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Do I need parental consent if I think I may be pregnant and need to see a doctor?

Do I need parental consent if I think I may be pregnant and need to see a doctor?

No: Most states have laws that allow a minor to get pregnancy testing, prenatal care and ultrasound exams without needing a parent's consent. To find out the requirements for your state go to www.Guttmacher.Org and search for minors' access to prenatal care. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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In what state can a 16 year old give birth without parental consent to the doctor?

Many: Well - assuming the teen carries the pregnancy to term - no one will be able to stop her from delivering as the unborn baby will prompt this parental consent or not. I think you want to know if parents must be informed - and often at the age of 16 minors can have some medical procedures - including birth or aborting - without notifying parents. ...Read more

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In what state can a 16 year old give birth without parental consent to the doctor ?

In what state can a 16 year old give birth without parental consent to the doctor ?

Legal question: Here's an example (below) of a booklet on the law regarding minor's rights and health care. Please speak with a responsible and trusted adult about these issues. Share the problem and get the support you need. http://www.nyclu.org/files/thl.pdf. ...Read more

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I live in atlanta i just tested if pregnant. I'm officially 6 weeks so far. My parents don't know can I go to the doc with my bf his 21 what do I do?

Congrats : You probably need to tell your parents because you are on their insurance and you will need to pay the doctor. If you want to be independent, then you can sign up for medicaid. Does your bf have insurance? Have you thought about getting married. Maybe you have your own job and insurance- then you are all set. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with molar pregnancy?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with molar pregnancy?

Not a lot: Molar pregnancies are not real common, occurring in less than 1 in 1000 pregnancies in the USA. But, they are certainly serious when they do occur. Usual treatment is a D&C, and follow-up after treatment for a molar pregnancy is quite important - as sometimes the molar pregnancy can recur after treatment. ...Read more

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50 days late and negative hpt! if i don't have a + result my doc won't see me for possible pregnancy. What can I do with negative results?

Wait: Skipping a menstrual period can indicate a previous cycle where ovulation did not occur. Frequently, the next cycle will be regular with ovulation and periods will resume if no pregnancy has occurred. Irregular cycles occur in approximately 15% of women when hormonal contraception is not used. ...Read more

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I have been on 3mg klonopin (clonazepam) a day, I think I'm pregnant, I've gone down to 1 mg. Is this safe? I can't see my doc until Next week.

I have been on 3mg klonopin (clonazepam) a day, I think I'm pregnant, I've gone down to 1 mg. Is this safe? I can't see my doc until Next week.

Pregnancy class D: That's a big drop. How do you feel? Have you confirmed that you are pregnant yet (home pregnancy test)? Risks and benefits of a rapid taper of Klonopin (clonazepam) should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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5 mnths have been passed and no pregnancy me and my husband hv sex daily or it can be twice a day sumtimz. Shd we go and see da doc for any checkup?

5 mnths have been passed and no pregnancy me and my husband hv sex daily or it can be twice a day sumtimz. Shd we go and see da doc for any checkup?

Remember: Only about 80% of couples get pregnant within the first six months of trying. About 85% of couples get pregnant within the first year of trying. Since you are on the young side of things, it's not unreasonable to wait for that year long mark of trying. Consider checking out http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/fertility-tests-for-women to better time your most fertile periods. ...Read more

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