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How common is getting depression during and after pregnancy?

How common is getting depression during and after pregnancy?

Very common: Pregnancy and the post-partum time are very challenging. There is the loss of one's body to deal with along with a host of new challenges and responsibilities. There is a hormonal component to this as well and coupled with sleep loss and a very needful newborn, it is not surprising that depression can happen even with the best of circumstances and support systems. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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


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How common is depression during pregnancy?

How common is depression during pregnancy?

Not very: More common is what is called post part baby's blues that usually resolves without medication, or only for a short time. Depression during pregnancy usually is only present if present prior to pregnancy and often improves. Of course the situation of an unplanneor undesired pregnancy could lead to depression if not dealt with. ...Read more

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Is it common to have low hemoglobin during pregnancy and after csection?

Is it common to have low hemoglobin during pregnancy and after csection?

Yes: It's common in pregnancy for women to have lower hemoglobins. Typically your body isn't make fewer red blood cells, but rather there is greater fluid volume in your bloodstream, which dilutes your red blood cells. Definitely following cesarean you will have a lower hemoglobin due to blood loss. So long as you aren't dizzy or feel weak, then you're likely okay. Check with your doc to make sure. ...Read more

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How common is it to have ovulation pain before, during and after ovulating?

How common is it to have ovulation pain before, during and after ovulating?

Mittelschmerz: I am not a gynecologist i know ovuation pain if can occur during and after ovulation. Mittelschmerz may last a few minutes to a few hours or 2 to 3 days. Rarely it can be longer than this. Hopefully, a gynecologist will also address this question to clarify whether the pain can occur before ovulation. ...Read more

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How common is it to have ovulation pains during some cycles and not during others?

How common is it to have ovulation pains during some cycles and not during others?

Yes: About 20% of women experience ovulation pain called “mittelschmerz”. It may occur regularly for some women at time of ovulation and intermittently for others. ...Read more

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How safe is it to do abortion during 7 weeks of pregnency? This is the first time .Is there any risk or complicacy while getting next time

How safe is it to do abortion during 7 weeks of pregnency? This is the first time  .Is there any risk  or complicacy  while getting next time

As safe as: The statistics show for that particular center. There is always risk involved, for the procedure itself (regardless of what technique), anesthesia, and for future pregnancies. Not a 100 percent guaranteed no-risk procedure at all. ...Read more

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Do women typically get colds during early pregnancy? Also really stressed out and strange "period". Which is the more likely cause?

Do women typically get colds during early pregnancy? Also really stressed out and strange "period". Which is the more likely cause?

Check: If you've have unprotected sex and you think you are pregnant, please take the test. And if you are pregnant visit you OB/gyn and start Folic Acid that is if you are not already taking it. ...Read more

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How long after the cessation of a women's menstrual cycle is it possible to have unprotected sex without the fear of pregnancy?

How long after the cessation of a women's menstrual cycle is it possible to have unprotected sex without the fear of pregnancy?

Never: Pregnancy can occur at any time in the menstrual cycle, as well as more than one ovulation at different times in the same cycle.(fraternal twins). That's why the rhythm method is not a 'secure' contraceptive method. ...Read more

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When youre feeling some symptoms of pregnancy after your last period, when is the best time to take a hpt?

When youre feeling some symptoms of pregnancy after your last period, when is the best time to take a hpt?

3 weeks after sex: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly and read correctly, 3 weeks after sex (presumed conception) or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be extremely emotional and depressed before, during, and after a menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to be extremely emotional and depressed before, during, and after a menstrual cycle?

Not extremely: It is not uncommon to have some mood changes, but when the changes are extreme and are disruptive to relationships, work, or significantly impact on quality fo life it woudld be wise to speak to your ob/gyn, it is possible one could have premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd). This often responds to treatment. ...Read more

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How to avoid pregnancy naturally after 2 weeks of intercourse as i could see some symptoms of pregnancy.

How to avoid pregnancy naturally after 2 weeks of intercourse as i could see some symptoms of pregnancy.

Avoiding pregnancy: Avoiding pregnancy happens before intercourse with the appropriate form of protection or birth control. Unfortunately, if one does not prevent pregnancy, and becomes pregnant, then one must seek out an abortion. ...Read more

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Women and pain during sex. How common is the problem?

Women and pain during sex. How common is the problem?

Very: Pain with intercourse could be at the time of penetration or with deep penetration. They could be secondary to infection, endometriosis, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, pelvic floor muscle spasms, uterine fibroids, among the most common gynecologic causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes other than pregnancy for delayed periods? I am still a virgin.If it is because of stress what are the ways to induce menstruation?

What are the causes other than pregnancy for delayed periods? I am still a virgin.If it is because of stress what are the ways to induce menstruation?

Stress or PCOS: Stress can delay a cycle, as can thyroid problems or pcos. Your doctor can give a prescription for a progesterone, called a Progesterone challenge, to try to bring on a cycle. ...Read more

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How common is it for females to ovulate during period or right after period? Is it rare to get pregnant on day 4 of period?

How common is it for females to ovulate during period or right after period? Is it rare to get pregnant on day 4 of period?

Back to school: I am happy to have you reach out to us and not be afraid to show how little you understand of your own body. Your female fertility centers around ovulation. Ovulation is the expression of the egg from the ovary ready for impregnation. This event happens just shy of half way through your cycle. If the egg does not get impregnated then the uterus cleans out with a period. ...Read more

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Is it common to have headaches during or after ovulation?

Is it common to have headaches during or after ovulation?

See a neurologist: Patients with migraine headaches can also experience have catamenial migraines (menstrual migraines) around the time of menses. Ovulation can cause cramping that may also lead to headaches. If the headaches get worse or more frequent, see a neurologist (take a log of the headaches to the appointment). http://www.americanheadachesociety.org/assets/1/7/Vincent_Martin_-_Menstrual_Martin.pdf ...Read more

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What can be the reason of menstrual pain/cramp 2weeks before period starts! ? and any chance of pregnancy?

?ovulation: Could be you are ovulating. Usually happens mid cycle . Other things can cause it too.Would discuss with your gyn. Here is some info on pain with ovulation. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mittelschmerz/basics/definition/con-20025507 ...Read more

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How much chances of pregnancy are there while taking proglyuton and in how many days this drug correct and regularise menstruation ?

How much chances of pregnancy are there while taking proglyuton and in how many days this drug correct and regularise menstruation ?

Proglyuton: Presumably, you were prescribed this drug to correct hypogonadism or amenorrhea. It make take a few weeks or even several cycles to re establish a regular menstrual cycle. Presumably, you were not ovulating before, and the reason you were given the pill was to regulate your cycle and help you ovulate monthly. There is a small chance you could ovulate while on the pill. Check w/ your gynecologist. ...Read more

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From conception, how long before getting signs of being pregnant? Also is it possible to get a positive reading 2 weeks after conception.

From conception, how long before getting signs of being pregnant? Also is it possible to get a positive reading 2 weeks after conception.

Usually 2 wks after : Not everyone is the same, but by 4-5 wks, 2 wks after conception, the Progesterone rises and you get breast tenderness, bloasting, constipation, and sleeppiness. Once you missed your period, a urne preg test should show positive. Blood test is the best though. ...Read more

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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