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12 weeks post partum. I have extreme chills. Temp is normal. Feels like my blood is ice cold. Infection?

12 weeks post partum. I have extreme chills. Temp is normal. Feels like my blood is ice cold. Infection?

Could be: Look out for possible sources of an infection: sinus pain, sore throat, productive cough, diarrhea, low pelvic/uterine pain, foul smelling vaginal discharge, breast pain/redness, burning with urination or peeing frequently. Are you around others that are ill? Breastfeeding? If not, you may be just starting to come down with something. Hormone changes, especially thyroid can also do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

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I'm 16 weeks postpartum and I had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) put in 4 weeks postpartum. the past couple of days I've been having chills and sweating, especially at ni?

Possible infection: Chills and sweating can be a sign of infection. You can check and see if your temperature is >100.4. If so, you should go in to see a GYN. Also you could be having the night sweats due to hormonal changes. Your symptoms can be better evaluate with a physical exam to see if there are other things going on that point to the source of your symptoms. ...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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What is a postpartum doula?

Postpartum Doula: What a postpartum doula does changes from day to day, as the needs of the family change. Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. A large part of their role is education. They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” they assist with breastfeeding education. ...Read more

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How can I treat postpartum bleeding?

How can I treat postpartum bleeding?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to find out why this is happening. Once that question is answered, then the appropriate treatment can be dispensed. ...Read more

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I am so nauseous 6 weeks postpartum. Why?

I am so nauseous 6 weeks postpartum. Why?

Unlikely not related: Your nausea is probably not due to your pregnancy. Your hormone levels that can lead to nausea in pregnancy are not a factor at 6 weeks postpartum. Most likely you have a gastroenteritis or some other source causing the nausea. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed 8 weeks postpartum?

Is it normal to bleed 8 weeks postpartum?

Ovulation: Depending on when ovulation kicks in after a woman gave birth, it usually takes 5 - 8 weeks for her to have a menstrual period. ...Read more

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What can be done about postpartum hairloss?

What can be done about postpartum hairloss?

The good news is: that this type of hair loss is self-limiting. But you can take supplements like Viviscal to help it along, or try OTC products, just get the OK from your gynecologist ...Read more

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How long can postpartum last after an abortion?

How long can postpartum last after an abortion?

Post partum What?: Most women experience their next period 4 to 6 weeks after a surgical abortion. If you don’t have a period after 3 months ensure that you discuss with the physician. If this is not what you were asking about then please clarify ; re-ask question. ...Read more

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How long will i experience postpartum bleeding?

How long will i experience postpartum bleeding?

Varies: Some people may bleed on and off for even up to 8-12 weeks postpartum. If you are unsure if the bleeding you are experiencing is normal or if you have other associated symptoms of concern, i suggest you discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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How long should my first post partum period last?

How long should my first post partum period last?

Heavier and longer: The first post partum period is often heavier and longer. If you have bleeding that lasts twice as long as your usual menses i would follow up with the delivering dooctor to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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1 month postpartum can I start taking long walks?

Very good idea : As long as a person does not have any specific contraindications, walking can be started shortly after delivery. In fact, this is recommended. Activity and exercise can gradually be increased and should shortly return to per-pregnancy levels. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my 6-week postpartum checkup?

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 more

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Do you know if there are postpartum effects of a epidural?

Do you know if there are postpartum effects of a epidural?

Rare: Pain in the epidural site Weakness in legs Headache Bruising at the site. These are rarely seen the majority of the time the effects are minima ...Read more

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Postpartum anxiety with second baby. What can help with this?

Postpartum anxiety with second baby. What can help with this?

Please seek medical: Evaluation for these symptoms. Severe anxiety can impact bonding with your new baby. In the meantime, avoid caffeine & either eliminate or keep alcohol use moderate. Try deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation. Get out with your new baby in a stroller and walk. Physical activity in green spaces is especially helpful. ...Read more

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What is the connection between postpartum cardiopathy and death?

What is the connection between postpartum cardiopathy and death?

Serious and can kill: Formerly, postpartum / peripartum cardiomyopathy had a high mortality rate by pump failure or rhythm disturbance. While the cause remains unknown, only about 1 woman in 30 dies of it today, though the course can be long. ...Read more

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Why am I getting smaller (but still not losing weight) postpartum?

Postpartum changes: Weight is a very poor measurement especially postpartum when your body is often retaining water. In the postpartum period it takes 6 weeks for the uterus to contract from just below the belly button back to fist size. As this happens your abdominal wall contracts down as well and can make you thinner. ...Read more

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Is it normal for postpartum bleeding to come and go up until 8 weeks?

Is it normal for postpartum bleeding to come and go up until 8 weeks?

Can be: It is fairly common to have irregular bleeding post partum especially if you are breastfeeding. If the bleeding is heavy then an evaluation by your Obgyn is warranted ...Read more

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Would you say it is still normal to bleed after the 6 weeks postpartum?

Sometimes: It depends on how much endometrium and other material was present post partum. If the bleeding is still bright red call your OB for assessment. ...Read more

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I'm almost 6 weeks postpartum and bleeding more now, is this normal?

Is it 1st period? : This may simply be your period since you are six weeks post partum. It's a good time to schedule your post partum visit too. You can discuss your contraceptive plans. Discuss options that will give you cycle control and consider methods that give short light periods ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills = sensation ...Read more