Natural Cycles is a high-tech version of the classic rhythm method (also called natural family planning or the fertility awareness method) in which users track their ovulation cycles in order to avoid pregnancy. But an app does not = birth control.
The emotional experiences of a medication abortion and a spontaneously occurring miscarriage may be very different. There’s no right or wrong way to feel! But the physical process, risks, warning signs, potential complications, and treatments are the same.
The restrictions for Certified Midwives make the practice of midwifery inaccessible for many expecting parents. Some families who have used midwives have been charged with child abuse or neglect due to the regulations. And even if you live in a state where midwives practice legally, there could be insurance obstacles that block your access to these services.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent contracting Zika virus or available medicine to treat it, so it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from the virus. The CDC recommends that pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika.
Are there additional complications women should consider before conceiving in their mid-thirties?
It’s possible to become pregnant very soon after having a baby, so it’s important for new moms to think ahead about their postpartum birth control plan.
There are two abortion methods currently available: a procedure performed in an office or clinic, or an abortion brought on by taking FDA-approved medication. Both methods are safe and effective for ending a pregnancy.
Women should not have to see a doctor, or “get permission” from the medical community, before ending their pregnancy with safe and effective FDA-approved medications.