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Doctor insights on: What's A Setback After Giving Birth

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How do you know your having a setback after giving birth?

How do you know your having a setback after giving birth?

Depression?: If you mean you are feeling down or blue it's very common after a delivery. Hopefully you have some help, try to walk some and get plenty of rest. Call your doctor if you don't feel better, soon. ...Read more

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How do u know if your having a setback after giving birth?

How do u know if your having a setback after giving birth?

Not clear: It is not clear what you are asking. What do you mean by setback? Please give us more information and ask again. ...Read more

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What are "setback" risks of returning to work early? As in early I'd say three weeks after giving birth.

What are "setback" risks of returning to work early? As in early I'd say three weeks after giving birth.

No setbacks: If a woman desires to go back to work 3 weeks after delivery and feels comfortable to do so, there are no setbacks. The transition to the non-pregnant state takes about 6 weeks, and most women enjoy being able to spend this time with their newborn baby. Bonding between mom and her baby cannot be overestimated, and the more time she has to spend with the baby, the better for both of them. ...Read more

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Can I jog after giving birth?

Can I jog after giving birth?

Yes: But it depends on what type of delivery u had and what happened at the time of delivery, so ask your OB when you can start jogging. ...Read more

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Could you possibly resist giving birth?

Meaning?: If by "resist giving birth", you're talking about preventing pregnancy, yes, lots of options exist. If you're asking if a woman can voluntarily keep herself from going into labor, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Weight.: Bmi (weight for height) is a major determinant of any woman's chance for delivering via cesarean section. Other major determinants: age, race, prior pregnancies, diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy complications. ...Read more

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How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

Ask attending OB: The best person to ask what occurred in labor and what challenges a woman faces after delivery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It's always appropriate for a patient to ask him/her to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what transpired, eg, bleeding, can be gained and put in perspective plus advice about exercise and nutrition, precautions can be given. ...Read more

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How long after giving birth can I work out?

How long after giving birth can I work out?

Pain free: No more bleeding!
no. C section?
Soon if you were particularly athletic, getting back to it is good. ...Read more

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What number of woman die while giving birth?

What number of woman die while giving birth?

That number is: Variable. Would anticipate much higher numbers in third world countries. ...Read more

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What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

Question too broad: When you submit a question to the site please be specific. Your question has been the subject of many books. If you have a specific question that we can address in the space allowed please submit a new one. Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises after giving birth?

What are some good exercises after giving birth?

Gentle and easy: Light stretching, walking, yoga are some of the best ways to get started after birth. ...Read more

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How do I lose the extra 20lb after giving birth?

How do I lose the extra 20lb after giving birth?

Diet/exercise: I wish their was a magic way to lose weight, then I would be skinny. It all boils down to calories in and calories out no matter what fad or program you do. Pick a reasonable exercise program and diet plan and be consistent. 1-2 lbs a week is reasonable. Good luck to you, you can do it! ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

6 -8 weeks: In part it depends on what you need to heal. In general, your uterus and vagina have healed in usually 6-8 weeks. Any incisions may take longer to heal completely. Eating well, lots of fluid and getting rest when you can will speed recovery. ...Read more

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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How soon can I go back to work after giving birth?

How soon can I go back to work after giving birth?

Soon: Most patients take 6 weeks of maternity leave. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery patients may go back much sooner. Many need to for financial reasons. While physically it is fine, taking time off to bond and spend time with your new baby is very important. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Anything is possible: But that is extremely uncommon now a-days unless something very strange happens, you can die from drinking water or choking on a chicken salad sandwich like a famous singer did try not to focus on the extreme negative, if someone is high risk they should be taken care of by a team of high risk ocotors at a hsopital that does high risk. ...Read more

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Is giving birth most pain your body can go though?

Is giving birth most pain your body can go though?

Probably: Great debate whether labor or renal colic caused by a kidney stone causes more perception of pain. ...Read more

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What would cause a woman to die after giving birth?

What would cause a woman to die after giving birth?

Many things: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, embolisms heart attack and many more. Child birth can be very hard for some women. This is especially true for women that have chronic illness before and during their pregnancy such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Are videos of a woman giving birth online accurate?

Are videos of a woman giving birth online accurate?

Sometimes: I always caution my patients about the varied information available on the internet. I usually refer patients to acog, the mayo clinic, and pregnancy weekly for reliable sources of information. Keep in mind, that every pregnancy and delivery experience is different. My hope for my patients, is that I can guide them through in the safest and easiest manner that is appropriate for them. ...Read more

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Could giving birth have to hurt in the 21th century?

There are many: Ways to manage delivery pain. But please, don't think for a minute that all the women in the world have access to the marvels of modern medicine. Women in many countries still deliver their babies in primitive settings without the assistance of physicians. ...Read more

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How often do women die from giving birth to multiples?

How often do women die from giving birth to multiples?

Very rare: There are certainly many risk of multiple pregnancy to a mother such a high blood pressure, diabetes of pregnancy and cesarean section. And yes technically there is a higher rate of death of the mother. But that risk is extremely small (something on the order of 1/10, 000). ...Read more

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Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Several factors: These factors include: hormonal changes, anatomic changes, social changes, fatigue, depression, time constraints, and new demands and priorities. ...Read more

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Please tell me all about women giving birth to a baby?

Please tell me all about women giving birth to a baby?

Go to Lamaze class!: Good source of information is a lamaze class!
here it is:

find a lamaze class - lamaze for parents : lamaze for parents
lamaze teaches parents healthy birth practices for safe childbirth and labor. Participate in lamaze
child birthing classes for healthy pregnancy and delivery.
www. Lamaze. Org/. ...Read more

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How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

Personal preference: I argue that if you are tough enough to labor without any pain meds, then go for it... No epidural... But, if you have average pain tolerance and will need pain meds, epidural is much better than IV pain meds. ...Read more

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Can a woman who is very hairy have problems giving birth?

No problem: It depends on the cause of the hair growth but if it's genetic (you're always hairier than others) and not due to a hormone producing tumor, then no problem. If you are already pregnant, then you don't have the tumor mentioned above, so again, no problem giving birth. ...Read more

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How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related issues) you may resume exercise activities within days to weeks from when you gave birth. Regardless of birth mode, I would recommend gradually working back toward the level of activity you were at pre-pregnancy and checking with your OB first. ...Read more

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Is it possible to resist giving birth for a couple weeks?

Is it possible to resist giving birth for a couple weeks?

Wouldn't that be nice: The short answer is no! The mother or her obstetrician are not in control of labor initiation - the fetus is! ...Read more

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Should her children watch a woman giving birth to a baby?

Should her children watch a woman giving birth to a baby?

Probably not: Watch "baby's first day" on tv; even they usually have kids leave before their sibling emerges. It is difficult for children of all developmental ages not to believe that their mother is in danger of dying on hearing her cry out & seeing the blood & placenta, despite forewarnings. Most farm kids who watch or help during calving/ foaling grow up without developing ptsd, but that's not your mom. ...Read more

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How often does a woman die while giving birth to a baby?

How often does a woman die while giving birth to a baby?

Yes: Childbirth was once a leading cause of death in childbearing years for women in the late 1800's. Modern medical management has reduced risk a lot but has not eliminated it completely. That is one reason regular prenatal care is important for any pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can you do after giving birth?

How to know what exercises can you do after giving birth?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. Talk with your doctor about when it is safe to start exercising after giving birth. Best of luck! ...Read more

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After giving birth @ 35, BP is up 174/119; usually wnl, why?

After giving birth @ 35, BP is up 174/119; usually wnl, why?

You got hypertension: You possible got hypertension. Over 90% the hypertension is genetic relate and 10% cause by secondary reasons. You should see a doctor to rule out the secondary causes. ...Read more

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How long after giving birth should I start my normal cycle again?

How long after giving birth should I start my normal cycle again?

Depends: After giving birth, the first period will typically come in 6-8 weeks if a woman is not breast feeding. If she is breastfeeding it varies. Some women get their period back when baby starts skipping feedings at night, and some women don't get their cycles until after no longer breast feeding. Either way first period typically is heavier than usual. ...Read more

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What can I do to work out after giving birth to lose that weight?

What can I do to work out after giving birth to lose that weight?

Take it easy.: If you are breastfeeding, do not overdo it with exercise and diet immediately postpartum; you can wear yourself out and dehydrate, causing your milk production to drop or stop. I would recommend more consistent and deliberate lifestyle changes, e.g. Daily 30-45 minute mild-moderate exercise, avoiding carbohydrates such as sugar and pasta/bread and getting at least 8 hours of sleep daily. ...Read more

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How soon after giving birth can I get back to my hard core workouts?

How soon after giving birth can I get back to my hard core workouts?

It depends: Whether u have a vaginal delivery with or without episiotomy or a csection, u really need to ask your OB as your OB knows you and what happened at the delivery or can give u an estimate before u delivery depending and it depends what yoru hard core workout consists of because u may not be able to do all of it at the start. ...Read more

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Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

No perfect time: There is no perfect time to exercise. If you had a normal vaginal delivery without complication you can exercise as soon as you feel up to it. If you had complications or a vaginal tear then get clearance from your Obgyn. ...Read more