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I'm having very light spotting & mild cramps in early pregnancy I'm 3 months postpartum & had no period since giving birth. Could this be miscarriage?

I'm having very light spotting & mild cramps in early pregnancy I'm 3 months postpartum & had no period since giving birth. Could this be miscarriage?

Are you pregnant?: First do a home pregnancy test to confirm that you are already pregnant again. If positive and you are experiencing bleeding you need to be seen by a doctor to confirm a normal pregnancy located inside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy must be excluded. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Symptoms of pregnancy after giving birth a month ago?

Symptoms of pregnancy after giving birth a month ago?

Possible: It is possible to become pregnant that quickly after delivery, particularly if not breastfeeding. If symptoms feel similar, check a pregnancy test if you have missed a period and have had unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pregnancy after giving birth a month ago if you are pregnant what are the symptoms?

Many: Hopefully, you have not had any intercourse since your delivery. It is best to wait about 6 weeks after delivery before having sexual intercourse. Please see your OB if you have been having unproptected intercourse this soon after your delivery. ...Read more

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After giving birth 2 months ago and just having your pierod a day or 2 before sex how fertile are you? What's the chance of pregnancy?

After giving birth 2 months ago and just having your pierod a day or 2 before sex how fertile are you? What's the chance of pregnancy?

Depends: If you are not on birth control, you can get pregnant that soon after giving birth. It sounds like timing was not great for pregnancy, but perhaps you might want to consider birth control. ...Read more

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After taking mifegest kit can the next pregnancy be in danger? Is there any possibility of giving birth of a handicapped child?

After taking mifegest kit can the next pregnancy be in danger? Is there any possibility of giving birth of a handicapped child?

Medical abortion: Having a medical abortion does not put your next pregnancy in danger. There is always some risk of having a special needs child but this risk if not related to having had a medical abortion in the past. ...Read more

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Pregnancy after delivery I had sex 5 weeks after giving birth and my boyfriend came inside what are the chances that I could be pregnant?

Pregnancy after delivery I had sex 5 weeks after giving birth and my boyfriend came inside what are the chances that I could be pregnant?

I: I cannot tell you the stastical chance that you are pregnant. However, it is possible to become pregnant five weeks after giving birth even if you have not restarted your period. ...Read more

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Does applying EVOO to vagina an massaging it on during pregnancy help ease giving birth naturally?

Does applying EVOO to vagina an massaging it on during pregnancy help ease giving birth naturally?

Olive oil?: I think EVOO must stand for extra virgin olive oil. Sometimes this is applied while a women is pushing to help facilitated delivery of the head. Many nurses swear by it. It is not likely to be harmful. This is not something you need to do on your own at home before labor though. ...Read more

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If 35 is 'cut-off' point for many pregnancy issues, is this for conception or giving birth by? I'm 31, want 2 kids but new job means 6m-12m ideal wait.

If 35 is 'cut-off' point for many pregnancy issues, is this for conception or giving birth by? I'm 31, want 2 kids but new job means 6m-12m ideal wait.

Age issues: Risk of a chromosome defect rises to about 1% by 35, the same risk as an amnio, so historically it became a marker for age issues. There is always a basic risk (~4%) of unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.Today we have non-invasive ways to monitor those risks, and many women are quite successful with pregnancies into their 40's.A visit with a genetic counselor may give you more comforting info. ...Read more

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Does planned parenthood give you a pregnancy test before giving birth control?

Does planned parenthood give you a pregnancy test before giving birth control?

Planned Parenthood: Yes. They provide the appropriate care for women needing this service. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my post pregnancy stomach is as big as it was when I was 4 months pregnant, 8 months after giving birth?

Is it normal that my post pregnancy stomach is as big as it was when I was 4 months pregnant, 8 months after giving birth?

Not Unusual: As a 38yo you may not be as tone abdominally as you were when you were 25. Pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies can stretch the fibrous material that holds your abdominal wall "flat" try sit-ups or crunches to help strengthen the abdominal muscles to reduce the "pouch" you are noticing. ...Read more

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If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

Not likely: If healthy, and you eat well, keep active, take prenatal vitamins and have regular prenatal checks, while pregnant, you are not at risk for clots or pre eclampsia. Also, your chances of dying are about zero. Would you like to have a baby? Are you afraid? Looks like you have done some research. Why not talk to your dr about your concerns. Good luck to you. Dr. Mom. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old, my youngest child is 4 years of age. I had a tubligation performed while giving birth to him by c section. Recently I have missed my cycle for the month of july and im experiencing symptoms of pregnancy. Is that at all possible? Could I

I am 26 years old, my youngest child is 4 years of age. I had a tubligation performed while giving birth to him by c section. Recently I have missed my cycle for the month of july and im experiencing symptoms of pregnancy. Is that at all possible? Could I

Yes u could be???: The tubal could have failed you need to see your obgyn asap for a blood pg test and an ultrasound either way and possible other blood work, tubals done at the time of repeat csectionhahve a higher failure rate then those done when u are not pg if u are pg u have to make sure the pg is not an ectopic pg. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause/relate to inadrenal adenoma? Feel my hormones are out of whack since giving birth 5 yrs. Ago. Thyroid and pituitary all clear.

Can pregnancy cause/relate to inadrenal adenoma? Feel my hormones are out of whack since giving birth 5 yrs. Ago. Thyroid and pituitary all clear.

No: That does not really make sense. If you have had those hormones checked there that is not the problem. If your menstrusl cycles are normal then you female hormones are fine. I'd see you doctor and investigate nonhormonal causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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My friend quit smoking meth 2 months before giving birth and only used meth 3 or 4 times during her pregnancy, will it show up in her baby if they test?

My friend quit smoking meth 2 months before giving birth and only used meth 3 or 4 times during her pregnancy, will it show up in her baby if they test?

Can show up in poo: If they suspect drug use & send the meconium (the first black tarry stools) meth use during the previous several months will show positive on testing. If she ha cleaned up her act & doesn't show up on a child services watch list, they may see no reason to test. ...Read more

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I developed veins on my legs during last pregnancy and gynae said it would vanish after giving birth and it did not. Help please?

I developed veins on my legs during last pregnancy and gynae said it would vanish after giving birth and it did not. Help please?

Varicose veins: Suggest venous lower limb Doppler and vascular consult for possible venous radio frequency ablation. Can try venous compression stockings and antistax in the meantime. ...Read more

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Is it safe or a good idea to get a colonoscopy before pregnancy or after giving birth? I'm 34/f with family history of colon cancer.

Is it safe or a good idea to get a colonoscopy before pregnancy or after giving birth? I'm 34/f with family history of colon cancer.

1st colonscopy @ 35: With a family history of colon ca, screening begins at @ 35. Hopefully you won't have polyps (like me). As long as you're not pregnant it should be safe. But remembering "those days", i'd do it before not after. The risk is really being too busy and forgetting or not having the time to have the procedure. ...Read more

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5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

Itchy chest: It could be a new cream that you may be using or a new detergent that you are using that is on the baby's clothes that you get exposed to when holding the child. Did you change your soap or any new cosmetics? These are just the few things I think about. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma? Got it after giving birth on my eldest. Now im in my 3rd pregnancy. Any treatment?

A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma? Got it after giving birth on my eldest. Now im in my 3rd pregnancy. Any treatment?

Most likely not: Mass in the armpit for a five years most likely is a benign lipoma.
you can have a physician have it removed if it is bothering you so much.
it could be extra mammary gland, if you noticed that it will get bigger and noticeable only while you are pregnant.
your doctor can assure you or treat you. ...Read more

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When do pregnancy hormones level out after giving birth? I'm 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? I'm 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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When can I start slimming after pregnacy or giving birth?

When can I start slimming after pregnacy or giving birth?

Right Away: The great news is breastfeeding is a superb way to lose baby weight right away. On average a woman produces 300 calories a day in her breast milk, equivalent to a half hour on treadmill! If you have a vaginal delivery or cesarean you can start walking right away. With a cesarean you'll want clearance by your md for strenuous exercise. Make sure to keep up good nutrition while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? I am on birth control and we used a condom. The condom came off and we used Plan B can I still be pregnant? I have also been showing early signs of pregnancy

Could I be pregnant? I am on birth control and we used a condom. The condom came off and we used Plan B can I still be pregnant? I have also been showing early signs of pregnancy

Plan B can also: Cause sx's that are similar to pregnancy. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. Take pregnancy test if period is > 7 days late. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex feb 13 & 20. Some early signs of pregnancy but still very vague. Missed period, I am in birth control.?

Unprotected sex feb 13 & 20. Some early signs of pregnancy but still very vague. Missed period, I am in birth control.?

Pregnancy worries?: 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. If having sex, one must be prepared for that rare surprise baby. ...Read more

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Early signs of pregnancy? Earlier in the month, I got my period 3 days before my first packet of birth control pills ended (the white pills) and by the time I finished my period I was still on the brown pills. I had sex 2 times unprotected. The past cou

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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