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When To Start Using A Pregnancy Pillow
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
Responsible: A tampon can be used when a girl is consistently responsible enough to regularly change the tampon. ...Read more
More complicated: We generally recommend staying away from estrogen containing birth control methods. They do not harm the breastmilk but they will decrease the production. Non estrogen containing methods are better choices like the "mini" pill, depoprovera shot, implanon, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and paragard iud. ...Read more
At 15 weeks pregnant is it safe to sleep on your back? When do you have to change your sleeping position when pregnant?
Comfort!: Comfort is this guide. There is no nor will there be a "required" or an "unsafe" position. Your COMFORT is the only rule! Hope this helps Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more
Is there a certain day you have to start using the BBT to check ovulation or can you start on any day ?
To get pregnant after the intercourse the woman can directly stand up or she should stay sleeping for a while and can she bath directly?
Can it be possible 2 take out the intrauterine devices when you want to fall pregnant after a year or two?
Time to chow down!: A baby will usually let you know, but it is usually around 8 or 9 months of age when they have ability to transfer food from hand to mouth. Remember start with foods that are soft and can easily dissolve in her mouth; they usually don't have teeth at this age. ...Read more
When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?
It varies: It's not uncommon to have some leakage before the baby is born. Full production, however, doesn't start until after the baby is born and the nipples are being stimulated by the infant latching. ...Read more
How to do Sex: There is no right answer to this question. It is all about your comfort and pleasure. Medicine would be neutral on this question except to say good for you for using protection. ...Read more
Can you become pregnant a week or two before your period? My boyfriend, and I used the pull out method as contraception.
Pull out method: Two weeks before your period is likely your most fertile time of your cycle when you ovulate. The pull out method is NOT a method at all. Semen escapes long before man actually ejaculates (cums) and therefore the chance of pregnancy is high. At 18, unless you are ready to settle down for a pregnancy and child, you need to find another real method of contraception. See your OB/GYN this week! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When does the embryo start to show up on an vaginal ultrasound before a woman should start to worry?
Do I need to use a back up method of bc (like condoms) for the first month that I switch to a new bcp? Even if I am switching to a stronger pill?
No, but...: If a woman did not miss any pills in her last pack, and is just switching to a different brand of birth control pills (another type of pill), she doesn't have to use a back-up method. However, if she is the "unluckiest person in town", and worries a lot about getting pregnant, she can use condoms or another backup method during the first 7 days of the new pack of pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myths: No. That is a joke or a laughable myth. ...Read more
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