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What is postpartum anemia?

What is postpartum anemia?

Anemia after birth: Post-partum anemia is relatively common. Some women will lose some blood when they deliver their baby and will need time for the body to replace it. Other causes are chronic nutritional deficits (especially iron) check with your OB about the proper way of getting your blood count back to normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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What can I do about my postpartum ptsd?

What can I do about my postpartum ptsd?

Talk to. Someone: Giving birth can be traumatic, but women don't typically like to discuss this or how it makes them feel about their newborn. Talk to your OB about what you are experiencing. If needed, seek counseling. The worst thing you can do is keep it to yourself. ...Read more

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How long do postpartum hemorrhoids last ?

How long do postpartum hemorrhoids last ?

Varies : It is different for everybody but as the intra-abdominal pressure is getting back to normal, venous congestion in hemorrhoids will also get back to normal. Ongoing, consipatipn can add to this problem, however. Eating high fiber, drinking lots of water, sitz bath can all help. ...Read more

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How can I get over post partum depression?

How can I get over post partum depression?

PPD Support: Reach out to a psychologist for an assessment and individualized treatment. Consult w/ psychiatrist regarding med options. Explore group therapy or meet ups. This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal local mom meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone. ...Read more

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Could postpartum c-section wear stilettos?

Could postpartum c-section wear stilettos?

Yes: You can wear anything you want, but be careful not to fall as that could cause some irritation to your wound. ...Read more

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Is carpal tunnel common in post partum women?

Is carpal tunnel common in post partum women?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist usually caused by swelling. Women often have symptoms when pregnant or after delivery. ...Read more

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What can I do about my postpartum stomach skin?

What can I do about my postpartum stomach skin?

Assess after shrink: Most women will experience the vast majority of contraction within the feet four months following delivery. Along with diet and exercise, most surgeons recommend waiting at least 6 months if not a year. Certainly you should be aware of potential for future pregnancies. Discuss your options with your primary care md, but commonly a tummy tuck is great way to improve abdominal postpartum appearance. ...Read more

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What do I do to get over post-partum depression?

What do I do to get over post-partum depression?

Post Partum Depress: True post-partum depression (PPD) happens in 5-6% of women within the first 6 months of childbirth. In contrast, 40-80% of women experience post-partum blues with mood swings from elation to sadness, irritability, anxiety, poor concentration, insomnia, tearfulness, and crying spells -- lasting 2-3 weeks or less. For ppd, antidepressants [some safe with breastfeeding] + psychotherapy can help! ...Read more

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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more