Birth Control During Pregnancy

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How early should you begin taking birth control before you get married?

You should start on birth control at least a few months before having sexual intercourse to be sure it has taken effect. See your gynecologist, and if you dont have one, get one.

I heard from a friend who started taking birth control that you need to take it about three months before you get married (or start having sex).

I would say a few month, except Depo-Provera. Depo-Provera works five minutes after you get the shot, so you're good to go. If you are getting married soon, you might want to consider using condoms for the first few weeks. Please ask your doctor if you are on the pill about how long you should wait. I was told to wait three weeks when I was on the pill.

I took the depo shot a few days after i got married, i didnt take any contraceptives in advance and used condoms for the first few days of my marriage. The depo worked great allright, 24 hours after i got the shot my doctor said i was good to go. If your wondering depo is a shot normally given every three months and is told to be 99% effective, during my 3 months i never took any extra precautions and i didnt get pregnant. Though it worked wonders, it also had its side effects, i had an increased appetite and gained at least 15 pounds and i lost my sexual drive. You really need to ask your doctor whats best for you, everyone's different. Also i have the pill now and was told it was safe after the first week of using it consistently, meaning everyday at the same time. Make sure if you use the pill to also use a condom with the pill within the first week or so to be on the safe side. So far so good.

Remember a pill is no good when not taken consistently and if you cant remember to do it everyday then your best bet is some other form of birth control.

I don't mean to offend, but it is fairly obvious none of the responding people have any medical sense. Combination pills, that is, birth control pills which have both estrogen and progestin analogues in them (i.e. Yasmin) are effective almost immediately. Combination pills when taken at ANY POINT in your menstrual cycle, are effective 7 days after starting them. If you take them within the first five days of your period, they are effective immediately. There is absolutely no reason to take the pill for months before having intercourse. More information can be found at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/starting-pill-19264.htm

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If you have a period your second week on birth control could you be pregnant?

It's a possibility she could be. She should take a test to be sure.

I think it's referred to 'breakthrough bleeding' which is a common side effect of taking the birth control pill; especially when you first start taking the pill.

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Can you get pregnant if you are on the birth control shot but taking antibiotics and if so how long should you wait to have sex?

Yes, anitbiotics can lessen the affect on birthcontrol. You need to wait until you are completley done with your antibiotics. Then, I'd wait another three or four days. You can always use a condom while you are on antibiotics. You can also ask the doctor the prescribed the antibiotics to you and they will be able to give you a better answer.

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When a woman has a miscarriage how does the baby come out?

The woman goes to the hospital and has it removed in a simple operation like an abortion unless everything has already come out.

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What does a miscarriage look like when you pass the tissue?

depends how far you are. I passed mine after 10 wks pregnant, but believe it died a few weeks prior because of how small it appeared on the ultrasound. It came out completely intact in amniotic sac with placenta attached to it (think small water balloon, gross, yes... but interesting to witness) You'll mainly find a lot of large blood clots and blood stained whitish tissue, and maybe stringy mucusy blood.

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Can taking birth control add to your anxiety and depression?

Get off the birth control pill! It is known to cause breast cancer, clotting and in some cases strokes. That little pill is simply not worth it. Talk to your doctor if you are sexually active as there are other options you could be using.

YES!! I used to take Ortho Evra and I was a nut case. I was depressed and emotional all the time. My sister can't take anything so far or she is real emotinal. I started taking the shot and I think that because it has no estrogen it is better for me. Hormones make your body act in different ways and some forms of birth control have hormones that others don't. I would keep trying until you found the right one for you, you don't have to feel as bad as some will make you feel.

Yes and no. Some can increase anxiety and depression, and some don't. I started birth control to help with my depression and anxiety, and it works very well. It varies from person to person. Talk to your doctor to find a birth control that would work best for you. I had to try a few different kinds of pills until I got one that helped reduce depression and anxiety.

I would ask ablout a low hormon birth control pill,they are usually used in pre menapausal women .I was having a lot of trouble with my bc pills making my anxiety worse and then my Dr. put me on I forget the name but it helped.

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How do you avoid pregnancy without birth control?

Most people are aware of the common practices which a lot of couples use to avoid pregnancy: keeping watch on menstrual days and avoiding/ practicing sex during that particular period. Rate of success of this method is high.

An unconventional harmless method: success rate is nearing 90%

place a cotton plug soaked in lemon juice or vinegar up vagina after intercourse, this will affect the mobility of the sperms and avoid them from reaching the egg.

When things don't exactly go as they are planned, it is important to have a safe and simple back-up. This is what Plan B® One-Step offers. My patients and I talk about all the birth control options. But as part of that conversation, we also talk about what happens when birth control fails. Or when it's not used. It's extremely important to me that my patients have all the information available. Plan B® has always been what I recommend for emergency contraception. It can significantly reduce the chance of pregnancy after contraceptive failure or unprotected sex. That women can now get Plan B® One-Step in one pill, allowing them to take action even more quickly and just as effectively... this is big news. The introduction of Plan B® One-Step is news that every woman should know.

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What is the use of taking gammaglobulin injection before pregnancy?

everything you need to know about the injection is in the link "Drug Digest" to the left.

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What zodiac sign are you if your birthday is February 1st?

Aquarius - January 20 - February 18

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If you do not have a period because of being on birth control previously can your hcg be low because of not having a period?

Your body produces HCG only during pregnancy.

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What does the fetus look like after a miscarriage?

i miscarried at 12 weeks and my baby was about 3 inches or so...it looked almost like a normal baby except much smaller and its ears wernt in the right spot yet and it had transparent skin. but it had eyes, ears. mouth, nose, fingers, toes, knuckles...etc.

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If you are already pregnant can taking the pill cause you to lose your baby?

it dependa on how far along you are. if you are less than 7 weeks they make a pill that causes an abortion. after 7 weeks thay don't

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Im having a white discharge and no period what is it from?

You might be pregnant - take a test

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What are some holistic birth control options?

HOLISTIC BIRTH CONTROL

(from Yoga Journal - July/August 1995) By Blake More A recent World Health Organization study reports that it's just as reliable as the IUD, minus the dangerous side effects. Canadians can buy it in their Sears Health & Fitness Catalogue. Hundreds of articles and at least a handful of books have been devoted to it. Yet an overwhelming majority of American women haven't even heard of the PG/53 Fertility Tester, a simple, 97-percent-effective, noninvasive, nonhormonal birth control device manufactured by a Spanish company called Aplicaciones Opticas. The PG/53 Fertility Tester is a spherical lens microscope, encased in a device that's not much bigger than a silver dollar It uses a self-prepared sample of saliva or cervical mucus to pinpoint the fertile phase of a woman's menstrual cycle. During nonovulating times, the microscope images are round and scattered, but when estrogen levels rise, these shapes crystallize and form patterns that resemble the leaves of ferns. Although scientists in the 1940s knew cervical mucus and saliva were indicators of fertility, this information didn't become widely available to women until the late '80s when, Spanish inventor Nicolas Garcia unveiled a microscope tiny enough for women to use at home. Today, women in 45 countries, including England, France, India, Mexico, Greece, Sweden, and Germany swear by it. Farin May-Protti discovered the PG/53, otherwise referred to as "the lens," when vacationing with her husband in his native Argentina. "I was flipping through an ordinary women's magazine, and there it was. I made my mother-in-law take me to the drug store, and I picked one off the shelf for $30. I couldn't believe that something this easy, this precise, had been out there the whole time and I didn't know about it. For months, I'd been battling a mystery infection my doctor said was caused by my husband's sperm. The lens totally revolutionized my relationship with my body. My infection, which turned out to be a reaction to latex and spermicides, went away, and finally I could relax and enjoy without worrying about pregnancy." May-Protti, who has been selling the PG/53 in the United States for about a year now, is forced to use her creativity to get the lens through customs, because the FDA still hasn't approved the PG/53. "When I got back from Argentina, I was a gung-ho to set up her," May-Protti says. "I saw how the lens could be used not only for birth control, but also for fertility problems, menopausal anxiety, and sex-education. Then I went to women's clinics and discovered nobody was willing to talk to me until the FDA said they could. I even me with the head of a fertility department at a major university---he'd never heard of it and he didn't seem to want to." For more information on obtaining a PG/53 Fertility Tester, contact any one of the following sources: Informed Choice at 800-723-0400; Medea Books at 408-425-0913; Natural Resources at 415-550-2611; or Farin May-Protti at 415-759-9451 HOLISTIC BIRTH CONTROL

(from Yoga Journal - July/August 1995) By Blake More A recent World Health Organization study reports that it's just as reliable as the IUD, minus the dangerous side effects. Canadians can buy it in their Sears Health & Fitness Catalogue. Hundreds of articles and at least a handful of books have been devoted to it. Yet an overwhelming majority of American women haven't even heard of the PG/53 Fertility Tester, a simple, 97-percent-effective, noninvasive, nonhormonal birth control device manufactured by a Spanish company called Aplicaciones Opticas. The PG/53 Fertility Tester is a spherical lens microscope, encased in a device that's not much bigger than a silver dollar It uses a self-prepared sample of saliva or cervical mucus to pinpoint the fertile phase of a woman's menstrual cycle. During nonovulating times, the microscope images are round and scattered, but when estrogen levels rise, these shapes crystallize and form patterns that resemble the leaves of ferns. Although scientists in the 1940s knew cervical mucus and saliva were indicators of fertility, this information didn't become widely available to women until the late '80s when, Spanish inventor Nicolas Garcia unveiled a microscope tiny enough for women to use at home. Today, women in 45 countries, including England, France, India, Mexico, Greece, Sweden, and Germany swear by it. Farin May-Protti discovered the PG/53, otherwise referred to as "the lens," when vacationing with her husband in his native Argentina. "I was flipping through an ordinary women's magazine, and there it was. I made my mother-in-law take me to the drug store, and I picked one off the shelf for $30. I couldn't believe that something this easy, this precise, had been out there the whole time and I didn't know about it. For months, I'd been battling a mystery infection my doctor said was caused by my husband's sperm. The lens totally revolutionized my relationship with my body. My infection, which turned out to be a reaction to latex and spermicides, went away, and finally I could relax and enjoy without worrying about pregnancy." May-Protti, who has been selling the PG/53 in the United States for about a year now, is forced to use her creativity to get the lens through customs, because the FDA still hasn't approved the PG/53. "When I got back from Argentina, I was a gung-ho to set up her," May-Protti says. "I saw how the lens could be used not only for birth control, but also for fertility problems, menopausal anxiety, and sex-education. Then I went to women's clinics and discovered nobody was willing to talk to me until the FDA said they could. I even me with the head of a fertility department at a major university---he'd never heard of it and he didn't seem to want to." For more information on obtaining a PG/53 Fertility Tester, contact any one of the following sources: Informed Choice at 800-723-0400; Medea Books at 408-425-0913; or Farin May-Protti at 415-759-9451

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What should you do if you are a mother of 3 and pregnant with your fourth child and you had to have surgery while pregnant and while recovering you found out your husband joined an Internet personals?

I am in no way condoning his behaviour but if you want the truth from how I see it and here it is.. he is feeling lonely and unloved and was in need to some romantic attention. You have all that going on, eg the kids, the pregnancy, the drama and what does he have? Worry, stress and rejection.

it's not to late. Talk to him, let him know how much you still love him and tell him that although you have alot on your plate, you will still make time for him. It sounds like he needs you more than you need him. Good caring men don't do that unless they feel left out, rejected or abandoned.

AnswerYou obviously have an issue to discuss with your husband. He definitely should not be posting on personals, looking at them is a curiousity factor and no harm is done by that unless he makes a move on them. Ask him the deal, see what if any reason he has for doing this. Men don't get as overwhelmed with children as women do obviously because we take the lions share of raising the babies, not to say men do help, he could be just going through a lonely phases, feeling left out, which he can do something about, he can include himself in activities, too. Get to the root and you'll take out the weed..
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If you could be pregnant should you stop taking your birth control?

Yes, but if you have been taking the pill like prescribed, you probably aren't pregnant.

make sure you are pregnant before stopping the pill otherwise you will be pregnant pdq

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What happens to you if you got pregnant and then started taking birth control?

You would cause birth defects with the baby.

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Should you be on a 4-wheeler while you are pregnant?

I lived in Alaska and went four-wheeling out on the islands every chance I got. So when I found out I was pregnant, I had a long chat with my doctor and she had the same opinion that I originally had. If you are planning on rough terrain, jumps and general wild riding then no, four-wheeling is completely out of the question. However, if you are planning on a gentle ride along the beach or out to a cabin being careful and going slow, then it's no different then driving down a country road in your car. Use your best judgement. If you have to question whether it's safe, you should probably hold off until after the baby is born. I would suggest waiting until the baby is born. Riding four-wheelers could really mess up the baby.

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What are my chances of getting pregnant once off birth control?

Once you body begins ovulating again which can take anything from 2-6 weeks you can become pregnant.

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Is it harder to lose weight while on birth control?

its harder if in natural way...but its easy if you try to effort artificially...with surgery maybe.

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When should you stop taking your birth control?

Speak to your prescriber about this.

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If my period is due September 2 2007 then why am i not having cramps?

Sometimes they don't always come as expected but when they do they will make up for not having them. Enjoy that you haven't had any as of yet!

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Can birth control cause heavy menstrual bleeding Should I continue taking my birth control?

Birth control pills should stop your menstrual bleeding. I would suggest you stop the pills and talk to your doctor
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What should a 16 year old three months pregnant do if your afraid of your dad who is very strict and threatens you and your boyfriend and said if you ever got pregnant he would kill you?

I think that if you are seriously afraid for what he might do, then you need to tell an adult that can help you when you tell him that will give you a safe place to go. Second, I went through a similar situation only I was engaged and 20. My mom was NOT happy to say the least, but now, I can barely get her to give me my son back she loves him so much. It will be hard but nothing melts a heart like a granchild. You need to get your priorities straight and figure out how to set a good example for your child and teaching them to have sex when they are mature enough to handle a child is the best start. I say that because I am supporting myself and my child with the help of my husband without my parents help which is what you need to figure out how to do. Finishing school is the best thing you can do, even if you have to take help from your parents or another adult, just don't let them treat you like a wounded puppy. Work for your help and earn their respect.

HI AM NEW TO THIS RIGHT BUT IF YOU'RE 16 MEANS YOU'RE OVER THU AGE YOU'RE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE SEX A THOUGHT I WAS pregnant AND MY MOM WAS ASKING ME EVERYDAY IT IS SCAREY AT THE BIGGIN AND THEN ONCE ITS BEEN A FEW MONTH OR WEEKS IT TENDS TO CHANGE AND THEN A WISH YOU ALL THE BEST MURCH LOVE XXX
Tell someone that you can trust. Get help. Call the police!! He is threatening your life, and your child's!! Your dad is crazy! Answer
If you think he meant it for real you need to tell someone. But my dad told me and my sister if we ever got pregnant before marriage he would woop our asses but i got pregnant when i was 16 and had my baby when i was 17 and my dad loves her to death. My little girl calls her POP. He is her favorite person. I have noticed it is always different when you and your family are in the situation. Everybody says bad things or what they would do in these situations but you never know until it happens to you. Maybe you should talk to a close family member and if you really really really believe he make take drastic action like killing or abusing you or your boyfriend then you should contact police or someone of that nature. Answer
I think the calling the police is a bit much. He was unsuccessfully and inappropriately saying you shouldn't have sex - not actually threatening your life. If you think are old enough for the act, act old enough for the consequences. You need to tell him right away. The first couple of months are the most important. If you delay then your doctor can't help you and your baby finish this successfully. As a father of 4 girls, I would rather hear the truth, then deal with the results of in action or bad advise. He WILL be disappointed in you and even angry, but he will still LOVE you. Tell him, let him calm down and then ask for his help. Daddys, no matter how angry, can't not help. Answer
My dad was very strict. I got pregnant when i was 16 and I had to tell him. I thought he was going to kill my boyfriend. But he realized that we had done wrong, but he was ready to believe it. Once he got over his madness and after he punched out a few walls he was ready for my baby. He is very excited and he cant wait. Yes he kept us away for a while but only for a week because he knew that my baby's daddy was going to be in my life forever. Just tell your parents even if you know they will get mad. Also have someone there with you if you are scared. Your aunt your best friend. Just don't have your boyfriend...just kidding!!!
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What birth control should you use if you're trying to prevent pregnancy but you have some heart problems and can't take any medicine?

There are a number of options such as IUD, sponge, diaphragm, or condom or a combination.

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