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How long after having a baby is it safe to become pregnant again?

How long after having a baby is it safe to become pregnant again?

Best to wait: After having a baby, it is best to wait about two years to become pregnant again. This will give your body time to recuperate. Spacing out your children will also make things easier for you not having two babies at home! ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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


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How long after I stop taking 100 mg Minocycline for a skin condition called CARP is it safe to become pregnant? 1 week? 2 weeks? 2 months? A year?

How long after I stop taking 100 mg  Minocycline for a skin condition called CARP is it safe to become pregnant?  1 week? 2 weeks? 2 months? A year?

2 weeks : To be very safe I would give yourself 2 weeks off of minocycline before attempting conception. It can affect bone and teeth formation in the fetus. The half life (how long it takes the body to reduce the concentration by half) is measured in hours. ...Read more

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Is methodone safe if you where to become pregnant would the baby have withdrawals when it was born?

Is methodone safe if you where to become pregnant would the baby have withdrawals when it was born?

Yes: As Methadone is a narcotic, a baby born to a mother who is using this will be born addicted to it. These babies are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Depending on the severity of symptoms that the baby exists the first few hours of life, treatments vary. The majority of babies will be admitted to the nicu under close observation and will be started on medications to curb their withdrawal. ...Read more

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Took lezra tablet while spotting. Mistook it for a period. Although i had conceived then. Three positive pregnancy tests. Is my baby safe?

Took lezra tablet while spotting. Mistook it for a period. Although i had conceived then. Three positive pregnancy tests. Is my baby safe?

Concerning: Although it is safe when used to induce ovulation, the use of Letrozole during pregnancy has been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies. I would see a genetic counselor and find out the specific risks, and see if early detection is possible. ...Read more

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How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.

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

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9 months post partum & I have an umbilical hernia. I want another baby soonish. Repair b4? after pregnancy? or is another baby out of the question?

9 months post partum & I have an umbilical hernia. I want another baby soonish. Repair b4? after pregnancy? or is another baby out of the question?

Talk to a surgeon: Most surgeons I have worked with have recommended waiting to repair simple uncomplicated hernias until after you are done having children. Pregnancies place a large amount of strain on hernia repairs, and cause them to fail. ...Read more

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Baby was stuck with brachial plexus injury, had retained placenta and post partum hemorrhage. I am pregnant w #2. Scared . What is chance hemorrhage ?

Baby was stuck with brachial plexus injury, had retained placenta and post partum hemorrhage. I am pregnant w #2. Scared . What is chance hemorrhage ?

PG is risky business: Pregnancy, in of itself, has inherent risks and complications associated with that state of being as you have noted from your previous pregnancy. Now that baby # 2 is on the way it is normal to have a heightened concern about repeat hemorrhage. Share your anxiety with your treating OB MD and if still not reassured, and if he/she delivered baby # 1 then seek a 2nd OB MD consultation. ...Read more