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Birth Control: Does it get better?

Is the moodiness caused by birth control something I should power through, or is it time to call it quits on this brand? [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Um, girls only? :)

HBC messing with my period? Is this possible, or should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 5, 2011 - 4 answers

How to find a Birth parent in the Basque Region of Spain?

Ms. Gogomickey just found out her birth father is from the Basque region of Spain. Any suggestions how to start a search given the extreme language barrier? She has a name and other specific information.
posted by gogomickey on Nov 29, 2011 - 9 answers

I'd like a pain free delivery, please

Please tell me about your hypnobirthing experiences. I would like to hear if it worked for you or especially if it didn't - why and why not - and I am specifically looking for information about your hypnobirthing classes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

What to Expect on the Day Of Birth and the Days and Weeks Beyond

My wife is due to give birth in the next three weeks or so. I'm interested to hear the experiences of other men about the day their wife or parter gave birth and also what the first few days and weeks thereafter were like. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 3, 2011 - 35 answers

Era Acne Vulgaris

How do I handle hormonal acne as an adult, after going off birth control? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Birth control options for a 41 year old?

What are good birth control options for a 41-year-old woman who hasn't entirely given up the chance of having children? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 - 24 answers

Need a copy of my birth certificate ASAP

I need to find the fastest way to obtain a certified copy of my Ohio birth certificate from out of state (to apply for a passport). [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Help my back not hurt.

If you had an L5 injury, and you were a runner, how would you treat it? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 2, 2011 - 15 answers

The internet is scaring me about Yaz and birth control in general. Help!

The internet is freaking me out about Yaz and I am looking for more common sense answers to my concerns rather than 'This will medicine will give you blood clots and kill you.'. More specific details inside about me, and my health and my concerns. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Anyone have any prenatal class recommendations in Vancouver, BC?

Anyone have any prenatal class recommendations in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Jul 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Birth Control Redux

How do I take control of my reproductive health when stressing about it is sabotaging everything? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 6, 2011 - 20 answers

induction

Does not going into spontaneous labor with my first pregnancy indicate that I will likely not go into spontaneous labor with my next pregnancy? In other words: will I be induced again? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Jun 14, 2011 - 9 answers

How to find a birth/death record

I'm looking for a NJ birth/death record for a baby who only lived a short time during the 50's. [more inside]
posted by runnergirl on Jun 9, 2011 - 5 answers

If you or your partner gave birth to a stillborn, did you see/hold it after the delivery?

If you or your partner gave birth to a stillborn, did you choose to see/hold it after the delivery? How did you make that decision, and if you did decide to see/hold the child, what did you take away from the experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2011 - 24 answers

Weight and fat gain coming off Mercilon - need help sorting this out!

Been on Mercilon contraceptive pill for years. Have come off and almost immediately gained 2 kg (in 3 weeks) and when I weigh on my fat measuring scales my fat content has shot up. a) has anyone else had this on this particular Pill, b) do I have to work on the weight gain like you normall would (limit calories in, maximise calories out) or will it balance on its own. I was on a blood pressure pill while on the pill, thought it was that that was taking advantage of increasing my weight (my usual side effect on bp meds) so came off that and bp is fine. But weight still going up. Have seen this http://ask.metafilter.com/74594/How-long-does-it-take-for-the-hormones-to-leave-my-system but is not specific about this pill / how to get the weight off / the fat thing. Anonymous as a bit personal for me! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Ruin our child's shot at president?

Should we stay or should we go? Make a big international move as a pregnant couple or with a tiny baby? Lots of (possibly) relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Amoxicillin and morning after pill

I'm taking amoxicillin for a UTI and I'm on birth control pills. I had unprotected sex. From what I understand, antibiotics could make birth control pills less effective. Will the amoxicillin affect the morning after pill also? I'm uninsured so I'm turning here for help.
posted by squirtle on Apr 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Birth Control methods for hormone intolerant?

I am in need of birth control but extremely intolerant to hormonal methods. I need something more reliable than just condoms. I've been on pretty much every brand of pill and any hormonal methods seem to give me unmanageable depression and yeast infections that never ever go away. I do not ever want kids and would get sterilized only I can't afford it. I have heard about copper IUDs but I've heard a lot of things about women have stupidly heavy flows and awful unmanegable cramps with them. I'm concerned about a heavier flow because I"m prone to anemia. Does anyone have any advice? Any expirience with the copper IUD's, or has had similar hormonal issues but found a brand of pill that works well with no side effects?
posted by RampantFerret on Mar 2, 2011 - 51 answers

Nicotine + birth control - the same risks as smoking + birth control?

I know you're not supposed to smoke on the pill, but what about nicotine replacement therapy? [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Feb 11, 2011 - 4 answers

What can my pregnant self do for my future post-partum self?

I'm giving birth in a few weeks. What can I do for myself now that my husband and I will appreciate later? I'd love to have recipes, things I can order and whatever else you can think of. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Feb 8, 2011 - 32 answers

Caesarean preparation, gastroschisis and small babies

What should I be doing now to prepare for a c-section in approx. 10 weeks' time? And please share your experiences of having a baby with gastroschisis and/ or who is very small. [more inside]
posted by goo on Feb 2, 2011 - 24 answers

When you know better, you do better. Pregnancy and Labor Version.

Whoa, boy! Or...girl? Newly pregnant. Very, very unexpected. Second kid. What do I differently with this pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 - 20 answers

"Hey, teen. Let's have a rap session."

Please help this repressed (lapsed) Catholic stumble through a sex talk. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

How does our birth date shape where we fit in the school system?

Birth date + American school system = high probability of success in _____? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Nov 23, 2010 - 8 answers

C-Section Recovery

Tell me about your recovery after a cesarean section. [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Oct 25, 2010 - 29 answers

Selling Tickets to the Delivery Room

How to negotiate difference of opinion between mum and dad on who should be present at baby's birth? [more inside]
posted by Kappi on Sep 21, 2010 - 88 answers

Keep a minor on birth control?

Can a parent/guardian do anything to keep a minor on birth control? [more inside]
posted by doctord on Sep 16, 2010 - 32 answers

What's going to make it easier to pop this baby out?

What should I know / do / bring to help me make it through the pain and exhaustion of giving birth? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 6, 2010 - 44 answers

Scheduled C-section: should I push back? How hard?

After ~37wks of baking, our Little Spark is soon to emerge. Sonogram last week shows breech, size estimates via same sonogram say ~8# so far. Doc is now advising/arranging scheduled C-section. I'm not sure it's the right thing. Can you help me determine if I should push back & how hard? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Aug 9, 2010 - 49 answers

Help me to be a great birth support person!

My sister has asked me to be with her when she gives birth to her first baby this August - yay! I want to be as helpful as I can be, so I'm looking for advice and resources. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Jun 21, 2010 - 23 answers

An embryo grows in Brooklyn

Can you recommend a midwife in Brooklyn? Or anything else about being pregnant and planning care in NYC? [more inside]
posted by chelseagirl on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Aligning brain and womb

Smart reading materials for feminist, expectant mums? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Apr 30, 2010 - 14 answers

How did you choose a doula?

What's most important in choosing a doula - experience, warmth, or views on birth? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Apr 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Why did three different people in my ob-gyn office give me three different answers to this question? (Micronor birth control pill)

I'm dealing with some pretty typical just-starting-the-pill anxiety. I was prescribed Micronor today and instructed to start taking them right away (instead of waiting for a particular point in my cycle). [more inside]
posted by kella on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Hormones out of wack or am I?

Get me off this hormonal rollercoaster or am I just crazy? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Apr 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Birth year confusion

Can I conclusively determine a birth year from these two data points? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Apr 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Happy *birth*day, nephew!

My brother and his wife have a son. I want to get them something neat! [more inside]
posted by alona on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

We should know better. I know.

[BCPFilter] "Use a backup contraceptive" -- but is that retroactive? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Apr 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Babies and Bathwater

Should I stay with my midwife practice, given a trustworthy account of a mismanaged case? This gets long, sorry. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Mar 31, 2010 - 22 answers

When to move onto Plan B?

Is missing one birth control pill by about 19 hours enough to warrant getting Plan B? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 5 answers

This lady is high...

I saw a crazy labor and delivery video on youtube, can't find it now. The woman is having no pain, smiling and laughing. There might have been funny happy music playing. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jan 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Birth control blues

Can I safely stop birth control pills before the pack is through? [more inside]
posted by roxie5 on Jan 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Childbirth Class

Help me find a childbirth class in Austin, TX. I'm looking for something onthe South or central side of town. Nothing too dogmatic. I'd like something that meets multiple times soI can get to know some other moms-to-be.
posted by kristymcj on Jan 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Push Gift Ideas.

Push (Birthing) Gift idea? Wife has hinted and I like to give gifts. What is appropriate? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Etiquette? What's an etiquette?

My baby shower was two months ago and I still haven't sent the thank you cards. My baby is now a month old. Can I send out the thank you cards and the birth announcements together, or is that horribly tacky? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Nov 14, 2009 - 23 answers

Will quitting the pill make me skinny again?

Is it OK to stop taking birth control pills without weaning off of them? What will stopping the pill do to my weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 17 answers

PILL MAKE ME ANGRY

So, I'm trying the Depo Provera hormone shot birth control for the first time. It's been about 2 weeks since my first shot, and I'm experiencing some weird effects which may or may not be related to the hormones now coursing through my veins. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Natural child birth in LA?

Birthing Centers and Midwives in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Oct 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Help normalize my spiking blood pressure!

Can you help me not freak out about my suddenly spiking blood pressure? This is related to birth control and anxiety. Also looking for methods to calm myself down in anticipation of a reading. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 10, 2009 - 8 answers

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