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A 34-year-old male asked:

its 34th week of triplets. is this a suitable time for c-sec? is it safe for both?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
That is up to yourOB: But it is very good you have made it to 34 , most women with triplets go into labor earlier and need the csection.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Define safe ??: Every week pregnancy can be extended from 34 wks cuts the risk for babies significantly. If delivered in a hospital with an advance neonatal ICU, salvage at 34 weeks is quite likely but would mean they spend risky weeks in that ICU. When to deliver depends on complex issues only the OBGYN & Pedi can know at the time.

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When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

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6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside.
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Management of dic in post cesarean patient ?

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Emergently: Dic (disseminated intravascular coagulation) is an emergency in any situation. The patient with dic has, for one of several reasons, consumed elements in her blood which are needed to cause blood to clot. Without the ability to clot, she will bleed continuously until something is done to replace the "clotting factors" or otherwise arrest the bleeding, e.g., hysterectomy.
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After cesarean hysterectomy and prolonged it has taken me months, and I still cannot stand long. What went wrong?

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Probably nothing: A cesarean hysterectomy is major surgery. Some docs only perform this a handful of times during their career. The procedure implies that you completed a pregnancy, probably had a complication such as heavy bleeding and needed a life saving emergency surgery. It takes time to recover from each of these let alone all together.It may take months for your stamina to return. Follow up with the surgeon.
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My husband wants a son. Should I keep trying? I have 4 girls, 3 by cesarean

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Up to you two: 5 girls can be lots of fun too--or 4 girls and 1 boy, if you're lucky. There's no guarantee that you'll have a son, however. Your chances of having a son are not increased by the fact that you already have 4 daughters. The chance of having a boy appears to decline with the mother's age, the father's age and the number of children the family already has. These effects are very small, however.
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How can I exercise after a cesarean section?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Carefully.: After 3-6 weeks have passed from your cesarean section (and if ok with your doctor) you may start working out slowly with swimming, treadmill, or stationary bike. Don't overdo it, though - 30-45 minutes 4-5 times/week suffice. Depending on your prior habits, you may further increase this regimen back to your baseline within 3-6 months after the c-section. Avoid heavy lifting!

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