Treatment of Mirena (Hormonal Iud)
Pap Smear Procedure
Dilatation And Curettage (D C) Procedure
Proton Therapy Treatment
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (Pgd)
Pregnant Women Counseling
Prenatal And Birth Care
Musculoskeletal Pain Management
Ovarian Ablation Procedure
Treatment Of Female Sexual Problems
Egg Donation Procedure
Treatment Of Menstrual Problems
Treatment Of Menopause Related Issues
Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome In Adolesce
Pre And Post Delivery Care
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Dear doc. Me and my boyfriend were having a moment and we were wearing our underpants. His pre cum may have touched my underpants and I am way too worried and anxious now. I am a hypochondriac and I am afraid. Is there a possibility of getting pregnant. My period is due on 24th.
What is it?
Medical abortion is an abortion caused by medicine rather than surgery. In Canada, two medications are used in medical abortions: methotrexate and misoprostol. Methotrexate is given first, followed in a few days by misoprostol.
When and where is it available?
A medical abortion is available only to women who are less than 7 weeks pregnant from the first day of their last period or 5 weeks from the date of conception. The medication is administered in a clinic or doctor's office.
Is it safe?
Methotrexate has been used for over 50 years to treat certain types of cancer. It has been studied and used as a safe method of medical abortion since the early 1990s. It stops the implantation of the egg that occurs during the first several weeks after conception.
What happens before the abortion?
An ultrasound will be done to confirm the actual date of the pregnancy prior to the procedure.
How is it done?
There are three steps involved in a medical abortion.
You will take the first medication, methotrexate, at the clinic in a shot or by mouth. This is the medication that stops the pregnancy. It isn't unusual to have some bleeding after this medication is given, but the procedure is not complete.
Within the next few days, your clinician will tell you how and when to take the misoprostol. This is the medication that empties your uterus. You will probably start to have strong cramps and bleeding, similar to a heavy period. Pain medicine or a heating pad can help with the cramps. You may also have nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, chills, or feel tired. If you soak more than two maxipads an hour for two hours in a row, you should call your clinician. Your clinician will tell you what number to call for advice.
It is important that you return to the clinic for a follow up to make sure that the abortion is complete. The clinician will usually do a pelvic examination or ultrasound at this visit. In the rare case that your abortion is incomplete, you may need to take an additional dose of misoprostol or simply wait and return for another visit in a week or two.
How effective is it?
For about 1 to 2% of the women, this procedure will not work. Another 4 to 5% of women choose surgery because they are having delayed reactions to the medications and don't want to wait. Less than 1% have complications such as serious infections or serious bleeding.
What if it doesn't work?
If you are still pregnant when you return for your visit, you will need a surgical abortion. At this point, it is not feasible to continue with the pregnancy, as the medications would have affected the development of the fetus.
Will it affect future pregnancies?
The medications leave your body within one week and do not affect future pregnancies or your general health.
Who shouldn't get a medical abortion?
A medical abortion may not be the best option for women:
with certain physical conditions or women currently using an IUD
who want the abortion over quickly
who cannot return for follow up visits
who cannot understand the instructions because of language or comprehension barriers.
It is very important to tell the abortion provider of any allergies or drug sensitivities you have, any medications or supplements you take, and any health problems or diseases you have.
Pregnancy initiates such rapid changes in your body that it may leave you wondering about the way your body is transforming. You might start thinking more and more about your looks, your body weight, your ever increasing waist, breasts, and even about the size of your clothes! You might just also start wondering about what is going to happen to your figure post pregnancy.
Changes in your body are natural: These changes are normal during pregnancy Accept this fact and also encourage your partner to accept it,. Your weight gain and your body must be a subject of delight for both of you.
Pregnancy is a privilege: You have the privilege and the ability of carrying and bringing a human being to earth. Be proud of this fact and everything associated with it.
Pregnancy affects your looks for good: The changes that your body goes through during pregnancy affects you positively in the long term. In fact, even during pregnancy, you can retain your natural body shape to a certain extent through the combination of a proper exercise regime and a healthy, balanced diet. Though, do consult a doctor before doing so.
Comfortable clothes can make a difference: One of the ways to feel good about your body can be getting into a comfortable maternity wear. It keeps you physically relaxed and even enhances your beauty.
Benefits of the pregnancy diet.
Food can be quite a boost to your feel-well factor. A nutrient-rich diet keeps you physically fit, plus it makes your skin a lot better. One may list down the benefits of a healthy diet during pregnancy as:
Glowing skin: A diet that is rich in nutrients like vitamin A and E improves your skin. Increased fluid intake assures that you don’t get dehydrated and rids your body of toxins, bringing a natural glow to the skin. Vitamin C is an integral part of collagen and antioxidants which have beneficial effects on your skin.
Smoother texture: The essential fatty acids and amino acids, coupled with vitamin A & E from your diet enhance the integrity of the epithelial tissue–which gives smoothness to your skin.
Better, healthier hair: As a result of a diet that is rich in all the essential macro and micro nutrients, your hair becomes thicker, healthier and shinier.
The diet during pregnancy should be adequate to provide for:
a) The maintenance of maternal health
b) The needs of growing foetus
c) The strength and vitality required during labor
d) Successful lactation.
The pregnancy diet should be light, nutritious, easily digestible and rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins.
Follow a proper diet prescribed by your doctor or nutritionist. Generally keep happy, don’t worry. Your body is versatile. Now it is changing to accommodate the baby inside. Post pregnancy, it is going to get back to its earlier form soon enough.