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Pregnancy and flying

Specific to the health of the baby, no, you should not have any concerns over a single flight, or even over an occasional flight. From the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is this ...
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Did 79% of pregnancies in an early COVID-19 vaccine study result in loss?

No, please refer to the rest of the sentence: Among 3958 participants enrolled in the v-safe pregnancy registry, 827 had a completed pregnancy, of which 115 (13.9%) were pregnancy losses and 712 (86....
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Risks of having an unwanted child - worrying as a man

She had two periods afterwards so she is not pregnant. Who are you to demand that she take a test? You pretty much called her a liar when you did that. If you can't or won't accept her at her word ...
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Maximum time after fertilization, after which pregnancy test no longer works

The tests work until after full-term. The urine and blood tests both rely on detecting the same factor being present, human chorionic gonadotropin. The tests continue to work fully in all cases of ...
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Clonazepam and pregnancy

This is an issue for which YOU NEED to have a risks-benefits discussion with a doctor. Only they can help guide you whether to continue the medication or not, as there may be risks either way. I am ...
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In an emergency situation, how does the medical doctor determine that an unconscious patient is pregnant?

If you are involved in an accident and are unconscious or have a reduced mental status (GCS < 11)1,2, the trauma team / shock room will be activated. Most trauma centres follow the ATLS system, ...
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In an emergency situation, how does the medical doctor determine that an unconscious patient is pregnant?

While the blood pregnancy test is one option, urine pregnancy tests are still possible in an unconscious patient via a Foley catheter, which is a tube inserted up the urethra into the bladder. These ...
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What is the life expectancy of a sperm in dried semen?

There's no need to worry. Getting pregnant isn't that easy.1 It's unlikely that sperm survive for 2 hours. On a dry surface, such as clothing or bedding, sperm are dead by the time the semen has ...
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Risks for VBAC vs repeat Cesarean

This question is difficult to answer because risk discussions are individualized. Instead of answering, I will point you to reliable resources to guide your discussion with your OB. One great ...
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Will maximizing my ejaculation load help to increase my chances of becoming a father?

No. The only exception is if your doctor has conducted a semen analysis and determined that you have oligospermia, in which case your doctor might recommend having sexual intercourse with your wife 3-...
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Is there any truth to the claim that pregnancy is somehow a health risk to women?

In the U.S., 14 in every 100 000 pregnancies are fatal for the mother. While this may not seem much, consider the following graphic: In picture B and D the blue bars indicate deaths due to ...
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Is O positive male compatible (fertility wise) with AB positive female?

This is something to be confirmed by your doctor and I'm not sure why you're worried, but ABO blood group incompatibilities between the mother and child does not usually cause hemolytic disease of ...
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What is the fetal viability of a full-term birth baby?

The concept of fetal viability is really only relevant when discussing premature infants. You are correct that the wikipedia figures are difficult to interpret. They come from this website, which is ...
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Growing foetus in another woman's womb

Currently no, but there is work in progress that will allow extremely premature babies to be grown in artificial uteri. It has so far worked well for baby goats. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/...
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Are women the most fertile right after puberty

If I understand your question right: WebMD: Fertility peaks in your 20s. So yes, young women are more fertile after puberty in their 20's. If you consider that after, as it would be around 7-18 ...
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Laser treatment during pregnancy?

Ask an OB for further guidance. Theoretical potential mechanisms of harm (that I doubt occurred) include radiation, electrical shock, inflammation, or stress hormones from tissue trauma. Stress has ...
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Menstruation and emergency contraceptives

Questions about medications are usually best answered by the manufacturer, or by a site such as drugs.com or rxlist.com. In this case, the manufacturer has this to say: You have to know that ...
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What effect would a sperm containing XX have on a ovum and fetus?

Well, neglecting anything but the pure genetics' basics, yes, the XX mother will in any case transfer her X chromosome, just like the assumed "XX father", so the only possible genotype for the child ...
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Can Vitamin C and E supplements cure or manage Preeclampsia resulting from oxidative stress?

No. There have been several trials testing this and they have not shown benefit. One example of the conclusion from such a trial: Supplementation with vitamins C and E during pregnancy does not ...
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Is the treatment of any type of ectopic pregnancy still called an embryectomy?

The word is not and has never been used by doctors and medical researchers outside of animal studies, which probably explains why some medical dictionaries include it. Therefore, the peaks of usage ...
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Maximum time for symptoms of pregnancy to show up?

9 months / 40 weeks. Multiple stories have been printed over the years of women who discovered they were pregnant only while delivering a baby. Typically these women are overweight and have irregular ...
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Will maximizing my ejaculation load help to increase my chances of becoming a father?

Your actual sperm count will matter as well as volume to some degree, as well as her level of fertility. If your wife is not currently releasing a fertile egg nothing else at all matters of course. ...
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Liver for iron deficiency anemia

In short: Animal liver may not be a suitable source of iron to treat anemia in pregnancy. The upper tolerable intake for vitamin A --the amount that should not cause any side effects in an adult ...
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What is the dispersion of woman's ovulation day around the mean value which is 14th day?

Dispersion is roughly 12 days This study found that only 10% of those with a regular cycle of 28 days had ovulation in the 14th day, dispersion was from day 10 up to day 22. In this study, only 69 out ...
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How does a late term abortion work?

8th Month is ~ 32 Weeks, pregnancy is usually ~40 weeks Up to 15 weeks' gestation, suction-aspiration or vacuum aspiration are the most common surgical methods of induced abortion. (Healthwise, 2004) ...
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How do you know if you're pregnant while on birth control?

You know by getting a pregnancy test. It can be a home test you buy in a pharmacy or you can visit a doctor or clinic. No, it is not possible to feel symptoms of pregnancy mere hours after sex. It ...
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how soon after unprotected sex can side effects of getting pregnant occur?

If fertilization took place, chances are that implantation wouldn't even have happened yet, since that takes 3-4days, so until that happens, your body has no clue anything happened, much less react to ...
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