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Can You Get Postpartum Depression After An Abortion
Yes: But it would more likely be referred to as post abortion depression. If you have this, please seek therapy with a psychologist and check in with your obgyn to make sure that you are physically fine. If the depression is severe, start with a psychiatrist.Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Usually mild: Most women report some degree of psychological distress after a miscarriage. However, according to mghcwmh only about 1 in 10 women actually meet criteria for major depression. Risk factors for depression after miscarriage include a prior history of depression, having inadequate social supports and being childless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not in NC: Abortion is regulated in all U.S. states, which often includes the licensing requirements of providers, restrictions on late-term abortion, and parental consent mandates. North Carolina abortion laws are relatively restrictive, requiring the written consent of parents or guardians, banning abortion after 20 weeks (except to save the life or health of the mother), and the requirement that abortion providers be licensed medical doctors. ...Read more
Abortion?: A medical abortion can be performed in general through the 12th week of pregnancy. It is illegal in some states beyond that time. An ultrasound will provide an accurate measure in weeks of the pregnancy. Consult your healthcare provider for a referral, since many physicians for personal reasons do not perform them. Call Planned Parenthood for a referral if your physician is not able to help. ...Read more
Timing: Do you mean, how long does the procedure take? Usually 2-3 days- 1-2 days for ripening and then the procedure is usually less than 20 minutes depending on location, anesthesia, and so forth. I recommend a reputable location and provider to discuss all of your options and risks/benefits. ...Read more
How soon could someone get pregnant after an abortion? I'm scared to have sex because I've heard your most fertile after having a baby or an abortion.
Soon: Depending on how far along you were, it is possible to ovulate and get pregnant again within a few weeks after an abortion. You can start most almost any contraceptive method the same day as a first trimester abortion, including an IUD. Please see your clinician about starting an effective contraceptive method. Use condoms or abstain until then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
48 hours if you can: It is best to wait at least 48 hours if you can because of unpredicible bleeding and cramping. You would be wise to remain close to medical help in the unlikely scenario you might need it. There is also a very rare chance of blood clot risk right after any surgical procedure and air flight may raise that risk ever so slightly. Rest, hydrate, and move the air flight two days ahead if possible. ...Read more
Good idea: Abstainence allows the uterus to return to normal size and the body to replace nutrients and red blood cells lost during the previous procedure. Moreover, the cervical os(opening) needs to close and your risk of infection increases when you immediately "entertain" intra-vaginal visitors post abortion. See your md for an exam before resuming sexual intercourse. ...Read more
3 weeks after a miscarriage is it to soon to get pregnant again can you have another miscarriage?
Probably: Too soon but can happen(rarely). You could have another miscarriage at any time. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: On average it may take 4-6 weeks after a medical abortion to resume menstruation. Your previous menstrual history may affect this time interval and it could be longer. You should already be using contraception, because you ovulate before you menstruate and could very well conceive again if you are having unpprotected sex. ...Read more
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