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What Can You Do To Not 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
Lots of causes: There are many causes for a failure to get pregnant. On the female side it could be structural, hormonal and even stress can play a role. It may also be an abnormality of your partner's sperm. My advice is to see your OB for an evaluation he or she can refer you on if needed. Good Luck:) ...Read more
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LARCs are best: The Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraceptives, LARCs which include the intrauterine devices and the subdermal implants are the most effective reversible and reliable methods for "not getting pregnant". If you desire a surgical method of less reversible contraception, blocking your tubes by a laparoscopic or hysteroscopic operation should be considered ( or ask your partner to have a vasectomy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because they care!: Pregnancy is an exciting time and most folks want to be a part of it. Especially with new moms, they feel that by imparting thier knowledge, whether based on experience or not, they hope to help you with the difficult transition. Remember, every pregnancy and baby is different, so listen to what everyone says, but know that it isn't necessarily true for your own experience! ...Read more
A home urine test fs: Fastest or a stat blood test from your ongyn can be back later in the day. ...Read more
No known prevenion: The term "arteritis" simply means inflamed arteries. It is part of a larger group of diseases known as vasculitis. They are autoimmune in nature with most having no known mechanism. Some forms of vasculitis are associated with hepatitis b and some are result of medications and infections. Several types have genetic and ethnic predisposition such as bechet's disease and takayasu's arteritis. ...Read more
OPK or ultrasounds: If you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk). Iui can be timed according to when your opk goes positive. You can also have ultrasound scans to measure the size and number of follicles developing in your ovaries, which may be combined with blood tests to check your estrogen levels. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
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
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
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