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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. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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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

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