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Doctor insights on: 6 Month Pregnant Women Prenatal And Postpartum Women Scenario

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What is post partum depression all about? I've heard women get this after there pregnancy?

What is post partum depression all about? I've heard women get this after there pregnancy?

Post Partum: Post partum depression has an onset within 4 weeks after childbirth. The symptoms are more severe than the "baby blues" and can last for months. One can feel sad, hopeless, lack of joy, tired, irritable, change in appetite/sleep, difficulty bonding with the baby, thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself or the baby, isolating from family/friends. If left untreated it can last for many months longer. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Probably: Dextrocardia and situs inversus will not cause any issues, although things may be backwards. However, I am not sure what you mean by no atrial wall. This could be a serious abnormality. The heart needs 4 chambers (rooms) separated by the right doors (valves or pregnancy could have some difficulties. Please provide more information. ...Read more

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I Am 6 months postpartum and took a pregnancy test this morning that was positive. Is it possibly a false positive?

I Am 6 months postpartum and took a pregnancy test this morning that was positive. Is it possibly a false positive?

Confirm result: Pregnancy test should go to zero in much less than 6 months after delivery. This may be a new pregnancy. You should get a blood pregnancy test and if necessary an ultrasound. If you are nursing you may not be aware of a new pregnancy. Nursing may delay your menses but is not a guarantee of no ovulation. Good luck with however it works out. ...Read more

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How can I lose pregnancy weight if I am 4 months postpartum?

How can I lose pregnancy weight if I am 4 months postpartum?

Exercise & eat well: A combination of a well balanced, healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegies, protein, non-animal fats and complex carbohydrates (whole grains) rather than simple sugary foods, along with an exercise program may be the best way to take off pregnancy weight. ...Read more

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4 months post partum, positive pregnancy test, used pull out method, could I really be pregnant?

4 months post partum, positive pregnancy test, used pull out method, could I really be pregnant?

Possibly: you could be pregnant as coitus interruptus is a unsafe contraceptive method. there are other rare entities that can make a positive pregnancy test four months after a delivery, one of which is called gestational trophoblastic disease. two quantitative blood pregnancy tests and a transvaginal ultrasound will tell what's going on. ...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