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What Can You Do To Help You Get Pregnant
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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Go see your doctor: We use many different screening tools to look for depression. Check out http://www.Fpnotebook.Com/psych/exam/dprsnscrngtls.Htm. Take & score some of these scales and then share w/your family doc. S/he can then make appropriate diagnosis & discuss treatment options w/you. Recent studies suggest a combination of medication & counseling are better than either alone. ...Read more
Depression symptoms: Symptoms of depression can include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, poor motivation, irritability and an impaired ability to function. It is best to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. Medical causes should also be ruled out to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
911 & position them: Call 911 immediately. Lie them down on either side (with head support if needed) and their arms & legs bent so they are relaxed & loose. If not lying on the floor, ensure they don't fall from the couch or bed. Point their face downwards & flexed forward just a little so that a) they don't choke on their own saliva or bleeding from a tongue bite and b) they don't hurt their neck. Wait for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A home urine test fs: Fastest or a stat blood test from your ongyn can be back later in the day. ...Read more
Ovulation: Ovulation normally occurs 14 days prior to the next period. Recommend starting to have intercourse a few days prior to ovulation & at ovulation (possibly a couple of days after). Can use an ovulation calendar or ovulation predictor kit to help determine best timing. Take care. ...Read more
Many things: Presumptive evidence: regular cycles, premenstrual breast pain and lower abdominal cramps, midcycle pain and vaginal watery discharge, surge on ovulation predictor kit, pregestrone >3ng/ml in the second half of the cycle, seeing large growing follicles on ultrasound. Sure evidence: pregnancy. ...Read more
Your 1st period: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more
Can't: Your can't "get" people to like you for who you are! if you have to do that you won't be yourself. The best initial screen for as good relationship is both people being who are they are finding a spontaneous mutual liking. It's importan to learn to accept that not everyone will like you. Of course certain traits one may always improve: kindness, thoughtfulness, caring. ...Read more
Be open.: In whatever way you are most comfortable. It is our job to create a safe and open environment such that you feel comfortable. And we are the diagnosticians. Just be honest with your symptoms and details of how you feel. As depression is very common, your clinician should also help and ask diagnostic questions to help you share your story. ...Read more
Take folate (folic acid) .4 mg/: Day for at keast 3 months before conceiving. Don't drink alcohol, smoke tobacco or use illicit drugs. Check with your dr. About your prescription & otc meds.Maintain a good wt. For your height. Discuss child-rearing & discipline with your spouse & ask older generations about family history of medical & mental health disorders. "what to expect when you're expecting" is a pretty good book. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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