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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Your OB: Should discuss this with you, depends what methods u are talking about , that ? Can't be answered in the 400 letters I am allowed on this website so make an appt with your OB to discuss this so u can make sure u and yoru OB are on the same page from the very beginning ! that is what I do with all of my pts, they all know my preferred method so there is no disagreement at delivery time ! ...Read more
Call and check.: Call the area hospitals or the one where you plan to deliver if cuirrently pregnant. You should also discuss your plans with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Variable: To be frank, the answer is abstinence. However, condoms are probably the safest although there is no guarantee of protection for either party from infections. The rest involve hormone suppression, insertion of foreign objects (iud etc) or surgery. This is a very basic answer. What is safe for one may not be safe for another. ...Read more
Birth control: The safest birth control method is abstinence, but who wants to do that! :) "the pill" has been around for decades and despite what lawyers would have you believe, is safe in the vast majority of patients. There are lots of other birth control methods out there though so it would be a good idea for you to speak to your gyn doctor who you should be getting to know if you are sexually active. ...Read more
Progesterone based: In pcos you have extra estrogen compared to progesterone. So using a Progesterone dominant birth control not only prevents pregnancy but helps balance the hormones. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, Implanon and Depo Provera are all Progesterone only and work well. Birth control pills, patches and rings tend to be progesterone-dominant (more Progesterone effect) and also work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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