September 17, 2014

Birth control methods

There are lots of methods of birth control. Study about the different kinds of birth control to help one choose the best one for individual. When making the choice, also consider that only a condom will protect from sexually transmitted diseases.

Types of methods:

1. Hormonal methods – Hormonal methods are very consistent means of birth control. Hormonal methods use two basic formulas like combination hormonal methods contain both estrogen and progestin. Combination methods include pills, skin patches and rings. Progestin is only hormonal methods include pills, also called mini-pills and injections.Combination pills may reduce acne, pain in ovulation and premenstrual symptoms. Both types of pill decrease heavy bleeding and cramping.

September 15, 2014

Teenagers Speak Out – Statistics on Teenage Pregnancy

Seventy four percent of sexually active females between the ages of 15 and 19 have partners who are the same age or 1 to 3 years older. Twenty five percent of girls had a first partner who was 4 years older or more. Twenty percent of teenage mothers have a partner six or more years older. These statistics on teenage pregnancy are important because the younger the girl is when she begins to engage in sexual intercourse, the greater the difference in age between her and her partner; more importantly, adolescents with older partners are more likely to be sexually active on a consistent basis, less likely to use contraception, and much more likely to experience at least one unintended pregnancy.

September 13, 2014

Birth control injection

The birth control shot is an injection. It is a long-acting form of progesterone, a hormone to naturally manufacture in a girl’s ovaries. The shot is given as an injection in the upper arm or in the buttocks once every 3 months to guard a girl from becoming pregnant. The hormone progesterone in the birth control injection primarily works by preventing ovulation. If a girl does not ovulate, she cannot get pregnant since there is no egg to be fertilized. The birth control injection is a very effective method of birth control. The possibility increases if it not given after 3 months. In common, how well each type of birth control technique works depends on a lot of things. These include whether a person has any physical condition or is taking any medications that might interfere with its use. It also depends on whether the process chosen is convenient and whether the person remembers to use it properly all of the time.

September 11, 2014

Birth control information

All women and men should have control if and when they become parents. The decisions making required about birth control, or contraception, is not easy. There are many things that have to be taken in to consideration. Learning about birth control methods one or ones partner can use to prevent pregnancy and talking about it with the doctor are two good ways to get started. There isn’t any kind of “best” method of birth control. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some methods work better than others do at preventing pregnancy. Researchers are always working to develop or improve birth control methods.

September 9, 2014

Pregnancy Symptoms By Trimester

Most people are familiar with the common symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness and odd food cravings are often discussed with a touch of humor and confusion. It can be a little disconcerting to suddenly crave bologna if you have hated it for your entire life. However there are pregnancy symptoms that go with each of the three trimesters. Each phase has its own unique and sometimes baffling experiences that are perfectly normal no matter how strange they may be at the time.

September 7, 2014

Myths of the Odds of Getting Pregnant

Life is a series of gambles. Which school should I choose? Is this the right career for me? We all face them everyday, but once you have made the decision to share your life with someone and make the natural progression to parenthood, the odds of getting pregnant become more important. There are many myths and stories besides just having intercourse that are supposed to help even the pregnancy odds. Some are based in truth and others have been debunked as well bunk. Here are some examples of helpful odds equalizers and not so helpful ones.

September 5, 2014

Planning Ahead While Pregnant

Planning ahead when it comes to food could mean the difference between making wise choices and making irrational choices. It helps us learn how to undo our bad habits and being pregnant is a great time to try and change any bad habits you may have. The best way to break bad habits and to form new ones is to constantly plan ahead.

You want to plan for snack attacks especially if you are not going to be home. You want to make sure you take some healthy food with you, so that you can resist the temptation of going to the vending machine and taking out that candy bar. Throw some nuts into your pocketbook or some cheese sticks in case of any hunger that might hit you through out the day.

September 3, 2014

Why Women should Worry about Diabetes and Pregnancy

There are many concerns a woman will have during her pregnancy, and one that can easily be put to rest with a simple test is gestational diabetes mellitus or more commonly known as diabetes during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes can arise during the second or third trimesters, and can cause complications for the mother as well as the unborn child. Diabetes during pregnancy occurs in a relatively small percentage of expectant mothers, and can often be controlled by diet and exercise throughout the pregnancy.

September 1, 2014

Childbirth Education For The Pregnant Woman

A woman who becomes pregnant for the first time should look for childbirth education information as soon as possible. Learning everything she can about the childbirth process can help equip her to make the best choices for her prenatal care and childbirth preparation. It may be an overwhelming time emotionally but education will help you prepare for the unknown.

Childbirth education can come from many different sources. It can come from books, from the Internet, from pamphlets at your medical center, or via asking questions of your doctor, midwife or doula and talking to other people. The childbirth education process should be an informative and fun part of pregnancy. Learning about what’s to come and making choices should all be part of the joy of pregnancy.

August 30, 2014

Common Reasons For Early Miscarriages

Early miscarriage is unfortunately a very common occurrence. Very early miscarriages occur prior to six weeks and are sometimes referred to as a chemical pregnancy whereby the embryo didn’t develop but many symptoms and signs of pregnancy existed. Usually, early miscarriage occurs for reasons unclear to the woman or the doctor. It’s extremely rare for it to occur as a result of minor trauma like a fall. Some miscarriages can be caused by environmental factors, maternal age, drug use or sexually transmitted diseases but the vast majority of miscarriages occur through no fault of the woman who miscarried.