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When is it safe to masterbate after giving birth?

When is it safe to masterbate after giving birth?

Anytime: Masturbation should not have any adverse effect but would make some sense to defer until any vaginal/uterine bleeding has subsided. ...Read more

Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Is it safe to breastfeed the baby when the mother is sick?

Is it safe to breastfeed the baby when the mother is sick?

Depends on the illns: In cases of minor viral or other illness, breast feeding is still the best nutritional source.As long as mom can keep her hydration up it is fine to continue bf. Exposure has likely happened before mom is symptomatic, so isolation is seldom effective in avoiding transmitting an illness to baby. If mom is hospitalized or on meds that may prove toxic to baby, alternate feeds would be advised. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pump before the baby is born?

Is it safe to pump before the baby is born?

Wait !: Pumping could induce uterine contractions and premature labor. In addition, for the first 72 hours you produce colostrum, which is really important for the baby. You want the baby to get the colostrum right away and you don't want to waste that, or have the baby get it later. ...Read more

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What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is not prohibited during pregnancy. It may require more nutrients to be consumed though to cover the expenditure for breastfeeding and growing fetus. Otherwise, it will not harm anyone. ...Read more

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If a mother is pregnant and gets itp while pregnant, does the baby contract this disease at the same time?

If a mother is pregnant and gets itp while pregnant, does the baby contract this disease at the same time?

Passive transfer can: Unfortunately, the maternal antibodies are usually of the IgG class and can cross the placenta, more commonly in very late pregnancy. If this does occur it is of short duration, since the child makes no platelet antibodies. It is not severe for most, if it does occur. ...Read more

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Is it true your very fertile the first 6 weeks after giving birth?

Is it true your very fertile the first 6 weeks after giving birth?

Very low fertility: The first 6 weeks after a baby is a time of very low fertility - the hormonal changes of pregnancy are going back to normal, and the lining of your uterus should be recovering after pregnancy and birth. You should not ovulate (release an egg) so soon after a baby. It's not necessary to start birth control before the 6 week mark. ...Read more

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When is the baby called fetus?

When is the baby called fetus?

9 wks until birth: In most medical circles the terminology of reproduction is well defined. From the point of conception to the end of the eighth week, a series of complex events take place that are described as the embryonic period. As the 9th week starts, the embryo has achieved a form that is recognizable as human and the term fetus is used from that point until delivery. ...Read more

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When is my baby alive? From conception, first heart beat or when the brain develops? And when is my baby most vunurable to teratogens?

When is my baby alive? From conception, first heart beat or when the brain develops? And when is my baby most vunurable to teratogens?

Philosophical..: The first part of your question is philosophical and debated the world over. Most western countries consider the fetus to have a legal entity after the point it can potentially survive ex utero - typically 24 weeks. Of course, the conceptus is a living organism as soon as conception occurs. The maximum risk for teratogenicity is 3-8 weeks and extends to 12 weeks for some organs. Take folate (folic acid) 1 mg! ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly before the second trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to fly before the second trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Assuming no other complications of pregnancy air travel is safe. Most airlines will allow travel up to 36 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture really helps in inducing labor during pregnancy? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?

World Health ORG -: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment". Yes, acupuncture is quite safe. ...Read more

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How safe is it to do abortion during 7 weeks of pregnency? This is the first time .Is there any risk or complicacy while getting next time

How safe is it to do abortion during 7 weeks of pregnency? This is the first time  .Is there any risk  or complicacy  while getting next time

As safe as: The statistics show for that particular center. There is always risk involved, for the procedure itself (regardless of what technique), anesthesia, and for future pregnancies. Not a 100 percent guaranteed no-risk procedure at all. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue to dye my hair during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it generally no issue to dye my hair during the first trimester of pregnancy?

No: Hair dye contains lots of toxins. First trimeter pregnancy is the time where the baby is most actively developing and you do not want to expose your body to any toxins. If you have an option, do not do it. ...Read more

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Can I use the IUD Immediately after I give birth, same day after the baby comes out? What time is best to use it

Can I use the IUD Immediately after I give birth, same day after the baby comes out? What time is best to use it

Yes you can,however: Yes, you can have an IUD inserted immediately, however, there is a very high risk of infection and expulsion as the uterus involutes(shrinks) and returns to normal size. Since intercourse is "off limits" for at least 2 to 4 weeks thereafter, wait, if you can, to have it inserted at the time of the normal post partum checkup. ...Read more

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Is it safe to run the generator in our rv while I am 33 weeks pregnant and after she is born?

Is it safe to run the generator in our rv while I am 33 weeks pregnant and after she is born?

Sure, if...: It's fine to use a generator, if one knows about generators. An RV is great for vacations with kids, but one also needs to understand its complexities. The generator and the main engine both produce exhaust, which must not be accidentally sucked into the cabin. The furnace, oven, fridge, and water heater use propane, so need to be burning cleanly. Make sure the gas detectors are working well. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

Fetal movement : It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle. However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks. ...Read more

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