Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
186 Doctors are Online

Family planning suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2305 Questions
Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi Doctor
User:we got baby boy of 6 months old and now we want to wait for few years for next kid
Doctor:It is a wise decision
User:how to plan properly to plan next delivery
Doctor:Sure, I will help you on this
Doctor:May I know your wife's and your age?
Doctor:Is this her first baby?
Doctor:Was in a normal delivery or caesarian section?
User:my wife age is 24 and my age is 31. Yes it is her first baby
User:it was Caesarian
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:Is she on any medications?
Doctor:Is there any medical illness in her?
User:no for both the questions
Doctor:ok, thank you
Doctor:She can safely opt for Intrauterine contraceptive device
Doctor:That is, she can go for copper T insertion
Doctor:This is one of the best methods for her
Doctor:I would not suggest oral contraceptive pills
Doctor:These may cause her hormonal imbalances and weight gain
Doctor:Is this XXXXXXX?
Doctor: XXXXXXX I think she should go for Copper T
Doctor:Please take her to the gynecologist and get it inserted, it is a 2 minutes procedure
Doctor:she will not face much problems with this
User:will there be any side effects with copper T?
Doctor:There are, but very minimal
Doctor:I will say a few
User:yes please
Doctor:It may cause irregular bleeding
Doctor:Sometimes, pain abdomen
Doctor:Sometimes, pelvic inflammatory diseases
Doctor:But these are minimal with correct usage
Doctor:It is temporary method
Doctor:She can get it removed, when you both plan for the next baby
Doctor:Hope you are following me
User:yes doctor
Doctor:If not, please ask me, I shall explain again
User:irregular bleeding, pelvic inflammatory dieseases sounds big ....any of these effects for sure or can we avoid these also
Doctor:It happens in very few women
Doctor:She can try this for 2 months
Doctor:If she is comfortable, she can continue
Doctor:If not, she can opt for other methods like oral pills
Doctor:Most women in India use a Copper T
Doctor:for contraception
Doctor:You should not fear these
Doctor:I understand your concern for your wife and appreciate it
Doctor:You should also help her in taking the wise decisions
Doctor:She is 24
Doctor:With oral contraceptive pills, she may gain weight
Doctor:Most women do gain weight with oral pills
Doctor:I will suggest her this
Doctor:Try copper T for 2 months as I said
Doctor:If it is fine, she can continue on it
User:ok and if she uses copper T and then there is no need for condoms right?
Doctor:Yes, that is right
Doctor:There is no need to use condoms then
User:ok got it...and one more question
Doctor:Sure, please proceed
User:she complained that she is getting back pain after delivery and till now we didnt consulted any gynic on this..
User:my friends told it is common and will reduce after 1-2 yrs
Doctor:This usually happens after a caesarian section
Doctor:Is she using an abdominal belt?
Doctor:It is better for her to use an abdominal belt
Doctor:It will strengthen back muscles, tone abdominal muscles
Doctor:It will help her for sure
Doctor:You can get it for her from the pharmacy
Doctor:It is available over the counter
User:oh ok and what i have to ask?
Doctor:You need to know the size for it
User:abdominal belt thts it right ??
Doctor:You can ask for an abdominal belt that is used post delivery
Doctor:It will help to reduce back pain too
Doctor:Also, she must do regular exercises
Doctor:She can start doing simple exercises
Doctor:like stretches
Doctor:The back pain will subside soon
Doctor:She should also drink plenty of water
User:oh ok sure i will inform.
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to know, XXXXXXX?
User:no thanks for the valuable answers
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Have a great day
Doctor:And take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Thanks and Bye
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor