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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Post Delivery Contraception (Overview)

Birth control keeps you from getting pregnant. After a molar pregnancy, hormones are measured until they reach a level of less than 5. If there is a new pregnancy that occurs before this happens it can make the hormone levels rise again making treatment of the mole difficult.


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Post preganancy which contraception is best?

Post preganancy which contraception is best?

Breast feeding?: If you're breast feeding you must use a barrier method, copper iud or Progesterone only method like Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, Depo Provera or mini pill. Most methods are similar in that they offer 90% olus effectiveness. For many of my bottle feeding mom's i give them a Depo Provera before discharge from delivery, then give them options at the 6 week check up. ...Read more

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
22 doctors shared insights

Post Delivery Contraception (Overview)

Birth control keeps you from getting pregnant. After a molar pregnancy, hormones are measured until they reach a level of less than 5. If there is a new pregnancy that occurs before this happens it can make the hormone levels rise again making treatment of the mole difficult.


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What exactly is the shot, used for contraception? How does it work? How long does it last? Are there any side effects? Can anyone use it?

What exactly is the shot, used for contraception? How does it work? How long does it last? Are there any side effects? Can anyone use it?

Depo (hormone): The contraception shot is known as depo-provera or dmpa. It is a hormone similar to one made by the body called progesterone. It works primarily by preventing ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovary. One shot lasts for 3 months. Possible side effects: changes in menstruation, weight gain, and headache. Depo is not right for everyone - discuss with your dr. If this is a good choice for you. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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Oral contraception prescribed. Had unprotected sex the day earlier?

Oral contraception prescribed. Had unprotected sex the day earlier?

Not Pregnant?: Pregnancy occurs when sperm and egg unite. If you had sex around/just after menses - it is unlikely that you will become pregnant because ovulation didn't occur (the egg is not available). The ideal time to start the pill is day one of your cycle - first day of menses. If you could already be pregnant - from previous unprotected sex, you should take a preg. Test before continuing the pill. ...Read more

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How safe is billings method for contraception? I read a chinese study said its 70% effective, while i read a academic that says its 97% effective

How safe is billings method for contraception? I read a chinese study said its 70% effective, while i read a academic that says its 97% effective

Typical v perfct use: When we talk about how effective a method of contraception is, we talk about perfect use--often in a research study, where couples use the method perfectly, consistently, and with no failures. We also talk about typical use--which allows for human error--forgetting, not understanding, sometimes not using the method. So that's one reason you'll see a variation in effectiveness. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider EMDR as a form of treatment, discuss with a therapist
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Learn relaxation techniques to help when flashbacks occur
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I was taking genera tab. As contraception for 16 days and yesterday i found that am bleeding and we found that am pregnant so is it dangerous for baby?

I was taking genera tab. As contraception for 16 days and yesterday i found that am bleeding and we found that am pregnant so is it dangerous for baby?

Couldn't find: My drug search on some data bases and the internet didn't lead me to a drug called 'genera.' if you were taking some oral contraceptive, the answer to your question, is, no, that cannot hurt the baby. ...Read more

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I took the injection...3 month contraception ..Instead of birth control pill.Could losing hair be a side effect ?

I took the injection...3 month contraception ..Instead of birth control pill.Could losing hair be a side effect ?

Yes: Yes, but it is not a permanent loss. Each hair goes through a growth phase, a "resting" phase, and then falls out to start the cycle over again. Conditions like pregnancy and use of hormones synchronize much of your hair so that although they will all fall out at the same time they will then start growing back. ...Read more

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Contraceptions and their side effects?

Contraceptions and their side effects?

Many options: There are many contraceptive options and major side effects are unlikely with most. Condoms are simple and protective if used properly. Get a checkup and see what is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,319 doctors shared insights

Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more