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Doctor insights on: What Is A Setback After Having A Baby

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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?

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: Unfortunately, the answer to your question is no. They may not as flared or as prominent but they will not go away. It's like varicose veins once showed up, they can only get worse. Regular soft stools, straining avoidance are very important to keep them at bay. ...Read more

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Symptoms of post partum depression vs baby blues?

Symptoms of post partum depression vs baby blues?

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

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How do I know if my sadness is normal baby blues, or post-partum depression?

How do I know if my sadness is normal baby blues, or post-partum depression?

The best way to tell: Is to make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area who can help you figure this out. But in general post partum depression involves sleep and appetite disturbance, feelings of helplessness and inadequacy in caring for your child, feelings of guilt, and emptiness, bouts of anger and other symptoms. ...Read more

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1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

Lanolin: One natural remedy is lanolin ointment. It is produced from sheep skin and a very good protective barrier that helps sooth skin and is not harmful to your baby. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min - ?

Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min - ?

Not normal: Is this the first period since delivery? Was everything ok with delivery and did bleeding stopped as expected afterwards? Were your periods heavy before preg.? Periods can become a bit heavier after pregnancy but a tampon every 45 min seems a lot. I'd see your OB-GYN, esp. if heavy bleeding continues, cramping, fever, dizzy or weak. ...Read more

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How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.

How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.

Tough one: if actively breast-feeding and no menses since delivery you are not ovulating and thus unlikely to conceive or become pregnant. Sorry. Enjoy the bonding time with the one you have. Breast feeding so very important to your child especially for the first year of life. No real way to make your periods (and ovulation) start up again safely. Let nature take its course. Dr. R ...Read more

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Can post partum anxiety cause severe body fatigue and weakness and a floaty feeling ? Been feeling awful had baby 4 months ago . Thyroid is normal

Can post partum anxiety cause severe body fatigue and weakness and a floaty feeling ? Been feeling awful had baby 4 months ago . Thyroid is normal

Yes it could: Both anxiety and depression post partum could give these nonspecific symptoms. The best thing for you to do is make an appointment with your Family Doctor to be evaluated for this. These are real conditions, not something you are imagining or can wish away. Please be seen as soon as is possible. ...Read more