Permanent sterilization can happen in several ways depending on your needs. Essure, laparoscopic tubal ligation, and vasectomy (for males) are some forms of sterilization.
What is an Intrauterine Device (IUD)?
You may choose an intrauterine device (IUD) as your preferred form of birth control. An IUD is a small T-shaped object that is inserted and remains in your uterus, but it is removable. There are two types of IUDs that damage sperm before fertilization.
Being a Great Single Mom
Single moms everywhere juggle work, school and personal lives. Whether you chose to be a single mom or single parenthood was the last thing you ever expected, the following tips can help you make the most of running a one-parent household.
Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization
Now acronyms that most people are familiar with, artificial insemination (AI ) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) have come a long way since the “test-tube babies” of the 1970s. Artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing sperm directly into the uterus whereas IVF is a procedure where eggs and sperm are combined in a laboratory, and then placed in the uterus once embryos form.
When is it “Too Late” to Have Kids?
While there are more potential risks and complications for moms over the age of 35, first-time older mothers are also more educated and more likely to have greater resources to support their family. Healthy 40-year-olds can have easier pregnancies than younger women if they prepare their bodies for pregnancy and focus on eating well, avoiding harmful behaviors and exercising while pregnancy. While you may see your doctor more often, there is no reason you can’t have a happy, healthy pregnancy in your late 30s, or 40s.
Birth Control After Baby
Choosing the right birth control after having a baby may mean choosing something that you haven’t used in the past.