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How can I expect to feel after delivery?

How can I expect to feel after delivery?

Very dependent: There is a sense of relief that the journey is over, but how you feel depends on the journey. If the labor lasted three hours, you'll feel shocked but great. If you were in labor for 2 days and were ultimately delivered by c-section, you'll be exhausted. Try to enter the delivery process with an open mind. With few expectations other than a healthy baby, you should feel fantastic. ...Read more

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If a woman dies a couple of weeks after delivery could it be related?

Postpartum death: There are quite a few reasons for a woman to die even a few weeks after child birth. ...Read more

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What happens to my body after delivery?

What happens to my body after delivery?

You can take it home: .....along with the baby. You take care of it like you did during pregnancy & you look forward to being able to exercise & get fit just like you may well have been prior to delivery. You will look great, feel great, and you will be the envy of all of your friends. My wife got her shape back & her energy levels in 4 weeks after each one of our four children. She looks the same as 23 years ago ...Read more

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Shivered after delivery. A lot. Why was that?

Shivered after delivery. A lot. Why was that?

LOST your heater: Pregnancy creates another human being and the baby was a source of heat-energy. You acclimated slowly to the growing baby so it was less noticeable. Then in short period of time that little heat source is gone and you shiver. Adults produce 116 watts/hr (2400 kcal/day) on average, a newborn produces 19 watts/hr (116 kcal/kg/day). ...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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How long after delivery can I go to the gym?

How long after delivery can I go to the gym?

Depends: If you had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery and were not given any restrictions by your doctor you can go the gym whenever you like. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have complications from hellp 7 months after delivery?

No HELPP: No, the condition is unrelated to pregnancy but may still be a serious problem and you should have a checkup with your obgyn. ...Read more

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My wife refuses to go back to work after delivery?

Delivery: Firstly giver her some time to recover. If she has had ample rest - i would be concerned she has post-partum depression. Discuss this with the OB doctor. ...Read more

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Will I feel it when they stitch me up after delivery?

Will I feel it when they stitch me up after delivery?

Yes: There are times to be a hero & avoid drugs. This is not one of those times. If a woman has no or few medications in labor, it is very reasonable to have a small amount of local anesthetic injected into the tissue where stitches will be placed. Pain is not always healthy, and after going through labor she should have anesthesia if agrees after being informed of risks/benefits by providers giving it. ...Read more

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Why will I need my rest after delivery?

Why will I need my rest after delivery?

Fatigue: The act of labor and delivery can be very tiring and may fatigue you, so rest will be important. If you are blessed and have a very easy labor, you may not need that much rest, but take it in the hospital when you can get it as you will soon have a baby you need to care for 24/7! good luck! ...Read more

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