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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding. How can PPD (postpartum depression) affect ones sex life?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding. How can PPD (postpartum depression) affect ones sex life?

Yes, it can: In fact, it can effect everything and is very worth seeking specialized treatment for. The well-being of your entire family (especially you) is in the balance. It's a common condition w/ elements that come from hormone changes, life demands, emotional intensity of relationships, etc. A good fit w/ an experienced therapist really helps. If meds are needed briefly they'll help select the right one. ...Read more

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


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Depression during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy?

Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read more

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Does post partum depression come and go with pregnancies?

Does post partum depression come and go with pregnancies?

Ppd: Yes if it is short lasting without consequence and mother receives good support. If mother is known with long lasting depression, then it is not PPD but result of ongoing depression which can be more severe than just ppd. ...Read more

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2 months pospartum. No postpartum. Cycle. Pregnancy symptoms. No postpartum cycle yet. All negative. Test. Unprotected. Sex since 5 weeks postpartum.?

2 months pospartum. No postpartum. Cycle. Pregnancy symptoms. No postpartum cycle yet. All negative. Test. Unprotected. Sex since 5 weeks postpartum.?

Please call your OB: Who delivered u as yoru OB knows your specific situation as you need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound, i assume u are not breast feeding because if you are it would be normal to not yet get a period yet. ...Read more

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Could I have the postpartum depression five months after my delivery?

Could I have the postpartum depression five months after my delivery?

Yes: Post-partum depression can occur up to a year after delivery. Please do not hesitate to talk to your ob/gyn or primary care doctor if you think that symptoms of depression are starting to affect your health and well-being. ...Read more

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Post partum hypertention?

Post partum hypertention?

Postpartum hypertens: The miracle of pregnancy can sometimes be associated with complications. Hypertension could develop in the third trimester or early postpartum (after delivery) period. This can be treated with medication effectively. Half of women may remain hypertensive longterm, while the other half will return to normal blood pressure. ...Read more

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Postpartum sex is safe for mother?

Postpartum sex is safe for mother?

Yes: Use a birth control method if you do not want to get pregnant again right away. ...Read more

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Very low hemoglobin after transfusion for postpartum hemorrhage?

Very low hemoglobin after transfusion for postpartum hemorrhage?

What is the question: Hello fbruno6. If you are still bleeding, your hemoglobin may remain low. Continued transfusions, if needed, will bring up the hemoglobin. You may also have underlying iron deficiency and that also needs to be treated. I am not sure of what your question is, but hope that the above information is helpful to you. ...Read more

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Are these postpartum episiotomy vaginal scabs normal?

Are these postpartum episiotomy vaginal scabs normal?

Likely yes: After any cut (with stitches or not), the body heals...And that often means a scab. So unless you find it abnormal in another way, it's likely fine. But - ask your obgyn to check you - it will take 5 seconds and make you feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will post partum anxiety ever end?

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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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Is postpartum nausea normal?

Is postpartum nausea normal?

Not very common but: Post partum nausea is not that common but can be experienced by some after delivery especially if you take birth control pills.But it does not last long and is not thar common. ...Read more

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When does postpartum depression usually present after giving birth?

When does postpartum depression usually present after giving birth?

Anytime in first yr: Postpartum depression can present anytime in the first year. It is most common to begin within the first 3 to 4 months. However it can begin later in the first year, particularly with changes like abruptly stopping nursing, beginning of birth control pills, etc. If you suspect you may have ppd, contact your dr. And seek help from a mental health specialist with expertise in treating it. ...Read more

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Does postpartum depression involve anger?

Does postpartum depression involve anger?

It certainly can: Yes, it certainly can, but it could also indicate many other things, eg sleepiness, fatigue, burnout, relationship difficulties, or even an emerging mania or mixed mood state. Please discuss this with your doctors asap. ...Read more

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6 months postpartum low TSH and thyroid antibodies found.Tsh went back to normal 2 months later. Hashimotos? Or just postpartum thyroiditis?

6 months postpartum low TSH and thyroid antibodies found.Tsh went back to normal 2 months later. Hashimotos? Or just  postpartum thyroiditis?

Probably: Postpartum, but doesn't really matter if lab returned to normal. It will obviously need to be monitored on an on-going basis as it could change in the future, particularly during a future pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pelvic u/s done 2 months postpartum. Uterine lining was 4mm... Did not have period until 8 months postpartum. What's a normal thickness postpartum?

Pelvic u/s done 2 months postpartum. Uterine lining was 4mm... Did not have period until 8 months postpartum. What's  a normal thickness postpartum?

Sonogram: The lining of your uterus changes throughout your cycle. If you were premenstrual meaning right before your period i would expect it to be thicker. If you did the sonogram right after your period i would expect it to be thinner or less that 4mm. ...Read more

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When was post partum depression first diagnosed?

When was post partum depression first diagnosed?

Postpartum depressio: In 700 bc hippocrates wrote about women suffering from emotional difficulties during their postpartum period, but it was not until the 1850s that medical professionals first recognized postpartum depression as a disorder. During the 19th century when women experienced depression, many did not divulge their symptoms and those who did were often diagnosed as “neurotic.". ...Read more

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2 weeks after abortion, experiencing extreme depression and mood change?

2 weeks after abortion, experiencing extreme depression and mood change?

You need to talk: A type of post-partum depression can sometimes occur after an abortion. Most of the time however it's those unresolved conflicts that need some counseling to work through. ...Read more

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I'm two months post partum and have lochia and yellow vaginal discharge?

I'm two months post partum and have lochia  and yellow vaginal discharge?

Still normal: At 2 months it's definitely still normal to have that type of discharge. ...Read more