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I'm 18 days cesarean postpartum. My breasts are hard & very painful. I have headache & running a mild fever. I took motrin. Help?

Call MD now: These symptoms should be addressed. Mastitis should be considered. Many other infections as well may be the source of your symptoms. You should call your md now. ...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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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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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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Hw to lose weight after delivery?

Hw  to lose weight after delivery?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...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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How do you stop bleeding after delivery?

How do you stop bleeding after delivery?

Med eval: Hello. If you are still having significant bleeding after delivery, it is important that you notify your physician so that the cause can be determined & addressed. ...Read more

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How do they stop bleeding after delivery?

How do they stop bleeding after delivery?

Remove placenta: The placenta is where the blood usually comes from. ...Read more

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How fast can you start menstruating after delivery?

How fast can you start menstruating after delivery?

4-6 weeks: Most have their first menstrual cycle 2-6 weeks after a delivery this can vary widely from person to person. The first period is often lighter or heavier, shorter or longer than usual. It is important to begin birth control to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. ...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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Can I request my daughter stay with me after delivery?

Can I request my daughter stay with me after delivery?

Absolutely!: Most Hospitals have "Rooming In" as a policy. The Nurses will help get the baby dry and swaddled and give his eye ointment and vitamin k shot, then you should be able to nurse straight away. Check with your OB and hospital staff about their policies and let the nurses know you prefer " skin to skin" contact after birth. Early bonding with baby is important! ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat stretch mark after delivery?

Is there any way to treat stretch mark after delivery?

Stretch marks: There are no randomized studies that have shown that there are any treatments for stretch marks. Based on conventional wisdom, many have tried vitamin e oil. Basically, you open a capsule and spread the contents over the scar. ...Read more

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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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When do you start applying scarzone or Mederma after delivery?

Scarzone/ mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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After delivery how soon does the placenta need to be delivered?

After delivery  how soon does the placenta need to be delivered?

A few minutes: It is generally delivered within 5 minutes, though it can take as long as 30 minutes. If it has not been delivered by then, a manual extraction may be needed. ...Read more

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After delivery of the placenta, what are we looking for and why?

After delivery of the placenta, what are we looking for and why?

FullRemoval Placenta: Since placenta is an interface of dense capillaries surrounded by high maternal blood flow, remnants of the placenta left within the uterus commonly result in maternal bleeding, sometimes massive, within the first few days after delivery; sometimes stopped/masked by uterine contraction shortly after delivery. Additionally, tears of the uterus or vaginal canal into rectal vault > big problems, etc. ...Read more