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Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Aside from pregnancy, why would you have menstration 11 weeks post partum, and not again (now 20 weeks post partum)? Not breastfeeding.

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.

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10 Weeks postpartum and exclusively breastfeeding. Had a period at 5 weeks. I'm 5 days late with thicker white dishcharge. Is this pregnancy?

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.

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2 months postpartum. Not breastfeeding. Why haven't I had my period yet? 3 negative pregnancy test! And could I still be pregnant?

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!

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2 months after wife gave birth, she has a rash on both inner parts of thighs. Postpartum pregnancy rash? What treatment safe while breastfeeding?

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.

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Any relief for my daughter's postpartum puppp symptoms? She is miserable ans breastfeeding.

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.

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, what are some of the symptoms of postpartum depression and how is it treated?

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

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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

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

Too early...if: While you are correct to worry about pregnancy if this was your only unprotected exposure it is too early for you to have pregnancy symptoms. If you have been exposed intermittently over the past month or two you need to test.

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Six months postpartum. Period two months after labor and haven't gotten one since. I did not breastfeed, no birthcontrol, negative pregnancy tests.?

Six months postpartum. Period two months after labor and haven't gotten one since. I did not breastfeed, no birthcontrol, negative pregnancy tests.?

Anovulation.: You probably missed your periods because of ovarian failure. See your Gyn so you may be prescribed some hormone pill to regulate your periods.

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+opk 11 days ago; postpartum 7mths, still in amenorrhea, no longer breastfeeding. Is it a false +ve?

+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.

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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)

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

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

Who knows?: The product doesn't list it's ingredients other than a type of fiber. That should be a huge red flag to you. The company has also had a class action lawsuit filed against it for false claims, another red flag. Save your money. Diet and exercise are the way to go.

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Can breastfeeding help my postpartum depression?

Can breastfeeding help my postpartum depression?

Breast feeding: Bonding with your baby is a factor to reduce post-partem depression, along with hormonal changes during the process.

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How long can postpartum depression last? I am breastfeeding.

How long can postpartum depression last? I am breastfeeding.

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.

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If I am breastfeeding, can I take medication for postpartum depression?

If I am breastfeeding, can I take medication for postpartum depression?

Consult a physician: There are some medications are are considered relatively safe for breastfeeding women to take. Consult your physician and your lactation consultant. There is always a risk-benefit ratio that must be determined for each individual patient.

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I am 4 weeks postpartum and had unprotected sex. Is it safe to take Plan B while breastfeeding my baby?

I am 4 weeks postpartum and had unprotected sex. Is it safe to take Plan B while breastfeeding my baby?

Yes: According to Mayo Clinic: "Plan B One-Step and Next Choice can be used during breast-feeding, but Ella (ulipristal acetate) isn't recommended."

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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