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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Stopped breast feeding and the baby is 5 months old how long should it take you to get your first menstrual cycle if you haven't had it since born?

Stopped breast feeding and the baby is 5 months old how long should it take you to get your first menstrual cycle if you haven't had it since born?

Cycling: Everyone is different but once the hormones go away from the breast feeding you should ovulate so first ovulation will be before first period so be careful as u may not be able to time that ovulation ...Read more

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When do pregnancy hormones level out after giving birth?Im 4 months pp and my menstual cycle is regular, not breast feeding but feel hormonal still, why

When do pregnancy hormones level out after giving birth?Im 4 months pp and my menstual cycle is regular, not breast feeding but feel hormonal still, why

Complicated: If your menstrual cycles are coming regularly then your female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are normal. You could check your thyroid hormone. Often new moms are exhausted and sleep deprived. Post partum depression often goes unrecognized as the symptoms do not have to include crying and sadness. Discuss these items at your follow up appointment. ...Read more

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I have not had the return of my menstral cycle. I have been breast feeding 13 months. Recently had cramps..Now sore nipples. I'm 41..Confused on sore?

I have not had the return of my menstral cycle.  I have been breast feeding 13 months. Recently had cramps..Now sore nipples. I'm 41..Confused on sore?

Menses ; breast milk: It is not uncommon to have an absence of your period while breastfeeding. However, ovulation can still occur as well as pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test first and foremost, then when breast feeding has ceased your period will return if you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can sex cause harmonal imbalance during breast feeding. My baby is 9 months old. No menses?

Can sex cause harmonal imbalance during breast feeding. My baby is 9 months old. No menses?

Nope: Sexual intercourse with your partner can build intimacy and enrich your relationship. It won't affect your hormones If you are breast feeding, it can delay your menses. ...Read more

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I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because i'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because i'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

Cramping.....: ......Can result from the pill, uterine iinfection, or other gyn issues. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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What can help with breast feeding pain?

What can help with breast feeding pain?

Several options: This is very common in the first week or two of breastfeeding, as the skin needs to 'toughen up.' A very common cause of nipple pain is an improper latch. Make sure that your baby opens his mouth wide when latching. There are creams with lanolin that soothe sore nipples. Also rubbing expressed breast milk and exposure to air helps. You might also have your doctor check for a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can i take airborne while breast feeding?

Yes: It' components are considered safe. It provides very little that is not contained in the normal prenatal vitamins that are commonly used during breastfeeding. Benefit of use, if any is marginal. ...Read more

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Can i take alka selter while breast feeding ?

Can i take alka selter while breast feeding ?

No: Significant amounts of the three active ingredients do pass through to the breastmilk, so it is not recommended while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

Nursing: If your baby needs to eat and is sleepy then you can undress to the diaper, and gently tap on the soles of the feet. This will stimulate the baby to suckle. ...Read more

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How i can lose wight while iam breast feeding now?

How i can lose wight while iam breast feeding now?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Are there some foods to avoid during breast feeding?

Are there some foods to avoid during breast feeding?

Look here: http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/foods-to-avoid-while-breastfeeding.html.

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Do i still need to take pregvit while breast feeding?

Do i still need to take pregvit while breast feeding?

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are recommended during breast feeding. The breast milk will begin to strip some nutrients from your body (calcium from your bones, etc) & these vitamins assure you will have enough of these specific nutrients available so the baby can get them in adequate amounts & not deplete your body in the process. ...Read more

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Whats best way to gain wieght. Im also breast feeding?

Whats best way to gain wieght.  Im also breast feeding?

To gain weight: Breastfeeding usually takes approx 500 extra calories per day (eg glass of milk and a peanut butter sandwich). Gaining weight requires eating more calories than your body needs to maintain its metabolism. If you are having appetite issues due to depression also seek out help. Here are two helpful websites http://ppdsupportpage.Com/ http://www.Postpartum.Net/. ...Read more

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I am not breast feeding what is the best formula for my baby?

I am not breast feeding what is the best formula for my baby?

See below: They are almost the same. The different manufacturers gave them different names: similac, enfamil, good start. But you know that the breast is the best, right? ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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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