FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does Pregnancy Happen?
Pregnancy happens when semen enters a woman’s vagina when they have unprotected sex or alternative fertilization. A sperm reaches an egg when it swims through the cervix and the uterus, and reaches the fallopian tubes where the egg was released. The egg remains in the fallopian tube until a single sperm penetrates it during fertilization. Fertilization can happen in about 24 hours after ovulation. When the sperm penetrates the egg, changes occur in the protein coating surrounding the egg to prevent other sperms from entering. At the moment of fertilization, the genetic make-up of a baby is complete, including its sex.
2. How can I prevent myself from getting pregnant?
Technically speaking, abstinence is the best way not to get pregnant. Think of it this way, getting pregnant happens likely when you have sex and if you don’t have sex, how in the world will you get pregnant? But if you want to have sex but not get pregnant, then you have to use contraception. There are many contraception methods you can use, either natural or alternative ones.
3. How long does it take to get pregnant?
How long does it take to get pregnant is actually not fixed. Getting pregnant varies from person to person. The most important factor however, is the age of the concerned person and their tendency to be fertile. Health and lifestyle will also be a factor.
4. How can you determine that you are pregnant?
The most reliable way to find out whether you are pregnant is taking a home pregnancy test a couple of days after a missed period. However, there are also other pregnancy signs that may indicate you are having a pregnancy.
Some symptoms begin to develop a couple of days but it does vary from one woman to another. It is however, important to remember that symptoms of pregnancy can be similar to those experienced premenstrually so it is always best to hold out to test before you get really excited.
Once you missed a period, the best way to confirm is to take a pregnancy test. Sometimes, having a missed period may just be a delayed menstruation that is why you should take a pregnancy test to really confirm if your having a pregnancy or not.
5. Is conceiving after a miscarriage can happen?
Conceiving after miscarriage is no more difficult than it was the first time. There’s nothing special you have to do. Even if you had a miscarriage, having a normal pregnancy is very likely to happen. However, if your miscarriage was due to a medical condition, your odds of conceiving again may be different.
6. How does an ovulation calendar help in pregnancy?
An ovulation calendar can calculate the days that are favorable for conception. It performs by calculating and taking into account your time of ovulation as well as how long does the sperm and egg will live. It also shows the most favorable days for you to have intercourse.
7. Can diabetics become pregnant?
Yes they can but the most important aspect of a woman with diabetes who wishes to become pregnant is her diligent management of her diabetes.
8. Is pregnancy after abortion still possible?
Yes, you can still have a baby. Generally speaking, an abortion will in most cases not prevent a woman from becoming pregnant later in life. But that is not to say that there are no physical problems that are associated with pregnancy after abortion.
9. Can Pregnancy Happen in a Period?
Yes, but it is highly unlikely. Getting pregnant during periods has a definite chance, although it really comes down to individual physiology. For the pregnancy to happen, you must to have short menstrual cycles. This would bring the ovulation time closer to the time of your bleeding. Understanding how you get pregnant during periods should involve understanding your cycles.
10. Is getting pregnant without ejaculating possible?
Getting pregnant even if a man does not ejaculate or does not ejaculate during intercourse is very possible. This is why the most reliable method to be safe from getting pregnant is either the use of contraceptive pills or barrier methods such as the condom.
Getting pregnant even without ejaculation is absolutely possible because when a man gets aroused, a small amount of clear fluid comes out from his gland. This is called precum. This precum, although in just very little amounts, contains millions of viable and motile sperm which can impregnate a woman, just by penetration and even without full ejaculation.