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I refuse to use the cio method with my 4month old. What are my other options?

I refuse to use the cio method with my 4month old. What are my other options?

Teach your baby: You are teaching your child what is correct behavior as well as reinforcing certain behaviors depending upon your actions. If you always respond to your child crying, that will teach the child to cry to get what he wants. If you are putting your child to bed and he cries it is best to respond so that you know the baby is ok, but then to put the baby back to bed by itself when appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I use pacifier for my 2 month old baby? What are the myths, pros and cons?

Can I use pacifier for my 2 month old baby? What are the myths, pros and cons?

Yes: Some studies that suggest it diminishes the risk of crib death & it does pacify baby.The titty police tell you it will confuse baby & make them reject the breast.I consider that an easy excuse when all their counseling doesn't help a reluctant baby take to the breast, which happens.Older kids ? teeth issues, maybe,but a thumbs are harder to remove when the time comes. ...Read more

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My husband and i are ttc and after 6 months of no succes, should we worry or should try other methods what can help us?

My husband and i are ttc and after 6 months of no succes, should we worry or should try other methods what can help us?

Don't worry too much: If you're 27 with regular cycles and a clean health history for both of you, it's not very worrying. At this point you could use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) to time intercourse. If you're irregular, have a history of endometriosis, stds such as chlamydia, or surgery such as a burst appendix, see a fertility specialist (rei) for help now, otherwise you can try for 12 months before seeing a rei. ...Read more

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I can't give control of my drug use to my family because they already control every other aspect of my life, what can I do please?

Talk with your Dr.: Depends what you mean by control of meds. If these are meds you forget to take on time or regularly, then you need assistance with someone who lives with you. There are Apps that remind people when to take their meds. If you can self administer and be compliant, then that would be best. Let your doctor take the lead and help you. ...Read more

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Me and my girl are only using the "pull out" method for contraception. What more besides a condom and contraceptive pills could I introduce to us?

Me and my girl are only using the  "pull out" method for contraception. What more besides a condom and contraceptive pills could I introduce to us?

Many options: But you should know that your current method of contraception is the same doing nothing, and if you have not conceived, then it is by luck more than anything else. As to other methods of birth control, condoms, diaphragms, spermicidal foam or gel, ocps, ortho-evra patche, nuva-ring, depo-provera injections, Implanon implants, or iuds are all other forms of contraception. ...Read more

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What to do if i dislike the pill, what are my other options for birth control?

What to do if i dislike the pill, what are my other options for birth control?

Several possibls: Male and female condoms, the sponge, spermicides, an iud, tubal ligation, endometrial ablation, all are choices that fit the needs of some. ...Read more

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My 16 yr old is being advised to take bc pills for her acne? What are the risks of this for a teenager? What q's should I ask her md?

My 16 yr old is being advised to take bc pills for her acne?  What are the risks of this for a teenager?  What q's should I ask her md?

Education material: I would be asking for materials supporting their treatment plan. The risks are very real and too numerous without knowing your child's history. ...Read more

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What are the fastest ways to get pregnant. My finance and I are trying and we don't want to use pills and stuff, been trying 1/2 a year after depo .

What are the fastest ways to get pregnant.  My finance and I are trying and we don't want to use pills and stuff, been trying 1/2 a year after depo .

Why hurry?: At age 17 why the hurry to have a baby? Consider using the precious time in your life to focus on your education and career planning. You only get to be a teenager once. Time goes by very fast. There is plenty of time to be a parent but only one chance to be young. Consider restarting birth control. You only get one chance to determine your own future. ...Read more

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What would be the best option for a couple to have a baby when the womans tubes are tied? I'm 44 years old and my tubes are tied. I would like to have another baby with my now husband. He and i would really like for the baby to be apart of both of us. Any

What would be the best option for a couple to have a baby when the womans tubes are tied? I'm 44 years old and my tubes are tied. I would like to have another baby with my now husband. He and i would really like for the baby to be apart of both of us. Any

You : You have 2 basic options for achieving another pregnancy: surgical sterilization reversal and in vitro fertilization (ivf). You need to seek care from a reproductive surgeon or reproductive endocrinologist to determine the best option for you. Your dr. Will need to know the specific technique used to cut your fallopian tubes (ideally they would like to review the operation report), your general health and some reproductive fertility assessment tests. Age at 44, your success rate is extremely low - I am very sorry. The natural pregnancy rate in the us is about 0.5-1/1000 women. Ivf might be 1-2% (and only if your fertility tests are normal). Tubal reversal is likely a very poor option for you because it takes 12-18 months to achieve maximum pregnancy rates and you simply do have that much time. I am sorry that the stats for women your age are really poor. See link (http://www.Cdc.Gov/art/artreports.Htm). Costs sterilization reversal surgery can cost almost as much as in ivf cycle because the surgery requires anywhere from 2-4 hours to perform in the operating room is very expensive part of the hospital. The cost is from about $8, 000 - $15, 000. Ivf cycles often come with a refund guarantee but surgery never does - and this may make ivf cheaper. Now assume all options on the table sterilization reversal is one of the few reproductive surgeries that offers a high success rate. The surgery requires an operative microscope in order to remove the scar tissue around the ends of the tube that was cut and to sew them together. Not every surgeon is trained to perform microsurgery therefore you should seek out a surgeon with experience. Ivf does not require that your fallopian tubes be open. Ivf is a good option for situations in which the sterilization surgery removed a large amount of fallopian tube, the woman's age is older than 35-38 years or or there is also a male factor involved such that the sperm has a low potential for fertilizing the egg. You did not state in your question whether this is the same partner that created the first children or whether you have a new partner and he may or may not be fertile. In order to choose between these 2 treatment options, we need to determine that there would be sufficient tube length at the end of the sterilization reversal surgery to yield a high probability of success compared to ivf, that your fertility potential is not compromised suggesting a small window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy, that your husband has normally functioning sperm and that you are willing to invest at least one year after surgery to achieve pregnancy. Additionally, if you're a good surgical candidate and you want to have multiple children then surgery may be a better option because we cannot always guarantee that you will have extra embryos frozen after ivf. Ivf is so success these days that there is a trend away from surgery. We often cannot reliably determine whether surgery or ivf would be the best option. We also need to look at the costs of both surgery and ivf and what insurance will pay plus whether you can have a refund guarantee for ivf. In conclusion, you may have 2 options for achieving another child. I predict that when you meet with your physician, that the answer to some of these questions will become more obvious. I also think you will be steered to ivf if you are a candidate because it works faster. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some alternative contraceptives to condoms and the pill. My girlfriend just wants me to pull out :/ too risky imo?

What are some alternative contraceptives to condoms and the pill. My girlfriend just wants me to pull out :/ too risky imo?

IUD/diapragm/cer.cap: As Dr. Friedlander mentioned, an IUD is a good alternative, but other effective alternatives include diaphragms and cervical caps. She can ask her gynecologist, family doctor or planned parenthood about these. Pulling out is very risky with a high failure rate. ...Read more

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What are the pros vs cons of the nova sure surgery cause my blood vessel wont clot on my utteress even with birth control or any thing I can try?

What are the pros vs cons of the nova sure surgery  cause my blood vessel wont clot on my utteress even with birth control  or any thing I can try?

Minimally invasive: An endometrial ablation is a great option for women who suffer from heavy periods. You avoid the risk of major surgery like a hysterectomy and many of these low risk procedures can be performed in minutes in the doctors office. Personally i prefer the hta endometrial ablation system and feel i get better results over novasure. ...Read more

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All i want to do is stay home with my husband and 3 yr old. Im 24 yrs old and I have no desire to go outside or anywhere. Is something wrong with me?

All i want to do is stay home with my husband and 3 yr old. Im 24 yrs old and I have no desire to go outside or anywhere. Is something wrong with me?

Hard to say: Are you having any problems because you are not going out? Is there some responsibility that you are not fulfilling ? Are family members upset with you? Are you afraid to go out? If answers are no then you probably are ok. ...Read more

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I have been on the pill for 4 years and me and my parter would like to try for a baby do I stop my pills 1/4 of the way through or wait tilfinished?

I have been on the pill for 4 years and me and my parter would like to try for a baby   do I stop my pills  1/4 of the way through or wait tilfinished?

Either: Your uterine cycle is under the control of the pills and not your ovaries. When you stop the pills, you will have a period. In the absence of taking additional pills, your ovaries will begin to respond to stimulation from the brain again. The earlier in the pill cycle you stop the pills, the greater the chance for some abnormal bleeding. That is the best argument to finish the pack. ...Read more

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Is mizo therapy safe as I'm breastfeeding my 3 month's girl. I want to apply on my legs.What are disadvantages of it?

Is mizo therapy safe as I'm breastfeeding my 3 month's girl. I want to apply on my legs.What are disadvantages of it?

Mizo therapy: I am not aware of any studies of the effect of mizo therapy on nursing or what chemicals from the therapy are passed into the breast milk. I would advise against it ...Read more

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I am 22 years old and want to stop menstruation permanently. I do not want or plan on having children. What would be the most cost effective way?

I am 22 years old and want to stop menstruation permanently. I do not want or plan on having children. What would be the most cost effective way?

Get an IUD: Most women with an IUD stop menstruating completely, although it might take up to a year. Certainly the most cost-effective way. There is no long-term effect on fertility, should you change your mind. ...Read more

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Hello doc I need help on how my breast can produce milk. I gave birth 3 month ago and I tried to pump the 1st month. Is there any way I can express?

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I need help on how my breast can produce milk. I gave birth 3 month ago and I tried to pump the 1st month. Is there any way I can express?

Breast feeding: the best way is to wean your baby off of formula if this is what's going on. It is never too late- it takes a steadfast commitment to making it work & staying the course. Herbs recommended include fenugreek (3500-7500 mg), fennel tea, alfalfa. Increasing frequency of pumping, adequate hydration, mental relaxation during breastfeeding can also help. ...Read more