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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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3mths post-partum with 3rd child, have no sex drive and it "feels different" down there. What can I do to be able to enjoy sex again?

3mths post-partum with 3rd child, have no sex drive and it "feels different" down there. What can I do to be able to enjoy sex again?

Professional help : First, I would suggest you schedule a visit with a medical doctor with whom you are comfortable, preferably an OBGYN physician. If everything checks out "normal", then ask for a referral to a psychologist to help you with the issues you may be struggling with on a more personal basis than what you may be able to discuss on the internet. This is an important topic, and not uncommon. ...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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Can a new mother have post-partum anxiety even if the child is not biologically hers?

Can a new mother have post-partum anxiety even if the child is not biologically hers?

Perhaps: Postpartum anxiety is a combination of factors. Any woman can have anxiety, even to the level of a significant psychological disorder. Anyone prone to this may very well find the arrival of a new child an inciting factor for new anxiety symptoms. Its unlikely a woman will experience the physiologic changes associated with postpartum depression, however. ...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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I had a baby 7months ago. My period came once a month after about 3months post partum. My period came last month and still hasnt stopped. ?

I had a baby 7months ago. My period came once a month after about 3months post partum. My period came last month and still hasnt stopped. ?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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