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Alesse birth control pill safe?

Alesse birth control pill safe?

As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks. ...Read more

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Switching birth control pills?

Switching birth control pills?

Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more

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Birth control pills use?

Birth control pills use?

Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter/ lighter/ less crampy periods. ...Read more

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Birth control stopping periods?

Birth control stopping periods?

Please explain: Please give us a little more information so i can answer your question. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

If you are already: Pregnant , you should stop the oral contraceptive but it will not terminate an on-going pregnancy. ...Read more

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Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills expire?

Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more

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Are male birth control pills effective?

Are male birth control pills effective?

Not yet, but soon.: Male hormonal birth control pills/shots/implants are still a long ways away. Clinical trials are happening at UCLA (Harbor) and University of Washington (Seattle) and they are promising. For the time being, men can use male/female condoms, get a vasectomy, withdraw, be aware of their partner's fertile times, and abstain. Condoms probably the best option if used correctly. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause abortions?

Do birth control pills cause abortions?

No: Birth control pills work by keeping you from ovulating, not by aborting a conceived baby. ...Read more

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What is monophasic birth control pills?

What is monophasic birth control pills?

Constant dose: Monophasic contraception delivers a single consistent dose of hormones. Other types such as triphasic use different doses of hormones at different points in your cycle to mimic a natural cycle. They are equivalent in efficacy. ...Read more

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Birth control pills do affect periods?

Yes: Birth control pills often make periods lighter and shorter. They also decrease your risk of ovarian cancer by 50% if taken for 5 years and decrease your risk of uterine cancer as well. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills be abortifacients?

Can birth control pills be abortifacients?

No: Birth control pills prevent pregnancy, they are contraceptives. This is true for the morning after pill. Abortifacients are different, they cause a pregnancy to miscarry by affecting the placenta or Progesterone levels. Mifepristone (ru 486) is an abortifacient. Birth control pills do not cause abortion! ...Read more

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Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

PossIble: Although the hormone levels are very low in ocpills, there is a potential for side effects. Like female baby can have virilization. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills stop menstruation?

Do birth control pills stop menstruation?

Possibly: For most they lighten and shorten the periods. Some lucky patients have no bleeding when taking the pills. ...Read more

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Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more

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Can all birth control pills prevent pregnancy?

Yes: All birth control pills prevent pregnancy. They are an effective form of birth control as long as you take the pills each day. They can also help your periods to be lighter and less painful, and can decrease acne. ...Read more

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Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Scary: Oxyelite pro was recalled, i don't know about oxyelite but i ll put them under same category. The scary part is we would never know its interaction with real medicines. Just stop oxyelite. ...Read more

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How do home births work?

How do home births work?

NOT WELL: Put your baby's health and well-being ahead of your personal ego, please. According to published scientific research, home births are twice as likely to result in babies dying, and this is despite the fact that home births are supposed to be "low risk." look here also: http://hurtbyhomebirth.Blogspot.Com/. ...Read more

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Are birth plans necessary?

Are birth plans necessary?

No: Most women do not create a birth plan. Millions of women have given birth successfully since the beginning of humanity without having a birth plan. For some creating a birth plan provides comfort and sense of control over what can be a scary time. Do not feel pressured to create one if you do not want to. ...Read more

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What are birthing centers?

What are birthing centers?

Modern L&Ds.: Modern l&ds are called birth centers and provide comprehensive peripartum care for mothers and babies. ...Read more

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What can I expect at the birth?

What can I expect at the birth?

Joy: Everyone is different, and some women have prolonged labor that can be difficult and very tiring, whereas others have a short labor that goes smoothly and is short. The good news is that in all cases, it is hopeful that you have a healthy bundle of joy that you will have to love and cherish for the rest of your life! ...Read more

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What is the mean cost of birth?

What is the mean cost of birth?

Depends: It depends on whether you are having a vaginal delivery versus cesarean. If you are talking about the hospital charges, it will be somewhere between $10-20k. ...Read more

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Can tricare pay for home births?

Can tricare pay for home births?

Please check w a : Tricare supervisor to get accurate ; complete information. Regulations can change. I believe that a home birth may be covered if it is done by a certified nurse midwife (cnmw) ; you have tricare prime remote ( >50 miles from mtf). If your mtf doesn't have labor/ delivery services i believe you can have your primary care provider provide a specific referral for that cnmw. Some women may change to >. ...Read more

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Are all birth injuries avoidable?

Are all birth injuries avoidable?

Macrosomia: Macrosomia or large for gestational age infants are at high risk of birth injury. Jcaho is monitoring all the maternity hospitals for prevention of these types of injuries ranging from clavicular fractures to brachial palsy and CNS injuries physicicians' malpractice insurers have workshops and/or training courses to detect macrosomia before vaginal delivery and consider c-section. ...Read more

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I have a terrible cold from birth?

I have a terrible cold from birth?

That's not a cold: That's something else, maybe allergies. Colds are caused by viruses and last 3-14 days and then go away. Something really there all the time is another disease or condition. ...Read more

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When do I take control birth pills?

When do I take control birth pills?

Birth Control Pills: A female takes birth control pills prescribed by her physician to prevent pregnancy when sexually active. They are designed to be taken usually on a daily basis and come in one month paks. ...Read more

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What is the ideal birthing position?

The one that.....: Easy - the one that works best for you! good luck. ...Read more

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Best way to heal a tear after birth?

Best way to heal a tear after birth?

Time and hygiene: Stay as clean as possible to maximize healing. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of home births?

What are the benefits of home births?

No benefits: Only potential problems, almost everyone from schenectady who is asking ?S on this web site seems like they are doing home birth, too many things can go wrong with the labor, delivery or afterwards, and I have seen almost all of them during my career as I have seen many disasters from home birth when i used to take obgyn er call, no one can predict the future, do not take a chance! ...Read more

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Given birth at 44 weeks is that likely?

Late term: Possible- usually 40 weeks - could be wrong dates or just a late term delivery. ...Read more

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What are some alternative birth methods?

What are some alternative birth methods?

Wide Variety: There are options for both labor and delivery. Keeping safety of mother and baby in mind and dependent on pain management, labor has many positions and levels of activity. Walking, sitting, resting are all options as are water baths. Delivery as well can vary from recumbent to hands and knees, squatting, or water births, all depending on pt., caregiver and location. Early discussion is rec. ...Read more

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Can we believe that chinese birth chart ?

Can we believe that chinese birth chart ?

No: This is not really a medical question. Believe what about it? I do not know of any science that validates chinese astrology and have difficulty believing that everybody born in the same year has similar personalities. Chinese astrology may be entertaining but i would not "believe it." but how does this relate to health? ...Read more

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Is there ever a chance of a virgin birth?

Is there ever a chance of a virgin birth?

Define virgin: Many cultures define virginity in a variety of ways. The presence of an intact hymen, lack of vaginal sexual contact, etc.If so, the introduction of sperm into a virgins vagina through a tube could give rise to a virgin birth (like a popular TV show). However, only divine intervention can create new life without the introduction of male sperm by some means. ...Read more

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How to figure out baby weight after birth?

How to figure out baby weight after birth?

At pediatrician's: The most accurate baby weight is done with an infant scale. Your physician or nurse will have one available and often will weigh your baby without an appt. A less accurate way is to have your own scale, weight yourself, and then hold the baby and weigh yourself again and calculate the difference. However most adult scales are not accurate for small weight changes. ...Read more

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What can I expect in child birthing classes?

What can I expect in child birthing classes?

Depends: Its very dependent on what kind of class you are in. They vary based on their philosophy and the instructor. Bradley is all about a medication free birth and fairly anti-interventionalist / anti-medicine. Lamaze is a little radical than bradley. The hospital based course is likely to be supportive of hospital practices. All will give you similar information, with their own slants. ...Read more

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How long after birth do you normally see ivh?

How long after birth do you normally see ivh?

85% within 2 days : Vast majority of ivh (up to 85%) are seen during the first 2 days. Remaining can be detected almost all the time within 7 to 10 days. Occasionally, if there are any bleeding or clotting problems, trauma like shaken baby syndrome, brain infections etc can cause ivh even in older infants. ...Read more

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Please explain what exactly is virgin birth ?

A matter of faith: You have to speak to a christian theologian to get a detailed explanation. That is why it is called a matter of faith and belief. It cannot be explained by scientific principles. You believe it or not. ...Read more