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How Fertile Are You After Having A Baby
Very!: In fact most studies now recommend not waiting to get pregnant after a miscarriage, because women that wait have a harder time to get pregnant again compared to those who do not wait to resume intercourse. ...Read more
Almost immediately: This has been commonly referred to as "_ _ _ _ _ _ (insert ethnic term here ) twins" it is possible to become pregnant almost immmediately after pregnancy and children have been born inthe same calendar year. Some say nursing may diminish this tendency but I am aware of many exceptions to this. ...Read more
Am trying for a baby what are the chances of becoming pregnant if i had sex every other day will i get pregnant quickly this way?
Please clarify: What do you mean specifically by the word "setback"? ...Read more
How fertile are you after giving birth to a 22week old child that came out sleeping can I be pregnant so fast after just few times sex. And no period ?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
What are the chances of being able to carry a baby full term if I got pregnant one month after an abortion?
Can you get pregnant soon after having baby? Is it more fertile window? Can you fall pregnant 3 or 4 month having baby?
Pregnancy too close: If you are not breast feeding it is perfectly possible to get pregnant 3-4 months after delivery. However, you are not more fertile, just normally fertile. If you are totally breast feeding your baby it is unlikely to get pregnant before six months...But you can. A good contraceptive method would be a good idea. ...Read more
3 before, 1 after: Sperm can last for 3 days in the cervical mucus so they may still be there even if ovulation occurs 3 days later. The egg then remains fertilizable for about 12 hours, certainly less than a day. If you are trying to get pregnant, this is good guideline. Do not rely on this to avoid pregnancy- use reliable contraception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing takes time: The tissues involved in childbirth including the vaginal outlet and the cervix require time to strengthen during healing. Sexual activity does place a degree of stress on these tissues. Push them too hard before they are strong enough for the physical stress of sex and longer term problems can arise. ...Read more
How long do you bleed after having a baby. And is it normal to have clots a week after you give birth?
What are the chances of having a full, regular period (first after conception) if you're pregnant?
When does fertility start to decrease? Many women in my family had babies after 40 so assume I can too.
Depends: Fertility begins when the first viable egg is released & ends when the basket is empty.Data shows higher risks of complications & some birth defects in the teens with a peak in fertility in the early 20's . The risk of genetic defects then gradually increases with age. At 40 a projected risk for down syndrome reaches ~ 1%, , 3%@ 45.My mom had a normal baby @ 42. You must digest the issues & decide. ...Read more
Would you please tell me about risk factor after aborting two babies consecutively? Will it affect my fertility in future?
Depends: Done well, this would not make much difference.If you had scarring of the womb from the procedure, it might.There are cultures in the world where this is common, ant women go on to have many children. However, every episode has the risk of messing up your system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received a positive around 10am today which is cd11 for me when should I start making babies My fertility apps predict my ovulation days cd14/15?
Does the food habits of pregnant women contributes to the fertility of the babies when they reach their reproductive years?
No: Numerous studies have shown that if a pregnant woman gains a significant amount of (unhealthy) weight during pregnancy, her child is at risk for obesity later on in life. Obesity alone can cause reproductive problems for the child when she reaches her reproductive years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hubby takes fertilaid with motility boost and i take pregnacare conception but still no signs pregnancy, the dr. Said am good to have babies so why?
INFERTILITY: You need to see a specialist on why you are not having a baby. Good luck! ...Read more
I've, got a couple hemarhoids after natural delivery of an 8lb 9oz baby, i'm now 2months post partum and they havnt left completely .... Will they?
See Below: Baby blues are transient, relatively mild with onset several days after delivery and lasting about 3-4 wks. Sx resolve as hormone levels stabilize and routine with the baby is established. Postpartum depression significantly impairs functioning, onset might be delayed for up to a year. Even if hormones are stabilized and routine is there, sx do not resolve, worsen and functioning deteriorates. ...Read more
If a woman goes into septic shock post-partum will she be able to recover & safely have another child within the next 1-3 years?
Maybe: We know in medicine never to use the terms always and never. Septic shock can certainly kill a person but that person can also survive with treatment. Whether or not any future reproduction is possible will depend on any complications during the initial sepsis, need for removal of the body parts involved, etc. A blanket statement without knowing these factors cannot be made. ...Read more
3mths post-partum with 3rd child, have no sex drive and it "feels different" down there. What can I do to be able to enjoy sex again?
Professional help : First, I would suggest you schedule a visit with a medical doctor with whom you are comfortable, preferably an OBGYN physician. If everything checks out "normal", then ask for a referral to a psychologist to help you with the issues you may be struggling with on a more personal basis than what you may be able to discuss on the internet. This is an important topic, and not uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best way to tell: Is to make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area who can help you figure this out. But in general post partum depression involves sleep and appetite disturbance, feelings of helplessness and inadequacy in caring for your child, feelings of guilt, and emptiness, bouts of anger and other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps: Postpartum anxiety is a combination of factors. Any woman can have anxiety, even to the level of a significant psychological disorder. Anyone prone to this may very well find the arrival of a new child an inciting factor for new anxiety symptoms. Its unlikely a woman will experience the physiologic changes associated with postpartum depression, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?
Lanolin: One natural remedy is lanolin ointment. It is produced from sheep skin and a very good protective barrier that helps sooth skin and is not harmful to your baby. ...Read more
I had a baby 7months ago. My period came once a month after about 3months post partum. My period came last month and still hasnt stopped. ?
Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min - ?
Not normal: Is this the first period since delivery? Was everything ok with delivery and did bleeding stopped as expected afterwards? Were your periods heavy before preg.? Periods can become a bit heavier after pregnancy but a tampon every 45 min seems a lot. I'd see your OB-GYN, esp. if heavy bleeding continues, cramping, fever, dizzy or weak. ...Read more
7.5 weeks post partum, second child. Got what i assumed to be a period 2 and a half weeks ago and have been bleeding every since. Ultrasound was fine?
May be normal: Are you breast feeding? Using any form of birth control? Sexually active? All of these may effect cycles after delivery. If bleeding is heavy and frequent need to change pads, you should seek care to rule out infection or other processes. If scant spotting, this can be normal with first cycle following delivery. ...Read more
How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.
Tough one: if actively breast-feeding and no menses since delivery you are not ovulating and thus unlikely to conceive or become pregnant. Sorry. Enjoy the bonding time with the one you have. Breast feeding so very important to your child especially for the first year of life. No real way to make your periods (and ovulation) start up again safely. Let nature take its course. Dr. R ...Read more
Four months post partum, been using pull out method but my period is 4 days late...is this normal after having a baby or could I be pregnant?
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