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Doctor insights on: Pregnant Women Giving Birth At Home Alone

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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If a pregnant woman stops doing meth at 7months will the baby test positive at birth?

Seek help: The baby will not test positive for meth in his/her urine, but please get help: doing meth during pregnancy can harm the baby, whether your baby tests positive or not. I'm assuming the meth is not a prescribed medication and that you are not taking this under physician's supervision.... ...Read more

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How often do you hear of women getting pregnant on tri-sprintec birth contorl pills?

How often do you hear of women getting pregnant on tri-sprintec birth contorl pills?

In general: ...The failure rate of all modern oral contraceptives is pretty similar; if taken perfectly it's near 2%. Allowing for errors and less-than perfect compliance it's closer to 5-10%. I have not heard personally of failure on that pill, but assume the risk is the same as other pills. ...Read more

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When taking birth control pills can pregnancy occur at all?

When taking birth control pills can pregnancy occur at all?

>5% risk.: Practical issues limit the efficacy of oral contraceptives to <95%, so be prepared for surprises. Iuds are a much safer option for most mutually monogamous couples, cost much less and are promptly removed when a pregnancy is desired without consequences. Remember that no contraceptive prevents all sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Yes , You Can : Even with perfect use of contraceptives there will be a failure rate of 1% or so in most of the series but still better than other measures. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills are most effective at preventing ovulation while being easiest side-effect-wise? I don't want fertilized eggs!

Which birth control pills are most effective at preventing ovulation while being easiest side-effect-wise? I don't want fertilized eggs!

Hard to say: The reason for dozens of BCP preparations is the variation in the individual needs of the women involved. The med must be matched with the individual woman, based on a thorough evaluation and sometimes trial and error to limit side effects. ...Read more

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How do you start birth control after pregnancy? Breast feeding & got the mini pill, but II heard that women sometimes don't start period so soon.

How do you start birth control after pregnancy?  Breast feeding & got the mini pill, but II heard that women sometimes don't start period so soon.

Can start right now: It is safe to start birth control right away after a pregnancy - you don't have to wait for a period. Just start with the first pill in the pack, and it will regulate your cycle. Remember, with the mini pill, it is important to take your pill around the same time every day, and to switch to stronger birth control when you stop nursing/pumping, or slow down to nursing/pumping only twice a day. ...Read more

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I want to know if taking birth control pills at a different time every night increases risk of pregnancy.

Birth control.: Birth control pills should be taken regularly at the same time. But it is not an absolute guarantee for prevention of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Am I at high risk for pregnancy if I don't take my birth control pills at a certain time each day?

Am I at high risk for pregnancy if I don't take my birth control pills at a certain time each day?

NO: As long as you take it daily but it is better after a heavy meal to avoid stomach irritation and not after breakfast , the bcp might make you fat. ...Read more

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Can taking placebos harm your baby in early pregnancy?

Can taking placebos harm your baby in early pregnancy?

No: True placebos are pills (or liquids) that do not actually contain any medication. Any benefit or harm they might cause is all in the person's mind. They can not cause any actual harm to your baby. ...Read more

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How soon after birth can you get pregnant again? Formula fed, 1st period at 3 weeks, had sex 3 times at 5 weeks. Chance of pregnancy? More fertile?

How soon after birth can you get pregnant again? Formula fed, 1st period at 3 weeks, had sex 3 times at 5 weeks. Chance of pregnancy? More fertile?

Yes possible: As you describe if you had a cycle again, then, yes, you could be pregnant again. Bearing two children in less than 12 months is not common but absolutely not unheard of. ...Read more

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Iam 5weeks pregnant, are d abortionpills effective at this stage!?What r d pills available in market to terminate pregnancy within 5 weeks?

Iam 5weeks pregnant, are d abortionpills effective at this stage!?What r d  pills available in market to terminate pregnancy within 5 weeks?

Yes: There are medications that can be used at 5 weeks to elicit an abortion. However, these medications are not available over the counter and you would need to see a physician to discuss your options. ...Read more