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Will have a vacation soon in Canada. When I return back home (+6h), what can I do to adjust quick? I will start school soon. Thanks.

Will have a vacation soon in Canada. When I return back home (+6h), what can I do to adjust quick? I will start school soon. Thanks.

Jet lag: Avoid caffeine, drink lots of water, adapt to the local time as quickly as possible. If you arrive at 6 in the morning, and it's lunch time where you are, eat lunch. Get some exercise. There are also some homeopathic remedies, valerian root and leopards bane. Enjoy your vacation! ...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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How soon after birth can I put on a postpartum band? Ok to do so the next day?

How soon after birth can I put on a postpartum band? Ok to do so the next day?

Sure: Many patients like to wear a girdle or post partum belly band. This provides some support to the abdominal muscles and feels good. It does not shrink the belly though as some think. ...Read more

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How early in pregnancy can I exspress milk? I want to breat feed once baby is born but how early can I express milk?

How early in pregnancy can I exspress milk? I want to breat feed once baby is born but how early can I express milk?

Not recommended: You do not need to start trying to express milk during the actual pregnancy. The breasts are naturally stimulated to produce milk by the suckling action of the newborn. Also, late in pregnancy, breast stimulation can cause unwanted contractions. ...Read more

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What can I expect in going back to work after maternity leave?

What can I expect in going back to work after maternity leave?

Going back to work: Going back to work poses different challenges. All of us have felt sad when we leave our little ones, but please, do not feel guilty. As moms we always strive to do what is best for our families. Get organized before you actually go back, find dependable child care and always have a back up! learn to delegate and ask for help , make sure you spend special family time, and pencil time for for you. ...Read more

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I wish to know how early will pregnancy symptoms start?

I wish to know how early will pregnancy symptoms start?

Varies: Some women have symptoms like tingling of the breasts even before a missed period. Others may have no symptoms other than missed period. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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I'd love to get glasses before school starts so how can I do this on a tight budget?

I'd love to get glasses before school starts so how can I do this on a tight budget?

Costco or Walmart!: Both have optometry clinics in most locations. They have very reasonable vision evaluation fees and budget lenses and frames. Those are the cheapest places i've seen. If you just need reading glasses, light prescriptions are available over the counter at local drug stores. ...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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After giving birth, how quickly can I expect my period to start again?

After giving birth, how quickly can I expect my period to start again?

4TO 10 WEEKS IF: If you are not breast feeding than it is anywhere between4to10 weeks on average.But if you are breast feeding it may take more than 6 months as it is called lactation amenorrhea. ...Read more

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How long after i stop nursing can I get a baseline mammogram?

How long after i stop nursing can I get a baseline mammogram?

Mammo: The lactational changes of the breast will make the breasts more dense, and the mammogram less sensitive in detecting cancer, so you should wait at least 6 months for those changes to resolve. ...Read more

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How long will it take until i start seeing changes in my arms after i start working out?

How long will it take until i start seeing changes in my arms after i start working out?

Varies: Depends on what changes you are looking for and how you are going about it. Generally, you will start to notice changes in several weeks. ...Read more

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How can I survive my toxic home life until i go to college?

How can I survive my toxic home life until i go to college?

One idea: The most cynical and helpful advice i can offer is to pretend you love your parents until you are able to escape. Abusers commonly act that way because they feel entitled to your affection. This will probably upset you and many of my friends here. But it's a basic survival tip. If there's domestic violence, it's your decision as to whether to call the law. Seek relationships with adults outside. ...Read more

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How long after a misscarage can we try to get pregnant again?

How long after a misscarage can we try to get pregnant again?

When u r ready: It's ok to get pregnant immediately after a miscarriage if you are emotionally ready. We used to think you needed to wait at least a cycle but recent studies have shown normal pregnancy outcomes even in the first cycle after a loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait after a blood test before i can start lifting weights again?

Can you tell me how long to wait after a blood test before i can start lifting weights again?

You don't need to -: Wait for anytime at all, as generally labs require about 10-maybe 30 cc's blood, depending on what tests you required. For that amount you shouldn't need any time at all. Do check with your pcp or whoever ordered the tests. ...Read more

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How can I get i breast to sto sagging after child birth/breastfeeding?

How can I get i breast to sto sagging after child birth/breastfeeding?

Oh, gravity!: Wear a good supportive bra, and tone the pectoralis muscles that sit underneath the breasts. Beyond this, unfortunately, we have little to do to fight gravity. Consult a plastic surgeon if you are distressed about your breasts, though. Breast lifts are commonly done. ...Read more

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How can I tell when its safe to start jogging again after labour?

How can I tell when its safe to start jogging again after labour?

See details: Ask your obstetrician but i would say that 3 weeks after delivery is a reasonable time to restart exercising. ...Read more

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How soon can I wear heels to work after a c-sections?

How soon can I wear heels to work after a c-sections?

It is up to you: Once you can walk in normal shoes with no difficulty you can choose to return to wearing heels. As a podiatrist, i would recommend heel heights of 2 " or less, and please don't carry a diaper bag and child on stilletos! :). ...Read more

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