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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pill and Times, birth control pills, hormonal level
birth control pills, hormonal level, birth control pill: First of all, do not ever apologize for asking any question. No question is stupid. When you take birth control pills, there is an elevation of estrogen and progesterone. When you miss a pill, you can start bleeding due to a drop in the hormonal level in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control-The Pill, cystic breast disease, iron deficiency anemia
cystic breast disease, iron deficiency anemia, cancer of the uterus: The best (and most commonly used) method of birth control is the estrogen/progesterone birth control pill. (Including the patch). The pill is 99.9% effective for preventing pregnancy, and also prevents iron deficiency anemia, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills, birth control pills, pregnancy rate
birth control pills, pregnancy rate, going on a trip: As long as you have been taking the pill every day, you will not become pregnant. The last seven pills in the pack are only placebos tht are there to help you count. If you start a brand new pack immediately after Pill #21 (and do not take the green pills),...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills, birth control pills, stopping birth control pills
birth control pills, stopping birth control pills, stopping birth control: Do not start the pills until you get your period. When you get your period, start taking the pills on the Sunday after you start bleeding. If you do not get your period, or if you are late in getting your period, you have to ask your doctor to start your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills, birth control pills, taking the pills
birth control pills, taking the pills, breast tenderness: Once you stop the pills and start bleeding, you will not get a period at the time you expect it. If you stopped the pills on November 27 and started bleeding on December 2, you probably will ovulate on December 16-17. You may or may not be aware of ovulation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills, birth control pills, taking the pills
birth control pills, taking the pills, birth control: If you want to delay your period, just keep taking the pills. When you get to pill #21, start the next pack the very next day. Do not take pill #22-28 (the placebo pills) but continue the active pills. When you want to get your period, just stop the pills....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills, birth control pills, birth control pill
birth control pills, birth control pill, birth control: Dear Ashley, Taking antibiotics decreases the effectiveness of the birth control pill. You should use a back-up method of birth control for the rest of the cycle during which you have taken the antibiotic. Hope that helps and answers your question. Please...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills & Pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, birth control pills: Hi Nikki, actually yes when you stop and start the pill as you did, the hormonal flux can cause problems, so I would advise you to continue taking the pill as you have and wait a couple of cycles to see if it straightens out. IF it doesn t then see your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills & Pregnancy, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills
home pregnancy tests, birth control pills, home pregnancy test: If our last period started on February 4, you should have started the birth control pills on the Sunday following February 4. YOu did not start the pills until February 22 and then lost the rest of the pack. We have to assume that you were not on the pill...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Pills, birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen
birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen, light periods: After being on the pill for awhile, your period may become exceedingly light. I have many patients who are on the pill and who get their periods for 2 days with a little spotting. I have one patient who gets her period for 1 hour each month. It is common to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control/Pregnancy, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, second trimester: Continiue your pills on schedule. If you did not get your period and think you may be pregnant, take a pregnancy test one week after you missed your period. If it is positive, you can stop the pills. You can safely continue birth control pills even if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control/Pregnancy, birth control pills, stopping birth control pills
birth control pills, stopping birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy: Years ago, we used to recommend waiting 3 months after stopping birth control pills before trying to conceive. Nowadays, it is known that there is no problem in starting to try to conceive right after stopping the pills. Once you stop the pills and get a normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control and Pregnancy, birth control and pregnancy, ready to have a baby
birth control and pregnancy, ready to have a baby, mid cycle: If you stopped the pills, you should start tying to conceive two weeks after your first cycle off the pill. You got your period on May 30, and are due for your next period on June 24, You could have ovulated on June 12 and have gotten mid cycle bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control and Pregnancy, birth control and pregnancy, uterine fibroid
birth control and pregnancy, uterine fibroid, thyroid imbalance: Hi Marlayna :) The birth control pill, when taken correctly, is 99.9% effective. Considering, you were not active after your last period, I think pregnancy is not the issue. Stress, dietary changes, weight gain, weight loss, of physical illness such...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control, Pregnancy,, morning urine, accurate results
morning urine, accurate results, bcp: Dear Kris, When taking the BCP, if you miss pills you are vulnerable to becoming pregnant unless you use a back-up method of birth control. According to most manufacturers, for the first 7 days of taking the BCP, women should use an additional form of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control / Pregnancy, ovulation predictor kits, birth control pill
ovulation predictor kits, birth control pill, long periods: You can safely conceive and carry a pregnancy to term as long as you are menstruating and have not reached menopause (which is defined as the date of your last menstrual period). I have had patients who have been pregnant and delivered beautifully in their...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Question, ortho tricyclen lo, control question
ortho tricyclen lo, control question, menstrual period: Usually, we recommend that you do not have unprotected sex for 14 days after starting the pill, so that you are sure that the pill prevented ovulation. If your last period started on March 3, if you were not taking the pill, you would have ovulated on March...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Question, ovulation predictor kit, ovulation test
ovulation predictor kit, ovulation test, control question: There are a number of tests in one ovulation predictor kit. Start testing your urine on cycle day #14. If the test is positive you can assume you ovulated within the last day. If it is negative, try testing on cycle day #16. Then try two days later. Usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control Questions, birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy
birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy, taking the pills: If you are more than seven days late for your period, take a pregnancy test. Being on birth control pills will not cause you to have an inaccurate pregnancy test. Continue taking the pills. You can safely continue birth control pills even if you are pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control and Weight, birth control pills, forms of birthcontrol
birth control pills, forms of birthcontrol, exersise: Sometimes, birth control pills will make it harder to lose weight. I would not suggest that she stop the birth control pills at this time, but she should try a different diet. Perhaps WeightWatchers can be of some help. Exercise alone will not help reduce...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Control, sex with my girlfriend, period tomorrow
sex with my girlfriend, period tomorrow, safeside: You should be ok in this situation. Pregnancy normally doesnt occur in hot tubs, pools, and jacuzzi s because the chemicals kill the sperm before it has a chance to enter the girl. But also you should remember condoms arent 100% effective either...I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth control/Anitbiotics, birth control pills, lining of the uterus
birth control pills, lining of the uterus, birth control pill: Dear Steph, Typically antibiotics interfere with the effectiveness of the birth control PILL. IUDs prevent pregnancy in a completely different manner by affecting the movement of eggs and sperm to prevent fertilization. They also change the lining of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth control pills, birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen
birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen, low sex drive: As long as you do not smoke, you certainly can start the pills again. The birth control pill is the best method of birth control (99.9% efficacy). Any low dose pill is fine. OrthoTricyclen-lo is fine. There have been reports that women on the pill may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth control pills, birth control pills, estrostep
birth control pills, estrostep, couple days: The Estrostep will be effective even if you forgot a pill and took two the next day. It is not so critical to take the pill at the exact same time each day. If you forget the pill in the morning, take one as soon as you remember of take two pills the next...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth control pills, birth control pills, yasmin pill
birth control pills, yasmin pill, google search: Hi Kris, not random at all. I did dig around on the Yasmin website and although they recommend taking them the same exact time every day, I do not think that small variations would make such a huge difference.... they do list various instructions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth control pills, birth control pills, birth control
birth control pills, birth control, pregnancy: You are correct in that you can choose to start birth control pills on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after you start your period. It makes no difference. However, it still takes 14 days for the pill to become effective, no matter what...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth control and pregnancy, birth control pills, birth control and pregnancy
birth control pills, birth control and pregnancy, birth control pill: If the pregnancy tests have all been negative, you are not pregnant. You can safely start your new pack. Even if you were pregnant, you can continue using birth control pills until the start of your second trimester (13 weeks). If you do not get your period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: While on Birth control, birth control, doubts
birth control, doubts, three months: Hi Ciara, actually it is possible to become pregnant but if done correctly in the correct dose, it is almost impossible. Another thing to remember is birth control of anytype mimic pregnancy, so this maybe what you are experiencing. IF you still have doubts...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth Deffects, birth deffects, anti depressants
birth deffects, anti depressants, pregnacy: Medicine is really not my expertise. There are hundreds of them. Most medicines have not been proven safe during pregnacy. Either they have been shown to cause defects or not enough research has been done to say they don t. The best thing to do is talk...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth and labor classes, natural childbirth the bradley way, sheila kitzinger
natural childbirth the bradley way, sheila kitzinger, pregnancy and childbirth: Hello Kelly- I NEVER recommend prenatal classes taught by a hospital- they only teach you how to be an obedient patient! The best classes are Bradley childbirth classes- go to the Bradley website to find your nearest ones. If that is not possible, read The...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth of mixed race babies, mixed race babies, genetic composition
mixed race babies, genetic composition, facial characteristics: Babies of mixed races may have the chararacteristics of both races or of one race (depending on the genetic composition). I have seen some babies that are born with dark complexions and some that are born with light complexions. Often, we notice facial characteristics...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth of my nephew, chromosome abnormality, swollen eyelids
chromosome abnormality, swollen eyelids, inutero: Hello again Rachel. Well, that is a question best asked of the geneticist, he/she would have a great deal more info than I about the effects of various chemicals. I think, however, that an actual chromosome abnormality is not caused by outside chemicals- it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: After Birth Problems, birth problems, dear elizabeth
birth problems, dear elizabeth, foul odor: Dear Elizabeth, Many, many times there is one small area of an incision that seems to be more sore than the rest of the incision. Most often this ends up being just an incidental thing and there is no ominous cause such as an infection or a torn stitch....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birthcontrol, birth control pills, brith control
birth control pills, brith control, birthcontrol: If your last period started on October 30, and you have not started a new pack of pills, you probably will ovulate around November 12 and can conceive if you have unprotected sex on November 11,12,13, or 14. Sometimes, it takes a few months before you ovulate,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birthcontrol and Pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, irregular cycles: You can start trying to conceive right after you get a normal period. When a woman stops taking birth control pills, she can start trying to conceive right away. Sometimes, if you had irregular cycles before you went on the pill, you will again have irregular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birthcontrol pills + pregnancy, birthcontrol pills, birth control pills
birthcontrol pills, birth control pills, female fetus: There is no harm to the baby, the mother, or the pregnancy if she becomes pregnant while taking Birth Control pills, unless she continues the pills after the first trimester (13 weeks from the first day of her last period). After that, there is a risk of masculinization...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birthcontrol, estrostep fe, birthcontrol
estrostep fe, birthcontrol, blood level: Hi Jessica, each doctor and with each pill have different times tostart it, however usually it is the first sunday after your period. Now the best thing to do is call your gyn and ask him if you did it correctly and see what to do if you didn t. One thing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birthing Classes and Surrogate Mothers, childbirth education association, international childbirth education
childbirth education association, international childbirth education, margaret brooks: Hello Margaret. Are you asking about prenatal classes to prepare both the surrogate mother AND the custodial couple? If I were managing such a program, I would use the couple as the labor supports for the birthing woman. Personally, I prefer the Bradley Method...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birthing Options, high risk pregnancy, cervical polyp
high risk pregnancy, cervical polyp, susan mccutcheon: Hello again Amanda. You will notice that I advised reading the books BEFORE making any choices. The info in those books will SPECIFICALLY guide you in the areas of pain management AND section prevention. I DO think you are a reasonable candidate for midwifery...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birthing options and finding care, natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon
natural childbirth the bradley way, susan mccutcheon, nurse midwife: Hello Kristin- how wise of you to be looking into all your options. In many areas, midwives are given hospital privileges and you can use midwifery care and still have a hospital birth with a midwife. I suggest you start with reading three books- Natural Childbirth...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BLEEDING AFTER CSECT AND TUBAL, heavy bleeding, tubal ligation
heavy bleeding, tubal ligation, cesarean: Up until 6 weeks postpartum, the bleeding is due to the pregnancy. Around 6-10 weeks postpartum, your period usually returns. The first period can be very, very heavy as your hormones are returning to normal. In addition, if you had breastfed for awhile, it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BLEEDING, viable pregnancy, first three months
viable pregnancy, first three months, sonogram: If you have a risiing HCG titer and you are now around 7-8 weeks pregnan, a sonogram chould, by now, showa fetus and a fetal hearteat. If a sonogram at 6 weeks does not show a fetus and a heartbeat it means that it is not a viable pregnancy. Your doctor should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BLOOD TYPE, rh factor, pregnancy information
rh factor, pregnancy information, blood systems: Hi Yami, you should be fine. Please read below taken from another pregnancy information website: In addition to the blood group (A, B, O, AB), the Rh factor is written as either positive (present) or negative (absent). Most people are Rh positive. This...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bladder concern, urine culture and sensitivity, culture and sensitivity
urine culture and sensitivity, culture and sensitivity, smooth flow: It could not hurt to have a urine culture and sensitivity done on a sterile sample of your urine. If the culture is negative (less than 100,000 bacteria), then you do not have a UTI. The urologist will investigate why your stream of urine is not flowing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bladder Problems, otc medications, bladder spasms
otc medications, bladder spasms, frequent urination: As I mentioned before - I really think it is time to be seen about this problem. I don t think you should keep treating yourself. That can just be a way to mask symptoms. I think a urogynecologist would be a good choice. You can find one at www.augs.or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bladder pain, vaginal swab, bladder pain
vaginal swab, bladder pain, bladder infection: It cannot hurt to take the Macrobid during pregnancy, because it may, indeed, be a urinary tract infection. The irritation that you feel may have been due to extension of the bladder in preparation for the sonogram. If there is any doubt as to whether you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding at 19+ weeks, fetal heartbeat, old blood
fetal heartbeat, old blood, fetal growth: As long as you are not having cramping and heavy bleeding, you probably are not having a miscarriage, especially at this late date. By now, you should have heard a fetal heartbeat and that usually lowers the risk of miscarriage from 15-20% to 5%. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, using a condom, having sexual intercourse
using a condom, having sexual intercourse, vigorous sex: It is highly unlikely that you have endometriosis. That does not cause bleeding but rather is pain that occurs during your menstrual period. If you bled after having sex, it is quite normal, especially if you have just started having sexual intercourse. Bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, viable pregnancy, beta hcg
viable pregnancy, beta hcg, pregnancy test: When was the date of your last period? An HCG value of 35 is very low and may rise or fall. In order to tell if you are having a miscarriage or a viable pregnancy, you should take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding 4 days after ovulation, cervical cancer, sonogram
cervical cancer, sonogram, ovaries: I understand that you are concerned. As I said before, implantation bleeding usually occurs in 8 days from concepteion. That is the time it takes for the fertilized ovum to pass down the fallopian tube to the uterus and start implanting. If you are concerned...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding?, irregular periods, pregnancy test
irregular periods, pregnancy test, proper period: If you did get your period on October 2 (even if it was light) you probably are not pregnant. If you have doubts, wait a week and take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, you are definitely not pregnant. Remember that you were only four days late for your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after 4th time having sex, second trimester of pregnancy, bleeding after sex
second trimester of pregnancy, bleeding after sex, preventing pregnancy: First of all, NEVER stop your cycle of pills while you are in the middle of it. Even if you did become pregnant, the pills will not have any effect on the baby unless you continue to take them after the second trimester of pregnancy. If you are on the pill...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, discharge in early pregnancy, pregnancy test
discharge in early pregnancy, pregnancy test, mucas: It is quite common to have some light spotting or mucusy discharge in early pregnancy. If you are not having cramps along with heavy bleeding you do not have to worry. If a pregnancy test was positive on April 22, you are definitely pregnant and do not have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, taking the pills, stomach pains
taking the pills, stomach pains, period blood: Hi Hannah, you should contact your doctor. It sounds as though you might have a urinary tract infection (the pain and urgency of feeling like you have to go to the bathroom and then not having to go) possibly cystitis (inflammation of the lining of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, congratulations on your pregnancy, blood vessels
congratulations on your pregnancy, blood vessels, cervix: HI April, Congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnant women can bleed after sex because your cervix and the surrounding blood vessels are very swollen; is there any way this is what the cause is? if not; it could be a simple bleed called a sub-chorionic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding 8 1/2 weeks after delivery, pap smear, maxi pad
pap smear, maxi pad, hematomas: Dear Jen, If you had two hematomas and a fibroid, the exam and Pap smear may have stimulated some bleeding. It sounds like the bleeding post-delivery went through its normal course and was appropriate. I would suspect that this should also taper off, however...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, doctors office, excersise
doctors office, excersise, bed rest: Hi Stefanie :) Yes, I have heard of this. Thank Goodness you saw a physician to have all serious aspects ruled out. This is great news :) In my experience, I have seen this happen when woman have suffered from over exertion. Perhaps you have been really...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, hormone fluctuations, implantation bleeding
hormone fluctuations, implantation bleeding, acid reflux: Dear Crystal, At 31, it would be unusual for you to be experiencing menopausal symptoms to any great degree. Not impossible - just unusual. And with peri-menopause, women tend to have their periods shorten a bit and cycles lengthen out. If you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after a C-section, brown blood, strange pain
brown blood, strange pain, old blood: Dear Katie, Unless your abdomen feels tender and/or hard, you have any foul smelling discharge, or fever, it is probably just some normal post-operative discomfort from the tender, healing uterus. Sometimes that uterus does some tightening up to get back...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding on Clomid, implantation bleeding, signs of pregnancy
implantation bleeding, signs of pregnancy, early signs of pregnancy: Dear Rachel, With your dilemma, it really is hard to tell the difference between breakthrough and implantation bleeding. The timing would be within the window for implantation bleeding, but it could also have been breakthrough. It really doesn t mean...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after D & C, placenta accreta, decidua basalis
placenta accreta, decidua basalis, uterine cavity: You should have a discussion with your doctor as to what occurred with your pregnancy. YOu may have had a Placenta accreta , which is a condition where the placenta adheres to the uterine wall without the usual intervening decidua basalis. This makes it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding During Intercourse, bleeding during intercourse, bleeding after intercourse
bleeding during intercourse, bleeding after intercourse, pap smear: If there is not much bleeding, a laceration or scratch usually heals within a few days (just as a laceration on your hand would heal). However, if it is a deeper laceration, it may reopen when you have sexual relations. It is impossible to tell you how long...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding during pregnancy, placenta abruptio, bleeding during pregnancy
placenta abruptio, bleeding during pregnancy, subchorionic: If you are 15 weeks pregnant nd are having vaginal bleeding, it may be due to a subchorionic bleed which can be some bleeding within the folds of the developing placenta. That usually does not affect the baby and will dissipate on its own within a few weeks....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding during pregnancy, prengnancy, subchorionic
prengnancy, subchorionic, bleeding during pregnancy: Usually a subchorionic bleed is caused by some sequestration of blood in the folds of the developing placenta. This subchorionic bleed susually does not interfere with the pregnancy or cause any harm to the fetus. Bed rest has traditionally been the recommendation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding during pregnancy, what is a blighted ovum, high hcg levels
what is a blighted ovum, high hcg levels, viable pregnancy: An EPT will remain positive even if you have miscarried. As I mentioned before, the best way you can tell is to take two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) 48 hours apart. If there is a doubling of the results in 48 hours, it indicates a viable pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding during sex?, bleeding during sex, vigorous sex
bleeding during sex, vigorous sex, bloody discharge: It is possible that you may have a small laceration in your vagina (from vigorous sex) that keeps opening up each time you have sex. It may be merely an area of inflammation in your vagina. I doubt that it is coming from inside your uterus. In any case, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding and HCG level drop, fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy, blood discharge: The bottom line is that if a sonogram showed a normal fetus with a fetal heartbeat, it really does not matter if the HCG is dropping slightly. I would, indeed, repeat the HCG levels twice (48 hours apart). If it is a viable pregnancy there should be a doubling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after miscarriage, extreme tiredness, sore breasts
extreme tiredness, sore breasts, beta hcg: If you started bleeding on March 6, your next period probably stared n March 31. It is possible that you still have some products of conception in your uterus. It is common to have the symptoms of pregnancy (and even a positive pregnancy test) for up to 10...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after miscarriage, placental tissue, gynecologist
placental tissue, gynecologist, gyn: If you had a miscarriage four weeks ago and are still bleeding heavily, you definitely have to see a gynecologist. You may have some retained products of conception or some retained placental tissue. Did you have a D&C at the time of the miscarriage? If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding and Pain the First Week of Pregnancy, lower abdominal cramps, first week of pregnancy
lower abdominal cramps, first week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: As I mentioned before, the risk of miscarriage is 15-20% of every pregnancy for every woman. There is nothing you can do to cause a miscarriage and there is nothing to do to prevent a miscarriage. The stillborn you had at 7 months was not a miscarriage, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding between period, mid cycle bleeding, signs of pregnancy
mid cycle bleeding, signs of pregnancy, chemical pregnancy: Dear Meghan, Since you have been trying to conceive, it is possible that you actually conceived and what you thought was an early period was implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding typically occurs 6-12 days after conception and often appears as an...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after period, uterus contracts, bleeding after period
uterus contracts, bleeding after period, heavy periods: Hi Ashley :) I see no reason for concern here, and I think its highly unlikely that you are pregnant. However, I think after intercourse, you bled simply because your period just recently ended. For some ladies, after they orgasm, their uterus contracts,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding while pregnant, lining of the uterus, endometrium lining
lining of the uterus, endometrium lining, tissue material: Hi Ashley :) Your condition, could be a potentionally serious one. If you have been advised to be on bed rest, its essential that you do just that. It may save your pregnancy. Threatened miscarriage is when the body is possibly trying to terminate the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding while pregnant, bleeding in early pregnancy, subchorionic hematoma
bleeding in early pregnancy, subchorionic hematoma, blighted ovum: Unless you are bleeding very, very heavily, with cramps, you do not have to go to the ER. It is common for you to have a subchroionic bleed within the folds of the developing placenta. The bleeding should stop by 16 weeks gestation. Chlamydial infection...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding After Sex, female superior position, bleeding after sex
female superior position, bleeding after sex, abnormal cells: Ocassionall, sex in the missionary position can cause irritation to the trigone of he bladder, causing UTIs and occasinal cleeding. If you notice that this bleeding only occurs in this position, start with the female superior position and then, once the penis...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after Stop Taking Pill, birth control pills, hormone level
birth control pills, hormone level, last period: The bleeding should stop within a week. Then you should get your next period in around one month. YOu may or may not ovulate this month. However, you can assume that you may ovulate around cycle day #14. You can become pregnant if you have sex on cycle day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding in the second trimester of twin pregnancy, fetal heart tones, subchorionic
fetal heart tones, subchorionic, twin pregnancy: You may have a subchorionic bleed, which is a sequestration of some blood within the folds of the placenta. This usually dissipates on its own and does not interfere with the pregnancy. If the sonogram showed that all was normal and the babies are growing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after sex and no period, birth control pills, vagina bleeding
birth control pills, vagina bleeding, bleeding after sex: If you have bleeding after sexual intercourse, it is not an indication of pregnancy. Often, you will not get your period if you are very active in track and filed sports. In any event, if you do not get your period, you should first rule out pregnancy by taking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding since last Pap, pap results, cervical cells
pap results, cervical cells, regular periods: It is more likely that the bleeding you are having is due to the pill and not due to the PAP. If you continue to bleed, your doctor should give your Provera 10mg twice a day for 5 days and you should stop bleeding within 10 more days. Then you should start...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after stopping the pill, controception, stopping the pill
controception, stopping the pill, trying to have a baby: Hi Christy :) Its always possible to become pregnant, when you come off any method of birthcontol. However, it is suggested that when trying to have a baby, to give your body atleast 2 cycles, or 2 months for hormones to return to normal. The pill is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, intact hymen, advice on relationships
intact hymen, advice on relationships, two fingers: Even though you may think the area is lubricated, it still may not have enough lubrication to avoid scratches. The bleeding may, indeed, be due to rupturing or tearing the hymenal ring, but tht would stop bleeding after awhile. A laceration or scratch may...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blighted Ovum, last period, miscarriages
last period, miscarriages, older women: A blighted ovum is merely a pregnancy that did not develop properly. It is not associated with older women and is very common in all ages of women. Miscarriages (blighted ova, missed abortions, fetal demises) occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. There is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blighted Ovum and Next pregnancy, cyproterone acetate, blighted ovum
cyproterone acetate, blighted ovum, maternal trauma: Dear Veda, Unfortunately, there is no treatment to avoid future miscarriages. Most miscarriages are due to a chromosomal abnormality in the fetus - meaning that something is not correct with the baby s chromosomes. Most chromosomal abnormalities are the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blighted Ovum?, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, ovlation: Since your period ranges between 30-45 days (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period), it is difficult to determine when, exactly, you conceived. You may have ovulated much later than you thought. On sonogram, only an empty...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blighted ovum, misdiagnosed miscarriages, yolk sac
misdiagnosed miscarriages, yolk sac, horror stories: Dear Sunny, OK, first things first... First, please don t let the horror stories on the internet stress you out. You have to realize that you can find stories on the net negating diagnoses of anything from a heart attack to a sprained ankle. There...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blighted ovum??, little munchkins, dnc procedure
little munchkins, dnc procedure, fetal heartbeat: Hi Lisa :) DNC s, will not in any way affect your fertility. You will have no scar tissue in your uterus, because your uterus is not going to be cut in any way. They will dialate your cervix, and insert a curttalage. Its a scoop like instrument. Its...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bloating, nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy
nausea and fatigue, earliest symptoms of pregnancy, brownish discharge: Bloating usually means that you have gas in your intestines. Try some Mylanta Gas to relieve the gas. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. YOu can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bloating, small woman, sonogram
small woman, sonogram, severe pain: You can wait until your appointment to discuss this bloating with your doctor. However, if you start to have severe pain in your abdomen or start to have any vaginal bleedng, call your doctor before your visit. A sonogram will show what is going on in your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blocked Tube, dr shettles method, abdominal myomectomy
dr shettles method, abdominal myomectomy, great shape: I would just try to conceive. HOwever, if you have the Shettles directions, it cannot hurt to try for a girl. If your last period started on August 15 but the recanalization was performed onlyt yesterday, it may be too soon to try to conceive. YOu should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood clots, tissue build up in uterus and polycystic ovaries, birth control pills, thyroid glands
birth control pills, thyroid glands, glucose intolerance: If you have a thickened endometrium, you probably should be given progesterone to slough of the endometrium. If your thyroid is O.K. you do not have to worry about that. You should also be evaluated for glucose intolerance due to the PCOS and should probably...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood group and pregnancy, rh positive, rh factor
rh positive, rh factor, blood group: If you were Rh Negative and your girlfriend was Rh Positive, that would pose a threat to the pregnancy and subsequent pregnancies. However, since you are both Rh positive, there is no danger. The baby will either have O positive blood or A positive blood....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood after Orgasm, vaginal secretions, having an orgasm
vaginal secretions, having an orgasm, cervical mucus: When you have intercourse, and your husband ejaculates, the semen enters the vagina. The cervical mucus filters out the sperm and the sperm (without the semen) travels up the fallopian tubes and can fertilize a waiting ovum. The rest of the semen (without...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood Pregnancy Test, blood test for pregnancy, faliure
blood test for pregnancy, faliure, pregnancy test: If your last period started on February 15, you would have ovulated on February 28, and could only have become pregnant if you had sex on February 27,28,March 1, or 2. It is unlikely that you would have conceived if you had sex on March 4. However, you did...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood Pregnancy Tests, best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy, pregnancy tests: If your last period started on February 9, the earliest that you could have ovulated would have been February 22 and you could only have conceived if you had sex on February 21,22,23 or 24. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after missing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood Pregnancy test accuracy, pregnancy test accuracy, birth control pills
pregnancy test accuracy, birth control pills, blood pregnancy test accuracy: A blood test less than 5 is definitely not pregnant,eseially with a negative pelvic exam. You ae not pregnant.2 1/2 days is normal for the length of a period. Your periods had come on February 16, March 16,April 13. and May 9.These were all regular period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood Showing on Ultrasound, early pregnancy, doctor didn
early pregnancy, doctor didn, prometrium: Mary, Sometimes, for whatever reason, blood shows up in early pregnancy behind the uterus. Your doctor did the right thing by putting you on progesterone (low levels of progesterone may cause a miscarriage). Most of the time, the blood resolves itself...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood spotting, bacterial vaginosis, feeling unwell
bacterial vaginosis, feeling unwell, tender stomach: What was the date of the first day of your last period. I assume it started on May 14. Everything you mentioned sounds within normal limits. You may have developed an inflammation of your eye which certainly warranted antibiotics. I would recommend that you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood surrounding the yolk sac, subchorionic hematoma, yolk sac
subchorionic hematoma, yolk sac, gestational sac: Dear Sy, At 6 weeks, clearly defined gestational sac(s), yolk sac(s), and usually a fetal pole (or two, if twins) - sometimes with heart activity. It sounds like your techs weren t exactly sure of what they were seeing. And even the radiologist sounds as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood Types, rh immune globulin, best time to take a pregnancy test
rh immune globulin, best time to take a pregnancy test, rh positive blood: The only concern would be if YOU were Rh negative and your husband was Rh positive. If a person had the Rh factor, that person is Rh positive. If a woman does not have the Rh factor and is Rh negative, and gets pregnant with a man who is Rh positive, the fetus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood thinners and pregnancy, anticardiolipin antibodies, unborn fetus
anticardiolipin antibodies, unborn fetus, mg qd: As you know, DVT is a serious condition. HOwever, as long as you maintain your status, you should be able to go through the pregnancy without problems. Continue the Lovenox every day and call the hematologist if you have pain in your legs (The dose may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood In Urine, high risk pregnancy, yeast infection
high risk pregnancy, yeast infection, kidney infection: hi again, sure it is possible it was from the yeast infection. IF you con t to be unsure, go back to your ob and ask him point blank and do tell him the midwife didnt really act concerned and you really want to know. IF you con t to not get answers, then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood in the urine, pregnancy category c, fda pregnancy category c
pregnancy category c, fda pregnancy category c, lortab hydrocodone: Dear Brittany, First, I feel I must share information about Lortab. Hydrocodone (the narcotic ingredient in Lortab) may be habit-forming, so you should not quit taking suddenly or you can experience withdrawal symptoms. It also is a FDA pregnancy category...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood in urine, pregnancy test, hormone hcg
pregnancy test, hormone hcg, blood in urine: You can get blood in your urine for several reasons, but the most common is a urinary tract infection. (It could also be due to trauma or inflammation of your bladder). Blood in your urine has nothing at all to do with pregnancy and a pregnancy test is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood in uterus, early pregnancy, old blood
early pregnancy, old blood, sonogram: Usually we do see blood in the uterus in early pregnancy due to old blood that has remained in the uterus from a prior period. If it is not interfering with the fetus and you are not showing signs of vaginal bleeding, don t worry about it. The next sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood, hcg level, dear mary
hcg level, dear mary, cytotec: Dear Mary, It is POSSIBLE because you can ovulate before ever having another period. However, with the uterus never completely expelling all contents until possibly just as recently as 7/10, it could also be that your hCG level is still above 25mIU/ml from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blue Veins and Weight Gain, home pregnancy test, blue veins
home pregnancy test, blue veins, th time: HI Patty, I would say you certainly could be. The late period is the biggest clue. Are the other symptoms normal for you every month? Go ahead and try a home pregnancy test, if it is negative, give another test a try in a few more days. Not sure...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bluish Cervix, upper uti, negative pregnancy test
upper uti, negative pregnancy test, sign of pregnancy: A bluish tint to the cervix ( Chadwick s sign ) has been reported during pregnancy, but is not, by any means, a definite sign of pregnancy. If the pregnancy test is negative and you have not missed your period, you are not pregnant. Just wait to see if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Boat Rides durring pregnancy, speed boat, boat speed
speed boat, boat speed, ski boat: Remember that your balance is off kilter during pregnancy, so you have to be careful in a speed boat or jetski where your balance plays a role in your safety. Being in a boat or a speed boat will not harm the baby but you can be in danger of falling out of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Boiling water, body slides, head and shoulders
body slides, head and shoulders, warm baby: Hello Lynn. The water was to sterilize whatever instruments the midwife or dr. wanted to use. Don t worry, it need not be done should she deliver at work. Your priorities ARE: Make her as comfortable as possible. If birth is happening VERY fast, she is best...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Boy Or Girl?, sonographer, karyotype
sonographer, karyotype, amniocentesis: It is impossible to tell the gender of the baby just by knowing your LMP and that you already have a son. You can try getting a sonogram and, if the position is good, the sonographer may see a scrotum or a penis and then you will know. Earlier in the pregnancy,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: CAN I BREAK OUT AND STILL BE PREGNENT ?, question question, overproduction
question question, overproduction, acne: If you suffer from acne, you can have an outbreak at any time during your lifetime. You can have an outbreak whehter you are pregnant or not pregnant. Acne has nothing at all to do with pregnancy. However, some woman have less acne once they become pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BREASTFEEDING AND I MIGHT BE PREGNANT, implantation bleeding, viable pregnancy
implantation bleeding, viable pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: While you are breastfeeding, it is possible not to get our period for up to a year after you stop nursing. If you start feeling the symptoms of pregnancy (breast tenderness, fatigue, nausea) wait two more weeks and get a pregnancy test. If there is any doubt...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BROWN SPOTTING DURING 6 WEEK PREGANCY, hcg levels in early pregnancy, normal hcg levels in early pregnancy
hcg levels in early pregnancy, normal hcg levels in early pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy: Dear Pam, It is encouraging that the heart rate was strong at 132. I m sure what they are checking is her hCG level and possibly progesterone level. They are wanting to do another test 48 hours after the 1st test because we expect the hCG level to double...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Braxton Hicks, False Labor or Real Labor Pains?, braxton hicks contractions, second pregnancy
braxton hicks contractions, second pregnancy, lower back pain: The only difference between real labor pains and Braxton Hicks contractions, is that Braxton Hicks contractions, while they really hurt, will not cause dilatation of the cervix. When you start to have contractions at the level of your belly button that occur...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Braxton Hicks, braxton hicks contractions, minute period
braxton hicks contractions, minute period, contraction: At this stage of pregnancy, it is completely normal to have Braxton-Hicks contractions as you describe. When you get past 38 weeks, you will start to have more regular contractions. When they occur every 6-8 minutes (from the start of a contraction to the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Braxton hicks and preterm labor, braxton hicks contractions, copious amounts
braxton hicks contractions, copious amounts, fundus: Braxton-Hicks contractions will not cause you to go into preterm labor. They are contractions that do not cause any focus of real contractions. If you do not have painful contractions at the fundus of your uterus that come more frequently than every 10 minutes,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breach Babies, breach babies, elective cesarean section
breach babies, elective cesarean section, breech position: It is normal for the baby to be in the breech position at this time. You are going to have to have serial sonograms. If the baby is still in the breech position by 36 weeks, you will have to deliver by elective cesarean section by 38 weeks. Very often, the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breach Births, vertex position, breech position
vertex position, breech position, vaginal delivery: A sonogram can show the position of the baby at this time. If you are due on December 7, you are now only 29 weeks pregnant. If the baby is breech now, it certainly has plenty of time to turn to a vertex position. if, however, when you are 37 weeks, the baby...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Break through bleeding...or a possible miscarriage?, negative pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy
negative pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy, compaired: If your last period started on May 11, you would have ovulated on May 24 and could only have conceived if you had sex on May 23,24,25, or 26. If you do not get your next period on time (June 7) , wait until June 14 and take a pregnnacy test. If you had...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breakthrough bleeding but than no period, breakthrough bleeding, pregnancy test
breakthrough bleeding, pregnancy test, health issue: Dear Laura, It sounds to me like you are not on the correct dosage of pills for you. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to get the dosage exactly right to eliminate the breakthrough bleeding. I suggest that you call your doctor and explain that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast/Bottle Feeding Issues, breast bottle, miramichi nb
breast bottle, miramichi nb, matthew evans: Matthew, I would recommend a formula fortified with DHA and ARA (fatty acids found in breastmilk proven to maximize brain development). You know what is best for your family, and if it is bottle feeding, than that is a perfectly okay decision. Try a milk-based...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast and bottle feeding, breast and bottle feeding, breastfeed
breast and bottle feeding, breastfeed, nipple: Hello Erin. If you hope to successfully breastfeed, you should not use any bottles until the baby is at least 12 weeks old. If you offer bottles sooner, baby often refuses to nurse at the breast. The sucking action is quite different for each nipple and they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast during pregnancy, breast reduction surgery, best time to take a pregnancy test
breast reduction surgery, best time to take a pregnancy test, early symptoms of pregnancy: Early symptoms of pregnancy are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. There are no other symptoms in early pregnancy. Of course, you have to miss a period as well. A pregnancy test will not show a positive result until 14-21 days after conception. The best...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast during pregnancy, warm soaks, left breast
warm soaks, left breast, breast exam: It is quite unlikely that you have developed a tumor of the breast during pregnancy. It is more likely that cchanges are starting in the breast and you are starting to prepare for lactation. Milk ducts will start to form and the breast will become very tender....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast feeding and Yeast, candida albicans yeast, yeast infection
candida albicans yeast, yeast infection, breast milk: Usually, thrush (candida albicans) (yeast infection) is transferred to the baby by sucking on infected breasts. It is not passed along with the milk but from latching on to the breast. If you notice any rash on your breasts or on your nipples, show it to your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast irregularities, tender breasts, nipple discharge
tender breasts, nipple discharge, menstrual period: As long as you did have your period, you are not pregnant. I can t explain why you feel heavier breasts that are dense, but as long as you do not have any painful or tender breasts and are not seeing any nipple discharge, there probably is no problem. If they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast leaking...., breast leakage, breast soreness
breast leakage, breast soreness, pregnancy and breastfeeding: Dear R , As a general rule, the only time that breast leakage should be an issue is during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Any other time that this occurs, you should be seen by a doctor for a breast exam. Now - more than likely the hormones in the BCPs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast milk, breast milk, lactate
breast milk, lactate, unprotected sex: Hello. Sometimes women will have this happen because of a hormone change. If you are only getting something out of one breast there may be cause for concern, if you are having it come out of both breast you can probably wait and see what happens. Good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast Shrinkage?, genetic makeup, gynecologist
genetic makeup, gynecologist, muscle tone: Brast size is due to a combination of factors: weight, genetic makeup, development. There is no way to tell if your breasts became smaller merely due to weight loss or if your weight lifting conributed to muscle tone in the area. If you have any concerns,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast soreness, breast soreness, coming off the pill
breast soreness, coming off the pill, sore nipples: It is very common for your breasts (one or both) to become tender around the time of ovulation (14 days prior to the start of your period). That appears to be what you are describing. It is usually due to retention of fluid. Of course there can be the development...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast soreness, pain in the breast, breast soreness
pain in the breast, breast soreness, breast tenderness: It is common to have breast tenderness at various times during your cycle, especially in the second half of your cycle. Sometimes this can be a sign of PMS and sometimes it is a sign of ovulation (if it occurs at mid-cycle). Sometimes it can be an indication...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast swollen, swollen breasts, breast tenderness
swollen breasts, breast tenderness, pregnancy symptoms: During pregnancy, the earliest symptoms are breast tenderness, fatigue, and nausea. You do not have to have swollen breasts, and even if you did have swollen breasts but now do not, it is not a sign of an impending miscarriage, as long as you are not bleeding...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast tenderness, birth control pills, tri cyclen birth control
birth control pills, tri cyclen birth control, ortho tri cyclen: The breasts are probably tender because you are approaching your next period. You did not metion the date of the first day of your last period, so I can t tell when you ovulated. I doubt that you ovulated since you are taking birth control pills. It is highly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast tenderness, serum beta, progesterone level
serum beta, progesterone level, breast tenderness: Dear Sheila, I would not automatically jump to the conclusion that your pregnancy may be lost due to lack of breast tenderness. In fact, some women never really notice this as a symptom during their pregnancies OR don t notice it until the 2nd trimester....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast tenderness not there as bad., hcg hormone levels, sore breasts
hcg hormone levels, sore breasts, fetal heartbeat: As long as you are not having heavy vaginal bleeding or cramping, you are not having a misscarriage and there is nothing to worry about. However, by now a sonogram will show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. If you have any worries, ask your doctor to send you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast tenderness fading, sore breasts, pantyliner
sore breasts, pantyliner, breast tenderness: Hi Neely, this is still normal, brownish blood is better than bright red blood, your pregnancy is still very early and up to 12 weeks you may experience what is called implantation bleeding and cramping. This is normal as long as the bleeding does not turn...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast tenderness fading, sore breasts, pantyliner
sore breasts, pantyliner, breast tenderness: Sometimes females can do that. It could also be implantation bleeding. I think it is a little late for that but I am not totally sure. I did this for the first month after I found out I was pregnant as well and nothing ever came from it. You should see...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breast tenderness, aereola, breast tenderness
aereola, breast tenderness, tubal ligation: If you are only at cycle day #11, the symptoms are probably due to impending ovulation (which can start anywhere from cycle day 11-16). Certainly, you cannot become pregnant until ovulation and it is highly unlikely that you will conceive after a tubal ligation....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breastfeeding 21 mth old, 5 weeks lmp, spotting, negative hpt, pre ejaculate, unprotected intercourse
pre ejaculate, unprotected intercourse, sperm cells: Dear Karen, Well first off - all pregnancies and babies are different. So you can t always rely on what experiences you may have had with past pregnancies. You essentially had six encounters of unprotected sex since the last cycle. Although withdrawal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breastfeeding, breastfed children, human infants
breastfed children, human infants, breast cancer: Hello January. Have you educated yourself about this issue? Do you know that breastfed children are smarter than artificially fed children? Do you know that breastfeeding helps prevent you from breast cancer, that your baby if breastfed will have fewer health...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breasts Leaking, constant vomiting, breast pads
constant vomiting, breast pads, months of pregnancy: Hi Amber :) The discharge coming from your breasts is called Colostrum. Leakage around the 4-5 month mark is common, so its absolutley nothing to be concerned about. You might have leakage for the remainder of your pregnancy. So your friend is right, Breast...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breasts tenderness, breast tenderness, pregnacy
breast tenderness, pregnacy, due date: Every pregnacy is different, it is very hard to not compare them but you really should not. Each pregnacy has it s own set of symptoms and feelings. Feeling as if you are going to start your period is a very commong early symptom of pregnacy. Good luck...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breathing mold while pregnant, fetal circulation, time dawn
fetal circulation, time dawn, alveoli: While inhalation of mold is not good for you, it will not be harmful to your fetus. Mold can cause damage to your alveoli and lungs, but the baby is not breathing while it is growing in your uterus. Mold does not get into your bloodstream and will not effect...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breathing techniques - video, childbirth education association, international childbirth education
childbirth education association, international childbirth education, penny simkin: Hello Maureen. Go to the website for Bradley Childbirth and see if they have one, also try the International Childbirth Education Association. You might also try a website for Penny Simkin and also Nancy Wainer Cohen. There is also a great supply source called...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breech Baby, water bed, chiropractor
water bed, chiropractor, due date: Hello Jennifer- Yes, you can get your baby to turn- I just typed turning a breech infant into my search engine and got lots of choices. You want to find the one that talks about using a tilt board - works very well. Also, you need to see a chiropractor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breech Baby, nancy wainer cohen, american hospitals
nancy wainer cohen, american hospitals, breech birth: Hello Jackie. The simple answer is yes, it will drop, the bum will fall deeper into your pelvis as the lower third of your uterus softens toward the time of labor. BUT- I m sure you have been told that you will have a section- that is the norm in most N....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breech baby and Old placenta, vertex position, breech position
vertex position, breech position, cesarean section: There are many dangers in trying to turn a breech ( conveersion ). The baby itself can be damaged (broken arms, legs, etc) or the placenta can be sheared off as an attempt is made to turn the baby to the vertex position. For that reason, if this is your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breech baby, nancy wainer cohen, essential books
nancy wainer cohen, essential books, foremost expert: Hello Staci- you need to spend your energy on getting this baby to turn. Find your local midwives and see them NOW- they will be of great help in getting this baby turned. There are physical and psychological reasons for babies to be breech and many of them...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breech Position, frozen peas, congratulations on your pregnancy
frozen peas, congratulations on your pregnancy, vertex: HI Melissa, Congratulations on your pregnancy! Just because a baby is breech does NOT mean anything is wrong. I have never heard that before; that is NOT a sign that something is wrong with the baby. You can try putting ice packs on your belly to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breech position at 31w1d, vertex position, fetal fotos
vertex position, fetal fotos, hands and knees: I would repeat the sonogram (at a reputable gynecologist s office or at a radiologist s office) at 36 weeks gestation. If it still is in the breech presentation at that time, I would suggest that you be delivered by cesarean section. It is safer for you and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breech position, emergency c section, elective cesarean section
emergency c section, elective cesarean section, vertex presentation: It is doubtful that an attempt to turn the baby from a breech presentation to a vertex presentation will be successful. Most of the time, the baby turns right back within an hour or two. If the baby is breech at 34 weeks gestation, I would not do anything...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brest Tenderness, sexual maturation, breast pain
sexual maturation, breast pain, tops bottoms: I can t tell what is occurring with your breasts without actually examining them. I would suggest that you make an appointment with your gynecologist and have them evaluated for any cysts or unusual sensitivity. Try to avoid caffeine and caffeine products,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bright Orange Vaginal Bleeding, dark brown discharge, bright orange color
dark brown discharge, bright orange color, back ache: If you had a period in Septgember, then your body is completely recuperated from the abortion. I can t tell what is going on by your description and you should see your doctor when you notice the oragne color to your discharge. A brown discharge may merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bringing baby home, bringing baby home, upper respiratory infections
bringing baby home, upper respiratory infections, childhood illnesses: There are no restrictions to the number of visitors you can have when the baby comes home. However, I would caution visitors to refrain from smoking in front of the baby and I would not allow visitors with colds (upper respiratory infections) to be with the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brow Blood, vaginal area, old blood
vaginal area, old blood, first period: The first period after a pregnancy can be thick or thin, dark red or bright red or brown ( old blood ). It can be very heavy or last quite awhile. At six weeks after the baby, you should have your post partum visit. Discuss it with your doctor. It is usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Cervical Mucus, cervical mucus, implantation
cervical mucus, implantation, hormones: Laurie, It could just be the start of your period. If you haven t had sex in the past three months, than you couldn t be pregnant. Sometimes, our bodies just react wierdly to hormones. This may be the way your period is going to start this time. I hope...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown cervical mucus, increased cervical mucus, vaginal mucus
increased cervical mucus, vaginal mucus, menstrual irregularities: Dear Mandy, It sounds like you may be having some abundant cervical mucus associated with ovulation. The brown coloring of it may be because - for whatever reason - you skipped your last period and there s a bit of old blood there. Obviously, since you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Discharge, bleeding in early pregnancy, beta hcg
bleeding in early pregnancy, beta hcg, viable pregnancy: It is common to have some bleeding in early pregnancy. Once the bleeding stops, it is also common to have a brownish discharge for awhile. This is probably old blood or oxidized blood that is being expelled. As long as you do not have heavy bleeding with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Discharge?, brown discharge, dry blood
brown discharge, dry blood, pregnancy test: If you have noticed a brown discharge, it is either the start of your period or some old blood that was in the uterus from before (oxidized blood). Progesterone will help bring on your period but does not cause a brown discharge. If you think you may be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Discharge, fetal heartbeat, brownish discharge
fetal heartbeat, brownish discharge, brown discharge: A brownish discharge from the vagina is usually old blood that is being pushed out of the uterus by the growing baby. If the fetal heartbeat is good, and there is no heavy bright red or dark red bleeding along with menstrual-like cramping, you usually do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Discharge at 37 weeks?, vaginal discharge during pregnancy, 50 effaced
vaginal discharge during pregnancy, 50 effaced, mucus plug: Dear Elizabeth, This isn t anything to be concerned about. Sometimes small blood vessels (capillaries) can break. With an exam, or with intercourse, and especially in late pregnancy with the pressure of the baby and the opening of the cervix, it disturbs...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Discharge, brown vaginal discharge, ovarian cyst
brown vaginal discharge, ovarian cyst, sex intercourse: Dear Ashley, One-sided pain accompanied by a brown vaginal discharge can be related to a couple of different things. These symptoms can occur with ectopic pregnancy (which in unlikely in your case if it began soon after your sexual encounter). They can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Discharge, miscarrage, brown discharge
miscarrage, brown discharge, last period: Sometimes the brown discharge is just from where your not actually having a period but you are getting rid of what what was left from your last period. I do the same thing sometimes when I dont have a period for awhile (even though I am not pregnant). I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown discharge at 5.5 weeks, dark brown discharge, subchorionic hemorrhage
dark brown discharge, subchorionic hemorrhage, implantation bleeding: It is common to have some brown discharge at 5.5 weeks gestatin. It is a bit too early for a sonogram to show a fetus. After 6 weeks (from the first day of your last period) a sonogram will show a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. I would recommend that you get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown discharge, menstrual irregularities, brown discharge
menstrual irregularities, brown discharge, morning urine: Dear Sarah, Excessive or strenuous exercise can cause menstrual irregularities. If you have started doing exercises that you are not used to, this may be a factor. However, if you have had unprotected sex during the last cycle, you may also have conceived....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Menstrual Cycle, birth control pills, brownish discharge
birth control pills, brownish discharge, foul smell: A brownish discharge is usually due to old blood that is being released from the uterus (from a prior period). It is insignificant unless there is a foul smell to it or it causes intense itching. Your surgery for the cyst at age 15 did not cause you to have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Spotting Follow-up, ortho tri cyclen, pre cum
ortho tri cyclen, pre cum, last period: As long as she was taking the pill, she could not have become pregnant. If she ovulated during the time she was not taking the pill, she could have conceived if ANY sperm got into her vagina during her fertile period (one day prior to ovulation until two...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Spotting, pregnancy hormone level, hcg pregnancy hormone
pregnancy hormone level, hcg pregnancy hormone, sign of pregancy: Hi Keren :) Well, being 18 days later, and having brown spotting is a strong indication of pregnancy. It is normal, right after conception for some women to experience what is called implantation bleeding. Implantation, is when the fertilized egg, implants...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Spotting, fetal heartbeat, subchorionic
fetal heartbeat, subchorionic, brown discharge: The brown discharge may merely be old blood from the uterus that is being pushed out by the growing fetus. It is usually insignificant and, as long as fetus is growing and there is no heavy vaginal bleeding it usually does not become a miscarriage. The brownish...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown spotting before period, negative feedback mechanism, ovulatin
negative feedback mechanism, ovulatin, spotting before period: It is very common to have some spotting a few days prior to starting a normal menstrual blood flow. The brownish staiining may merely be old blood being forced out of the uterus. Clomid will only increase the probability of ovulation by acting on your hypothalamus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown spotting, functional cyst, ovarian cyst
functional cyst, ovarian cyst, regular periods: The brown spotting has nothing to do with the ovarian cyst that you had in the past. It is quite normal to have some brownish staining just before you start your period. It can be due to old blood that is being pushed out of the uterus, or it can be merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brown Vaginal Discharge, brown vaginal discharge, menstrual cramps
brown vaginal discharge, menstrual cramps, prenatal vitamins: Dear Jodi, Spotting early in pregnancy can be pink, red, or a brownish color. If you are not having any other symptoms, and if the bleeding does not increase or become bright red with tissue or clots, and if cramping does not increase (worse than menstrual...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brownish Discharge, brownish discharge, blood discharge
brownish discharge, blood discharge, hello doctor: At your stage of pregnancy, it is common to see a brownish discharge from your vagina. This is due to old blood that is being extruded from the uterus as the baby is growing. It is not anything to worry about, unless you have cramps or heavy bleeding.It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brownish discharge in week 9 of pregnancy, twin embryos, brownish discharge
twin embryos, brownish discharge, second pregnancy: Hi Kristin, Congratulations! Ok I am not a doctor, and I hate to differ with a doctor, but I have to say that if your doctor thinks this is implantation... I dont understand how she could think this. Implantation occurred about 7 weeks ago! What you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Brownish-Red vaginal discharge, sticky mucus, brown discharge
sticky mucus, brown discharge, time of ovulation: A reddish-brown discharge is often seen at mid cycle and is called mittelshmerz . This occurs around the time of ovulation and has no significance, as long as there is no itching or foul smell. If you suspect that it may be vaginal infection (inflammation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ARE ALL BUMPS ON THE VAGINA HERPES?, bumps on the vagina, emergency contraceptives
bumps on the vagina, emergency contraceptives, genital warts: Herpes vaginalis start as vessicles (similar to chicken-pox). They resemble little pimples filled with clear liquid. In a few days, they rupture and form a crater that hurts a lot. If you have any crater-like sores around your vulva that are extremely painful,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bulimia and Pregnancy, bulemia, type 1 diabetes
bulemia, type 1 diabetes, balanced meals: Kiersten, I could go into a long explanation of the significant dangers to not only your baby but more importantly you over the long term with both bulemia and anorexia, but it would not change the fact that you need counseling. You obviously know that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bumps on private area, occlusive dressings, clindomycin
occlusive dressings, clindomycin, hair shaft: It is impossible for me to diagnose dermatologic conditions via E mail. Most likely, what you describe is folliculitis which is due to inflamed hair follicles. It can be caused by infections, physical or chemical irritation, occlusive dressings, clothing,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Burning and swelling, clindomycin, excess growth
clindomycin, excess growth, culture and sensitivity: If the culture came back and the sensitivities of the culture indicated that the bacteria was sensitive to metronidazol (Metrogel), tetracycline (doxyclycine), and clindomycin (Cleocin), the infection should have resolved. If it has been longer than 2 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Burns when i pee, abnormal vaginal discharge, urine culture and sensitivity
abnormal vaginal discharge, urine culture and sensitivity, bladder infection: If you have burning on urination, you may have developed a urinary tract infection (bladder infection). A UTI can cause burning on urination, frequency of urination, and urgency (the feeling of having to urinate but nothing comes out). YOu should get a urine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BV at 11 weeks...is Metrogel safe in the first trimester?, vaginal yeast infection, fetal organs
vaginal yeast infection, fetal organs, doctor dear: Dear HD, Metrogel can be used in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters for treatment of BV, however treatment is not usually done in the first trimester, when fetal organs are developing. Another consideration for you is - the vaginal form of these antibiotics...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BV, uterine cavity, abdominal cramps
uterine cavity, abdominal cramps, urine specimen: Dear Christy, If severe enough, a vaginal infection could spread into the uterine cavity. The abdominal cramps and low back pain may also indicate urinary tract involvement. The normal postmenarchal and premenopausal vaginal pH is 3.8-4.2. With BV,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: BV, constant thing, new freedom
constant thing, new freedom, cervical cancer: If it is not BV it could be a non-specific vaginitis or a fungal infection. A culture will show what it is. HPV does not cause a discharge, but can cause warts. Unless the cancer of the cervix is eroding the cervix, there would not be a discharge. If it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: b.c. pill, breast engorgement, migraine headaches
breast engorgement, migraine headaches, orthotricyclen lo: Headaches, breast tenderness, and blemishes are a function of the amount of estrogen in the pill. If you complain of these symptoms after three months on a pill, you might ask your doctor to try a pill that contains less estrogen and more progesterone than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: b-hcg normal level, b hcg, hcg quant
b hcg, hcg quant, sexual intercourse: Any value of Beta HCg that is less than 5 is considered negative for pregnancy. It does not matter if you are a virgin or have had sexual intercourse. Beta HCG is a hormone that is released only when you are pregnant. If you are pregnant it will be detected...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: b-hcg quant, beta hcg test, b hcg
beta hcg test, b hcg, serum tests: The test is quite straight forward and there is little lab error. The numbers are quite evident. If you are pregnant, the numbers are very high and usually double every 48 hours. If the numbers are less than 100 it usually means that you are not pregnant....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: b-hcg quant, serum tests, early pregnancy
serum tests, early pregnancy, negative test: There are several different tests that indicate the quantative level of B-HCG, none measure it directly and most usually measure something, so a negative test is usually considered as less that 2. During early pregnancy the value doubles every 2 days and reaches...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: babies, fetal heart rate, weeks of pregnancy
fetal heart rate, weeks of pregnancy, physical reason: Dear Nakecia, It would depend on how early... and really there is nothing that you yourself can do that will absolutely induce labor unless that baby is ready to be born. Nature has a way of protecting the baby until it can safely be born unless there is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when will i have this baby????, thinning cervix, light at the end of the tunnel
thinning cervix, light at the end of the tunnel, cervix: You will have the baby, I guarantee it! When, I can t guarantee. I suggest trying everything possible to not have an induction. They are bad, real bad. Be patient, things happen for a reason. I really can not answer your one question as you asked...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: had baby 2 weeks ago, retained placenta, vaginal birth
retained placenta, vaginal birth, petite girl: There are a lot of things that could be wrong, and some of them are serious (like a partial retained placenta). You should be seen by a doctor. If you don t have an ob, you should go to an emergency room - preferably one with an obstetrics residency progra...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the baby, blood sugar level, blood sugar levels
blood sugar level, blood sugar levels, fruit juices: Hello again. You are craving sugar because you are eating too much sugar- you cause spikes in your blood sugar with the wrong foods and then the blood sugar level falls hard and fast- and you want more. The answer is- you MUST eat a good serving of protein...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i had a baby about 4 months..., inclusion cyst, sebaceous cyst
inclusion cyst, sebaceous cyst, sebaceous cysts: If it is, indeed, a sebaceous cyst, it can easily be aspirated with a small needle and syringe. They will use local anesthesia and it will not hurt you. It may be an inclusion cyst or some fibrotic material that develped during the repair. If it is very small...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: About my baby, excess saliva, health discovery
excess saliva, health discovery, teething ring: The age at which a child begins to get teeth can vary. The average age is about 7 months, but some infants teeth erupt when they are only 3 or 4 months old. Other babies do not begin to get teeth until they are 12 months or even a little older. Getting teeth...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby, fetal heartbeat, fetal movement
fetal heartbeat, fetal movement, baby heart: Usually, the earliest we can hear a fetal heartbeat (with a doppler stethoscope) is around 9 weeks (from the first day of your last period). On sonogram, we can see a fetal heartbeat after 6 weeks gestational age. We can be aware of fetal movement (kicking)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby, having sex during your period, sperm cells
having sex during your period, sperm cells, sex during your period: Dear Kelly, It is not the most fertile time for you, by any means. But having sex during your period can result in pregnancy. It definitely is not impossible. This is partially attributed to the fact that sperm cells can survive several (usually about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby?, dear jennifer, conception date
dear jennifer, conception date, last period: Dear Jennifer, If ultrasound has confirmed your dating of 17 weeks and due date of 4/24/08, I would calculate your estimated conception date would be 8/2 (based on regular 28 day cycles). Your LMP should have actually been approximately 7/19, so the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I had my baby on April 23rd..., perineal tears, yellow discharge
perineal tears, yellow discharge, sutured: Usually, a post partum exam is performed at 6 weeks after the delivery. If you have an infection, you would have fever of over 101 degrees F or you would notice pus coming from the wound. Pus is usually green and foul smelling. The yellow discharge may merely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I had my baby on April 23rd...., gi specialist, vaginal delivery
gi specialist, vaginal delivery, motrin: Diarrhea is not a usually complication of a vaginal delivery. If you have been having diarrhea for two weeks, you may have some GI virus or some problem with your intestines. You must go to a medical doctor (GI specialist) for evaluation. Until you get your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby anytime soon?, thinning cervix, feeling the baby move
thinning cervix, feeling the baby move, light at the end of the tunnel: If you are feeling the baby move each day and have not ruptured your membranes, there is no reason not to wait until you go into labor. YOu may go into labor any day now, or you may not go into labor for another two weeks. When you start having contractions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby's appearance, first few days, birth canal
first few days, birth canal, pelvis: Sometimes, as the baby comes down the birth canal, the bones of the mother s pelvis causes the baby to be cone-headed. This, of course, disappears within a few days. Babies born by cesarean section, on the other hand, are born with perfectly round heads...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: has baby dropped?, congratulations on your pregnancy, third child
congratulations on your pregnancy, third child, good luck: HI Kimberly, Congratulations on your pregnancy! He may not drop....he s already low. He just engaged early! My son carried this way, I wonder if it is a boy thing! You can go into labor without the baby dropping. And he may even scoot down a little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby dropping, having your baby, bedrest
having your baby, bedrest, pre term: Hi Arika, It sounds like you are really close to having your baby. If you are already 5cm, it sounds like within days you will have your baby. As you know, anything below 36 weeks is considered pre-term. So, stay on strict bedrest to ensure that your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my baby dropping?, stripping the membranes, health care provider
stripping the membranes, health care provider, baby in two: Hi Crystal, and thanks for writing! Stripping the membranes is where a health care provider will separate your bag of water from the cervix, it is not intended to break your water, however, it may. It may also cause infection, and may be painful for some....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby dropping early, three kids, contraction
three kids, contraction, shortness of breath: If your friend is due on December 19, she is now 30 weeks pregnant and can drop at any time. This only means that the baby is situating itself in the pelvis and is positioning itself for delivery in around 10 weeks. Dropping will make your friend feel better...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby dropping, pubic bones, going into labour
pubic bones, going into labour, cervix: Hi Maxine, congratulations!!! The baby dropping is a good sign that the baby and your body are getting ready for birth, but it does not mean you will go into labor any time soon. It could be tomorrow or it could be three weeks from now, no one but the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby hasn't dropped, bust area, body doesn
bust area, body doesn, drastic changes: Hello Sabrina. If your dr is telling you that the head is low, believe him/her. Yes, these changes can take place very slowly as you suggest and that is likely what has happened. Even if the head still needs to come down a little, it will happen during labor....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby's head down, birth canal, sonogram
birth canal, sonogram, midwife: Hello Charlene. DO NOT allow an induction- most lead to sections because baby is NOT ready. Have you been told that the baby is NOT head down? If you know for sure that your baby is butt down, you need to contact a local midwife and have her work with you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: what can a baby hear, amniotic fluid, volume level
amniotic fluid, volume level, baby music: Hello Suz- yes it is safe and a lovely idea. Place the headphones on YOUR ears and turn the volume up to just a touch too loud for you- then place them on your belly- the volume will be fine for baby as it has to travel through a lot of tissue and the amniotic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the baby's heartbeat, endless space, fetal heart
endless space, fetal heart, prenatal visits: Hello Kristen- this is perfectly normal- your little one is SO small, it has endless space in which to hide and the fetal heart can be VERY hard to find even with a doppler- which by the way uses incredibly strong ultrasound and I NEVER use them during prenatal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby kicking, last period, preterm labor
last period, preterm labor, 23 years: If your last period started on August 20, you are due on May 27 amd are now 29 weeks pregnant. It is not uncommon to have some pressure on your bladder, but if it is very painful, hve your doctor evaluate it to make sure that you are not having any preterm...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby is low, twin pregnancies, twin pregnancy
twin pregnancies, twin pregnancy, pubic area: It is doubtful that you have dropped at 27-28 weeks gestation, even if you have a twin pregnancy and it feels like you arfe having movement in your pubic area. A sonogram will show if the babies have dropped. Even if the babies are large, you may or may not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby's lung development, cesarean section, last organ
cesarean section, last organ, lung development: Usually, fetal lung development is the last organ to mature. However, after 36 weeks, the lungs (even in diabetics) are mature enough to exist in the outside world and an induction, if necessary, can be done any time after 36 weeks. A cesarean section is recommended...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby lying Transversely?, vaginal birth, responce
vaginal birth, responce, abnormality: Hello Chris. As long as ultrasound is used to help the dr. with the turning, all should be well. The procedure could well cause labor to begin and if the head is not down in the pelvis, there is no point in allowing labor to continue and a section will be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby measured 6.5 weeks a week apart fetal pole yolk sac baby no heartbeat, yolk sac, pregnancy symptom
yolk sac, pregnancy symptom, cervis: Dear Nicole, OK - first, it absolutely does sound like you made a correct decision in getting the 2nd opinion and switching doctors. It is SO important that we feel comfortable with our doctor and some just don t have a personality that meshes with everyone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby measures larger, nancy wainer cohen, silent knife
nancy wainer cohen, silent knife, liver problems: Hello Virginia. This is not a problem- but your dr is looking for reasons to induce you so that your birth can be scheduled to his/her convenience. Don t get trapped into this plan. You CAN have this baby vaginally- your body would not grow a baby that would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby movement, kick count, baby movement
kick count, baby movement, kiddos: Dear Kim, I would recommend you do a kick count of sorts. Babies should be more active at certain times during the day - like when you are more active or have just eaten a meal. But at 19 weeks, you probably only began to feel movement within the last few...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby movements during pregnancy, irregular periods, weeks of pregnancy
irregular periods, weeks of pregnancy, baby movements: The baby has wake and sleep cycles. As long as it does move each day, it is fine. It does not have to move constnatly nor does it have to kick that much. It can do sommersaults, hiccups, rolls, kicks, and just movements. If you havc any doubts do kick...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby movements, abdominal muscles, nerve endings
abdominal muscles, nerve endings, baby movements: Hello Laura. At 25 weeks baby has LOTS of room to float around. The only movements you will feel are the ones that happen right at the front of your uterus- up against your abdominal muscle wall. Your uterus has no nerve endings to pick up the sensation of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby not moving much, non stress test, wake cycles
non stress test, wake cycles, fetal movement: At 30 weeks gestation, you should feel some fetal movement throughout the day. There are sleep/wake cycles however, and the baby will not move while it is sleeping. However, within a ten hour period you should feel ten movements. They do not have to be kicking....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby not moving, true labor contractions, kick count
true labor contractions, kick count, early stages of labor: Dear Caroline, I would suggest that you do a kick count. Here s how to do a kick count on a daily basis: 1. Choose a time of day that baby is usually active - after a meal is usually a good time. 2. Get a watch. 3. Get a piece of paper and pen or pencil....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby moving, weeks pregnancy, baby move
weeks pregnancy, baby move, good luck: Anytime you are concerned I urge you to call your Dr. They know you best and are great at making you feel better about the situation or advising you if you need to be seen. If the baby is just active all the time that is probably nothing to worry about....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is my baby ok?, adequate size, sonogram
adequate size, sonogram, hiccups: The baby has several wake-sleep periods during the day. As long as it has around 10 movements throughout the day, it is O.K. They do not have to be kicks, but can be summersaults, hiccups, rolls, etc. As long as the baby is of adequate size (according to a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No baby in sac at 6 weeks, yolk sac, weeks gestation
yolk sac, weeks gestation, heart activity: Dear Rebecca, At 8 weeks gestation, which is what you would have been by LMP dating, we would have expected to see a fetus and heart activity. Usually at least a yolk sac or fetal pole or heart activity can be seen by 6 weeks gestation. Unless your LMP...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: having baby with sergeant mother?, partial hysterectomy, having baby
partial hysterectomy, having baby, wrong choice: Hi Ketty :) Unfortuently, You cannot have another baby. Most partcial hystorectomies involve removing the uterus, and leaving the ovaries. The only time ovaries are removed, is if there is a serious condition with them, such as cancer. I think its most...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby's sex, recliner chair, pelvic bone
recliner chair, pelvic bone, sofa: Hello again Jamie. At 22 weeks, there is no need to be concerned about whatever position your baby is in. Your baby has LOTS of time to choose it s position and it will change many times yet. What you must NOT do is spend ANY time lying in a recliner chair.This...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby stressed during labor, god daughter, emergency sign
god daughter, emergency sign, inutero: Hello Jan. Passing meconium inutero can be a sign that the baby is under some stress. However, it is NOT the emergency sign that we used to think it was. I am sorry to say that this event will be used by the drs. to press toward a c/section, so don t be surprised...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby temperature, new born baby, cesarian section
new born baby, cesarian section, mothers milk: HI Beenish, one thing to remember if you are too hot, then the baby will be too and if you are too cool or cold as will the baby. As far as humidity, if you think the air is too dry for you, then get humidifier or vaporiser and run it all day and night....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no baby on ultrasound, molar pregnancy, gestational sac
molar pregnancy, gestational sac, heart activity: Dear Laine, With hCG levels over 70,000, you almost certainly would have to be at least 7 weeks along. And, unfortunately, at 7 weeks, there should not only be a visible fetus, but also heart activity. This may be a failed pregnancy - either a molar...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no baby in uterus, molar pregnancy, hcg levels
molar pregnancy, hcg levels, ocassionaly: Hi Vanessa, Sometimes at 5 weeks or close to 6 weeks, a fetus is unable to be visualized. The fact that you saw a yoke sac and your levels have doubled appropriately is a good sign. It sounds like things are coming along okay. Ocassionaly, you can have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my baby, pregnant 12 weeks, misscarage
pregnant 12 weeks, misscarage, excess fluids: Hello Debbie. The nurse means that the baby stopped growing and died at the 5/6 week stage but has not been shed from your uterus. The uterus has likely stretched bigger due to excess fluids collecting inside the uterus but the baby has not grown. The next...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: babys due date, mucus plug, last month of pregnancy
mucus plug, last month of pregnancy, estimated due dates: Hi Ann, Congratulations! Due dates are actually called EDD for Estimated Due dates. no one tells you this, though! What probably happened with them changing the due dates so much is you probably did not know the first day of your last period before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: will i have babys, irregular periods, whole grains
irregular periods, whole grains, monthly period: Hi, I know you have cultural reasons but why not go to the doctor? Did you not like the doctor? What about a female doctor instead of a man? From what you say it sounds like you have irregular periods. I do not think that this has anything to do with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: backache during pregnancy, backache during pregnancy, lower backpain
backache during pregnancy, lower backpain, fetal wellbeing: Usually, a miscarriage starts with vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping. It can, of course, be accompanied by lower backpain, but backpain is also common during pregnancy. As long as you are not bleeding, it usually is of no consequence. However, if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: backache in early pregnancy, backache in early pregnancy, warm showers
backache in early pregnancy, warm showers, breast tenderness: Back pain is often seen normally in early pregnancy, along with nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness. AS long as you are not seeing vaginal bleeding and having menstrual-like cramping, you should not worry. It is too early to get a sonogram because nothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: backup protection, birth control pills, monday tuesday wednesday
birth control pills, monday tuesday wednesday, backup protection: Please start taking the pill on the Sunday after the first day you start bleeding. If you start bleeding on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or even Sunday, start the pill on Sunday. That is the correct way to take the pill and maintain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bacterial infection, alcoholic beverages, flagyl
alcoholic beverages, flagyl, bacterial infection: You can safely use Flagyl or Cleocin for a bacterial infection during pregnancy. It is also safe to have intercourse during pregnancy, whether you are taking antibiotics or not. Remember, Flagyl has an antibuse effect and will make you violently ill if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bacterial infection, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection
bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, yeast infections: If you have a bacterial vaginosis, and Metrogel did not work when you took it twice, you should take Metronidazol (Flagyl) 500mg twice a day for 10 days, and it should disappear. It is not the same as a yeast infection and will not respond to the same medications...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: having bad cramps but a little peroid, little scare, pregancy test
little scare, pregancy test, peroid: Hi Lavina, chances are it is nothing, just some irregularity; I have heard that fibroids can cause this, or an ovarian cyst bursting, (very common and not a serious problem just painful) but it could very well be just nothing at all. I know this is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this bad??, 7 months, dehydration
7 months, dehydration, cousin: I would have to know more about the discharge. If it was just clear but seem to be a bit more at times it may be because she was pushing it out when she through up! If it was constant or had a color or odor it could be something to be concerned about....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bag of water?, menstraul cramps, amniotic sac
menstraul cramps, amniotic sac, speedy delivery: HI Amanda, WOW congratulations! it is completely normal for the bag of water to be bulging now, you are totally ready and it is just a sign that labor will eventually begin. The baby is out of room! It is time for you to deliver soon. The baby is putting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bag of waters, amniotic fluid, better chance
amniotic fluid, better chance, cheri: Hello Leslie. In midwifery practice, we do not insist on delivery within 24 hours after rupture of the membranes. The amniotic fluid continues to be made even if the membranes are open. Unfortunately the WORST place for your friend is in the hospital where...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: basal temp and progesterone, basal body temp, supplemental progesterone
basal body temp, supplemental progesterone, progesterone levels: If you had a progesterone of 3, it is, indeed, low and you should be taking supplemental progesterone (either in the form of suppositories every day, or pills twice a day). Clomid will not increase your progesterone levels but will merely increase your chances...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: basal temp, bbt chart, predicting ovulation
bbt chart, predicting ovulation, alcohol consumption: Dear Helen, In order to effectively utilize basal body temperature (BBT) as an indication of ovulation, you really need to chart BBTs for at least 2-3 months to establish a pattern. MANY things can affect your BBT slightly for a brief period of time - contact...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can I take a bath knowing I am dilated?, weeks of pregnancy, contractions
weeks of pregnancy, contractions, appt: I usually do not allow my patients to take a bath or go in a pool for the last 4 weeks of pregnancy. Since you are already dilated, it would be better if you did not take a bath in order to prevent the possibility of infection. YOu can, of course, take a shower...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bathing baby, sponge baths, congratulations on your new baby
sponge baths, congratulations on your new baby, head tilt: Hi Gemma, Congratulations on your new baby ;) Giving a first bath is an exciting event. Wait until the umbilical cord stub falls off- about a week or two. Until that time, you will only do sponge baths. Put baby on a soft towel, moisten a wash cloth with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bathing during pregnancy, preterm labour, sheer coincidence
preterm labour, sheer coincidence, amniotic sac: Hi Lianna :) There are so many wives tales when it comes to pregnancy and bathing :) However, Baths are very good for pregnant women. The problem is more the temperature than the actual bath. Be sure that you avoid the use of hot tubs and hot baths (above...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bathing during pregnancy, 100 effaced, contractions
100 effaced, contractions, belly button: As long as you have not broken your waters (ruptured membranes) yet, you can still take a bath or go swimming. YOu may remain 2cm until you go into labor. Soon you will start to have contractions at the level of your belly button. When you are having contractions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bc pills, taking pills, silly time
taking pills, silly time, couple of days: By doubling up on the pills, your daughter can stop the bleeding. I agree that she may be happier not to start her period again so soon. It will not harm her in any way to take a third set of 21 pills and rest from bleeding. Certainly, in order to regulate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when did i become pregnant, pregnancy calculations, estimated due date
pregnancy calculations, estimated due date, conception date: Dear Ashley, Sorry about the delay in answering - I am actually supposed to be on vacation, but the system apparently did not set correctly. I happened to check in to make sure and saw there were three days worth of questions, so I will attempt some short...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When will I become pregnant, birthcontrol pills, controception
birthcontrol pills, controception, irregular cycles: Hi Trice :) Just keep in mind, that it can take healthy couples up to 1 year to get pregnant. I know 3 months can feel like an eternity when you are trying to get pregnant, so please dont worry at this point. Birthcontrol pills, can have a lingering...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: becoming an Aunt, child birth, local library
child birth, local library, good luck: How exciting. When I was pregnant with my son I was very curious as to what to expect. My husband and I went to our local library and was able to check out books and even videos showing child birth live and un-edited! (a bit scary) Most libraries have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: becoming pregnant after the pill, sonogram, hormonal imbalance
sonogram, hormonal imbalance, provera: If you continue to bleed for ten days after finishing the Provera, you may need estrogen therapy to stop the bleeding. I agree that you should have a sonogram. Your doctor will know how to stop the bleeding. Did you get any blood tests to see if you are anemic?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: becoming pregnant, cervical mucus, fertility clinic
cervical mucus, fertility clinic, regular periods: You should see a gynecologist in order to regulate your period. You cannot ovulate without regular periods. Then you canetc start a workup, which includes testing whether your tubes are open, if his sperm are adequate, if your cervical mucus is O.K., whether...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: becoming pregnate after tubal, tubals, cauterization
tubals, cauterization, pregnate: Hi Lynn, If your tubes where cauterized, the chances of you ever conceiving naturally, are extremely low. The last I read, that tubals done with cauterization, is about 99.95% effective. In extremely rare cases, the tubes might beable to mend back together,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bed rest, post partum depression, drastic increase
post partum depression, drastic increase, 3rd trimester: Dear Mika, Well, I certainly think it is worth a discussion with your doctor. You diagnosis of fibromyalgia definitely may put you at a disadvantage for attempting to work through your pregnancy. In 1997, one of the only studies ever done on fibromyalgia...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bed rest during pregnancy, strict bed rest, shortened cervix
strict bed rest, shortened cervix, bedrest: At 26 weeks gestation, the cervical length should be longer than 3cm. If it is less than 3cm, there is a risk of preterm labor. Therefore, I would agree with bedrest and restriction of sexual activity, heavy lifting, and straining. Certainly, if there is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bed rest, braxton hicks contractions, iron pills
braxton hicks contractions, iron pills, prenatal vitamins: If you are having edema of your hands and feet, and headaches, but your blood pressure is within normal limits, you do not appear to have any evidence of pre-ecclampsia (which would be a reason to put you on bed rest). However, sometimes, blood pressure does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: belly fat, low calorie diet, transverse abdominis
low calorie diet, transverse abdominis, quality diet: You need to do a combination of core conditioning and aerobic exercise. Postpartum core conditioning, with a focus on strengthening the deepest abdominal muscle, your Transverse Abdominis, or TvA is where to start. This muscle is responsible for pulling...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: benadrill 100 mg will it afect to concieve, safe during pregnancy, allergys
safe during pregnancy, allergys, benadryl: I said that Benadryl is safe during pregnancy as well as during the time you are trying to conceive. HOwever, once you become pregnant, I would suggest only taking 50mg every 4 hours in case of itching or allergy. (You can also take Benadryl to help sleep...50mg...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: what is the best sexual position..., getting pregnanat, getting your period
getting pregnanat, getting your period, s finger: I can t give you percentages. However, if you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can ONLY become pregnant if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13,14,15,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: When would be the best time to concive??, best time to take a pregnancy test, defenitly
best time to take a pregnancy test, defenitly, perod: If you have a normal 29 day cycye, ovulation occurs on cycle day #15 and you can conceive if you have sex on cycle day #14,15,16, or 17. Therefore, if your last period started on April 30, you will ovulate on May 13 and should concentrate on having intercourse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: best time of the month to try getting pregnant, last period, time of the month
last period, time of the month, unprotected sex: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can only conceive if you have unprotected sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16. Therefore, if your last period...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: the best time, best time to have sex, fourteen days
best time to have sex, fourteen days, ovulation: It depends on how long your cycle is. In a normal 28 days cycle, ovulation is on cycle day 14. You can conceive if you hyave sex on cycle day 13,14,15, or 16. If your cycle is longer or shorter, ovulation is later or earlier. Ovulation is always fourteen days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta HCG after IVF, beta hcg test, best time to take a pregnancy test
beta hcg test, best time to take a pregnancy test, missing your period: If your last period started on May 18, ovulation should ahve occurred on May 31, and it was a good time for transfer of the two embryos. The best time for a Beat HCG (blood test) is 14-21 days after conception. Your pregnancy test should have been taken on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta HCG, beta hcg, tubal ectopic pregnancy
beta hcg, tubal ectopic pregnancy, sonogram: The dropping HCG values may indicate a possible miscarriage. If it was a normal pregnancy, there would be a doubling of the HCG values every 48 hours. In a miscarriage, there is a drop in the HCG values. Since there has not been much of a drop (it has not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta hcg, beta hcg, last period
beta hcg, last period, sonogram: It is difficult to tell exactly how many weeks pregnant a person is just by HCG values. The following is the range of HCG values: 1-2 weeks = 50-500, 2-3 weeks = 100-5000, 3-4 weeks = 500-10,000, 4-5 weeks = 1,000-50,000, 5-6 weeks = 10,000-100,000, 6-8 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta hcg level, beta hcg level, pregancy test
beta hcg level, pregancy test, pregnant females: Dear Teresa, This would be considered a non-pregnant hCG. Anything under about 20-25 mIU/ml is considered negative. With a beta hCG, for males and non-pregnant females, normal value is 5 mIU/ml and under. In early pregnancy, we would expect the level...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta hcg levels, beta hcg levels, menstral cycle
beta hcg levels, menstral cycle, early pregnancy: The levels of Beta HCg do not correlate with the number of fetuses you are carrying. Usually, HCG values double every 48 hours during early pregnancy. The range is quite large. At 1-2 weeks from your last period the normal range of pregnancy values is 50-500....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta hcg levels, beta hcg levels, fetal heartbeat
beta hcg levels, fetal heartbeat, heavy bleeding: If your last period started on January 17, you whould now be 6 weeks 3 days pregnant and a sonogram should demonstrate a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. If you have had some spotting and your Beta HCG has not risen in 48 hours (from March 1-3), get a sonogram....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta-hcg levels, beta hcg levels, amniotic sac
beta hcg levels, amniotic sac, lamens terms: beta-hcg levels are used to indicate approximately whether the pregnancy is in the tube (ectopic pregnancy) or to see if the pregnancy is continuing. If you had lost the baby, I think the levels would have been lower but you need to ask your doctor to explain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta hcg, beta hcg, viable pregnancy
beta hcg, viable pregnancy, beta level: If your last period started on March 10, then you should now be 8 weeks gestational age. If the sonogram shows only a 5mm sac, it is doubtful that this is a viable pregnancy. The HCG should double every 48 hours. If the HCG is doubling every 48 hours, and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: beta quant results and light bleeding, transvaginal ultrasound, hcg level
transvaginal ultrasound, hcg level, pregnancy tests: Andrea, An HCG level of 34 at 4 weeks is low. The best way to know if the pregnancy is viable at this point is to have levels drawn every 48-72 hours to make sure the levels are doubling. The fact that your HCG level was so low and that you are spotting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bicornate uterus, fetal growth retardation, fetal survival
fetal growth retardation, fetal survival, fetal presentation: Hi Georgie, Degree s of Bicornuate Uterus comes into play here. Some women, are able to go full term, and doctors dont even realize that they have this condition. Others, are detected pretty early, when the mother feels cramping, such as you did. There...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bicornate uterus, bicornuate uterus, fetal heartbeat
bicornuate uterus, fetal heartbeat, vaginal delivery: If you have a documented bicornuate uterus, and are pregnant, the baby usually grows in just one of the horns of the uterus and the other side flattens out to permit the baby to grow. Often you can easily have a vaginal delivery but sometimes you may have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bicornuate uterus, bicornuate uterus, good luck
bicornuate uterus, good luck, 18 years: Hi Tiffany, yes you could very well still get pregnant, but you would need to check with your doctor on the risks before hand. It might not take you very long at all to conceive, it could happen immediately. But again, you need to check with your doctor...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: big babies, vaginal births, birh
vaginal births, birh, likly: Hello Kelly- no, I would NEVER suggest a section in such a situation. What you REALLY need here is better care and support. I would urge you to locate a local midwife and interview her- see if you don t have more confidence in her care than your dr. With proper...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: biophysicalprofile, amniotic fluid level, amniotic fluid index
amniotic fluid level, amniotic fluid index, late pregnancy: A biophysiczl profile is very commonly performed in order to reassure us that all is well with the baby. If the results are 8 out of 8, this is a reauring test. If the results are less than 7 our ot 8, the baby should be delivered. It does not mean anything...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: about birth, self hypnosis, spinal canal
self hypnosis, spinal canal, natural birth: Even if you have anesthesia, it is considered a natural birth if you deliver vaginally. The choices for anesthesia are some short acting medication which just take the edge off the pain (Stadol, Demerol), psychoprophylaxis (breathing techniques or self hypnosis)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth, 6th month of pregnancy, nancy wainer cohen
6th month of pregnancy, nancy wainer cohen, petite person: No Stacie- I do not believe a section is the answer for you. You need to be in the hands of a skilled midwife who knows how to help you birth your baby. Your previous experience was due to unskilled management and probably the delivery positon. Go to a website...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth, crisis pregnancy center, unprotected sex
crisis pregnancy center, unprotected sex, birth control: Hello Nicole- then I don t know how I can help- what makes you think it was not your fault? If you have unprotected sex, you WILL get pregnant!! You need to look in the phone book for a crisis pregnancy center and insist that your boyfriend go there WITH you-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: after birth, odd angle, little nose
odd angle, little nose, birth canal: Hello Ken. Congratulations- she is a lucky girl. Her little nose is most likely the result of being squeezed through the birth canal at a slightly odd angle. Or, she may have been holding her head a little off center in the pelvis. This WILL straighten out-...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: after birth, placental tissue, sanitary napkins
placental tissue, sanitary napkins, heavy bleeding: After a vaginal delivery, you will usually bleed for up to 5 weeks. This is not heavy bleeding and you merely need normal sanitary napkins. If you have heavy bleeding, that indicates a problem and you should be evaluated by your doctor to see if there is any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth/breathing classes, childbirth preparation classes, last trimester of pregnancy
childbirth preparation classes, last trimester of pregnancy, trimester of pregnancy: Breathing classes and childbirth preparation classes are usually begun in your last trimester of pregnancy. It is too soon to take them now. Lamaze is still the best,but any psychoprophylaxis method will be helpful. Usually, even if you have not had any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, ortho tri cyclen, ortho tri cyclen lo
ortho tri cyclen, ortho tri cyclen lo, sign of pregnancy: It could be the switch. But let me ask you this. Have you taken all your reminder pills? Have you started the new pack yet? Many women are not aware that while on birth control it is normal to have a period anytime during the reminder pills or the week...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I am on birth control, but..., birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy
birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy, pregnant while on birth control: If your last period started on September 1, then you are not pregnant. If you were not taking birth control pills, you would ovulate on cycle day #14 and could only conceive if you had sex on cycle day #13, 14, 15, or 16 each month. However, if you are taking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, pregnancy test, nuvaring
pregnancy test, nuvaring, dr rappaport: If you were not using the Nuvaring for two weeks, you could possibly have ovulated during those weeks, and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex during the time of ovulation. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test and you will know for sure....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, depoprovera shot, birth control method
depoprovera shot, birth control method, birth control pill: The birth control pill is 99.9% effective against pregnancy. The IUD is also 099% effective but we usually do not give it to women who have not yet had a baby. The DepoProvera shot is also 99% effective, but it can cause complete cesation of your period, irregular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, birth control pills, ortho tricyclin lo
birth control pills, ortho tricyclin lo, first three months: All birth control pills cause breakthrough bleeding for the first three months of use. After that, you will not have any more breakthrough bleeding. As long as you do not smoke, you can take any kind of pill. I recommend OrthTriCyclen (the most popular pill...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, backup method, exact time
backup method, exact time, immediatly: We suggest that you start the pill on the Sunday after the first day of your period, so that you will not ovulate once you start the pill. We suggest that you avoid intercourse for 10-14 days after you start the pill, just to make sure you have not ovulated...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, strength tylenol, taking the pills
strength tylenol, taking the pills, throbbing headache: For the first three month after starting the pill, you can have headaches, nausea, or breakthrough bleeding. However, after three months on the pill, these symptoms usually stop. Take Tylenol or Extra Strength tylenol for the headaches. Of course, if you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, birth control pills, birth control pill
birth control pills, birth control pill, contraceptive effect: Dear Rosie, It depends upon when/how you started the BCP. This is usually explained in the little folded up paperwork that comes with the pills (that no one ever looks at.) :-) You may begin taking your birth control pills in 1 of 3 ways: 1st- Sunday...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, ortho tri cyclen, new birth control pill
ortho tri cyclen, new birth control pill, tri nessa: Your friend is correct. If you do not stop the active pills and go directly from pill #21 to pill #1 in the next pack, you will not get your period. This is safe but can alter your cycle a bit. We use this method for women who are going on vacation, getting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, 2 month old baby, spotting between periods
2 month old baby, spotting between periods, month old baby: Once you have stopped nursing, you should definitely switch to a real (Estrogen/progesterone) birth control pill. The Micronor only contains progesterone and will cause some intermenstrual bleeding. The combination pill will regulate your period better and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, pin point, depo
pin point, depo, ovulation: Healthy couples often take up to a year to concieve. You really only have one good chance a month to get pregnant. If you go to www.babycenter.com there is an area that has tools and calculators that can help pin point your ovulation and they have other...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, birth control pills, taking pills
birth control pills, taking pills, sexual intercourse: If you are taking the pill every day, you are protected against pregnancy, even in the week you are not taking pills. The last seven pills in the pack are placebos that are there just to help you count. YOu do not have to take those pills. HOwever, you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, birth control pill, first three months
birth control pill, first three months, 28 days: You can have breakthrough bleeding for around 3 months after starting the pill. Then your cycle will become regulated so that you will have your period exactly every 28 days, like clockwork. Don t worry about the breakthrough bleeding for the first three months...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, birth control pill, possiblity
birth control pill, possiblity, yasmin: It is ok if you havent gotten your period yet. Your body is learning how to rely on another source for the hormones that the pill produces for your body. I would say no to the sex though. If this is your first month on the pills then your body needs to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, type of birth control, birth control pill
type of birth control, birth control pill, doctor don: Just continue to take the pills in order. Sometimes, you can occasionally have some breakthrough bleeding during a pack of pills. This is usually insignificant. However, if you continue to have breakthrough bleeding throughout the month, you may need a stronger...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy
birth control pills, second trimester of pregnancy, first trimester of pregnancy: Very often, women who are taking birth control pills find that they are pregnant. As long as they stop taking birth control pills before the second trimester of pregnancy, there will not be any problem. If you take birth control pills after the first trimester...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control and antibiotics, birth control and antibiotics, when can i take a pregnancy test
birth control and antibiotics, when can i take a pregnancy test, sinus infection: If your last period started on November 30 it may have been a normal period even though it was very light and was only 2 days in length. If you think you may be pregnant, take a pregnancy test. By now, it will be accurate and if the test is negative, you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control effectivity, dear kathy, bcps
dear kathy, bcps, bcp: Dear Kathy, Theoretically, if you take the BCP - any BCP - regularly as directed, you are protected throughout the entire month. This includes the off week . However, if you got your period a full week early, you should report this to your doctor. This...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control and irregular periods, doctor dear, irregular periods
doctor dear, irregular periods, pantyliner: Dear Brittni, The first few cycles on hormonal birth control can definitely alter your bleeding from what you normally experience. Since it is not a heavy bleeding, there is nothing to be overly concerned about as far as losing too much blood or becoming...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control issues, birth control pills, brown blob
birth control pills, brown blob, birth control issues: Birth control pills work by preventing ovultion. If you wee not taking the Yasmin, you would ovvulate around cycle day #14 each month. By taking the pills, you will not ovulate anad cannot become pregnant. You must take one pill every day. It does not matter...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control issues?, birth control pills, birth control issues
birth control pills, birth control issues, menstrual cycles: Just remember that if you did not start the pills on time, you may ovulate on cycle day #14 from the first day of your period. It would be better to throw away the pack and start fresh. If you do not take them until next Sunday, you will not be protected and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: was on birth control the nora plant, home pregnancy test, pregnancy cramping
home pregnancy test, pregnancy cramping, missing periods: Hi Eva, Well Since you have missed a period, you have to rule out pregnancy. Cramping, can sometimes be associated with pregnancy as well. You can either do a home pregnancy test, or see your physician, for a test.If pregnancy is ruled out, then missing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control patch, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control patch
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control patch, birth control pill: If your last period started on September 4 and forgot to start the patch, the earliest you could have ovulated would be September 17 and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on September 16,17,18, ot 19. If you did become pregnant on one of those...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control & periods, control periods, breakthrough bleeding
control periods, breakthrough bleeding, miscarrage: Hi Nikki, I would go get a blood test to make sure either way. At the least it sounds like you need to have these pills changed, maybe the type or the dosage, some are tripasic and some are monophasic, meaning some have different hormone levels in them...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pill and irregular period, birth control pills, stopping birth control pills
birth control pills, stopping birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Sabrina, Did you have irregular periods before going on the BCP? Very often when women come off the BCP, their cycles will return within a few months to the same pattern it was before they started the pills. So if you were irregular before starting,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Off the birth control pill/Pregnancy, birth control pill, stopping the pill
birth control pill, stopping the pill, pregnancy test: Sometimes, when you stop the birth control pill, you may not get your regular period for a few months. This is normal. However, remember that once you stopped the pill, you may have ovulated around two weeks after stopping the pill and could have conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pill side effects?, birth control pill side effects, birth control pill
birth control pill side effects, birth control pill, irregular cycles: If you stopped your Yasmin prior to your period on March 20, you would have ovulated on April 2 and could have conceived if you had unprotected sex on April 1,2,3, or 4. On the other hand, it is common for you to have some irregular cycles for a few months...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pill?, birth control pills, birth control pill
birth control pills, birth control pill, aviane: Most birth control pills today are of the low-hormone type. They are as effective as those with more estrogen. Don t worry. I like the Sunday start because it is easy to remember. I have all my patients start the pill on the Sunday following the first day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pills, birth control pills, birth control pill
birth control pills, birth control pill, possiblity: HI Kathy, it sounds as if you are on your first pack of pills right? ok continue taking the reminder pills even though you may not have a period at all or just some spotting. Remember sometimes on the pill you may never have a period and that is ok, another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pills, birth control pills, taking the pills
birth control pills, taking the pills, first three months: She should continue to take the pills as directed. Eventually, her cycles will regulate until they are 28 days from the first day of her period until the first day of her next period. The breakthrough bleeding that she is getting now, is completely normal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pills, cystic breast disease, iron deficiency anemia
cystic breast disease, iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills: Birth control pills (and the patch) prevent benign cystic breast disease and there is no increase in risk for breast cancer. YOu are thinking of estrogen replacement therapy, which increases the risk of malignant breast disease. However, that is not the same...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pills, ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills
ovulation predictor kit, birth control pills, stopping the pill: If your last period started on NOvember 12, if you were not on the pill, you would have ovulated around November 25. HOwever, since you took the pills from November 17 to November 27, you probably did not ovulated in the month of November. If you stopped...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pills, birth control pills, home pregnancy test
birth control pills, home pregnancy test, early pregnancy symptoms: Nicole, These can all be side effects from starting the pill. However, they also resemble some early pregnancy symptoms. Cramping is normal either way. If I were you, I would wait to see if you get your period. If you miss your period, take a home pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pills, birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen
birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen, doctor pharmacist: Dear Claudia, You should be able to begin taking them on the day you would have started your other pills and have no interruption in birth control protection - as long as there has been NO interruption in taking any pills on days that you were scheduled...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control pills, birth control pills, yasmin birth control pills
birth control pills, yasmin birth control pills, endometrium: When you do not have your period, there is a build up of the endometrium (endometrial hyperplasia). We do not knjow if this is good or bad. However, we believe that you really do not have to get a period (breakthrough bleeding) every single month. The only...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Off birth control, possible pregnancy, home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy
home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy, morning sickness: Hi Shelly, I do know it can take a while, several months, for the body to get itself regular after the Pill, especially since you were on it for so long. I suppose there could always be a chance of pregnancy, many women do not have symptoms of pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control & pregnancy, birth control pills, pregnancy test
birth control pills, pregnancy test, last period: When you are taking birth control pills, you do not ovulate, at all. That is how the pill works. If you miss a few pills, you will start bleeding. This is normal. If you miss one pill, you must take two the next day, to catch up. If you miss two pills, you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control and pregnancy, birth control and pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
birth control and pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, birth control methods: Dear Lena, Unfortunately, or fortunately - depending upon your perspective, you did leave yourself open to the possibility of pregnancy during that cycle. If you had started the new pack of BCP on the day you were scheduled to - even though it was a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control and pregnancy., lower back pains, birth control and pregnancy
lower back pains, birth control and pregnancy, plan b pill: Dear P, I will make the assumption that you took the Plan B as it should be taken - One tablet of Plan B should be taken orally as soon as possible within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. The second tablet should be taken 12 hours after the first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control after pregnancy, birth control pills, combination estrogen
birth control pills, combination estrogen, birth control pill: If you are breastfeeding and take estrogen-containing birth control pills, there is a tendency to lower the amount of milk production. For this reason, we recommend only the mini-pill which only contains progesterone rather than the combination estrogen-progesterone...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Off birth control, am I pregnant?, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: If your last period started on March 27, then you would not have ovulated until, at least, April 9. You could only have become pregnant if you had unprotected sex on April 8,9,10, or 11. YOu could not have conceived on March 29 (two days after starting your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control and skipping a period, skipping a period, state wedding
skipping a period, state wedding, switc: You no longer need to be off the pills for any amount of time before you start trying to conceive. Just stop the pills, wait for a normal period, and start. If you want to delay your period, take the pills regularly until June. Then when you have taken pill...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control/ teen pregnancy, pregnancy test, teen pregnancy
pregnancy test, teen pregnancy, unprotected sex: HI Layla, how long have you been on the pill? I would factor in the surgery, stress if you don t have a period this time, and wait for the next cycle to see if you skip, then do a pregnancy test. Let your doctor know in the meantime and use other form of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control and viciton, antiboitics, hydrocodne
antiboitics, hydrocodne, morning after pill: Hi Ryan, Your girlfriend is still at risk for pregnancy because antibiotics lessen the effect of the pill. This can actually have effect on the birth control for a whole month, especially if she has missed taking some of the pills. So, the best thing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: off birth control, want to get pregnant, birth control pills, prenatal vitamins
birth control pills, prenatal vitamins, cyst on: You will not ovulate until around 14 days after you start bleedng. You probably did not ovulate this month because you were taking the pill. There is no reason to wait. If you stopped the pill on November 27, you probably will start bleeding in a few days....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth control, iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills
iron deficiency anemia, birth control pills, pelvic inflammatory disease: The advantages of taking birth control pills are not only for its contraceptive actions but also because it reduces iron deficiency anemia, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, prevents ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, regulates your cycle, and prevents...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth controll, birth controll, pills
birth controll, pills, good luck: As long as you make up the pills you missed, you will not ovulate and, therefore, will not become pregnant. If you miss one pill, take two the next day. If you miss two in a row, take two the next day and two the day after. However, if you miss three pills...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth dates., third pregnancy, 60 effaced
third pregnancy, 60 effaced, nipple stimulation: Hello Rosanna. I think you can skip the stress of seeing your grandfather in the hospital. The family is not honoring his wishes and you don t need to share in that problem right now. As long as you feel good about having said your goodbyes in the past, don...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth defects, childbirth education association, international childbirth education
childbirth education association, international childbirth education, routine ultrasound: Hello Maggie. I don t think I can be of much help to you- I have no idea what doctors tell their patients about preventing birth defects- in my experience they are very lax about telling them much of anything- including what to eat. In midwifery practice we...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: after-birth issues, rectal mucosa, episotomy
rectal mucosa, episotomy, birth issues: Sometimes, during a vaginal delivery, you can miss a defect in the posterior wall of the vagina that may have extended to the rectal mucosa. This is the way fistulas can form. YOur doctor can check this out with a careful speculum and vaginal exam, but you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth method and bronchiectesis, horizontal cuts, general anesthesia
horizontal cuts, general anesthesia, lung problem: Discuss this with your pulmonary doctor. As long as you do not use general anesthesia and only use regional anesthesia (spinal or epidural) you should not have any problems with your bronchiectesis or asthma. (I assume your asthma is under control with a nebulizer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birth, childbirth education association, international childbirth education
childbirth education association, international childbirth education, marsden wagner: Hello Paige. The high section and medical intervention rates are due to the high cost of OB/GYN medical insurance. The drs. want to do everything they can to document their care so that when they are sued and taken to court, they can provide proof that they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birthcontrol, nuvo ring, male condoms
nuvo ring, male condoms, contraceptive effectiveness: Dear Jalise, If the Nuvaring has been out of the vagina for more than three continuous hours during the 1st or 2nd week of use, contraceptive effectiveness may be reduced. In this situation, the ring should be reinserted as soon as possible and use an extra...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birthcontrol----lithium, birth control pills, fetal echocardiogram
birth control pills, fetal echocardiogram, cardiovascular defects: I did not want to respond until I look up any recent literature. You can safely use Lithium and birth control pills (any of them) at the same time. There will be no long term effects of the use of lithium and birth control on future children. Don t worry....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: birthcontrol pills, birthcontrol pills, birth control pills
birthcontrol pills, birth control pills, birth conrol pills: We do not start vaginal exams or PAP tests until 21 years of age, unless there is a problem. She should not start birth control pills until she is sexually active. If you have a good relationship with your daughter, sit down and ask directly if she is having...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Two births in less than one year!!, iron pills, premature babies
iron pills, premature babies, preterm birth: hi Jodi remember each pregnancy is different and you may sail thru this one without problems, however, anemia can cause problems and may have preterm problems, I would make sure you are followed closely and if you have any problems make sure you see about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is it a bladder infection or bv?, bacterial vaginosis, bladder infection
bacterial vaginosis, bladder infection, yeast infection: It sounds like a regular urinary tract infection. Take a culture and sensitivity of your urine and you will know for sure. If you have more than 100,000 colonies on a urine culture, you will be treated with antibiotics. (Then, of course, you may develop a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bladder infection and cancer, symptoms of bladder infection, what is a bladder infection
symptoms of bladder infection, what is a bladder infection, white blood cells: A bladder infection (or kidney infection) is caused by a an overgrowth of bacteria in your bladder. The symptoms are frequency of urination, urgency (the feeling that you have to urinate but when you get to the bathroom, very little comes out), and burning...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bladder infection medication, antibiotics for bladder infections, bladder infection
antibiotics for bladder infections, bladder infection, taking the pills: Antibiotics for bladder infections are perfectly safe for use during pregnancy. I would recommend Ampicillin or Nitrofurantoin rather than Septra if you are in early pregnancy. However, if you are not yet pregnant, any antibiotic is fine and will not interfere...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bladder infection, female superior position, bladder infection
female superior position, bladder infection, bladder infections: It has been shown that the missionary position (man on top) causes more bladder infections due to the pressure of the penis on the trigone of the bladder. The tip of the penis hits the trigone area of the bladder. In Europe, where they use the female superior...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, sexual intercourse, pregnancy test
sexual intercourse, pregnancy test, mid cycle: If your last period started on February 25, you could not have ovulated until, at least, March 9. (That was 4 days ago). If you did become pregnant four days ago, it is a bit early for your breasts to be hurting, but if they continue to be tender and you do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, physcian, birthcontrol
physcian, birthcontrol, hormonal imbalance: Hi Tammy, Usually after taking birthcontrol, especially for six years, its expected to have irregular bleeding, and spotting. Now, bleeding heavily, for 2 weeks, with clotting is not the norm. You feeling fatique, indicates that you are indeed losing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, hormonal imbalance, experience time
hormonal imbalance, experience time, sudden change: Hi Lisa :) Cycles can change month to month, and its common. But its alarming, when you are used to a certain length, or flow of your period, then you see a sudden change. To bleed, 7 days is not uncommon, to say the least. It can happen for a multitude...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, menstrual cramps, sexual intercourse
menstrual cramps, sexual intercourse, vaginal area: Dear Irene, A bit of cramping and even a little spotting or bleeding in the 1st trimester is not uncommon in pregnancy. If these symptoms should increase - cramps becoming more severe than menstrual cramps, bleeding heavy enough to soak a pad in less than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, bacteria vaginitis, urinary track infection
bacteria vaginitis, urinary track infection, cervical polyps: Dear Bhelle, Post-coital bleeding (bleeding during or after sex) can occur for a number of reasons, and is nothing to take lightly. Here are some of the causes for this: Cervical Dysplasia - Cervical dysplasia is precancerous changes of the epithelial...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding at 14 weeks, subchorionic hematoma, placenta previa
subchorionic hematoma, placenta previa, fetal heartbeat: Any time there is bleeding during pregnancy with a closed cervix, we call it a threatened abortion . If there was a placental abruption or a placenta previa, it would have shown up on sonogram. If they did not see anything abnormal, it certainly could have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, pre cancerous cervical cells, pre cancerous cells
pre cancerous cervical cells, pre cancerous cells, signs of cervical cancer: Dear Latanna, According to the CDC, all types of HPV can cause mild Pap test abnormalities which do not have serious consequences. Approximately 10 of the 30 identified genital HPV types can lead, in rare cases, to development of cervical cancer. Research...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding on 19th day, unprotected sexual intercourse, pregnancy hormones
unprotected sexual intercourse, pregnancy hormones, abdominal cramps: Laura I had bleeding and redish brown discharge at the beginning of most of my pregnancies. My tests kept coming back negative until i was a couple months along. So you could be pregnant, Have you tried taking the pregnancy test first thing in the morning?...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, half dollars, gynecologist
half dollars, gynecologist, provera: You did not mention how old you are, but if you have been bleeding for longer than 14 days in a row, it is abnormal and should be investigated. Please make an appointment with your gynecologist. Depending on your age, you will either be given Provera 10mg...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, nurse practitioner, mid cycle
nurse practitioner, mid cycle, time of ovulation: You had the slight vaginal bleed on cycle day #14, which would be the time of ovulation if you were not on the pill. This is called mid-cycle staining or mittelshmerz . it is insignificant and, if it is not heavier than a period, you can ignore it. You...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding at 37 weeks, placenta abruption, mucus plug
placenta abruption, mucus plug, bloody show: At 37 weeks gestation, any bleeding, such as you describe, is most likely due to a bloody show , which is the beginning of the mucus plug starting to come out. It only means that you will probably go into labor within a few weeks. It does not necessarily...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, week pregnancy, vaginal area
week pregnancy, vaginal area, faulty implantation: Nathan, At 16 weeks bleeding is unusual. If it is associated with cramping, then a miscarriage could be occuring. If painless then there could be a faulty implantation of the placenta. But again bleeding associated with an otherwise normal 16 week pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, birth control pills, taking the pills
birth control pills, taking the pills, taking pills: If you delivered on November 5, you could have ovulated by the end of December. If so, and you did become pregnant at the end of December, a pregnancy test would not show a positive result until 14-21 days later. I would wait 21 days from the suspected date...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, early pregnancy, sonogram
early pregnancy, sonogram, endometriosis: Usually, endometriosis will not interfere with a pregnancy and will not cause any difficulty in carrying a pregnancy. As a matter of fact, once a woman becomes pregnant, endometriosis usually improves. It is common to have some staining in early pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: what is this bleeding??/, home pregnancy test, implantation bleeding
home pregnancy test, implantation bleeding, brown blood: HI Jennifer, the July 12-13 bleeding could very well have been implantation bleeding so you MIGHT not get a period at all! The dark brown blood= old blood that worked its way out. Red=fresh and new. if your cycle is usually normal and regular, the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, lower back ache, third pregnancy
lower back ache, third pregnancy, mild stomach: Hi Tina .. This type of spotting is not uncommon in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The fact that its brown in colour, indicates that this is just old blood. However, if you begin to get intense cramping, and bright red blood, then you need to contact...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding black, bile pigments, glandular cells
bile pigments, glandular cells, leep procedure: I also doubt that the dark bleeding that you are having is, in any way, related to the LEEP procedure. That has already healed and the Monsel s solution (that was tarry black) is gone. Since uyou have had two normal periods since the LEEP, and this last one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after a c-section, brown blood, post partum
brown blood, post partum, red blood: It is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks following a delivery (whether it is vaginally or by cesarean section). Usually, the color of the bleeding changes as the weeks go by, until you do get your period (usually before your post partum office visit). Don t...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after c-section, emergency c section, bleeding after c section
emergency c section, bleeding after c section, loss of blood: If you had stopped bleeding four weeks after the cesarean, and now started bleeding again (even if it is heavy), it may be the start of your period. However, if it remains heavy and lasts for more than 10 days in a row, I would suggest that you contact your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after c-section, uterine cavity, bleeding after c section
uterine cavity, bleeding after c section, sonogram: The bleeding may or may not have been your first period. Often, you will bleed until your post partum exam (6 weeks after the cesarean). However, if it concerns you, call your obstetrician and have him check to see if your cervix is closed. You may need a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after D&C, menstrual discharge, endometrial thickness
menstrual discharge, endometrial thickness, pregnancy loss: Dear Majen, The endometrial stripe is basically the thickness of the inner lining (endometrium) of your uterus. In menstruating women, it s not abnormal for the endometrial thickness to be up to 13mm during the proliferative stage of the cycle, so at...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after D&C, crazy cause, heavy bleeding
crazy cause, heavy bleeding, three months: Dear Julie, Following a D&C, most women will experience bleeding/spotting for about one week. If you are still experiencing heavy bleeding, you should contact your doctor. If the bleeding is light or spotting, you can also let your doctor know, but the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after d&c, heart failure, hcg levels
heart failure, hcg levels, time of ovulation: If the baby died at 16 weeks due to heart failure, and you started to bleed heavily on December 31, it was correct to perform a D&X on January 1. It is common to spot for a few weeks following a D&C. You will eventually stop bleeding and get a normal period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after d&c, normal delivery, placenta
normal delivery, placenta, giving birth: Dear Josie, After the D&C, you really should have expected the bleeding to end by now. The fact that the bleeding is letting up and is now only off and on probably indicates that it is soon to end, but if it is still consistent enough that you are having...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after d&c, uterine cavity, tampoon
uterine cavity, tampoon, sonogram: If you have been consistently bleeding since the D&C on September 22, you should definitely be waring a pad and should get a sonogram to see if there are any products of conception left in the uterine cavity. I would also get another exam by your gynecologist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding disorder, blood disorder, morning sickness
blood disorder, morning sickness, inkling: HI Janet, I would take her to another doctor say your doctor and get her evaluated for any inkling on any testing of the blood disorder. They can do extensive testing with your permission and see if there is anything to worry about, then if there is one...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during first trimester, bleeding during first trimester, subchorionic hematoma
bleeding during first trimester, subchorionic hematoma, first trimester of pregnancy: It is quite common for a subchorionic hematoma to cause bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. A subchorionic bleed is caused during the formation of the palcenta within the layers of the placental membranes (betweent the chorion and the amnion). This...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during pregnancy, bleeding during early pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy
bleeding during early pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy, subchorionic hematoma: It is common to have some spotting in early pregnancy. Sometimes it is old blood that is being extruded from the uterus by the growing fetus. Sometimes it is from the implantation of the fetus. Sometimes it can be caused by a subchorionic hematoma in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during pregnancy, best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test
best time to take a pregnancy test, home pregnancy test, placenta abruptio: If you are pregnant, you will not get your period. If you notice bleeding and are pregnant, the bleeding is not your period and is due to some other reason. The best time to take a pregnancy test is seven days after you miss your period. If you are pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during pregnancy, dilation and cutterage, dilation and evacuation
dilation and cutterage, dilation and evacuation, sixth pregnancy: Hello again. I am not familar really with D&E then, sorry. I think both are usually not needed to be honest. The body has a great way of taking care of itself concerning those matters. Not to say they are not sometimes needed, I am sure they are. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during pregnancy, home pregnancy test, yolk sac
home pregnancy test, yolk sac, fetal demise: If your sister started her last period on June 2, she is now 5 weeks 6 days pregnant (counting from the first day of her period). She is 3 weeks 6 days from the date of conception, but we count a pregnancy from the first day of her last period. A sonogram...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during pregnancy., fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, viable pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy: If the sonogram only showed a 5 weeks gestation, you may merely be off on the date of your last period or the date that you ovulated. If your last period started on September 3, then you are now 7 weeks 5 days from your last period. However, your doctor is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during pregnancy, cervical dilatation, bleeding during pregnancy
cervical dilatation, bleeding during pregnancy, prometrium: It sounds like it may, unfortunately, be a miscarriage. I can t tell much more without a later sonogram. If you have started to bleed heaviily or if you have any cramps, you should be checked to see if the cervix is opening or not If there is any cervical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding during pregnancy, vaginal ultrasound, bleeding during pregnancy
vaginal ultrasound, bleeding during pregnancy, subchorionic: It is very common to have some bleeding in early pregnahcy. As long as the baby appears to be fine and there is a good fetal heart beat, you have no reason to worry. It could have been a subchorionic bleed which occurs during the formation of the placenta...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in early preg., urine pregnancy test, lab values
urine pregnancy test, lab values, sugar coat: HI Stacy, go back to your ob and see if the hormone is still rising or doubling then you will know if you are miscarrying. Ask your ob to explain to you what I am talking about. He needs to tell you more about the chances, I cannot do that not knowing all...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in early pregnancy, empty gestational sac, bleeding in early pregnancy
empty gestational sac, bleeding in early pregnancy, fetal heartbeat: At 4-5 weeks, the range of HCG should be 1000-50,000. A value of 16 is quite low for 4 weeks, especially since there is no gestational sac seen. Normally, at this stage we see an empty gestational sac. By 6 weeks, we see a fetus and a fetal heartbeat. See...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after intercorse, best time to take a pregnancy test, spotting after sex
best time to take a pregnancy test, spotting after sex, laceration: If your did not engage in enough foreplay prior to intercourse, it is possible not to have enough lubrication and, therefore, have some spotting after sex. The vagina can get dry and the friction during intercourse can cause some bleeding. This bleeding usually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding and labor, bloody show, mid night
bloody show, mid night, nightgown: The only explanation I can think of is that you had a Bloody Show and you were lying on your bed when it occurred, and you got it all over your nightgown. A bloody show is caused by the cervix thinningout and partially starting to dilate. It occurs around...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding even without menstruation., birth control pills, pineapple juice
birth control pills, pineapple juice, irregular cycles: If your last period started on May 16, and you normally have a 30-43 day cycle (from the first day of one cycle to the first day of your next period) ovulation is normally cycle day 16 - 31. However, if you have a normal cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding mid cycle?, cervical inflammation, fertile window
cervical inflammation, fertile window, bleeding after sex: Dear Rochaun, If you have regular 28 day cycles and your LMP (lasting 6 days) ended on 5/4, then I ll assume it began on 4/29. If that is the case, your fertile window would not be until approximately 5/9 to 5/19, with your expected ovulation day to be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding outside the placenta, subchorionic hemorrhage, placenta
subchorionic hemorrhage, placenta, blood levels: Tara, It is common for there to be a subchorionic hemorrhage or bleeding outside the placenta . Sometimes, the placenta tears away from the uterine wall a tiny bit causing a bleed. It doesn t mean that you are at higher risk for miscarriage. The fact...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after her period, mid cycle bleeding, girlfrined
mid cycle bleeding, girlfrined, time of ovulation: If your girlfriend s period started two weeks ago, and she started bleeding now, it is probably due to ovulatory bleeding or mid cycle bleeding which usually occurs at the time of ovulation. Of course, she could have started bleeding due to some laceration...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding on pill, best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills
best time to take a pregnancy test, birth control pills, ortho novum: If you have not missed any pills, it is highly unlikely that you could have conceived. HOwever, stranger things have ocurred. There is no danger in continuing (or changing) pills while yhou are pregnant, as long as you stop taking birth control pills before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding while on the pill, yasmin birth control pills, birth control pills
yasmin birth control pills, birth control pills, bleeding while on the pill: First of all, you should get a sonogram to make sure that all the products of conception are, indeed, evacuated out of the uterus and the uterus is empty. Sometimes, in spite of a suction currettage and, what appears to be a normal period, you may still have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding while pregnacy, third pregnancy, congratulations on your pregnancy
third pregnancy, congratulations on your pregnancy, andi: Hi Vanessa, congratulations on your pregnancy! Sounds like what you are having is a sub-chorionic bleed. Many women get this and I had it with my first and third pregnancy. While I do not know what causes a sub-chorionic bleed, they usually are harmless...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in pregnancy, fetal heartbeat, bleeding in pregnancy
fetal heartbeat, bleeding in pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy: Any time that there is bleeding during pregnancy, it is called a threatened abortion . HOwever, if the sonogram shows an adequately growing fetus with a good fetal heartbeat, it may be perfectly fine. In threatened abortions, 50% will go on to miscarry and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding and pregnancy, early pregnancy symptoms, home pregnancy test
early pregnancy symptoms, home pregnancy test, ovulation period: Hi Aeona, There is a chance you could be pregnant and you are experiencing implantation bleeding. However, it is impossible to predict whether you are pregnant or not as early pregnancy symptoms mimic premenstrual symptoms. The best advise I can give...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in pregnancy, cervical inflammation, progesterone levels
cervical inflammation, progesterone levels, bleeding in pregnancy: Dear Danielle, Your hCG and progesterone levels are well within the normal range for this point in your pregnancy, which is great. The strong heartbeat is also a good indicator of a healthy pregnancy. Actually it s pretty common (20-30%) that women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in pregnancy, first trimester of pregnancy, household chores
first trimester of pregnancy, household chores, bleeding in pregnancy: Hi Maya :) Please keep in mind, that it is completely normal to spot, or have light bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. Lower back pain, is not uncommon at all. Your fever, is not related to your pregnancy. You could possibly be developing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in pregnancy, bleeding in pregnancy, second pregnancy
bleeding in pregnancy, second pregnancy, implantation bleeding: Implantation bleeding is usually early in the pregnacy. What you may be having is more stretching bleeding. Meaning just bleeding from everything getting situated. As long as it is light, goes away and there is no pain you are probably fine. If it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding while pregnant, subchorionic hematoma, fetal heartbeat
subchorionic hematoma, fetal heartbeat, cardiac activity: AT your stage of pregnancy, often there is a sequestration of blood in the folds of the placenta ( subchorionic hematoma ) which does not interfere with the pregnancy and usually dissipates on its own within a few weeks. As long as the bsby appears to be growing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding when pregnant, home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, pregnancy test, last period: If your last period started on November 22, you would have ovulated around December 5 and could have conceived if you had sex on December 4,5,6, or 7. The earliest that a pregnancy test would show a positive result would have been 14-21 days after you conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding while pregnant, irregular periods, depoprovera
irregular periods, depoprovera, pregnancy test: The problem with DepoProvera is that it can cause irregular periods, or unpredictable periods, or it can stop your periods indefinitely. If you did get your period, even if it lasted only three days, you are probably not pregnant. However, if you have any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding problem, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, misscarriage
ruptured ectopic pregnancy, misscarriage, pregnancy test: Dear Zunaira, Obviously you have gotten an early positive pregnancy test if your LMP was 5/5 OR your 5/5 bleeding was some bleeding early in your pregnancy. My main concern is the pain you are having in your shoulders. This is often a sign of a ruptured...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in second trimester, subchorionic hematoma, bleeding in second trimester
subchorionic hematoma, bleeding in second trimester, brown blood: Dear Candice, As long as the baby appears healthy on ultrasound, I would not be concerned. What I would suspect in this case is a subchorionic hematoma which caused the bright red bleeding before and now you simply have remnants of it with the brown discharge...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after sex, birth control pills, blood after sex
birth control pills, blood after sex, bleeding after sex: If your period started on March 19, you would not ovulate until at least April 1, so you are definitely not pregnant, especially since you are on the pill. OrthoNovum Lo is 99.9% effevtive in preventing pregnncy. If you had bright red bleeding that started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after sex, bleeding after sex, pregnancy test
bleeding after sex, pregnancy test, prodrome: If your last period started on March 13, you are due for your next period on April 9. he staining may merely be the prodrome of your period. However, if you do not get your period by April 16, take a pregnancy test. You probably ovulated on March 26 and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after sex, lower backache, pergnancy
lower backache, pergnancy, bleeding after sex: Hi Sara, I would call your doctor. I doubt your husband was hitting your cervix- it is REALLY high up there. You may just be having a small bleed that may have come out anyway (sub chorionic bleed) it is NOT abnormal to bleed a bit during early pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I am bleeding after having sex last night, could I be pregnant?, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: Implantation bleeding occurs 8 days after incourse. If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day #14. You can only become pregnant on cuycle day #13.14.15. or 16....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after sex while pregnant, bleeding after sex, weeks of pregnancy
bleeding after sex, weeks of pregnancy, long periods: Hi Ashley :) Spotting the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is not uncommon. However, you are not having major bleeds, or complaining of pain, so this is all good signs. I think what could be going on with you, is that your uterus perhaps is contracting a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after having sex, sex during preg, last month of pregnancy
sex during preg, last month of pregnancy, bleeding after sex: It is common to have some brownish staining during early pregnancy due to some old blood that is being expelled from the uterus as the new fetus grows. It is perfectly safe to engage in intercourse during pregnancy unless your doctor tells you to refrain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding spot, birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, hormone imbalance: If you have abnormal uterine bleeding (spotting at various times of the month), you most likely have a hormone imbalance (the relationship of Estrogen and Progesterone.) This usually can be resolved by taking Pregesterone (Provera) 10mg twice a day for 10...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding / spotting, gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, sonogram: If you are 26 days late for your period, and had some bleeding (even if it was only of short duration), you have to consider that you were pregnant and this was a miscarriage. However, it is not always a miscarriage and it still can be a normal pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding throughout pregnancy, subchorionic hemorrage, blighted ovum
subchorionic hemorrage, blighted ovum, progesterone levels: I need to know the date of the first day of your last period. It does not matter if we know the date of conception. If you haad a subchorrionic hemmorrhage, it has no effect on the pregnaancy and usually dissipates within 20 weeks. It will not hurt the baby....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding and no yok sak, empty gestational sac, yolk sac
empty gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal heartbeat: No, clopts and brownish beeding is not normal. If your last period started on May 9, you should now be 10 weeks pregnant. If you are only measuring 4-5 weeks, something is wrong. However, if your dates are incorrect, and you really are 4-5 weeks pregnant,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, cramps, intercourse
cramps, intercourse, cervix: Hello Ashley. When you are pregnant, the cervix is quite easily bruised by intercourse and often bleeds a little afterwards. I am a little concerned about the cramps though. I suggest that you refrain from intercourse until you are past the 12 week mark just...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blighted ovum, best time to take a pregnancy test, blighted ovum
best time to take a pregnancy test, blighted ovum, mensteral cycle: If your last period started on December 2, you probably ovulated on December 16 and could ONLY have conceived if you had sex on December 15,16,17, por 18. If you did become pregnant at that time, a pregnancy test will not show a positive result untll 14-21...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blighted ovum, yolk sac, blighted ovum
yolk sac, blighted ovum, gestational sac: Dear Simone, *First* Please accept my apologies for the delay in answering. Our cable (TV and internet) went out early Saturday and after several BOGUS stories, the tech came today and regretfully informed us we were mistakenly shut off for our NEIGHBOR...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blighted ovum or to early, yolk sac, blighted ovum
yolk sac, blighted ovum, empty womb: Dear Lindsay, A blighted ovum happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Cells develop to form the pregnancy sac, but not the embryo itself. A blighted ovum usually occurs within the 1st trimester...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blighted ovum/eptopic?/ovarian cysts, empty gestational sac, home pregnancy test
empty gestational sac, home pregnancy test, repronex injections: Dear Nancy, This really is such a judgement call. Because of that, I really cannot tell you which way to go. I can, however, give you some additional information so that you go into this decision as well informed as possible. First, as to ectopic pregnancies...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blighted ovum, small gestational sac, ultrasound at 6 weeks
small gestational sac, ultrasound at 6 weeks, progesterone level: Spontaneous abortions (blighted ova) occur in 15-20% of every pregnancy. You cannot do anything to cause them and you cannot do anything to prevent them. It is unlikely that you will have another blighted ovum, but if you do, and depending on how far pregnant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bloated stomach during pregnancy, bloated stomach, third pregnancy
bloated stomach, third pregnancy, belly muscles: Hello Julie- what you describe is not common- be sure to mention it to your dr at your next visit if it is still bugging you. You will find that you will show earlier with this one simply because your belly muscles have been stretched out twice before and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bloating of abdomin, pregnancy 5 months, fundus of the uterus
pregnancy 5 months, fundus of the uterus, weeks of pregnancy: Until you reach 20 weeks of pregnancy (5 months) you will not notice any change in your abdomen. Once you reach 20 weeks gestation, you will start showing and you will lose your waist. After 20 weeks, other people will notice that you are pregnant. You will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood around sac, subchorionic hematoma, gestational sac
subchorionic hematoma, gestational sac, late pregnancy: At this stage of pregnancy, it is common to see a subchorionic hematoma which is a sdquestration of blood in the layers of the placenta (near the gestational sac but not part of the sac itself). This occurs during formation of the placenta (in the chorionic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood clot & pregnant, severe menstrual cramps, bleeding in early pregnancy
severe menstrual cramps, bleeding in early pregnancy, trimester of pregnancy: Dear Brandi, Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage but does not mean that miscarriage is imminent. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30% of women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have a blood disorder call..., birth control pills, irregular periods
birth control pills, irregular periods, platelet disorders: What are you reffering to when you say TTP. Is it Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura? Is it another of the platelet disorders? You have to be more specific. In any event, the prednisone should not cause you to have irregular periods. A cycle is considered...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood groups, blood transfusion, blood groups
blood transfusion, blood groups, blood types: Hello Laura. Since both your blood types are essentially the same, I doubt very much that they are the problem.The 2 doesn t mean anything as far as I know. You need to discuss with your dr. what the anemia in your son was caused by. It could be something...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood pressure, low blood pressure, blood pressures
low blood pressure, blood pressures, cold temperature: As long as your blood pressure is not higher than 150/90, there is nothing to worry about. BPs of 140-150/70-78 are perfectly normal during pregnancy. A pressure of 90/60 is a bit low, but it is still better than very high blood pressures. Don t worry...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood pressure, pregnancy induced hypertension, preecclampsia
pregnancy induced hypertension, preecclampsia, protein in the urine: She may have developed preecclampsia, which is pregnancy induced hypertension. It usually occurs with edema and protein in the urine, and it usually disappears after the delivery of the baby. However, we do see it up to a month after delivery. She should IMMEDIATELY...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood but no protein or bacteria in urine test, bacteria in urine, bladder infection
bacteria in urine, bladder infection, urine test: With blood in your urine, you may be beginning a urinary tract infection (bladder infection). A culture will, indeed, rule out a bladder infection if there is less than 100,000 colonies of any bacteria. A culture takes 48 hours to be processed. If there were...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood spotting, subchorionic hematoma, old blood
subchorionic hematoma, old blood, sonogram: It depends on whether the spot of blood was coming from her rectum or from her vagina. Often, during pregnancy, a woman will develop hemorrhoids from her rectum, which can bleed on and off throughout the pregnancy. If the blood came from her vagina, it could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood test, best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy
best time to take a pregnancy test, earliest signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: If you have a normal 28 day cycle (from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period) ovulation occurs on cycle day 14. If your last period started on February 16, you would have ovulated on February March 1, and could have conceived if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood test, blood type rh factor, hepatitis b
blood type rh factor, hepatitis b, bloodwork: Hi Linsey, Your doctor will order what is called an obstetric panelfor bloodwork. That will give your blood type, rh factor (whether you are Rh- or not) and all sorts of other important things such as hepatitis B immunity. So, you will know if you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: should i get a blood test?, home pregnancy test, first response hpt
home pregnancy test, first response hpt, pregnancy symptoms: it is definately possible you could be pregnant. most home pregnancy test do not show true results until a month or more after conception. my thought is that you probably took the test to early. a blood test could show results now but urine test can take...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood thinners, polycystic ovary syndrome, factor v leiden
polycystic ovary syndrome, factor v leiden, antiphospholipid antibodies: I don t know enough about your history to be able to decide if you need the Lovinox or not. Do you have any conditions such as Lupus or antiphospholipid antibodies? Have you had any polycystic ovary syndrome. Do you, indeed, have a luteal phase defect? Did...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood in urine, grat deal, blood in urine
grat deal, blood in urine, blood in the urine: If you have a positive culture for GBS, then you should be treated with antibiotics WHEN YOU GO INTO LABOR. However, if a culture of your urine is positive for GBS during pregnancy, then you should be treated prior to labor. By taking antibiotics, you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bluish cervix, urine pregnancy test, beta hcg
urine pregnancy test, beta hcg, bluish purple color: If you are late for your period, or if you do not believe the bleeding you had two weeks ago was a regular period, there is always a chance of pregnancy. However, the pregnancy test (urine) was negative, so it is doubtful that you are pregnant. To be sure,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this just my body changing? Or should I worry about pregnancy?, bleeding during pregnancy, lining of the uterus
bleeding during pregnancy, lining of the uterus, blood discharge: It is quite impossible to have your period while you are pregnant, because a period is the sloughing off of the endometrium. When a fetus implants into the endometrium, the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus) cannot be sloughed off and, therefore,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What is my body doing?, extreme tenderness, pregancy
extreme tenderness, pregancy, dear doctor: If two blood tests for pregnancy (Beta HCG) are negative (less than 5) you are definitely not pregnant. Therefore, if you did not get your period, you probably have some hormonal imbalance this month (and perhaps last month). Your doctor should give you Provera...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: borderline blood test, best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg
best time to take a pregnancy test, beta hcg, viable pregnancy: If your last period started on November 9, you probably ovulated around November 22 and could have conceived if you had sex on November 21,22,23, or 24. If you had a positive pregnancy test, you are definitely pregnant. You are now 8 weeks 1 day pregnant (from...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: botox and pregnancy, female embryo, pregnant mice
female embryo, pregnant mice, pregnant rats: Hi Tina, Botox is considered a Class C Drug. Tests on pregnant rats, and rabbits have been done. But no tests have been done on human pregnant women. Here s some more detailed information : When pregnant mice and rats were injected intramuscularly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bowel movement before birth, bowel movement, neice
bowel movement, neice, c section: This is fairly common. Usually the problem is the baby inhaling the first bowel movement. Most babies recover fine from this. Have her (0r you) ask lots of questions to the Nurses and Doctors and the hospital they will be able to tell you for your sisters...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bowel movements, bran flakes, fresh fruits
bran flakes, fresh fruits, medicine cabinet: I understand your pain. The best thing to do is to try and fix the problem naturallly. Increase your movement, your water, and your fiber. Some helpful foods are : BRAN (bran flakes for instance), fresh fruits with the peelings left on, BEANS! , prunes,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bowling and pregnancy, pegnancy, center of gravity
pegnancy, center of gravity, last period: You can continue bowling throughout the pregnancy. HOwever, be aware that your center of gravity is further back and your balance is not what it usually is. YOu may slide down the alley with the ball. As the pegnancy progresses, your fingers will swell slightly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: having a boy or girl, old wives tales, ovulation period
old wives tales, ovulation period, male sperm: Hi Michelle, yes there are plenty of old wives tales. The best one I know is this: once you calculate when you are ovulating, usually around day 10-11 or your cycle, (meaning 10 days after the FIRST day of your period) if you try to conceive in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: boy, choosing the sex of your baby, conceiving a boy
choosing the sex of your baby, conceiving a boy, acid medium: I would suggest getting a copy of Shettle s Choosing the Sex of your Baby , which gives a list of procedures to be done in order to increase the alkalinity of your vagina. Sperm to not do well in an acid medium, but do great in an alkaline medium. Check it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: boyfriend's ex girlfriend's pregnancy, dr rappaport, paternity test
dr rappaport, paternity test, menstrual period: Everything you mention is just supposition. It is impossible to tell if and when your boyfriend had sex with this woman. First you have to find out what the date of the first day of her last period was. A sonogram can tell you exactly how far pregnant she...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: braxton hicks and fetal movement, braxton hicks contractions, fetal movement
braxton hicks contractions, fetal movement, wake cycles: You should continue to have fetal movement whether you are starting to have Braxton-Hicks contractions or not. The baby has sleep/wake cycles so you may not feel constant movement. However, you should feel around 10 movements within 10 hours. Braxton Hicks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breakthrough bleeding, taking the pills, birth control pill
taking the pills, birth control pill, dr rappaport: Continue taking the pills for this month. IF you conctinue to have breakthrough bleeding on this pill, you may need a stronger birth control pill in order to avoid breakthrough bleeding. You are still protected against pregnancy even with breakthrough bleeding....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No breast discomfort, 8th week of pregnancy, breast discomfort
8th week of pregnancy, breast discomfort, ultrasound results: Dear Nicole, No, this isn t necessarily anything to worry about. Each pregnancy is different. As long as everything else about the pregnancy is progressing appropriately - hCG levels, ultrasound results, etc,.. - then the fact that your breasts are not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast feeding, breast feed, breast milk
breast feed, breast milk, breast feeding: I have not heard of any effect on breast milk from a tanning bed. HOwever, there are ultraviolet rays involved, I am not an expert on that and you will have to check with the manufacturer of the tanning bed. I doubt that there is any effect on the milk, though...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast feeding and cervical mucous, cervical mucous, breast feeding
cervical mucous, breast feeding, vital component: Dear Mindy The terms mucousy/slightly colored are very subjective..there are many other things to consider such as odor, duration. Color also varies..yellow indicates something different than greenish or white. In your case, no advise can be given rather...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast feeding, womanly art of breastfeeding, la leche league
womanly art of breastfeeding, la leche league, lll group: Hello Corri. I am so happy that you are planning on breastfeeding and wanting more info. If I told you everything, you would have a book- in FACT- I want you to get your hands on THIS book as it will answer all your questions and many you would never think...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast infection and persistent cough, mastitis treatment, cbc blood test
mastitis treatment, cbc blood test, persistent cough: I doubt that your cough is connected, in any way, to your mastitis. If you have taken the antibiotics for more than 10 days, it is enough. The antibiotics will not effect the baby. If you do not have any pain or fever, and the CBC is normal, just observe the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast milk, breast women, new mom
breast women, new mom, breast milk: Dear John, The best way to stimulate breast milk is suckling on the breast. Women who adopt actually do sometimes end up breast feeding their adopted babies. They do so by supplementing with a special tube or orthodontic nipple AT the breast after attempting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast milk, breast milk, baby feeding
breast milk, baby feeding, many thanks: This is really not normal. If she has been expressing it all this time, then that is how it happens. The breast work on an as needed basis. If she is squeezing it out, they don t know it is not a baby feeding and will keep making more. She should...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast secretion, breast secretion, home pregnancy test
breast secretion, home pregnancy test, warrents: It isn t normal to have secretions from your breasts unless you are breastfeeding, have breastfed in the past year, or are pregnant (usually later in pregnancy). Have you taken a home pregnancy test? I think this warrents a call to your OB/GYN so he can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast secretion during pregnancy, breast secretion, pregnancy 28 weeks
breast secretion, pregnancy 28 weeks, seventh month of pregnancy: Certaiinly by the seventh month of pregnancy (28 weeks), the breast can start forming colustrum , which is a precursor of breast milk. The breast has been preparing for lactation from the beginning of the pregnancy and the colustrum will start to leak out...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast secretion, breast secretion, anterior pituitary gland
breast secretion, anterior pituitary gland, microadenomas: If you are not pregnant, you shouold not have any secretions from your nipples. If you notice any milky discharge from your nipples (without squeezing), you should notify your doctor and get a Prolactin level. If the prolactin level is normal, you need not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast tenderness, breast tenderness, proper dates
breast tenderness, proper dates, game thanks: Hi Andreia :) Breast tenderness is certainly an indication of pregnancy, but for many women, its a sure sign of pms as well. I dont know when your last period was, or, if its a 28 day cycle. So it extremely difficult for me to calcuate, because chances...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast, anterior pituitary gland, negative pregnancy test
anterior pituitary gland, negative pregnancy test, blood test for pregnancy: If your friend s last menstrual period started on March 21, then, by now, if she were pregnant, a pregnancy test would show a positive result. If she has a negative pregnancy test and there is a milky, cloudy discharge from her breasts, she has to rule out...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breastfeeding and period, type of birth control, increased prolactin levels
type of birth control, increased prolactin levels, pregnancy test: Dear Jennifer, Almost anything is considered normal when it comes to your periods while breastfeeding. All women experience a time of post-partum bleeding following birth which is not considered a menstrual period. If bottle-feeding, most mothers will have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breastfeeding, could I be pregnant?, pregnancy test, mini pill
pregnancy test, mini pill, best bet: Dear Beth, It is frustrating when periods are irregular or, in your case, non-existent. Obviously you are ovulating, since you have conceived without a problem, so you can t rule out pregnancy. If you know the approximate date when you would have conceived...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breastfeeding and resuming my period, regular periods, menstrual cycle
regular periods, menstrual cycle: Some women do not get their regular periods again until a full year after weaning the baby. It is, however, possible to ovulate even if you do not get your period, so it is possible to become pregnant even though you did not get your period. It is rare, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breastfeeding, natural supplement, milk supply
natural supplement, milk supply, nursing times: Hi Kirsten, What you are experiencing is completely normal. A lot of women experience a decrease in their milk supply while they are having a period. There isn t really a safe way to prevent a period, however, during your period, you should increase your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breasts, early pregnancy, prolactin level
early pregnancy, prolactin level, pregnancy test: If you started your period on December 3, you are not pregnant. YOu may have some excess Prolactin level in your blood that is causing a small discharge from your nipple. If you have any doubts, take a pregnancy test, but I doubt that you are pregnant. It...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breech babies, bones of the pelvis, breech babies
bones of the pelvis, breech babies, bone structure: A baby drops down into the pelvis (as it nears the time for labor) and arbitrarily can be head down (vertex) or behind down (breech). This is due to the bones of the pelvis which guide the baby down in that arbitrary way. If your doctors are going to try to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breech baby, breech position, c section
breech position, c section, pelvis: Hi Melanie, actually there is more of a chance that you will than not, have the section, because the measurements of the baby, and your pelvis, etc... will determine if the baby will be their factors. I know you don t want it but it may be safer for you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breech birth, vertex presentation, vertex position
vertex presentation, vertex position, breech position: A fetus moves a lot during pregnahcy. It is floating in the amniotic fluid and sometimes it can be head down and sometimes if can be bottom down . When the head is down, it is called vertex presentation. When the butt is down, it is called breech presentation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breech position, shoulder dystocia, vertex position
shoulder dystocia, vertex position, breech presentation: The recommendation of ACOG (the American College of ObGyn) is that if the estimated fetal weight of the baby is greater or near 10lbs, you should deliver by cesarean section in order to avoid the risk of shoulder dystocia and the concurrent risk of neurological...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breech, frank breech, menstural
frank breech, menstural, breech presentation: If you have reached 37 weeks gestation, and if the baby is still in the breech presentation, you should deliver by cesarean section. You should get a sonogram now, to see if the baby is breech or vertex, but the safest method of delivery is cesarean section....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breeched baby, breech position, vertex position
breech position, vertex position, vaginal delivery: When your mother was in labor, and the doctor did a pelvic exam to see how far dilated her cervix had become, the doctor did not damage your ovaries. The doctor s fingers did not enter your vagina (it was too small at the time) nor were your ovaries even touched....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bronchial infection, chest x ray, bronchial infection
chest x ray, bronchial infection, what on earth: This respiratory infection is rampant this month. I have it as well and have taken Zithromax with little effect. The cough persists. If you are starting to cough up phlem, you MUST get a chest X-ray (shield your abdomen) and have someone listen to your lungs....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown bleeding- not pregnant, regular period, pregnancy test
regular period, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance: The brown spotting may possibly be your period this month. If you do not get a regular period by August 22, repeat the pregnancy test. If it is still negative, you are definitely not pregnant Sometimes, you can have some hormonal imbalance from time to time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown blood, bleeding in early pregnancy, hcg in early pregnancy
bleeding in early pregnancy, hcg in early pregnancy, pregnancy studies: Dear Cathy, The normal values for hCG in early pregnancy are very broad. If your LMP was 6/25, that calculates to approximately 5 weeks on 7/31 (based on a history of regular 28 day cycles). At 5 weeks, the normal range for hCG is 18-7,340 mIU/ml. So, although...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown discharge, home pregnancy test, embryo implants
home pregnancy test, embryo implants, implantation bleeding: Hi Tanya, It could be a sign of pregnancy called implantation bleeding which usually happens when the embryo implants about 8-10 days after conception. So, the best thing to do is wait a few days to a week and take a home pregnancy test. If you get a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown discharge, bleeding in early pregnancy, first trimester of pregnancy
bleeding in early pregnancy, first trimester of pregnancy, blood discharge: Dear Kathy, Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the first trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage but does not mean that miscarriage is imminent. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30% of women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown discharge & tender breasts, taking the pills, tender breasts
taking the pills, tender breasts, swollen breasts: Dear Kate, When you missed the week of pills, you left yourself unprotected for that week AND the first week you were taking the pills - minimally. Anytime you have an interruption in taking your BCPs of more than 2-3 days, it is like starting over. (And...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown discharge vs miscarriage, empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat
empty gestational sac, fetal heartbeat, brown discharge: When was the first day of your last period? A sonogram is not very accurate until 12 weeks gestation. Prior to 6 weeks gestation (from your last period) a sonogram will usually only show an empty gestational sac but no fetal heartbeat. After 6 weeks, we can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown discharge?, pregnancy test, brown discharge
pregnancy test, brown discharge, old blood: If this spotting does not appear to be a normal period, take a pregnancy test and you will know for sure. If the pregnancy test is positive, and you continue to have brown spotting, it may merely be old blood coming from the uterus or it can be a sign of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown menstrual cycle, vaginal infection, foul odor
vaginal infection, foul odor, hormonal imbalance: Dear Tasha, If you are sexually active and have unprotected sex, you should consider the possibility of pregnancy and test for that. Otherwise, it sounds like you may just be having a bit of a hormonal imbalance. If it continues or worsens or if the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: red bleeding during week 6, vagina muscles, tender breasts
vagina muscles, tender breasts, menstrual cramps: Heidi, I m not an OB-GYN - i do prenatal and postpartum wellness and fitness, and I can t answer the questions about your hcg levels. I do see a lot of pregnant woment, and I had a miscarriage myself (and a baby after that, by the way). i know it is nervebreaking....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im pregnant!, irene sex, incompetant cervix
irene sex, incompetant cervix, prenatel vitamins: CONGRADULATIONS IRENE!!!!!!!!! I am absolutely thrilled for you!!! What a wonderful christmas present for you and your husband :) But I must say, I am not surprised that your pregnancy was indeed a confirmed postive :) All the tell take signs were pretty...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown spotting and ovulation/pregnancy, ovulation pregnancy, pelvic ultrasound
ovulation pregnancy, pelvic ultrasound, ewcm: Dear Rachel, Wow - you really have been all over the place! Especially this cycle. If you had a + OPK today and EWCM, then I would say you are fertile and not pregnant. BUT with the temp dip.... I can see why you are confused. Hmmm... well, all I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown spotting and pregnancy, spotting in early pregnancy, spotting and pregnancy
spotting in early pregnancy, spotting and pregnancy, stopping birth control: You can have brownish spotting in early pregnancy as well as just before starting your monthly cycle. It may be old blood that is being extruded out of the uterus by the growing fetus, or it may merely be old blood from your previous cycle that was still...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown spotting, best time to take a pregnancy test, fertilityfriend com
best time to take a pregnancy test, fertilityfriend com, period tomorrow: I don t understand. YOu said that your last period was October 23 when you m?c d. Did you mean that you miscarried on October 23 or was October 23 the first day of your period? If your last period started on October 23, you would have ovulated on November...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown vaginal discharge on birth control patch, dark brown vaginal discharge, brown vaginal discharge
dark brown vaginal discharge, brown vaginal discharge, birth control patch: You may have some hormonal imbalance this month which caused some break through bleeding when you started the second patch. When you stopped the last patch, the hormonal levels must have falled further and that is why you started spotting immediately. If...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brown vaginal discharges, brown discharge between periods, brown vaginal discharge
brown discharge between periods, brown vaginal discharge, vaginal discharges: Dear Jet, Brown vaginal discharge is typically just old blood that wasn t expelled during a period for one reason or another. It can at times be a sign of a vaginal or cervical infection or it may simply be a bit or a hormonal imbalance which is causing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: brownish to light pink discharge, pink discharge, brown discharge
pink discharge, brown discharge, clear discharge: Spotting around mid cycle (cycle day #11-15) can be merely due to the beginning of ouvlation. It is usually short in duration and is insignificant. If you notice it every months, you should bring it to the attention of your gynecologist. Otherwise it does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bruise on pubic bone, marble size, size quarter
marble size, size quarter, hematoma: If you noticed the bump right after your fall from the bicycle, and it hurts, I would suggest that you go to your gynecologist and check it out. It may merely be a bruise, but if it is a hematoma and is growing, it may have to be evacuated. I doubt that your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bubbling feelin, gas bubbles, strange sensation
gas bubbles, strange sensation, fetal movement: Hi Nikki :) Fetal movement usually doesnt occur roughly until the 4th month. ( As you probably already know ) I am 99.9 % certain that this is not your baby. This is probably more related to gastrointestinal issues. You might have gas bubbles in your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bump on cervix, nabothian cyst, nodule
nabothian cyst, nodule, pimple: A bump on your cervix may be a Nabothian cyst (common and benign) or it can merely be an inflammatory nodule (like a pimple). If it bothers you, go back to your gynecologist and let the doctor examine your cervix and tell you what it is and what to do about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bumps on the labia minora, hair follicle cyst, labia minora
hair follicle cyst, labia minora, herpetic lesion: The bump may merely be a hair follicle cyst, which can be due to an inflamed hair flooicle. It certainly can be another pimple or vessicle. Does it hurt? Does it contain any fluid or other material (blood, pus, etc). It may be a nodule of some sort. It does...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bumps on my skin, itchy skin conditions, pruritic urticarial papules
itchy skin conditions, pruritic urticarial papules, antipruritic: PUPPP (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) is the most common of the itchy skin conditions that occurs during pregnancy. The lesions appear during the third trimester and disappear completely within two weeks after delivery. The pruritic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: burning in stomach, late pregnancy, antacids
late pregnancy, antacids, cheri: Hello Precious-You are most likely having espophageal reflux and heartburn. This is very common in late pregnancy. You need to eat smaller amounts at one time, separate your fluids from your solids by at least 30 minutes, remain sitting up after eating for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: butterflys, pregancy tests, weird question
pregancy tests, weird question, pregnent: If all pregancy tests since January 2004 have been negative, and you have pain around that area, you should see your doctor and get a urine culture. You may also need a sonogram. In any case you have to consult your doctor. I can t tell what it is just by...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C SECTION, occupational therapist, c section
occupational therapist, c section, breathing problems: Hello Miriam. The delays I have observed in section babies have been related to sucking problems and breathing problems only. If your son has ongoing learning delays, I doubt they are the result of the section. It would help me to know more about exactly why...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-SECTION, cesarean section, cesarean sections
cesarean section, cesarean sections, th child: What was the reason for the other cesarean secton? There is no rule (anywhere in the U.S.) that once you had a cesarean section you must have another. If the only reason for the section was the breech presentation, there is no reason why you cannot have a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I Had a C-Section?, water on the brain, symptoms of autism
water on the brain, symptoms of autism, epideral: The fact that you had a trial of labor or that you were given general anesthesia had nothing to do with the developmental abnormalities of the baby. Water on the brain is not a contraindication to vaginal delivery or labor. It is impossible to know if the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-Section...., brooze, doctors office
brooze, doctors office, heavy bleeding: You gave me the impression that you were bleeding from the incision. If your cesarean was 5 weeks ago, the bleeding that started is certainly the beginning of your first period. You may have heavy bleeding for the first few periods after the delivery. I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-Section on breech baby, vertex presentation, third pregnancy
vertex presentation, third pregnancy, due to breech presentation: If your last period started on June 13, you are due on March 20. You should have had a sonogram around 20 weeks gestation to confirm your due date. At this time (term) a sonogram is inaccurate in determining how far pregnant you are. Unless it showed that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is a C-Section necessary?, twin gestation, c section scar
twin gestation, c section scar, having twins: As long as there is no problem with the twins, there is no reason not to maintain the pregnancy until term. HOwever, there still is that risk of uterine rupture, even if you had a successful VBAC before. Twins put much more pressure on a scar. There is, of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-Section/Problems, uterus contracts, unremitting pain
uterus contracts, unremitting pain, operative report: I can t tell exactly what occurred during your cesarean section to cause you to have so much pain. Usually, as the uterus contracts down to its normal size, the uterus heals quite well after a cesarean. Of course, there may have been complications during the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-Section, vaginal birth after cesarean, breech position
vaginal birth after cesarean, breech position, cesarean section: If the only reason that you had a cesarean section the last time was due to the baby being in the breech position, there is no reason why you will need another cesarean section. You can safely deliver by VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) unless another situation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C Sections, home pregnancy tests, migraine medication
home pregnancy tests, migraine medication, medicenter: Hello again Angela- ST ALBERT!!!- I was born and raised in Edmonton and lived in Red Deer for 29 years- we now live in Kamloops, BC. Anyway, there is WONDERFUL midwife in your area named Noreen Walker- I m sure she is still practicing and may do some births...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C Sections, world health organization, nancy wainer cohen
world health organization, nancy wainer cohen, rate statistics: Hello Doug. Yes, hospitals do love sections as they do bring in more money. The only REAL protection from this practice is to engage the services of a midwife and have a home birth. You could also contact the office of the medical director and request the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-section, hydrogen peroxide, head nurse
hydrogen peroxide, head nurse, q tip: I don t understand why they did not have you pack the open area. That would have probably helped in the healing. You should have it looked at. Not having a headache does not mean you are not getting an infection. That is a bizaare answer for the nurse...