Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the period from the formation of an embryo in a female womb till childbirth. It is also called gestation period, and it usually lasts for 40 weeks from the last menstrual period. The symptoms of pregnancy include missed periods, nausea, vomiting, implantation bleeding, and breast tenderness.

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Is there a chance of pregnancy with negative urine pregnancy test?

Query: Hello, I have not had a period for over a month and a half. I am sexually active, and my partner always uses the pull out method. I know that it is not the best method, and you can still get pregnant from it. I have taken four HPT, and they all came back negative. My doctor did not give me a blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your tests came negative, most likely you are not pregnant, and it must be a hormonal disturbance. However, I would like to inform you that a pregnancy in which tests can be negative is known as a molar pregnancy. But it is an extremely rare condition and is an abn...  Read Full »

Can Prozac be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Prozac treatment for two months now for depression and anxiety. I am on the minimum dose (half a pill a day) and I am doing very well to this treatment. However, I just found out I am pregnant. My gynecologist says that I should stop Prozac immediately, but my psychiatrist says ke...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your good news and I went through your query. In my opinion you can continue with Prozac (Fluoxetine) in your case. There are no human studies conducted for Prozac, but animal studies have shown variable effects. There seems to be a mild increase in th...  Read Full »

Can listeria infection result in fatal complications in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 18 weeks pregnant. Last night we went out for dinner and she ordered a shrimp cocktail. The shrimp seems a bit off and so she only ate 3 or 4 then we returned them. She also felt a little unwell the next morning, but she had no fever. Her temperature was 34.5 degree Celsius....  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Listeria infection (through listeria contaminated food) is as such rare but if it does occur it is usually fatal for the baby. I am not trying to scare you. If you really feel that the shrimp might be undercooked and your wife did hav...  Read Full »

Can taking contraceptive pills before sex be effective in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, How can pregnancy be avoided completely without the help of condoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Theoretically abstinence is the only way to ensure that one does not get pregnant. However, practically speaking there are many ways to avoid pregnancy. It ranges from using condoms to contraceptive pills to intrauterine devices to achieve longer contraception. ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy with the woman on top position?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and my wife is 26. I have been married for 2 years now. We are trying for baby since last 1 year but with no positive result. We used to intercourse as per ovulation calculator but my problem is that I can ejaculate only when she is on top. I fail to ejaculate when I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, I would like to tell you that there is no problem in conception even if woman is on top. The possibility of pregnancy is not in the position. Women can get pregnant even when semen is outside the vulva or thighs and even with precum. So, do not lose hope. I went...  Read Full »

How can pregnancy be tested after sexual intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my fiancee became physical last week. Now we are in doubt that she might be pregnant. We need some help and suggestions regarding this.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no contraceptive that will work now as it has been a week now. Emergency contraceptive works only within 72 hours. I suggest you wait for her period and if it gets delayed by a week do a pregnancy test and check. If positive we can handle the issue as per your ...  Read Full »

Is it true that rest will increase FL and HL of a fetus?

Query: Hi doctor, How to increase the FL and HL in a fetus, when lagging behind about two to three weeks in the third trimester? Is it a major problem? Please suggest the treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is normal for certain parameters to lag behind the gestational age of three to four weeks in the third trimester. There is no way to increase these parameter bits and there is no need to worry. These are just measurements and are subject to ...  Read Full »

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