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- Nurse Barb
I hear from a lot of women who are suddenly ready to have a baby. They want to be pregnant as soon as possible. Others are considering pregnancy and trying to get prepared.
Stop All Birth Control
It may sound obvious, and that’s because it is! If you’re ready to become pregnant, then the first thing to do is to STOP using any birth control.
With most birth control methods once you stop using them, your menstrual cycle will start up again. It may take a few weeks to see a period return, but the process that leads to your period resumes as soon as you stop birth control.
For more information on PCOS, you can read how to recognize PCOS and also provided an explanation of the biochemical processes that lead to the symptoms.
Before we dive into treatments, here’s a quick review:
Two questions that I hear a lot is how can couples increase the chances that they’ll have a baby that’s a girl or how can they try for a boy? Amazingly enough, there are some things that you can do to increase the likelihood that you’ll have a baby with your desired sex. This is not guaranteed, but there are some experts who provide advice for increasing your chances more than flipping a coin. (more…)
I care for a lot of women who are trying to become pregnant and who are corssing their fingers, pacing in the bathroom and hoping that they’ll see a plus sign on the drugstore urine pregnancy test. They pee’d on the stick and now every second seems like hours as the test develops.
At first, they can’t believe it, so they reach into the box and grab another test. Is it real? Is this really happening, they wonder. I’ve had patients take 15 tests because they just couldn’t believe their eyes. They needed lots of confirmation.
Waiting, praying, bargaining and hoping to be pregnant. It’s a rite of passage for many women. The same process happens in reverse for women who aren’t ready to be pregnant. It’s an emotional and hormonal roller coaster to be sure. (more…)
Like many new moms, Lauren, was enjoying being a mom to her 3 year old daughter, Alexa. She and her husband, Rob loved their little family and were both more than ready for number 2. She watched as more and more friends became pregnant again and wondered when it would happen again for her. It wasn’t as if she and Rob had any problem getting pregnant the first time, they had tried for 4 months when their home pregnancy test turned positive. (more…)