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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am about 2wks postpartum. And for the last week, I have been experiencing a lot of chills followed by feeling warm then excessive sweating.
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
Im 3 weeks C-section postpartum. For a few days i've been getting flu symptoms (fever, chills, aches) usually when i'm stressed & sleep deprived. I take motrin but it comes back?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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