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Possible: Some pregnancies are very uncomplicated and depending upon the woman's general health, stamina, and abilities and the requirements of the work place, she may be able to return to work. This would require a discussion with her obstetrician, her employer, hr, and consideration of child bonding and care. This should all be discussed prior to delivery with all concerned and very carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking is great: There is also something called stroller aerobics that a lot of new moms find helpful. See if there is a class near you check with the local hospitals to see if they know of classes. Also google kegel exercises. Can also talk with karen quigley at trueformcoaching.Com. She's very good in this area & does online personal coaching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food preference: The only foods that i can think of avoiding postpartum are dependent on your own dietary restrictions. You can choose to eat whatever you want , just ensure that you have enough protein. If you want to avoid something consider alcohol, marijuana, recreational drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to NEVER have Postpartum with other deliveries and suddenly have it? Emotions are everywhere and i feel saddened this time around.
Absolutely: I'm assuming you mean postpartum depression? Each pregnancy is different, even in the same woman. Even if you never had symptoms after any of your other pregnancies, it is possible to have depression symptoms with this one. Normally, those symptoms are mild and resolve in a few weeks. If you are having severe depression that is prolonged, see your doctor. ...Read more
Be patient.: Hot flushes are not unusual postpartum, especially after tubal ligation. Be reassured that they are alomst always self-limited and be patient. They should be gone by your 6-week postpartum ob/gyn visit. If they interfere with your daily activities, try Prozac or clonidine, after talking with your doctor. Rarely this is permanent and seen in sheehan's syndrome. ...Read more
Different purposes: Your annual gyn exam is your yearly well woman exam. You will undergo a pelvic exam with or without a pap, a breast exam, and be offered std screening depending on your age/risk factors. Your postpartum exam occurs approximately 6 weeks after your baby is born. Its purpose is to make sure that your vagina has healed, your body has returned to normal, and to discuss future contraceptive plans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 4 weeks postpartum and my bleeding stopped for about 4 days. Now it is this orangey color and has a slight foul odor. Is this normal?
Exam and discussion: My focus at the postpartum visit is to ensure any unresolved issues from the pregnancy (blood pressure, diabetes, c-section incision, vaginal tear repairs, etc) are doing well. I make sure pap smear, testing for infections, and tetanus/pertussis vaccine is up to date. I discuss how breastfeeding is going. I screen for postpartum blues or depression. Lastly, i discuss birth control options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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