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Your doctor and dietitian will design a diet just for you, based on your calorie needs, weight, stage of pregnancy, and baby's growth rate. In general, the diet will be low in fat and protein and high in complex carbohydrates (bread, cereal, pasta, rice) and fruits and vegetables. You will be advised to eat three meals and one or more snacks each day. Expect this diet to change periodically to meet the fluctuating nutritional needs associated with your ...Read more
Not really: No. Diet doesnt really affect the thyroid. Hypothyroidism is the deficiency of thyroid hormone because the thyroid is not functioning properly. Generally the treatment is with thyroid hormone replacement. Postpartum (thyroiditis) hypothyroidism sometimes recovers on its own. You should discuss whether that is a possibility with your general physician. ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?
Had mild hypoglycemia, no diabetes. 6 months postpartum, now sugar constantly dropping range of 70-42. Eat a clean diet, drink water. Why the big drop?
Be patient.: Hot flushes are not unusual postpartum, especially after tubal ligation. Be reassured that they are alomst always self-limited and be patient. They should be gone by your 6-week postpartum ob/gyn visit. If they interfere with your daily activities, try Prozac (fluoxetine) or clonidine, after talking with your doctor. Rarely this is permanent and seen in sheehan's syndrome. ...Read more
Walking is great: There is also something called stroller aerobics that a lot of new moms find helpful. See if there is a class near you check with the local hospitals to see if they know of classes. Also google kegel exercises. Can also talk with karen quigley at trueformcoaching.Com. She's very good in this area & does online personal coaching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: After a delivery, either c-section or vaginal birth, it is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks. Your bleeding can also go back and forth between heavy and light and you may have different sized blood clots . If you feel like you are bleeding excessively call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postpartum bleeding: Post partum bleeding occur in most pregnancy and can last up to 90 days after delivery. During this post partum period, most patients may resume their menses at varying time. At 6 months, post partum, any bleeding will be expected to be normal menses. However, if the bleeding persist longer than expected, CBC for hemoglobin and pelvic ultrasound will be beneficial for reassurance. Discuss BCP/IUD. ...Read more
Possible: Some pregnancies are very uncomplicated and depending upon the woman's general health, stamina, and abilities and the requirements of the work place, she may be able to return to work. This would require a discussion with her obstetrician, her employer, hr, and consideration of child bonding and care. This should all be discussed prior to delivery with all concerned and very carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food preference: The only foods that i can think of avoiding postpartum are dependent on your own dietary restrictions. You can choose to eat whatever you want , just ensure that you have enough protein. If you want to avoid something consider alcohol, marijuana, recreational drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do if I'm experience severe upper GI pain, also in my back? I am 4 weeks post partum.
I am 3 weeks post partum and noticed my clitoris looks as if it has moved down, it's not as high up as it used to be. Normal?
Probably normal: It is common for the pelvic anatomy to be a bit distorted and potentially permanently altered as a result of parturition. However, at three weeks postpartum there may still be a significant change in the outward appearance of the anatomy as everything tries to return to normal. ...Read more
Is it possible to NEVER have Postpartum with other deliveries and suddenly have it? Emotions are everywhere and i feel saddened this time around.
Absolutely: I'm assuming you mean postpartum depression? Each pregnancy is different, even in the same woman. Even if you never had symptoms after any of your other pregnancies, it is possible to have depression symptoms with this one. Normally, those symptoms are mild and resolve in a few weeks. If you are having severe depression that is prolonged, see your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some patients can develop post dual puncture headaches after the placement of an epidural or spinal. The headache is positional in nature and can be very painful. While it is usually self-limiting, it can last for days. Conservative and more aggressive treatments are available. Please consult your anesthesiologist if you think you have one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones, genes.: 2% of the population have psychosis at one time of their lives, and postpartum periods are particularly likely to exacerbate underlying psychopathology because of the profound hormonal fluxes that occur. Prompt medical attention is essential to avoid dire outcomes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of choices: First get approval at your postpartum visit. Second search fitness yoder for my many answers. Third go to a credible site like cdc. Fourth start walking each and every day with baby if ok with doctors. Fifth chart your progress on a pad or app or spreadsheet so you can see how much more you do each time and how much weight you lose/week. If your OB oks it see pinterest.Com/drpam4women/healthy-play. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take it seriously: Patients who had pregnancy complications, a difficult delivery or even an uneventful pregnancy with a healthy newborn can go through postpartum depression. It must be taken seriously and not treated as simply the "baby blues". I will share this very important question with experts in diagnosis and counseling for additional information for those concerned about family members' moods after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've, got a couple hemarhoids after natural delivery of an 8lb 9oz baby, i'm now 2months post partum and they havnt left completely .... Will they?
No matter how much I exercise 5 months post partum I'm still about 15 pounds heavier than I'm used to. Should I expect this to just be my "new norm"?
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
Mood disorder : Ppd is known as the most common complication of childbirth. It is the emotional disorder following childbirth that includes a variety of moderate to severe mood and anxiety symptoms. It affects 10 to 20% of childbearing women and requires professional mental health treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more
Bananas are part of the BRAT diet, a diet many physicians and nurses recommend for children recovering from gastrointestinal problems, particularly diarrhea. BRAT stands for the different components that make up the diet: * Bananas * Rice cereal * Applesauce * Toast These are binding foods that may help make the stools harder. DO NOT feed these foods to young infants unless ...Read more
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