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Doctor insights on: Do I Have To Cut Back On My Sex Life While Breastfeeding

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Could stress cause me not start my period on time. My periods haven't been on time all the time after i had my daughter and i can't afford to get on birth control yet and my boyfriend and i don't use condoms.

Could stress cause me not start my period on time. My periods haven't been on time all the time after i had my daughter and i can't afford to get on birth control yet and my boyfriend and i don't use condoms.

You : You can get free condoms at most clinics, such as planned parenthood. Hormone changes can cause late periods, but since you are having unprotected intercourse then you should take a pregnancy test to be sure. Please be seen at a clinic and have them advise you; there are many means of free birth control if you desire it. ...Read more

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How do i stop vaginities from keeping on coming back when i have sex with my husband?

How do i stop vaginities from keeping on coming back when i have sex with my husband?

It depends on type: It depends on which type of vaginal infection. If it is yeast(Candida) then make sure you are not douching after sex or using harsh soaps to clean up post event. If you are Diabetic use Rx to keep it under control. If its BV(bacterial vaginitis) then have your husband wash thoroughly prior to sex and make sure STD's are not present which can simulate BV. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to stop sleeping on my back now that im pregnant?

I need some tips on how to stop sleeping on my back now that im pregnant?

Pillows: You are right to be concerned. Sleeping flat on your back could potentially damage your developing baby. You should be able to avoid changing positions in your sleep by placing pillows beside or behind you so that you cannot roll flat on your back in your sleep. There are special body pillows available to help with this as well. ...Read more

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Okay I have no health insurance. I have problem every time i get ready to come on my monthly. I get boils in places on my body. What can I do?

Okay I have no health insurance. I have problem every time i get ready to come on my monthly. I get boils in places on my body. What can I do?

No reason: Despite my misgivings on obamacare, you should be able to get some insurance coverage free or with federal subsidy. I am concerned that you may have an impaired immune system or possible Progesterone allergy. You need to have an immune work up if hormonal effects have been ruled out. ...Read more

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I have gone off the pill for 2 months and have got my initial period but have had nothing else. I am going on holiday this weekend and was wanting to know if I have to can I go back onto the pill so I can control my periods while on holiday?

I have gone off the pill for 2 months and have got my initial period but have had nothing else. I am going on holiday this weekend and was wanting to know if I have to can I go back onto the pill so I can control my periods while on holiday?

Pregnancy test first: When a woman misses her period the first thing she wants to do is a pregnancy test, if she is sexually active. Ovulation after stopping birth control pills can be rather erratic. A pregnancy test can become positive as early as 1 week after conception. If a pregnancy has been ruled out, birth control pills can delay a menstrual period, but may not do so successfully. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant even though everytime my husband and I have sex the semen runs right out. I lay on my back and side to try and aid pregnancy.

Can i get pregnant even though everytime my husband and I have sex the semen runs right out. I lay on my back and side to try and aid pregnancy.

Yes: Laying down after sex shouldn't make any difference to your chances of getting pregnant - some semen will leak out of your vagina anyway, but it's the sperm that get through your cervical mucus then up through your uterus to your fallopian tubes that have a chance of reaching your egg. At 22 it should take less than a year to conceive - see a rei if you're not prego, or sooner if you're irregular. ...Read more

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I had my first baby 6 months ago, and after that i lost my drive for sex. what can i do to restore my desire for sex, what drug or food do i take.

I had my first baby 6 months ago, and after that i lost my drive for sex. what can i do to restore my desire for sex, what drug or food do i take.

It's complicated: Women's sex drives are fueled by many different factors. Certainly hormones play a big role, and yours aren't back to normal yet. But also, fatigue, stress, depression, diet, exercise, all play a role. If it's been a while since you've had sex, you may want to make time to get "reacquainted" with your husband, with non-intercourse touching (like massage) and see where that takes you. ...Read more

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I love yoga and practice it every day. This past week, i have been attempting handstands. The muscle on my midspine will not stop twitching. Why?

I love yoga and practice it every day. This past week, i have been attempting handstands. The muscle on my midspine will not stop twitching. Why?

Twitching of muscle: You have potentially compressed a nerve in your back during one the poses. Apply heat and ice alternating 20 minutes on and 40 minutes off ( that is using ice one hour, then heat the next hour) to the area of your spine where you feel the twitching. A visit to a chiropractor may help as well. ...Read more

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My boyfriend can outside of my vagina on my hip and I am on birth control. We were not having sex prior to him cumming. Could I still get pregnant?

My boyfriend can outside of my vagina on my hip and I am on birth control. We were not having sex prior to him cumming. Could I still get pregnant?

No: If you accurately described your sexual activity and you are on birth control you are not pregnant. If you are sexually active and you don't want to get pregnant please see a physician for councilling about avoiding pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im on tri sprintec and i want to know when its safest to have unprotected sex i got put on it monday and i want to have sex

Im on tri sprintec and i want to know when its safest to have unprotected sex i got put on it monday and i want to have sex

In 2 weeks: I usually tell my patients that the birth control pill is preventing pregnancy once they have been on the pill two weeks. So after 2 weeks they don't need to use a backup method of birth control any more. So you can have sex now but use a backup method such as condoms. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more