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3 Months Postpartum With Pregnancy Symptoms Breastfeeding
I am 11 months post partum with my son and am still breastfeeding three times a day. My period has not yet returned. I test each month just to make sure that I am not pregnant. On Saturday I took a first signal pregnancy test from walmart and it came back
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Aside from pregnancy, why would you have menstration 11 weeks post partum, and not again (now 20 weeks post partum)? Not breastfeeding.
Irregular periods: From your question, you've basically had 2 1/2 months without a period. This can be common, but at this point likely hormonal and not due to prolactin (hormone of breastfeeding). Of course, you may be pregnant again, so check a test if that's a possibility. Second, your estrogen/progesterone balance may be off and that's why you haven't cycled. See a doctor if you're worried. ...Read more
Hi! I am 3month postpartum and experiencing this yellow discharge while im breastfeeding is this normal? Or signs of pregnancy?
Discharge: The discharge may be normal but it msy be due to an infection. See your doctor for a culture to fule out infection. ...Read more
10 Weeks postpartum and exclusively breastfeeding. Had a period at 5 weeks. I'm 5 days late with thicker white dishcharge. Is this pregnancy?
Maybe. Maybe not.: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
2 months postpartum. Not breastfeeding. Why haven't I had my period yet? 3 negative pregnancy test! And could I still be pregnant?
Time to adjust: It takes time to reset your periods after having a baby. If you had very irregular or widely spaced periods before your baby came, you may be going back to that model. If your periods were quite regular, remember that you could be ovulating, and get pregnant as a result of unprotected sex during ovulation. So do be careful, but remember that a new baby is a lot for your body to adjust to! ...Read more
2 months after wife gave birth, she has a rash on both inner parts of thighs. Postpartum pregnancy rash? What treatment safe while breastfeeding?
Mixed answer: Rashes are quite diverse in their origin and a diagnosis is best made on physical exam. Most topical preparations are not absorbed in sufficient quantities to get into breast milk, so I would consider them safe. ...Read more
I have 2 wk baby. Had pupp in pregnancy. Q1: can you get pupps postpartum? Q2: is the prescription corticosteroid cream safe for breastfeeding and holding baby?
PUPPP: The main treatments for this condition are skin moisturizers or lubricants, steroid creams twice a day and antihistamines. The good news is that it only occurs with the first pregnancy and likely represents an allergic reaction to the stretch marks. It usually clears several weeks after delivery. Since your daughter is breast feeding, please have her discuss options with the gynecologist or nurse. Congratulations on your grandchild. Good luck with your daughters recovery. My daughter delivered a healthy baby boy two weeks ago in irvine. You certainly have a beautiful city. ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, what are some of the symptoms of postpartum depression and how is it treated?
Symptoms are the: Same as a depressed mood at any time. Unfortunately, PPD can harmfully impact your baby's development. Persistence of " baby blues" past 2 weeks or onset between 1-12 mos. After delivery requires referral for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & discussion of pros & cons of meds during breastfeeding. Tell both your OB & your pediatrician. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007215.htm ...Read more
Hi, I'm 11 weeks postpartum with my first baby, exclusively breastfeeding. We had unprotected sex yesterday, and I'm worried I might be pregnant again because today I'm feeling crampy...lately I've been getting weird symptoms that have reminded me of earl
Six months postpartum. Period two months after labor and haven't gotten one since. I did not breastfeed, no birthcontrol, negative pregnancy tests.?
I'm 5 mnths post partum, I am breast feeding, no chance of pregnancy, haven't gotten first period yet, but brown spotting in underwear. Period coming?
Breast feeding: As long as you are breast feeding your period may be postponed. Brown spotting may be old old blood. ...Read more
+opk 11 days ago; postpartum 7mths, still in amenorrhea, no longer breastfeeding. Is it a false +ve?
Probably not false +: Most ovulation prediction kits (opk's) fairly accurately detect leutinizing hormone (lh) surges, which occur just before ovulation. While it is possible to have a positive OPK from an LH surge and then not ovulate, it's more likely that the detected LH surge was followed by real ovulation. The first day of the menstrual period should be 14-16 days after a positive opk. ...Read more
I am 9 wks postpartum. My 6wk check up with my gynae was normal. However I continue to have postpartum bleeding. Is this normal? (Am breastfeeding)
Needs evaluation: Postpartum bleeding sometimes stays for longer time but you still need to get it checked by your obgyn yo make sure there is no underlying reason ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?
I'm 12 months postpartum and still breastfeeding 2 - 3 times a day. I used to be cold natured but since the baby I am always overheated.?
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Get help fast!: Postpartum depression has huge effects on both mom and baby. Get help fast! Treatments can be very safe while breastfeeding. You can start with therapy or counseling and support groups. Some need meds, and there are ones safe while breastfeeding. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, get help from a lactation consultant because nursing problems can cause more stress. ...Read more
I am 4 weeks postpartum and had unprotected sex. Is it safe to take Plan B while breastfeeding my baby?
3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?
I'm a 4 month post partum breastfeeding mom. I've been having green vaginal discharge. What could be causing this, should I be concerned?
ALP 126 at 4, 8, and 12 weeks postpartum. Liver tests normal. Dr thinks it could be due to breastfeeding and isn't worried. Should I get 2nd opinion?
Ultrasound showed 15 mm uteris lining.23 year old 5 months Post partum, breastfeeding and have gotten 3 normal regular peroids (My first ultrasound 4mo ago also showed 14 mm lining)i also have 1 ovay?
Question: Not sure of your question but 15 mm lining that is increased should be looked at and evaluated by your Gyn provider. ...Read more
1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?
Lanolin: One natural remedy is lanolin ointment. It is produced from sheep skin and a very good protective barrier that helps sooth skin and is not harmful to your baby. ...Read more
Cervical etropion 9 months postpartum. Never had it before. What are the causes and how can I treat it? Will time and stopping breastfeeding help?
Please discuss with: You gyn that happens very commonly after childbirth, there are treatment options. ...Read more
8months postpartum and im breaking out with these bumps, look like boils. Breastfeeding mom. What is it.?
Sight unseen: I am sorry, but I don't have a "looking glass" through the computer to be able to answer your question. Please go see a MD who can see the bumps for an accurate answer. ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?
Is Not Proven Safe: Post-preg hair loss is poorly understood, many note fuller hair while pregnant; possibly due to hormonal fluctuations. After delivery, not known if simply a return to pre-preg hair volume. Hair loss is affected by several factors; insufficient evidence that vitamins including Biotin (if not deficient, also very rare) can restore hair. No breastfeeding studies done; safety unknown so avoid taking. ...Read more
3 weeks postpartum. I've got constipation now, is Metamucil safe to take? I'm breastfeeding too, so is it harmful for the baby?
I'm 4 1/2 weeks postpartum via csection & I'm breastfeeding. 2wks ago my lochia was basically done then I started heavy & red & still going. Normal?
28 year old mom with ms. Breastfeeding. Not postpartum. Is dieting ok? How many calories should I take in?
Suggestions: Recommend using an MS diet, perhaps Swank diet. Key is to use low salt, low fat, and you may do well with roughly 1500-2000 calories daily. But to design this, would have dietician help as my recommendation is complex, and somewhat nonspecific, but thematically, this can help. Also, get onto MS drug when breastfeeding concludes. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more