Family Planning

Family planning is beyond just birth control. It's about empowering choices from youth to family planning stages and promoting optimal health for safe and healthy pregnancies. Need guidance? We're here to help.

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What is family planning?

Family planning is an essential component of reproductive health, offering individuals and couples the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions regarding conception and child-bearing. This domain encompasses a wide range of services, including various contraception options and guidance on managing unplanned or complicated pregnancies. 

Through personalized, patient-centered care, family planning ensures that every individual has the resources and support they need to navigate their reproductive journey with confidence and clarity.

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What are the different types of family planning?

Family planning encompasses a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet individual reproductive needs. From contraception methods to managing unexpected complications, these options empower individuals and couples in their reproductive decisions. The goal is to provide safe, effective and personalized solutions that resonate with one's life stage and circumstances.
  • Contraception
    • Hormonal contraceptives:
      • Birth control pills: Daily oral tablets to prevent ovulation
      • Birth control patch: Adhesive patch releasing hormones
      • Birth control ring: Flexible ring placed in the vagina monthly
      • Injectables (e.g., Depo-Provera shots): Quarterly hormonal shots
      • Contraceptive implants: Small rod implanted under the skin
    • LARC devices:
      • Progesterone IUD: A small, T-shaped device that releases hormones and is inserted into the uterus
      • Non-hormonal IUD: A small, T-shaped device that doesn’t release hormones and is inserted into the uterus
      • Progesterone rod: A small, flexible rod that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm.
    • Barrier and physical methods:
      • Barrier methods (e.g., condoms, diaphragms): Physical barriers to block sperm
      • Intrauterine devices (IUDs): T-shaped device placed in the uterus
    • Emergency and permanent methods:
      • Emergency contraception (morning-after pill): Pill taken post-unprotected intercourse
      • Tubal ligation: Surgical sterilization for women
  • Termination
    • Medical termination (medication abortion): Pills to end early pregnancy.
    • Surgical termination (both first and second trimester): Procedures to terminate pregnancy.
    • Management of miscarriages: Support and treatments post-miscarriage.
  • Special pre-pregnancy considerations
    • High blood pressure: Monitor and manage for safe pregnancy
    • Heart conditions: Specialized care for pregnant cardiac patients
    • Obesity: Guidance for healthy weight and pregnancy
    • Blood clots: Monitoring clot risks during pregnancy
    • Post-bariatric surgery: Pregnancy care after weight-loss surgery
    • Diabetes: Management and monitoring to ensure both maternal and fetal health during pregnancy

How to manage care for pregnancy complications or loss

Navigating the complexities of pregnancy complications or loss can be an emotionally taxing and challenging journey. Managing such situations requires a holistic approach, encompassing not only medical interventions but also emotional and psychological support. 

Counseling plays a pivotal role, offering a safe space for individuals to process their emotions and make informed decisions. Additionally, a range of medical and surgical options are available to address specific complications, ensuring that every individual receives the tailored care they need during these trying times.

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Why Choose Us?

Empowering your reproductive journey

At Nuvance Health®, Family planning is more than a service; it's a commitment to each woman's unique journey. From tailored contraception options to compassionate support during complications, we prioritize your individual needs, ensuring you're informed and confident at every step. Our dedication extends to promoting optimal health for safe and healthy pregnancies. Ready to take charge of your reproductive health? Let's embark on this journey together.
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