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See Below: Baby blues are transient, relatively mild with onset several days after delivery and lasting about 3-4 wks. Sx resolve as hormone levels stabilize and routine with the baby is established. Postpartum depression significantly impairs functioning, onset might be delayed for up to a year. Even if hormones are stabilized and routine is there, sx do not resolve, worsen and functioning deteriorates. ...Read more
Need more info: Do you currently have a complication? Although complications are rare, there are many possibilities. A headache from the placement of the epidural; a reaction to one of the meds used-and there are varying reactions/side effects. Numbness in the legs from positioning or from a nerve that was injured during the anesthetic. And then there are the complications from the surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to 6 weeks: One can have bleeding on and off for up to 6 weeks after delivery, vaginal or cesarean. However, it should not be increasing with time. If the bleeding is heavy, you should call your doctor. ...Read more
Not likely: Although the causes for autism are still being discovered and likely involve a combination of factors, complications during delivery/birth, while being a risk factor for many other problems, do not seem to be a major contributor or risk for autism specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: The chances of a successful pregnancy would depend on the reasons for the miscarriages and the neonatal death. Miscarriages are relatively common, but when a women has multiple miscarriages, that can indicate and underlying medical/genetic condition that may make it more difficult to have a normal pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?
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
Past History: Far and away, the largest risk factor for post-partum depression is a prior personal history of a major depressive episode, major mood episode such as mania or bipolar disorder, or a prior psychotic episode. To a lesser extent, a family history of any of the above increases the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.
Maternal death: 37 F asks: How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism. ANS: rare but this depends on age, ethnicity, social class, access to prenatal care and past history of preg complications. So share you question with your Drs and discuss with them. Let us know what they say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placenta accreta: A previously undiagnosed placenta accrete may be diagnosed at the time of a cesarean section. This would occur when the OB is trying to remove the placenta but cannot because it is attached (accreta). On the other hand, if the placenta detaches easily, the uterine cavity is always explored so it would be rare to have an attached placenta left behind but a focal placenta accrete could be missed. ...Read more
Hysterectomy depress: Can hysterectomy cause postpartum depression ? The answer is no. But some women can experience depression in the post hysterectomy period where hysterectomy was done out side of pregnancy but this is not common. Other women have complained of sexual dysfunction following hysterectomy. If depression occurs after postpartum hysterectomy then it may be postpartum depression or a combination of both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more
After 2 births(vag), I had 2 retained placentas, 2 postpartum hemmorhage 2nd labor precipitous (2hr) Is induction or csection safer to manage nextime
May be: Since the likelihood of such complications increase with subsequent pregnancies, your OB might suggest you to deliver at a predictable time. ...Read more
Yes: All women with multiple miscarriages are at increased risk for another one. Most women with this problem can have a normal pregnancy, but may need help. If you have had 2 or more miscarriages in a row, then you should see your gynecologist or reproductive endocrinologist for a full evaluation and possible treatment. Best of luck to you! serena chen, md. www.sbivf.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer