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how do i get my sex drive back after having my first baby?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Time mostly: Other factors: good health, lower stress , good sex drive prior to pregnancy, support one has for new born & themselves. It may also depend on how long it takes for estrogen levels to return to normal. Probably most important is having a good experience with the new baby & an understanding & supportive mate. Positive expectations are helpful. The length of time can vary greatly.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Sex drive: Also if you are breastfeeding your sexual drive will be very low. Indeed this is a time where you need support and understanding.

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Is it okay for me to diet and lose 10 kg if I am breastfeeding a 10-month-old baby?

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Yes: Yes but...You need to make sure you are still getting plenty of calories. I'd recommend doing the common sense things - eating healthy foods, exercising, but not going crazy with calorie restriction.
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Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
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How can women reduce pain from thrusting during sex?

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See a gynecologist: Find the source of the pain. If there is vaginal dryness, for example, from menopause, then topical Estrogens can help, as well as over the counter lubricants. But first, a full pelvic examination is indicated.
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My daughter just came back from haiti..She has a 1" radius of redness with a black center? Is this a spider bite? She is having pain with it.

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Could be : She needs to be seen and have that evaluated. Black center means a necrotic center and may need to be debrided. Make an appointment.
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Chances of getting pregnant from sex on last day of period -if 31 day cycle?

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Conception: If the cycle is regular and the period is 3-7 days, the chances arevery small.

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