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Are symptoms of post-partum daily?

Are symptoms of post-partum daily?

Unclear question: Post-partum state lasts for up to six weeks and is a natural physiologic state. ...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


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What are the tests for post partum?

No specfic tests: Routine post partum visits include weight, blood pressure, maybe a blood count, to answer questions, screen for post partum depression, pelvic exam, and discuss contraception. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as a form of treatment, and discuss it with a therapist
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4 weeks post-partum am i able to doushe?

Not recommended: douching is not recommended, even if not associated with pregnancy ...Read more

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What exercises can I do at home post-partum?

What exercises can I do at home post-partum?

Lots of choices: First get approval at your postpartum visit. Second search fitness yoder for my many answers. Third go to a credible site like cdc. Fourth start walking each and every day with baby if ok with doctors. Fifth chart your progress on a pad or app or spreadsheet so you can see how much more you do each time and how much weight you lose/week. If your OB oks it see pinterest.Com/drpam4women/healthy-play. ...Read more

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Is soaking in the tub safe 3 days post partum?

Is soaking in the tub safe 3 days post partum?

Sitz bath ok. : Just soak your bottom. A shower is better for the rest. ...Read more

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Are there ways to lose 10lbs in 16 days post partum?

Yes: Often it would be due to fluid retention that occurred during the pregnancy. Your body does a pretty good job of diuresing ('urinating' away the fluids retained during the pregnancy). ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with a spouse dealing with post-partum?

What is the best way to deal with a spouse dealing with post-partum?

Take it seriously: Patients who had pregnancy complications, a difficult delivery or even an uneventful pregnancy with a healthy newborn can go through postpartum depression. It must be taken seriously and not treated as simply the "baby blues". I will share this very important question with experts in diagnosis and counseling for additional information for those concerned about family members' moods after delivery. ...Read more

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What happens if youve post partum hemmoriaged once, do the chances of it happening again get any higher?

No, but 1 exception: Post partum hemorrhage is unlikely to occur again unless you have a clotting disorder that has not been diagnosed. (e.g. hemophilia like entities). ...Read more

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I've, got a couple hemarhoids after natural delivery of an 8lb 9oz baby, i'm now 2months post partum and they havnt left completely .... Will they?

No: Unfortunately, the answer to your question is no. They may not as flared or as prominent but they will not go away. It's like varicose veins once showed up, they can only get worse. Regular soft stools, straining avoidance are very important to keep them at bay. ...Read more

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No matter how much I exercise 5 months post partum I'm still about 15 pounds heavier than I'm used to. Should I expect this to just be my "new norm"?

No matter how much I exercise 5 months post partum I'm still about 15 pounds heavier than I'm used to. Should I expect this to just be my "new norm"?

Exercise will burn-: -fat, & build up your muscles which is heavier than fat. This may B the new U but look @ your diet & keep track of calories in & out. There R many good phone apps to help you. Need a smart phone though. ...Read more

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Post partum hypertention?

Post partum hypertention?

Postpartum hypertens: The miracle of pregnancy can sometimes be associated with complications. Hypertension could develop in the third trimester or early postpartum (after delivery) period. This can be treated with medication effectively. Half of women may remain hypertensive longterm, while the other half will return to normal blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is a post-partum checkup?

Routine exam: It is the routine exam performed usually at 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Your doctor will assess that your body is back to normal after the delivery and you will have the opportunity to have any problems addressed and discuss birth control if desired. ...Read more

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Will post partum anxiety ever end?

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Will post partum anxiety ever end?

PP anxiety: Symptoms can last long if u were predisposed to anxiety prior to pregnancy. Best to talk to a mental health professional for cognitive therapy work plus anxiety medications if warranted. ...Read more

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What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

Call your doctor!: Post-partum bleeding may represent a serious problem, such as pieces of the placenta left in the uterus (retained placenta). It needs immediate evaluation, at least through a phone call to your doctor. It could also represent a problem with your ability to clot normally. Again, check with the doctor who delivered your baby. ...Read more

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When does my post-partum checkup happen?

When does my post-partum checkup happen?

Over time if ever: Handedness comes in at variable times in normal kids from mid 2nd yr to 4 or 5 if ever.Some kids will use both equally or favor one for one task & the other for another.A few will be ambidextorous.There is no reason to discourage use of a particular hand at any age. Handedness is centrally wired. Strong preference one hand before 15 mo may be a sign of mild CP & should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my post-partum checkup?

What can I expect at my post-partum checkup?

Routine exam: It is the routine exam performed usually at 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Your doctor will assess that your body is back to normal after the delivery and you will have the opportunity to have any problems addressed and discuss birth control if desired. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

No: After a delivery, either c-section or vaginal birth, it is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks. Your bleeding can also go back and forth between heavy and light and you may have different sized blood clots . If you feel like you are bleeding excessively call your doctor. ...Read more

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