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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding help my postpartum depression?

Can breastfeeding help my postpartum depression?

Yes: Every time a breastfeeding mom thinks about the baby, there is a surge of oxytocin, which induces milk "let down." oxytocin's nickname is the "love hormone, " and it produces feelings of calmness, warmth and affection. Fathers can secrete it when they look at their baby, too! It's safe to continue breastfeeding while taking most medications for depression -- consult your local lactation center. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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." ...Read more

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3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

One of the worst: This is one of the least effective birth control methods with about a 20 % failure rate. If you do not want to be pregnant then schedule a visit to discuss all of the many effective contraction options you can choose from ...Read more

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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?

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?

No need to: If by ALP you mean serum alkaline phosphatase, your level is within normal limits. Consult this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.htm ...Read more

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1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

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

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8months postpartum and im breaking out with these bumps, look like boils. Breastfeeding mom. What is it.?

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

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: If you've started on the progestin-only birth control pill (the "minipill") or gotten the birth control shot (depo-provera), you're likely to have spotting for a month or more; otherwise see you doctor for an early post-partum check. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more