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What is amniocentesis during pregnancy?
a procedure during pregnancy to check for various disorders in the fetus
What is a zygote?
a fertilized ovum
What age of mother is more common to result in down syndrome?
late 30s and older
How many ovum will a woman have in a lifetime that can unite with sperm?
Only 100 ovum in a woman's lifetime will potentially unite with sperm
How many sperm in average ejaculate
200-400 million sperm in average ejaculate
Optimizing Pregnancy: When should you have intercourse?
Right after the woman is ovulating
What is the Basal Body Temperature Chart?
Your temperature dips slightly when you ovulate. This would be an opportune time to procreate
What over the counter test can tell you when you are ovulating?
A urine test can tell you when you are ovulating
What kind of mucus will change when you are ovulating?
Vaginal mucus will vary when you are ovulating, it because thin, slippery and clear
Best sexual position for conception?
Male superior position. Also, have the woman lie still for awhile and have her lift her legs up.
Prime age for a woman to conceive?
18-22 is best ages for conception of the woman
Can woman's eggs and men's sperm get aged?
Yes. Eggs and Sperm have an expiration date. Sperm are not as "hardy"
Woman with "tipped" uteruses benefit from which position?
Doggy-style to ensure that no sperm drips out. Gravity works in the favor for conception
What scientific method is used to determine gender?
PGD or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. During in vitro, the cells are removed and they can determine the sex and implant the preferred sex.
Causes of Infertility in men
Low sperm count (most common), irregular shape, low sperm motility (self-propulsion), severe injury, thyroid problems, chronic diseases like diabetes, autoimmune response
Causes of Infertility in woman?
Irregular ovulation, obstruction in reproductive paths, endometriosis, low hormone levels
What is endometriosis?
Cells break away from uterine lining, creates blockage in the system. Can be scrapped away.
What is HCG?
The presence of this indicates pregnancy
What is morning sickness?
Indicates pregnancy, not present in all and may be all day. Subsides after 12 weeks.
How do the breasts feel when pregnant?
Breasts are tender during pregnancy
What changes in food during pregnancy?
may be aversions to food, there may be cravings
Spontaneous abortion or Miscarriage can occur if ...?
Body is not ready for the fetus
Does miscarriage prevent later pregnancy?
No, miscarriage does not prevent later pregnancy
Is miscarriage uncommon?
Miscarriage is fairly common
How long can a woman have intercourse during pregnancy?
Up until birth. Some positions will be more comfortable that others.
Miscarriage most common among which age group of mothers?
Older mothers most common to have miscarriage
Psych effects on getting pregnant
if you wanted to, you're happy. otherwise, you aren't. obviously
Between 3 and 8 they show an interest in their genitals and their friends genetials
Between 3 and 8 they show an interest in their genitals and their friends genetials
Same sex play may occur, doesn't indicate gayness
Same sex play may occur, doesn't indicate gayness
peers and friends is the main source of info, not always correct
peers and friends is the main source of info, not always correct
Boys have nocturnal emmissions
Starts about a year after the first ejaculation
Boys have nocturnal emmissions
Starts about a year after the first ejaculation
Average age of first period is 13
Average age of first period is 13
research says masturbating child are no more likely to early sexual activity
research says masturbating child are no more likely to early sexual activity
teenagers have sex, but the main problem is that they don't use contraception consistently
teenagers have sex, but the main problem is that they don't use contraception consistently
teenagers don't have sex because:
Moral reasons, pregnancy, disease, fear of being caught
over a million teenagers get pregnant every year
over a million teenagers get pregnant every year
Baltimore tried to pay teenagers in town to get Norplan (contraception). Unsuccessful
Baltimore tried to pay teenagers in town to get Norplan (contraception). Unsuccessful
Teenagers are sexually active for 6 months before they consider BC
Teenagers are sexually active for 6 months before they consider BC
1/5 teens pregnant will get pregnant again before age ..?
before age 20