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How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

Ask attending OB : The best person to ask what occurred in labor and what challenges a woman faces after delivery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It's always appropriate for a patient to ask him/her to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what transpired, eg, bleeding, can be gained and put in perspective plus advice about exercise and nutrition, precautions can be given. ...Read more

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How often do women die from giving birth to multiples?

How often do women die from giving birth to multiples?

Very rare: There are certainly many risk of multiple pregnancy to a mother such a high blood pressure, diabetes of pregnancy and cesarean section. And yes technically there is a higher rate of death of the mother. But that risk is extremely small (something on the order of 1/10, 000). ...Read more

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I tore (2nd degree) while giving birth, are my chances more or less that i'll tear next time?

I tore (2nd degree) while giving birth, are my chances more or less that i'll tear next time?

Less: A second degree tear for a first time mom is pretty average. Generally the second time around you will tear less, unless the second baby is significantly bigger. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises after giving birth?

What are some good exercises after giving birth?

Gentle and easy: Light stretching, walking, yoga are some of the best ways to get started after birth. ...Read more

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How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related issues) you may resume exercise activities within days to weeks from when you gave birth. Regardless of birth mode, i would recommend gradually working back toward the level of activity you were at pre-pregnancy and checking with your OB first. ...Read more

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Could giving birth have to hurt in the 21th century?

Could giving birth have to hurt in the 21th century?

There are many: Ways to manage delivery pain. But please, don't think for a minute that all the women in the world have access to the marvels of modern medicine. Women in many countries still deliver their babies in primitive settings without the assistance of physicians. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

Weight: It depends on how much weight one gains during pregnancy. In the first two - four weeks a woman loses 8-20 pounds (as the uterus contracts and body looses extra fluid). Breast feeding helps to lose weight quicker. Vigorous exercise should not be started for the first 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Several factors: These factors include: hormonal changes, anatomic changes, social changes, fatigue, depression, time constraints, and new demands and priorities. ...Read more

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How soon can I go back to work after giving birth?

How soon can I go back to work after giving birth?

Soon: Most patients take 6 weeks of maternity leave. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery patients may go back much sooner. Many need to for financial reasons. While physically it is fine, taking time off to bond and spend time with your new baby is very important. ...Read more

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Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails. Things usually return to normal within a few months. ...Read more

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