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Siya

4 months ago

Can a 53 year old woman get pregnant?

Generally no would be the answer as far as a natural pregnancy is concerned. It is because a woman is unable to produce an egg once she has reached the stage of menopause. But the pregnancy may still be possible for a healthy woman only by way of a donor egg. The biological clock for the ovaries gets shut down for a woman who crosses 50 years. But her reproductive clock is still tickling therefore, she can very well go for a pregnancy by way of a donated fertilized egg. However, a pregnancy during this time would always be high risk and C-section. With increased maternal age, there are also issues in health with respect, blood pressure, diabetes and other birth complications.

Dr. Mangala Devi - Gynecologist
Dr. Mangala Devi
MBBS, MS

Answered Jan Fri, 2020

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Shreya

5 months ago

What causes lack of sleep during pregnancy?

There are many reasons that can cause a lack of sleeplessness during pregnancy. However, there is nothing to worry about this problem as it can hardly affect your baby?s health. Also called insomnia, a lack of sleep at night time especially during pregnancy is a common problem that affects about 78% of the females. The problem is mostly attributed to the number of changes that your body is experiencing during an early pregnancy and can be treated normally by adopting different sleep positions and relaxation techniques. A woman may experience sleeplessness during the night hours due to many reasons such as ? anxiousness, hormonal changes, discomfort due to growing abdomen, heartburn, back pain, frequent urination in the night time, and occurrence of dreams etc. You can try to change your sleep positions as well as make your sleeping area more comfortable to get rid of this problem.

Dr. Archana Agarwal - Gynecologist
Dr. Archana Agarwal
MBBS, DGO

Answered Jan Wed, 2020

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Aalia

6 months ago

Is it good to take folic acid before pregnancy?

Folic acid is a very important supplement recommended to all women who wish to become pregnant. Folic acid with a recommended dosage of 400 micrograms, when taken every day before as well as during pregnancy, is believed to reduce any birth defects in the baby related to their brain as well as the spinal cord. Folic acid is made up of Vitamin B or Folates that are useful in the production of the red blood cells and helps in the neural tube development of your baby. Folic acid can be naturally consumed through fortified cereals, dark green vegetables and citrus fruits. The folic acid is highly recommended to all those women who are in their early pregnancy because it is during this time your baby?s brain and spinal cord gets developed. Those women who take folic acid before pregnancy regularly for a period of one year are believed to get rid of their chances of delivering early by at least 50%.

Dr. Archana Agarwal - Gynecologist
Dr. Archana Agarwal
MBBS, DGO

Answered Dec Fri, 2019

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Kavya

6 months ago

Can I deliver a 4kg baby naturally?

Babies who weigh more than 4 kg are considered to be macrosomic or more than average. There is a risk of several birth complications for a mother and baby in case their weight is more than 4 kgs. However, some women do not experience any problems even if the baby is larger than the average. There are several problems that a mother can have in the delivery of a big baby naturally such as ?risk of trauma to the vagina and surrounding areas, risk of a large tear extending to the rectum, risk of dystocia or a possibility when the head gets delivered but shoulder gets stuck behind the pubic bone and the risk of fetus head not dropping down leading to more chances of a C-Section delivery. The babies also have a lot of risk when born naturally leading them to NICU after birth for a recovery.

Dr. Mangala Devi - Gynecologist
Dr. Mangala Devi
MBBS, MS

Answered Dec Thu, 2019

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Navya

6 months ago

How many eggs do you lose during your period?

A woman is born with one million eggs that keeps on decreasing during her lifetime as she gets older. Also called as the ovarian reserve, the number of eggs continues to die as a woman reaches her puberty by the rate of 1000 eggs per month. Before puberty this loss was about 3000 eggs every month. The older a woman gets, the number of eggs gets reduced to a lesser number than their previous year. By the time a woman reaches her menopause, all the eggs are finished. Therefore, a woman experiences a sharp decline in their fertility levels as they cross their thirties. The eggs continue to die every year irrespective of any medications or gynecological conditions. It is a natural process and cannot be altered or stopped in any way. The ovaries produce 500 mature eggs in a lifetime for reproduction purposes which gets lost by way of menstruation in the absence of a healthy conception.

Dr. Mangala Devi - Gynecologist
Dr. Mangala Devi
MBBS, MS

Answered Dec Tue, 2019

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