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What is a post-partum checkup?

What is a post-partum checkup?

Routine exam: It is the routine exam performed usually at 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Your doctor will assess that your body is back to normal after the delivery and you will have the opportunity to have any problems addressed and discuss birth control if desired. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more


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Will post partum anxiety ever end?

Will post partum anxiety ever end?

PP anxiety: Symptoms can last long if u were predisposed to anxiety prior to pregnancy. Best to talk to a mental health professional for cognitive therapy work plus anxiety medications if warranted. ...Read more

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How can I deal with postpartum flares?

How can I deal with postpartum flares?

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 (fluoxetine) or clonidine, after talking with your doctor. Rarely this is permanent and seen in sheehan's syndrome. ...Read more

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What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

Call your doctor!: Post-partum bleeding may represent a serious problem, such as pieces of the placenta left in the uterus (retained placenta). It needs immediate evaluation, at least through a phone call to your doctor. It could also represent a problem with your ability to clot normally. Again, check with the doctor who delivered your baby. ...Read more

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What are the best postpartum exercises?

What are the best postpartum exercises?

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 more

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When does my post-partum checkup happen?

When does my post-partum checkup happen?

Over time if ever: Handedness comes in at variable times in normal kids from mid 2nd yr to 4 or 5 if ever.Some kids will use both equally or favor one for one task & the other for another.A few will be ambidextorous.There is no reason to discourage use of a particular hand at any age. Handedness is centrally wired. Strong preference one hand before 15 mo may be a sign of mild CP & should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my post-partum checkup?

What can I expect at my post-partum checkup?

Routine exam: It is the routine exam performed usually at 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Your doctor will assess that your body is back to normal after the delivery and you will have the opportunity to have any problems addressed and discuss birth control if desired. ...Read more

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How are the postpartum cleansing bottles used?

Rinse: Wash off your bottom while you urinate (pee), to dilute urine that might otherwise be painful on healing cuts, especially first thing in the morning when urine is stronger. ...Read more