Periods and Pregnancy

Pregnancy with Depo Provera

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Periods and Pregnancy |

The birth control shot Depo Provera is highly effective when a woman takes her shots as scheduled, but on the rare occasion a pregnancy does occur for someone on Depo Provera. For many women, the common side effects of the Depo Provera shot include weight gain and the cessation of periods, so a pregnancy might go unnoticed for a time. The unplanned pregnancy while using Depo Provera is a rarity, particularly when a woman doesn’t miss the scheduled injections. For a woman who does find...

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Attaining or Avoiding Pregnancy with the Billings Method

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Periods and Pregnancy |

Known formally as the Billings Ovulation Method, or BOM, the habit of monitoring cervical mucus and basal body temperature is used by thousands of couples as the preferred method of birth control. The idea of timing intercourse so as to avoid pregnancy is not new, but Australian physician John Billings took the science to a new level in the 1950s. As a devout Catholic, Billings objected on religious grounds to the use of “artificial” birth control. However, avoiding pregnancy without...

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The Practical Effects of Amenorrhea

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Periods and Pregnancy |

The Practical Effects of Amenorrhea

The term amenorrhea is simply fancy medical jargon for “not having your period,” or absence of menstruation. The term can be applied when you miss even one period, although most doctors don’t apply it until at least three periods have been missed. Not surprisingly, the most common reason for amenorrhea is that the woman is pregnant. Your period is your body’s way of “cleaning out” the uterus after a cycle in which no egg got fertilized, in anticipation of preparing for the next...

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When You Have Irregular Periods..

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Periods and Pregnancy |

When You Have Irregular Periods..

For any woman with unpredictable menstrual cycles, a pressing question is how to get pregnant when you have irregular periods. A woman with a more predictable cycle can easily predict when she will be ovulating and make sure to time intercourse for the most productive time of the month to get pregnant. If your period is irregular, however, it’s almost impossible to predict. Even an ovulation testing kit isn’t very helpful, because the most optimal time for intercourse is the days just...

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How to get pregnant before your next period

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Periods and Pregnancy |

How to get pregnant before your next period

If you’re looking to figure out how to get pregnant before your period comes again, there are a number of things you can do right away that might help you get pregnant before even your very next period. First of all, take care of some of your body basics–good overall health will increase your chance of conceiving before your next period, as well as preparing your body for the job of nourishing a baby if you should succeed. Here are some things to do right away: If you’re a...

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How to get pregnant by monitoring ovulation

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Periods and Pregnancy |

How to get pregnant by monitoring ovulation

The surest way to maximize your chance of conception is simply to learn the details of how to get pregnant during ovulation. And the best place to start with that process, naturally, is in understanding ovulation and fertilization themselves. The word “ovulation” refers to when your ovary releases an egg for its journey toward the uterus where it can be fertilized. From the time when it is released from the ovary, the egg will live for about twenty-four hours if it’s not fertilized, so...

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How to determine which days you can’t get pregnant

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Periods and Pregnancy |

Many people believe that there are points of the menstrual cycle which are actually days you can’t get pregnant, but in a generalized sense, that is actually a myth. There are days in your cycle when getting pregnant is extremely unlikely, but unless you are actually monitoring your ovulation, or unless your cycle is exceedingly regular, it is not safe to assume that there are days you can’t get pregnant. For example, many women’s cycles don’t fit a “standard” or “classic”...

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