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When will my uterus be back to normal after giving birth?

When will my uterus be back to normal after giving birth?

6 weeks: Usually by your 6 week postpartum check your uterus is back to normal size. Breastfeeding helps the uterus to shrink and also decreases your bleeding after delivery. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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Uterus still very large and hard 4 weeks after giving birth. Is this common?

Uterus still very large and hard 4 weeks after giving birth. Is this common?

Yes, maybe: It may take up to 6 weeks for the uterus to return to its original size. As long as there is no bleeding or pain, it is normal for the uterus to be enlarged and firm. It is best to be examined by your OB to make sure the uterus is appropriate size for this stage of the post partum period. ...Read more

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What happens in prolapse of the uterus after giving birth?

What happens in prolapse of the uterus after giving birth?

Postpatum prolapse: After delivery, all pelvic organs are very lax, large and vascular.One has to wait 6-12 weeks for 'return to normal'.All young people have a good deal of resilience of their tissues and many organs which looked impossible to reduce do regress into their original position-specially with use of kegel's exercises.My advice will be to wait and watch! ...Read more

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How long does it take for my low uterus (they said its still low) after giving birth via c-section to go up again to the right place and not be low?

???: Your uterus is supposed to involute or get smaller with time, it does not go up but shrinks smaller, hopefully u do not ahae any prolapse everything is pretty much normal by 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Does the uterus tear while giving birth? I'm afraid of amniotic fluid embolism although I know it's rare.

Does the uterus tear while giving birth? I'm afraid of amniotic fluid embolism although I know it's rare.

Any risk factors?: Uterine rupture occurs usually when the scar of a previous C-section tears open and is rare. Multiple prior C-sections are risk. AFE occurs when amniotic fluid or fetal cells or hair enter the maternal circulation leading to complications in the mother and is rare . Risk factors include multiparty, advanced maternal age, male fetus and trauma and uterine rupture. Discuss risk factors if you have. ...Read more

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I have severe and constant pain in my uterus area. Feels like I am giving birth but I am not pregnant. What should I do? What could it possibly be?

I have severe and constant pain in my uterus area. Feels like I am giving birth but I am not pregnant. What should I do? What could it possibly be?

Pain: Lower abdomen cramping can be caused by any structures in the area... The bowel also lives there... Go and see your doc for an exam to check for an abnormality with either. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a uterine inversion immediately after giving birth?

Un-invert it: Hopefully you will be attended by an Ob/Gyn or midwife who knows what to do. In general,a uterine inversion can be prevented by not putting a lot of traction on the umbilical cord after birth. When a uterine inversion happens, the first thing to do is to immediatly fix it by putting pressure on the inverted fundus. If this doesn't work, meds or surgery are used. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When would my uterus go back into place after a vaginal birth?

When would my uterus go back into place after a vaginal birth?

6 weeks: The uterus wlll usually return to normal size by 6 weeks after delivery. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help that occur more efficiently. Nursing also helps the uterus contract after birth form the oxytocin released when breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to treat a uterine infection after giving birth?

What is the best antibiotic to treat a uterine infection after giving birth?

Discuss with your MD: You can only know if you have infection if you have symptoms and had an exam by your doctor and a culture taken if there is an infection to find the right antibiotic to treat the infection.In my opinion Keflex is not very effective antibiotic for uterine infection due to many organism being resistant to it. ...Read more