weeks through 40 weeks.

Is it safe to continue on a Yasmin cycle after taking morning-after pills?

It is best to take your morning-after pills (emergency contraception) as prescribed and then to wait for your menses to arrive before you start taking oral Yasmin contraction. In this way, it avoids any unnecessary confusion as you know that the emergency contraception has worked as your menses has ...

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What is the likelihood of pregnancy when my period is late and there is ovulation pain (sharp pain on the left side of the ovaries)?

There is always a chance of pregnancy as long as the individual: has ovulated. had sexual intercourse without using any form of contraception during that time (your fertile period). What is the best way to test for pregnancy? The best way to determine if you are pregnant is to test your urine with a simple ...

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How can I increase the chances of conceiving twins?

From an obstetric point of view, it is not advisable to aim for a twin pregnancy if you are trying to conceive naturally as twins are considered high-risk pregnancies and can potentially be associated with complications for both the mother and fetuses. Women with infertility issues who seek fertility treatments ...

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Should my birth control shot be taken 3 or 4 months after the previous shot?

The recommended interval between each contraception injection of depoprovera is every 12 weeks. In this way, the contraceptive effect (prevention of ovulation) of depoprovera is preserved. If your menses is delayed and your last depoprovera injection was more than 12 weeks ago, then it is advisable for you to see ...

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Is it safe for PCOS patients to get a hormonal contraceptive device (IUD)?

Hormonal contraceptive is as safe as the hormone is for any individual with or without PCOD . Requires exclusion from contraindications and continued surveillance when on.

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Why am I experiencing pregnancy symptoms when I have a period and my pregnancy test is negative?

It depends what symptoms you have that are associated with pregnancy. Without further information, my best guess is that it is probably due to hormonal effects on the body & mind .

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What is the risk of having frequent fetal ultrasounds on a developing foetus during a high-risk pregnancy?

There is no linked risk confirmed between frequent ultrasounds on a foetus and a high-risk pregnancy as of now.

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Is there a way to check IUD (Intrauterine device) regularly to prevent embedded IUD/perforation?

Yes, the location of the IUCD can be imaged by ultrasound conveniently by an ultrasonographing gynaecologist.

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What are the causes of brown secretions if I'm pregnant?

Brownish vaginal discharge during pregnancy may be a sign of threatened miscarriage especially if it is accompanied by pelvic pain. This may be stale blood that is being passed out. It could also be an indication of a lower genital tract infection particularly if there is fever, itchiness and / or foul smelling in ...

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What are the risks involved in running and exercise during pregnancy?

No matter the type of exercise, pregnant mothers should ensure that they have ample time to warm up before commencing their exercise and to cool down after their exercise routine. This will reduce the risk of over straining their muscles, ligaments and joints as well as preventing the body from overheating. In ...

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