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How Early Can I Start Maternity Leave
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
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
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
How early in pregnancy can I exspress milk? I want to breat feed once baby is born but how early can I express milk?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you guys tell me how big did your breasts get during your pregnancy and how much did they go down after wards?
This is too: Variable to be generalized in a response. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How quickly can I expect misoprostol to begin to take effect? Once i begin misoprostol, how soon can I expect it to start working?
within few minutes: It works right away as itis absorped within few minutes and has to be taken200microgram tablet four times a day. ...Read more
I will be 10 weeks pregnant on thursday. Leaving out to go to a vacation in fl. I get car sick easily now. What can I take to help with the sickness?
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
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
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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