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Contraception failure during breast feeding, safe pregnancy termination methods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi GM
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good Morning
User :   May I know your name?
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi XXX, hopw you are doing well.
User :   XXX
Doctor :   yes I am good
User :   I am married, we have a 7 months old baby.
Doctor :   ok
User :   My wife is still feeding the baby.
User :   While i was making love with my wife unfortuntely the protection failed and now we are worried.
User :   I need to know the safest way to stop this as she is still feeding the baby.
Doctor :   What period of her menstrual cycle did this happen?
User :   Ohh,
User :   I am sorry i do not have this info
Doctor :   Which day after her last menstrual period?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   We do not want to take any chance.
User :   I don't think that she had recently.
Doctor :   Did she resume her periods?
Doctor :   after pregnancy?
User :   Not sure.
User :   I am not with her right now to get this info.
Doctor :   Usually lactation does not cause pregnancy thereotically but always not the case, though the chances of pregnancy are low during this time
User :   can you please provide me the possibilities and safest way to stop.
Doctor :   So you have to wait till the next menstrual cycle
User :   Instead of waiting in the dard can we go for medicine like Ipill or Unwanted?
User :   Will this harm baby?
Doctor :   IF it is missed, you can take pregnancy test
User :   Are you suggesting to take those tab?
User :   It is not even 12 hours.
Doctor :   Ipill is an Over the counter medication which can be taken
Doctor :   Since it is just less than 12 hours
Doctor :   It is safe during breast feeding
Doctor :   Do you have alternative for breast feeding for today or is baby still not taking bottle feeds?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   She is taking with bottle as well.
User :   So Ipill would be safe.
Doctor :   yes
User :   Should we avoid feeding her for sometime after having Ipill?
Doctor :   Then stop feeding the baby for today
Doctor :   by breast
User :   Got it
Doctor :   It does not affect the quality of milk but safer
User :   Any precautions for my wife before after taking the tab?
Doctor :   nothing
User :   Only one tab?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Let me reconfirm... She should avoid breast feeding for 24 hrs after taking tab, correct?
Doctor :   yes
User :   But if she doesnt feed the baby for longer time she get pain in the breast.
Doctor :   express the milk out
Doctor :   of the breast manually
User :   Ok
User :   XXX thanks, also can you please suggest us for any precaution to be taken to avoid such a situations in future?
Doctor :   If you are not willing for a pregnancy, then go for IUD insertion
Doctor :   with the help of a doctor
User :   Please expand IUD.
Doctor :   Breast feeding is 98% safe to prevent pregnancy if it is done once every 6 hours
Doctor :   IntraUterine device
User :   Ok
User :   Its for her?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It is a small device put in the uterus
Doctor :   so that the environment is not suitable for pregnany
User :   Is it safe for her?
Doctor :   Later if you want to have pregnancy she can remove it and she will resume
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Very safe
User :   Ok
User :   Thanks for this. Baby is very active during night time.
User :   She refuses to sleep and need to play while we sleep.
User :   You have any suggestios?
User :   suggestions"
Doctor :   Take turns to be with the baby
Doctor :   That is the only way
User :   But she still need to interact with us and move around.
User :   Which is not possible.
User :   Later she starts cryng.
User :   crying"
Doctor :   Yes, you have to be patient and bear these experiences for next three months
Doctor :   Whenever baby sleeps try to catch some rest
Doctor :   When the baby is awake, one of you be awake
Doctor :   and other rest
Doctor :   So share the labor of rearing the baby
User :   :)
Doctor :   This is a lifetime experience and you should face it
User :   Ok thanks, I think you were very helpfull.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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