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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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I have been having lower back pain, light blood and black/ brown mucus discharge 2 days before my period, I also feel bloated. Could I be pregnant?

I have been having lower back pain, light blood and black/ brown mucus discharge 2 days before my period, I also feel bloated. Could I be pregnant?

Unrelated stages: How old are you? The low back pain and the brown mucus discharge most likely are not related. If you are within the child bearing age and you are sexually active you may be pregnant with or without back pain or brwonish discharge. If the bak pain does not radiate down the thighs it can be muscular. If it radiates down the thighs it may be irritation of a root in the back. Need gyn routine. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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I feel really sick and my belly feels tight and bloated could i be pregnant?

I feel really sick and my belly feels tight and bloated  could i be pregnant?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. If the test is positive you will need to seek prenatal care. If the pregnancy test is negative then wait to see if your cycle comes soon and if not schedule a visit with an obgyn. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
Once
Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

learn all birth control methods
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discuss with pcp your best method
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don't take chances
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