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What is the difference between psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and family therapists?

What is the difference between psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and family therapists?

Medications: Of all that you mentioned, except for very rare exceptions, psychiatrists are the only ones with a medical degree who can prescribe medications. The other differences have to do with the formal training a person received, e.g. Graduate school in psychology through a university vs school of social work. In practice, the services they provide often overlap. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Both: Both....But remember if there was something you could do to make yourself loose a pregnancy, there would be no need for abortion clinics. I say this because my patients tend to blame themselves. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can you survive after more than one pregnancy loss?

How can you survive after more than one pregnancy loss?

Being emotionally st: It is emotionally devastating spirituality, prayers , belief in god helps also theory of karma belief helps. ...Read more

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How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?

How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?

1 month or longer: After one miscarriage, it's best to wait a month; there is some evidence of a higher chance of another loss in the first month. After two or more miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) you should see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to look for causes before you get pregnant again. After one loss you should see an rei if it took a year or more to conceive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Pregnancy: Sorry for your losses. I have had few patients that have gone thru similar incidents, did well with psychotherapy & referral to ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

Recurrent miscarriag: The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the uterus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and used to have 30-35d cycle. But had a loss at 20w for ic. Af is regular but cycle is 28-30d. Can cycle length change after pregnancy loss?

I'm 21 and used to have 30-35d cycle. But had a loss at 20w for ic. Af is regular but cycle is 28-30d. Can cycle length change after pregnancy loss?

Normal periods : Normal periods come every 21 to 35 days. Since you are perfectly in the normal range then there's no reason to think that you have actually had a change. You're having normal. So there's no reason to be concerned. The pregnancy loss would not be an issue. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more