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Is it normal that I am scared to poop after giving birth?

Is it normal that I am scared to poop after giving birth?

Yes: Your intestines take a while to get back to normal, so it may take several days for you to need to have a bowel movement. In that time, the stool can get hard and be difficult to pass. It's a good idea to take a tool softener until things are working right. And keep up your fluids! ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Is it true that giving birth to twins is hereditary?

Is it true that giving birth to twins is hereditary?

Yes: There is a gene that increases the chance of fraternal twins. This is not the most common reason for twins, though, so for most women twins is a random event, occurring about 1:100 pregnancies. Fertility treatment, of course, can increase this risk. Identical twins are not related to any gene. ...Read more

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Scared about giving birth. I feel I can't do this and I am going to die because of pain.what can I do to control this fear?

Scared about giving birth. I feel I can't do this and I am going to die because of pain.what can I do to control this fear?

Talk with OBGYN: It is not uncommon for expectant mothers to worry about childbirth. First, discuss with your OBGYN or provider to evaluate options for delivery, as well as resources available to you to help in this process. Other options include talking with expectant or new mothers through a support group or childbirth class - another option includes a labor coach or Doula who can provide additional help. ...Read more

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Is it true your very fertile the first 6 weeks after giving birth?

Is it true your very fertile the first 6 weeks after giving birth?

Very low fertility: The first 6 weeks after a baby is a time of very low fertility - the hormonal changes of pregnancy are going back to normal, and the lining of your uterus should be recovering after pregnancy and birth. You should not ovulate (release an egg) so soon after a baby. It's not necessary to start birth control before the 6 week mark. ...Read more

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Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Likely not: I have not heard of this association, and there would not likely be much research to look at this. ...Read more

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I'm scared heavy bleeding a month and 1 week after giving birth?

I'm scared heavy bleeding a month and 1 week after giving birth?

See your OB: You need to see your on to make sure you are not getting anemic and that there is no retained tissue in the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it true that giving birth causing back ache later on?

Is it true that giving birth causing back ache later on?

For the short term: The things that happen in the body during pregnancy and shortly thereafter can certainly cause or worsen back pain. This should resolve pretty quickly after birth. If pain persists, a detailed exam can usually determine the cause. Thank you fir your question. ...Read more

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After giving birth you are more fertile. Is the same true after a miscarriage?

After giving birth you are more fertile. Is the same true after a miscarriage?

Use condoms 1 month: Fertility is usually low for 6 weeks after giving birth. It's best to wait a month before trying to conceive again; there may be a higher chance of another miscarriage if you get pregnant again in the first month after a miscarriage. See a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist after two or more miscarriages, or after one loss if it took a year or more to conceive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that wemon with pcos, after sucessfully giving birth to a child that the pcos will go away?

Is it true that wemon with pcos, after sucessfully giving birth to a child that the pcos will go away?

No: Pcos is an inherited disorder and will never go away. Symptoms and lifestyle problems related to pcos can change over time, and weight gain or loss often changes things. Pregnancy does nothing to alter the course of pcos longterm. ...Read more

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When could i start my sexual life again after giving birth its been 3 months already but im scared to have sex?

When could i start my sexual life again after giving birth its been 3 months already but im scared to have sex?

Now. : You can start now. You may have some pain at first depending how your delivery went. Just take it at your pace and make sure your partner knows you have to be in control. ...Read more

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Is it true that planned parenthood make you get a pap smear before giving birth control?

Is it true that planned parenthood make you get a pap smear before giving birth control?

Not necessarily. : A pap is recommended at age 21 and then every 2 years. If you had one already then you may not need one yet. ...Read more

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Can i request a c-section instead of having a vaginal birth? I’m scared of giving birth and would prefer to have a c-section. Is this something i can request of my doctor?

Can i request a c-section instead of having a vaginal birth? I’m scared of giving birth and would prefer to have a c-section. Is this something i can request of my doctor?

While : While fear of childbirth is a totally understandable response to an unpredictable, new, and potentially pain-inducing life event, there are healthier ways to face and overcome your fear of childbirth than elective c-section. Ironically, requests for elective c-section (meaning that it’s not medically necessary) are becoming increasingly popular, at a time when natural childbirth is also experiencing a renaissance. Reasons your might request an elective c-section include: 1. Wishing to avoid a long, painful labor 2. Scheduling birth in your busy day planner 3. Being delivered by the doctor of your choice 4. Avoiding going too far past your due date, which can increase the risk of complications with the baby 5. Lowering the risk of postpartum hemorrhage when compared to either planned vaginal delivery or unplanned c-section 6. Fear of sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence (although elective c-section has not actually been shown to reduce these risks) what many don’t realize, however, is that elective c-section is much riskier than vaginal birth. Risks include: 1. Greater pain postpartum 2. Longer recovery 3. Higher risk of postpartum infection, surgical wound complications, hysterectomy, anesthetic complication, blood clots, and other postpartum complications 4. Greater risk that the baby will have respiratory problems at birth, especially if c-section is done before 39 weeks gestation without first doing an amniocentesis to make sure the baby’s lungs are mature 5. Increased neonatal death rate 6. More risk in future pregnancies, including the risk of placenta previa and accreta, uterine rupture which may result in death of the baby, and surgical complications such as bladder injury, bowel injury, and scar tissue. If you understand these risks and wish to request an elective c-section anyway, go ahead and bring it up with your doctor, but understand that some doctors might say no, and your insurance might refuse to cover it. It’s your body and your choice, but although elective c-section is becoming increasingly popular in countries like brazil, it’s still far from the norm in most countries. Instead of seeking ways to avoid your fear of childbirth, consider leaning into your fear, using it as an opportunity to be present with fear, learn from it, and realize you need not let fear keep you from living the vital, joyful, fully-expressed life that is your birthright. ...Read more

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Heard that after giving birth you're risk of breast cancer goes up in the following 10 years. Is this true and is it very high risk?

Heard that after giving birth you're risk of breast cancer goes up in the following 10 years. Is this true and is it very high risk?

Good and Bad: It is true that risk of breast cancer goes up minimally after childbirth, but having children and especially breast feeding protect against breast cancer. See this site for more information on risks for breast cancer. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-factors. ...Read more

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What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

Question too broad: When you submit a question to the site please be specific.Your question has been the subject of many books.If you have a specific question that we can address in the space allowed please submit a new one. Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Anything is possible: But that is extremely uncommon now a-days unless something very strange happens, you can die from drinking water or choking on a chicken salad sandwich like a famous singer did try not to focus on the extreme negative, if someone is high risk they should be taken care of by a team of high risk ocotors at a hsopital that does high risk. ...Read more

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How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

Personal preference: I argue that if you are tough enough to labor without any pain meds, then go for it... No epidural... But, if you have average pain tolerance and will need pain meds, epidural is much better than IV pain meds. ...Read more

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