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Doctor insights on: Birth And Physical Development During The First Three Years

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Is it normal to bleed during the first week while starting birth control? I'm 17 years old and my period doesn't start for another 12 days.

Is it normal to bleed during the first week while starting birth control? I'm 17 years old and my period doesn't start for another 12 days.

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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It's it safe to have a viginal birth aft 5 years. As my first child was a csection?

It's it safe to have a viginal birth aft 5 years. As my first child was a csection?

Best answered by OB: Your OB has more data on the issue & the reason for your first c/s may still be an issue for the second. A pelvis that is too narrow for the babies size is one reason that vbac would be unwise. If your OB thinks your pelvis is wide enough to permit delivery & no other issues arise, a vaginal birth may be reasonable. It would be best to do it at a facility that could move quickly to cs if problems. ...Read more

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I am 32 years old. I have three kids. All vaginal births. I have never had an orgasm. My husband was wondering if this is normal?

I am 32 years old. I have three kids. All vaginal births. I have never had an orgasm. My husband was wondering if this is normal?

Depends: There are a lot of factors involved in female orgasm- physical, emotional, or other issues. First step is to see your doctor and discuss it honestly. She may be able to give you good advice. One of the most common problems is the simple one of not getting enough stimulation where you need it. Many women do not orgasm from vaginal intercourse only- they need clitoral stimulation. ...Read more

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Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?

Our first daughter was born 8 weeks premature 7 years ago. What are the chances of having another premature birth?

You are at increased: Risk, please discuss with your OB and you should be followed closely by your OB along with a perinatologist that your OB chooses to help follow you, as now there are better meds to prevent premature labor and better methods to detect it. ...Read more

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Is it easy to have a virginal birth after about 4 years having cervix laceration during birth?

Is it easy to have a virginal birth after about 4 years having cervix laceration during birth?

Need for examination: I trust you mean vaginal birth. You should consult your doctor to assess the degree of damage to the cervix. The cervical damage assessment is more to ascertain your ability to carry a pregnancy than the delivery. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and I'm going to give birth to my first child but I am so frightened I am going to get. Prolapse in my vagina?

I'm 19 years old and I'm going to give birth to my first child but I am so frightened I am going to get. Prolapse in my vagina?

Prolapse and birth: Don't be frightened. Although birth and prolapse can be associated, women that have never delivered also experience prolapse. Not only is it associated with trauma, it is also linked to support and may have genetic components. ...Read more