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Doctor insights on: Why Are Women Fertile After Giving Birth

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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After giving birth, are you still very fertile right away?

After giving birth, are you still very fertile right away?

Sometimes. : If you are breastfeeding, it can delay ovulation but it's not guaranteed to prevent pregnancy! if not then yes you could be fertile pretty quickly. ...Read more

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How long will your fertility remain 'high' after giving birth?

How long will your fertility remain 'high' after giving birth?

Not high or low: Your fertility does not become higher or lower after giving birth, it does not 'prime' you to have another baby. ...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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After giving birth you are more fertile. Is the same true after a miscarriage?

After giving birth you are more fertile. Is the same true after a miscarriage?

Use condoms 1 month: Fertility is usually low for 6 weeks after giving birth. It's best to wait a month before trying to conceive again; there may be a higher chance of another miscarriage if you get pregnant again in the first month after a miscarriage. See a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist after two or more miscarriages, or after one loss if it took a year or more to conceive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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First time mom here. I'm wondering if my menstrual cycle has changed after giving birth? I'm breastfeeding, no period, how to figure out my fertility?

First time mom here. I'm wondering if my menstrual cycle has changed after giving birth? I'm breastfeeding, no period, how to figure out my fertility?

Hard to say: One of the primary reasons you menstruate is the failure of a released egg to become fertilized and save the prepared chamber. Yet you don't have to ovulate to menstruate. Breastfeeding can interfere with ovulation, but is not a dependable form of birth control, since ovulation is still possible. Accept that you may be fertile unless you use protection. ...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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How many older women are giving birth out of wedlock now?

How many older women are giving birth out of wedlock now?

THIS IS A QUESTION: For a psychologist to answer. I am sure if on panel, someone will answer this for you, or at least give you an opinion. ...Read more

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Can women with abs have an easier time giving birth to children?

Can women with abs have an easier time giving birth to children?

No: Most of the ability to "push" a baby out of the uterus is actually done by the uterine muscles. The presence or absence of six pack abs doesn't really help. ...Read more

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Do women have to have c-sections if they are giving birth to multiples?

Do women have to have c-sections if they are giving birth to multiples?

No: In this day of modern obstetrics most women opt to have cesarean section for twins and mulitple gestation. If this is a twin pregnancy, term, with the first twin head first and normal sized babies then vaginal delivery is a good option. You should discuss your options with your caregiver as each pregnancy is different and circumstances change. Multiples greater than two usually require cesarean. ...Read more

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Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Is it true that premature women tend to have a harder time giving birth to their babies?

Likely not: I have not heard of this association, and there would not likely be much research to look at this. ...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 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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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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