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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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When is it safe to stop worrying about an ectopic pregnancy? I have had no symptoms, but am only 4 weeks, 1 day pregnant and looking for reassurance.

When is it safe to stop worrying about an ectopic pregnancy?  I have had no symptoms, but am only 4 weeks, 1 day pregnant and looking for reassurance.

When the US is done: If you have risk factors (prior ectopic, prior surgeries, endometriosis, pelvic infections, etc) an ultrasound is the best way to confirm an intrauterine pregnancy. At 4 weeks a gestational sac may be seen & definitely should be done if you have any pain, bleeding, or risk factors. Good luck & take care. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Had iud. Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. Neg hpt last week. Still have symptoms?

Had iud. Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. Neg hpt last week. Still have symptoms?

Ultrasound: Iud may shift in the uterus causing pain. An ultrasound will locate the iud and together with a blood pregnancy test make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

See your physician: Have a bhcg quantatative done, not bhcg qualatative. It would be good to see what your bhcg number is to determine if you are pregnant. Most home preganancy tests are qualatative which tells you if you are pregnant or not. A quantatative test will provide a "number" to indicate "how much" of a product is produced. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more


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