I just finished a 7 day break from my birth control pills. I am starting my second pack of pills. Will I be protected against pregnancy right away?Updated 27 March 2023 under Ask Us.
Awesome question! Protection against pregnancy really depends on when you took your 7-day pill break. Most birth control pill packs contain 21 active (contain hormones) pills and 7 placebo (no […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Pregnancy PlanningUpdated 22 June 2022 under Health Guides.
Can I get pregnant if I have epilepsy? Yes! Women with epilepsy – just like women without epilepsy – are able to become pregnant and have children. Some women have […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Antiseizure Medications & Birth DefectsUpdated 22 June 2022 under Health Guides.
Do antiseizure medications cause birth defects? This is a great question with a complicated answer. In the general population (meaning those who do not have epilepsy) birth defects occur in […]Read more »
Pregnancy: Eating During PregnancyUpdated 4 June 2022 under Health Guides.
You may have heard that there is a special diet that you should follow when you are pregnant. While it is true that there are some foods that are best […]Read more »
My pregnancy test was negative and I used protection, but my period is 9 days late. Should I be concerned?Updated 10 May 2021 under Ask Us.
Yes, it’s still possible to be pregnant even after a negative pregnancy test and successful protection use. When condoms are used 100% effectively, they provide 98% chance of protection against […]Read more »
My boyfriend pushed his penis into my navel (belly-button) and he ejaculated (came) a little inside of my belly-button! I also touched my belly button a few minutes after it happened and then touched the outside of my vagina. I was on day two of my period. Can I get pregnant?Updated 18 March 2021 under Ask Us.
Anytime a person has unprotected sex (i.e. touching, rubbing, penetration (with a penis/sperm)) there is an increased chance that they could become pregnant. You can’t get pregnant through your belly-button, […]Read more »
Can the birth control pill affect your fertility (ability to have children)?Updated 14 January 2021 under Ask Us.
Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptive pills or the “Pill”) are a type of female hormonal birth control method. Teens take the birth control pill for a variety of […]Read more »
I have taken two pregnancy tests and they both came back positive. I am a virgin! How is this possible? I don’t know how to tell my parents, help!Updated 27 November 2020 under Ask Us.
There isn’t a medical definition of a “virgin” or virginity. The term is used differently by different people and may relate to cultural or religious beliefs or the meaning of […]Read more »
I really want to get pregnant. The only problem is, I haven’t had my first period yet and I am worried about getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Is it possible to get pregnant (even if I haven’t had my period yet), while protecting myself from STIs?Updated 2 October 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. It is totally possible for a young woman to become pregnant without having her first period. This is because during ovulation a mature egg is […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: TrikaftaUpdated 3 January 2020 under Health Guides.
What is TrikaftaTM? Trikafta is a “triple-combination therapy” made of three different modulator drugs- tezacaftor, ivacaftor, and elexacaftor. Modulators work by helping to fix defective CFTR protein. Trikafta may be […]Read more »