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What does it mean when you get the chills after delivery?

What does it mean when you get the chills after delivery?

Possibilities: Sudden changes in the distribution of blood to the skin surface may create a differential temperature difference resulting in chills. Delivery may be accompanied by transient bacteria in your blood stream which create fever and the chills help to raise your body temperature. Perhaps you chill with excitement over the great new baby you have just seen. Congratulations. ...Read more

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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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I got p.Partuim hp after delivery 4 ys ago, i took the mini.Dose as i was afraid to get used to it and become chronic, it became, did i harm myself?

I got p.Partuim hp after delivery 4 ys ago, i took the mini.Dose as i was afraid to get used to it and become chronic, it became, did i harm myself?

Probably not: If you have HTN during preg your likelihood of developing permanent HTN is very high. You have blood vessels that did not respond normally to preg, usually the BP drops, and so you likely have a genetic predisposition to htn. It is unlikely you harmed yourself since you are young. Go to md now and assess bp. Start a low sodium diet, lose excess weight and do not smoke. If needed take meds. ...Read more

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How would get my dream body after delivery?

How would   get my dream body after delivery?

Great question: If dreams ''digest'' short term memory-24 to48hrs- then the emotionally significant/awakens meaningful file;your body is in neutral while your mind maintains sleep with an acceptable ''poem'' based on personal meaning. Certainly this is a powerful mental event. Many are putting unconscious at 12+ the power of awake solving. Many great insights have occurred via dream: quantum, benzene structure. ...Read more

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What are my options if I want to get my tubes tied after delivery?

What are my options if I want to get my tubes tied after delivery?

Essure: The safest, most effective method with the lowest complication rate is called essure. This is done in the office and requires almost no down time. Most patients do not need pain medication after and can resume normal activity. In some cases we still go through the belly button under general anesthesia to clip or cut the tubes. More info on essure here: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/?Q=node/13. ...Read more

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My skin has become very dark after delivery how and when will I get back my normal skin.?

My skin has become very dark after delivery how and when will I get  back my normal skin.?

Dark skin after baby: it is not uncommon to see pigment changes in the skin when pregnant. Be sure to always use sunscreen to prevent further darkening. Most skin changes will resolve within 6-12 months, sometimes in as little as 3. ...Read more

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Should I get varivax after delivery?

Should I get varivax after delivery?

Depends : If testing shows you to have no evidence of immunity it would be good to get the vaccine. As an adult, if you had the wild disease it can be quite nasty & produce a lung infection that is quite serious.If you had it during a future pregnancy it could affect the baby even if your case was mild. If you had it near the time of delivery, the baby could develop a fatal case of neonatal varicella. ...Read more