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Doctor insights on: Giving Birth Naturally

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After giving birth do you breastfeed?

After giving birth do you breastfeed?

Yes!: You should breastfeed as soon as possible after birth. Babies usually have a nice alert period once they are all dried off and nurse has attended to them. Have them bring baby to you for feeding asap! Early skin to skin contact with near immediate feeding is an option, also. Babies eye care and vitamin K shots are both to prevent serious bleeding/infections, but shouldn't interfere! ...Read more

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Stretch marks after giving birth, are these normal!?

Stretch marks after giving birth, are these normal!?

Yes: They will change from the pink color to a silvery-flesh color, making them less noticeable with time. ...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 to lose weight after giving birth?

How to lose weight after giving birth?

Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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After giving birth, can doctors tighten the vagina?

After giving birth, can doctors tighten the vagina?

It can be narrowed: If an episiotomy was made, during repair the skin edges can be approximated closer and thus make the opening of the vagina, the introitus, narrower giving the feeling that it is tighter. Too narrow however can cause pain during intercourse or foreplay ...Read more

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What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

No: birth control pills or injection will cause cyclic wt gain and not to affect you in the long run if you exercise and eat right unless you have hormone imbalance or endocrine problems. hope you find the best choce for your family planning. ...Read more

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What can boost fertility after stopping the birth control pill?

What can boost fertility after stopping the birth control pill?

Being healthy AND: It's important to live a healthy lifestyle, because poor choices can decrease fertility. The man should avoid high levels of heat (hot tubs, laptop on the lap, etc.) as these can destroy sperm. No smoking, and only a few alcoholic drinks per week at most. Get an ovulation predictor kit and have relations on the day it turns positive and the next day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will using birth control pills now improve chances of fertility later?

Will using birth control pills now improve chances of fertility later?

Won't help fertility: If your periods are regular pills won't help you conceive - they're designed to prevent pregnancy! if you have irregular cycles birth control pills regulate your bleeding but don't help you ovulate (release an egg) or help you get pregnant, for example if you have an ovulation disorder like polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). If you're ttc at 41 see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md. ...Read more

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Can giving a 12 year old birth control pills increase her chance of getting cancer?

Can giving a 12 year old birth control pills increase her chance of getting cancer?

No: Pills are not associated with an increase in cancer. If the twelve year ols has not finished growing, the hormones in the pills will stop her growth. Do not give the child the pills unless prescribed by her doctor to prevent her from being shorter than she should. ...Read more

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What bioidentical hormones are in birth control pills?

What bioidentical hormones are in birth control pills?

Estradiol Valerate: Presently, there are no BI contraceptive pills available in the US. Bayer Schering has developed and submitted QLAIRA® (estradiol valerate/dienogest) to the FDA as a "natural" contraceptive and the first in a "New Class" of OCPs. It is patent pending. Qlaira® delivers 17?-estradiol (E2) plus dienogest (DNG) in a 26/2 regimen. It is available in the UK, is well-tolerated + with good reviews. ...Read more

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A pcos woman after giving birth what are the factors that affect breast feeding?when should she start ocp and spironolactone again?

A pcos woman after giving birth what are the factors that affect breast feeding?when should she start ocp and spironolactone again?

No special effect: PCOS patients should be able to breastfeed as well as anyone. There are no specific requirements or needs. Any non hormonal birth control or more specifically non Estrogen containing birth control method is appropriate to use to prevent pregnancy while breastfeeding. There is no urgent need to restart Spironolactone. ...Read more

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How to lose fat stomach after giving birth?

How to lose fat stomach after giving birth?

There is no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pill affect fertility/ chances of getting pregnant in the future?

Does taking birth control pill affect fertility/ chances of getting pregnant in the future?

Not necessarily: The pill mimics the bodies own hormones and fools the ovaries into thinking you are already pregnant.This stops egg release and preserves them for later use.Some women will have trouble conceiving regardless and first find out after being on the pill for a while, but the would have had problems anyway.It is a convenient excuse but doesn't follow the science. ...Read more

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Will the First 8 days of taking birth control pills protect me against. Unwanted pregnancy?

Will the First 8 days of taking birth control pills protect me against. Unwanted pregnancy?

Not Always: It is safer to use back up contraception (birth control) until you have completed at least one full cycle of pills. ...Read more

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I had an appendicitis back in 2013 and i under went suggery can this prevent me from giving birth naturally?...must i under go a c-section?

I had an appendicitis back in 2013 and i under went suggery can this prevent me from giving birth naturally?...must i under go a c-section?

No: Not at all; previous surgery does not put you at risk for any complications during childbirth and does not make you higher risk for a C-section ...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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Can I jog after giving birth?

Can I jog after giving birth?

Yes: But it depends on what type of delivery u had and what happened at the time of delivery , so ask your OB when you can start jogging. ...Read more

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Could you possibly resist giving birth?

Meaning?: If by "resist giving birth", you're talking about preventing pregnancy, yes, lots of options exist. If you're asking if a woman can voluntarily keep herself from going into labor, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Weight.: Bmi (weight for height) is a major determinant of any woman's chance for delivering via cesarean section. Other major determinants: age, race, prior pregnancies, diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy complications. ...Read more

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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 long after giving birth can I work out?

How long after giving birth can I work out?

Pain free: No more bleeding! no. C section? Soon if you were particularly athletic, getting back to it is good. ...Read more

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What number of woman die while giving birth?

What number of woman die while giving birth?

That number is : variable. Would anticipate much higher numbers in third world countries. ...Read more

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What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

Question too broad: When you submit a question to the site please be specific.Your question has been the subject of many books.If you have a specific question that we can address in the space allowed please submit a new one. Questions are not linked on the site. ...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 do I lose the extra 20lb after giving birth?

How do I lose the extra 20lb after giving birth?

Diet/exercise: I wish their was a magic way to lose weight, then i would be skinny. It all boils down to calories in and calories out no matter what fad or program you do. Pick a reasonable exercise program and diet plan and be consistent . 1-2 lbs a week is reasonable. Good luck to you, you can do it! ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

6 -8 weeks: In part it depends on what you need to heal. In general, your uterus and vagina have healed in usually 6-8 weeks. Any incisions may take longer to heal completely. Eating well, lots of fluid and getting rest when you can will speed recovery. ...Read more

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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor. ...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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Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Anything is possible: But that is extremely uncommon now a-days unless something very strange happens, you can die from drinking water or choking on a chicken salad sandwich like a famous singer did try not to focus on the extreme negative, if someone is high risk they should be taken care of by a team of high risk ocotors at a hsopital that does high risk. ...Read more

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Is giving birth most pain your body can go though?

Is giving birth most  pain your body can go though?

Probably: Great debate whether labor or renal colic caused by a kidney stone causes more perception of pain. ...Read more

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What would cause a woman to die after giving birth?

What would cause a woman to die after giving birth?

Many things: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, embolisms heart attack and many more. Child birth can be very hard for some women. This is especially true for women that have chronic illness before and during their pregnancy such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Are videos of a woman giving birth online accurate?

Are videos of a woman giving birth online accurate?

Sometimes: I always caution my patients about the varied information available on the internet. I usually refer patients to acog, the mayo clinic, and pregnancy weekly for reliable sources of information. Keep in mind, that every pregnancy and delivery experience is different. My hope for my patients, is that i can guide them through in the safest and easiest manner that is appropriate for them. ...Read more