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What are some alternative birth methods?

What are some alternative birth methods?

Wide Variety: There are options for both labor and delivery. Keeping safety of mother and baby in mind and dependent on pain management, labor has many positions and levels of activity. Walking, sitting, resting are all options as are water baths. Delivery as well can vary from recumbent to hands and knees, squatting, or water births, all depending on pt., caregiver and location. Early discussion is rec. ...Read more

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What are some alternative sleep methods?

What are some alternative sleep methods?

Melatonin, magnesium: My favorite supplements are melatonin (the "sleep" hormone produced by the brain's pineal gland--though less and less as we age), gaba (an "inhibitory" neurotransmitter that has a calming effect on the central nervous system), and magnesium (a "mineral" that the body craves--helpful for insomnia, generalized anxiety, musculoskeletal tension, rapid heart been, leg cramps, constipation, etc.). ...Read more

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What are some natural/non-hormonal methods of birth control?

What are some natural/non-hormonal methods of birth control?

Barriers,surgery: Condoms, diaphragms and spermicides are simple methods.Tubal ligation, vasectomy and hysterectomy are more permanent.Each has positive or negative aspects. ...Read more

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What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

Many options: Permanent options include vasectomy, tubal ligation or essure in office tubal. Long acting methods are implanon, iud's or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Thier are also vaginal rings or the patch which are very similar to a pill. Finally barrier methods or abstinence. ...Read more

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What are some natural abortion methods?

What are some natural abortion methods?

Bad idea. : Please do yourself a favor and find a reputable clinic or doctor to provide your termination care. See http://www.Prochoice.Org or http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org or if you are outside the usa, http://www.Womenonweb.Org. ...Read more

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What are some alternative cataract treatment methods?

What are some alternative cataract treatment methods?

Surgery/no surgery: These are the only management options. Cataract surgery can be delayed until vision loss interferes with lifestyle. Glasses can sometimes improve thew vision somewhat. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?

Timing: The birth control patch only needs to be changed once a week, which makes it easier to remember that a daily pill. ...Read more

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What birth control options are safe and effective for women?

What birth control options are safe and effective for women?

Birth control safety: All have a degree of risk, but the ones considered most safe and effective are usually long term types with progesterone, like IUDs and Nexplanon. IUDs come with 3, 5, and 10 years of prevention and are 99.9% effective. The 10 year IUD has no hormone. The Nexplanon device has progesterone and lasts 3 years. Least effective--barrier (condoms), pills. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

Blood clot: Any birth control method that has estrogen in it has rare, but serious, side effects like blood clot, stroke and heart attack. Keep in mind however that getting pregnant has a risk of blood clot that is 6 to 10 times greater than birth control. Also to keep things in prespective...Driving your car is probably the riskiest thing you do on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What are some psychological side-effects of using birth control contraceptives or iud?

What are some psychological side-effects of using birth control contraceptives or iud?

Varies: Contraceptives that contain hormones do cause mood changes in some women. Some women have less cyclic symptoms and certainly there are emotional and psychological effects related to concerns about contraception and pregnancy possibilities. ...Read more

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What are some alternative or natural pain relief methods during birth?

What are some alternative or natural pain relief methods during birth?

Accupuncture: Different cultures, especially eastern cultures, have utilized alternative, or natural pain relief methods for not only childbirth, but also surgical procedures. These methods have included accupuncture and hypnosis, both of which have been adopted in some hospital settings in the United States. ...Read more

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Other than birth control, are there any natural herbal alternatives to getting hormones (drospirenone)?

Other than birth control, are there any natural herbal alternatives to getting hormones (drospirenone)?

No: Hormones such as drospirenone and related hormones are not present in natural herbal products. There are, however, a number of prescription options available, depending on your specific needs. Birth control pills are not the only prescription options for getting needed hormonal medication. ...Read more

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What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...Read more

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What are some birth control options for someone taking minocycline?

What are some birth control options for someone taking minocycline?

Minocycline: May want to use backup protection if you take oral contraceptive (as it may reduce effectiveness of some birth control pills). ...Read more

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What birth control methods are abortifacients?

What birth control methods  are abortifacients?

None: None of the currently available birth control methods are known to cause abortion. They prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some methods of male contraception?

What are some methods of male contraception?

Condoms/abstinence: Condoms and abstinence are the only reliable, proven, reversible, and legal ones. Vasectomy is effective but permanent. That's it, i'm afraid. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicines for fibroids?

What are some alternative medicines for fibroids?

Progesterone: Progesterone may help the bleeding. I doubt it will reduce their size. Lupron (leuprolide) is a temporary medicine to help reduce the size, but has many side effects. ...Read more

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