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How long does it take for your pelvic area to heal after giving birth. My baby is now 11 months old and I am still having pelvic pain.
Variable: Most women heal by 6 weeks post-delivery, but having some lingering pain can happen occasionally. By 11 months, you should be completely healed and not be having pain at this point. If you had a cesarean delivery you may have some scar tissue. I would rec a sono and testing for other causes.11 mos of pain is long enough to create a chronic pain syndrome. Breastfeeding can cause changes=persis pai. ...Read more
I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?
Pregnancy rash: Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is an itchy rash that commonly begins on the abdomen, particularly within stretch marks (striae). It most usually develops during late pregnancy (third trimester) but can also start immediately after the baby is born. It was previously known as puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) but this name has been abandoned as it caused confusion. ...Read more
Likely not: I have not heard of this association, and there would not likely be much research to look at this. ...Read more
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Probably not: Watch "baby's first day" on tv; even they usually have kids leave before their sibling emerges. It is difficult for children of all developmental ages not to believe that their mother is in danger of dying on hearing her cry out & seeing the blood & placenta, despite forewarnings. Most farm kids who watch or help during calving/ foaling grow up without developing ptsd, but that's not your mom. ...Read more
Statistics from 2008: 24 per 100, 000.Get a more detailed answer ›
Common finding: Occasionally a baby is born with a collection of blood under the scalp from veins that supply it from the underside. The pocket can be triggered by the trauma of traveling down the birth canal. The pocket creates enough pressure to stop the bleeding on its own. The process sometimes increases a risk of jaundice for newborns as the blood breaks down. It is a minor issue. ...Read more
Older women: It is observed that women have the lowest predicted rate of Down syndrome births at ~20 (1/1925) with a gradual risewith age. By 40 the risk reaches 1/110, 50 =1/10.Most speculate that the additive effect of lifes toxic exposures eventually add up to deminish the chances an egg can produce a normal infant. ...Read more
Not common, not rare: If you are referring to the mother I would say yes it is not uncommon. The baby receives almost all of its iron from the mother. As a woman loses blood with menses she may be low on iron to start a pregnancy (which is one reason they give prenatal vitamins); after losing additional iron to the baby the mother may become iron deficient which leads to anemia. ...Read more
Not exactly...: The pain of an anal fissure is often described as a tearing or ripping pain, or like passing glass. Bleeding is common, but not always present. This is a curable condition. ...Read more
Iron rich foods: Anemia in pregnancy is common. Iron deficiency anemia, not enough iron for you and the growing fetus, is the most common cause. A prenatal vitamin can help supplement the nutrients needed. A diet high in iron rich foods (red meat, beans, clams, scallops, green veggies, artichokes, enriched cereals, liver.) help. Also foods rich in vitamin c (citrus fruits, juices) help iron absorbtion. ...Read more
Can you tell me some other natural ways to treat/cure anemia (as a result of giving birth to a baby)?
Continue prenatal: You need to continue taking prenatal vitamin that contains iron. ...Read more
Is a woman knowingly getting pregnant and giving birth to a baby while hiv+ considered unethical?
I've had sex w/ my partner 3 weeks after giving birth to our first baby I've had these WHITE STICKY STRETCHY circle form discharge what this mean?
Maybe nothing?: This could be just a normal discharge with hormone changes after pregnancy. As long as you have no pain or bleeding, it is probably not an infection, and you are probably ok. We do usually recommend waiting about 4-6 weeks after giving birth to start having sex, just to allow everything to heal. Remember to use birth control, as you can get pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: You should always feel welcome to ask for anything. Some docs may be willing to perform elective primary csections, others may not. Choosing a csection based on estimated fetal size is tenuous simply because estimates of fetal size are notoriously inaccurate late in the 3rd trimester. Acog has guidelines suggest a csection is appropriate when the estimated fetal weight is 10 to 11 lbs or more. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with hashimoto's thyroiditis. What are the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby?
Good: Chances are good once the thyroid level has gotten to normal with treatment. While the thyroid is over or under active it is common for women to not ovulate as regularly and so may not get pregnant. It is important for the thyroid level to be normal in pregnancy for the health of the baby. ...Read more
After giving birth to my baby, I am suffering from lower abdominal pain every now and then. Any possible reason for this?
See below: Not enough information. You should see your doctor about this. ...Read more
Babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. Move your baby to the shade under a tree, umbrella or stroller canopy. It is okay to apply a small amount of sunscreen on infants under 6 months if there is no way to avoid the sun. Remember it takes 15-30 minutes to be effective.
Dress babies in lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs, and use brimmed hats. ...Read more
Want baby #2 safe to ttc at 6 months after giving birth? Or 4 months? Not on birth control. We're hoping for 2 more babies.
TTC: If your previous baby was a healthy vaginal delivery then there aren't any reasons you shouldn't get pregnant. I'd just double check with your ob. ...Read more
No perfect time: There is no perfect time to exercise. If you had a normal vaginal delivery without complication you can exercise as soon as you feel up to it. If you had complications or a vaginal tear then get clearance from your Obgyn. ...Read more
Hello whether maturation leads to disability of giving birth to child? Then what lead to disability?
It varies: Vaginal birth stretches soft tissue of the vaginal walls and perineum (space between the vaginal opening and anus). Most women will retain elasticity and caliber of this organ after deliveries. Other factors shaping the vaginal walls after delivery include weight gain and chronic constipation. ...Read more