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Is teen pregnancy a problem in the world?

Is teen pregnancy a problem in the world?

Yes: People becoming pregnant before they have the ability to care adequately for the child is a worldwide problem. ...Read more

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Lamaze Class (Definition)

Some Lamaze educators teach early pregnancy classes focusing on pregnancy and the growth and development of the baby. All Lamaze childbirth educators teach a series of classes for women and their partners during the last trimester of pregnancy, which prepares them for labor and birth. These classes focus on the normal process of labor and birth and strategies that women and their partners can use to enhance the progress of labor and to reduce pain and fear. Information about complications and medical options is also included so that parents can make informed decisions should they ...Read more


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Is there a pregnancy bias or penalty for women in the workplace?

Is there a pregnancy bias or penalty for women in the workplace?

Potential bias: I remember being very frustrated years ago when another female medical student slept 8 hours and I worked all night without a break during a surgery rotation because she was pregnant. I have had three children since becoming a physician. The female psychiatric residents I worked with found variable acceptance by both their male & female peers. Having a pregnant co-worker can bring up a number ...Read more

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After taking mifegest kit can the next pregnancy be in danger? is there any possibility of giving birth of a handicapped child?

After taking mifegest kit can the next pregnancy be in danger? is there any possibility of giving birth of a handicapped child?

Medical abortion: Having a medical abortion does not put your next pregnancy in danger. There is always some risk of having a special needs child but this risk if not related to having had a medical abortion in the past. ...Read more

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Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem? Thanks

Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem?
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Conversion reaction: Globus hystericus is a conversion disorder which can include symptoms like problems swallowing, a sense of choking or suffocation, difficulty breathing, lack of speech and feeling like there is a lump in the throat. A hysterical reaction is an old term for a conversion disorder. Hysteria is now termed conversion reaction. ...Read more

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My fiancé is really interested in using a mid wife for our pregnancy. What are the trade offs for using a midwife versus a traditional obgyn.

My fiancé  is really interested in using a mid wife for our pregnancy.  What are the trade offs for using a midwife versus a traditional obgyn.

Varies: In one of my 2 hospitals nurse/midwives practice with a obgyn group and admit their patients into rooms side by side. When a problem arises, which will in 10% or more of labors, they have immediate access to OB backup. In such a setting, safety for mom and baby is assured. Those that promote home births, loose part of that safety factor. Those that do accept the risk.I discourage it. ...Read more

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Is it true that simultanious orgasm of partners increases a chance of conception and a woman on top is not useful position for conception?

Is it true that simultanious orgasm of partners increases a chance of conception and a woman on top is not useful position for conception?

No and No: Simultaneous orgasm has nothing to do with the chances of conception though it can be emotionally satisfying for those with the skill to do this! there is no evidence that position makes any difference at all though it is recommended that women lie down (perhaps with hips on a small pillow) for 10-15 minutes after intercourse. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/features/7-tips-getting-pregnant-faster. ...Read more

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In our country, unfortunately there is no concept of taking blood tests in treatment of depression.How can I choose a good psychiatrist to pursue plz?

In our country, unfortunately there is no concept of taking blood tests in treatment of depression.How can I choose a good psychiatrist to pursue plz?

If tests cannot: Be done at least find a doctor that can carefully distinguish between bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Follow the recommendations i made before and the issue of the clomipramine level can be left out as long as the psychiatrist will check your pulse and blood pressure and have the intuition as to when the dose is high enough for you. I am sorry to hear that psychiatry is practiced that way in your country, but there are many things that are not done in our country as well that are done inother places like europe and scandinavia.It sounds like overall your country has the resources to treatyou. ...Read more

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Is there a type of doctor that just deals with maternity medical issues but is not a high risk pregnancy doctor?

Is there a type of doctor that just deals with maternity medical issues but is not a high risk pregnancy doctor?

Yes: All docs who practice OB understand medical issues in pregnancy. This is important to screen all pts & to not miss a serious medical condition that may affect a pregnancy or require more specialized care. There is a large overlap of docs who understand maternity issues - then they individually decide which ones they want to follow & which ones benefit from a high risk physician's care. ...Read more

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What is the role of a doula in a birth?

What is the role of a doula in a birth?

Support: A doula provides support during pregnancy, birth, and after your baby's been born. It's nice to have an "aunty" to ask, a shoulder to lean on, a hand to squeeze. ...Read more

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There is a new blood test for schizophrenia which may be ready in antipsychotic medicine, would this medicine ruin the test?

There is a new blood test for schizophrenia which may be ready in antipsychotic medicine, would this medicine ruin the test?

Hmmmmm: Short answer is no. There is a test that proposes it will detect schizophrenia. Before this test becomes clinically useful additional research needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can having an intense interest in a particular subject (ie. Dinosaurs) be a sign of OCD in children?

Can having an intense interest in a particular subject (ie. Dinosaurs) be a sign of OCD in children?

Maybe, maybe not: Children may have an intense interest in a wide variety of things without meriting any pathological diagnosis. Also this intense interest in dinosaurs would not be enough to diagnose ocd, although it could be related. http://tinyurl.com/k2dftl4. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking a birthing class?

What are the benefits of taking a birthing class?

Educate yourself: Many couples enjoy taking a prenatal childbirth class. There are so many changes both physical and emotion during pregnancy. Delivery can be scary too. Classes help you prepare for what is to come. It can help with anxiety. You will learn what to expect during the delivery and help you prepare to take care of your little one. Classes also help get the dad involved. I highly recommend attending. ...Read more

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What's the best nutritional plan for an expecting mother of twins in the second trimester? all indications of a normal pregnancy at this time.

What's the best nutritional plan for an expecting mother of twins in the second trimester? all indications of a normal pregnancy at this time.

Healthy natural food: See my healthtap guide: feeding yourself in pregnancy. Healthy food usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Salt may increase water retention or swelling. Hot sauce and sour foods may worsen heartburn. ...Read more

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I can't stand humanity or life in general at times. Is this a symptom of depression?

I can't stand humanity or life in general at times. Is this a symptom of depression?

Hmmm: Could be. But, the main symptoms of depression are sadness & inability to enjoy life, which you did not describe. Sounds more like you are disappointed in people and that has made you mad & bitter. Freud once said something like ... It is not surprising that people act like animals (since we are animals). It's surprising when we don't (i.e., when we are civilized, kind & generous). ...Read more

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How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

How is teen pregnancy a problem in the world? Many are married.

Maturity: Marriage does not guarantee good parenting. If genuine love rather than raw sex is present, it can work. If it is a "one night stand" and a child results, it is a hellish problem and there are far too many out of wedlock kids today that do create problems for our society as a whole. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

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