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Lochia After C Section
I had unprotected sex 4 weeks after my c section. I am breastfeeding and still have lochia. What are the chances of me being pregnant?
Had c section last july 6. doc ddnt say anything when I got discharged no warnings had sex 3 weeks ago. No lochia since ystrday, could I be pregnant?
Maybe not, but...: Women who are not using contraception can get pregnant (but usually more than a few weeks after a delivery). That means, if a woman is not doing something to prevent pregnancy, then she can get pregnant... that's how nature works. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). ...Read more
Still bleeding heavy lochia 6 wk pp from csection. Lochia stopped at 2 wks, started back up again. Started mini pill at 4 weeks. What could cause this?
The mini-pill: The mini-pill is a progesterone only method of contraception. Progesterones are used in birth control pills for contraception. The estrogen is added for cycle control. Since your pill does not have estrogen you do not get good cycle control but do get contraception. There are many reasons to choose a progesterone only pill. The most common one is breast feeding. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
6 weeks post op csection & exclusively breastfeeding 1st baby. Last lochia bleed at 4 wks. Now Bleeding bright redx5 days. Period or complication?
I'm 4 1/2 weeks postpartum via csection & I'm breastfeeding. 2wks ago my lochia was basically done then I started heavy & red & still going. Normal?
You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.)
if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest.
Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures. ...Read more
Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only. ...Read more
No: Cesarean's are needed for certain positions of babies. Usually if there are three or more, at least one of the babies will be in the wrong position for a vaginal delivery. If the babies are early, a cesarean may be needed to protect the brain. However, if there are just two babies, close to term and they are both in the right position, a vaginal delivery may be possible. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Too little info: I presume you mean induced delivery. There are various reasons why a C-section or an induced delivery may be undertaken. Difficult to comment without knowing the full circumstances ...Read more
Mature baby: First question is when is the best time for fetal maturity. Second question is what is the safest time for mother and last question should be about convience for pt family or dr. Hopefully all can be safely met. Most drs. Agree, after 39 completed weeks. ...Read more
Exercise: You can walk. You still have internal stitches that take weeks to months to dissolve. I usually tell my patients to wait 8 to 10 weeks before resuming regular exercise activities. ...Read more
Recovery: Usually there is a few weeks of recovery. You heal from the c/section and enjoy your new baby and life. Best wishes! ...Read more
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Cesarean: Surgical procedure used to deliver babies. Risks of bleeding, injuring vital organs, infection, pain, death sometimes. ...Read more