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Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts! ...Read more

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After giving birth I realised that the skin around my fingers are always veri dry and flaking off, what should I do?

After giving birth I realised that the skin around my fingers are always veri dry and flaking off, what should I do?

Diapers: It is possible that washing your hands frequently for diaper changes, or the diapers, is causing this. (i assume you are doing this now!) you can start with moisturizers like eucerin, wear gloves after you apply it at night, to see if that will help first. If not, then see you doctor to see about other treatments. And, congratulations of the new baby! ...Read more

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Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails. Things usually return to normal within a few months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose the extra skin after giving birth?

What is the best way to lose the extra skin after giving birth?

Exercise, nutrition: Skin contains elastin which allows it to stretch and then tighten like a rubberband. Most women are disappointed to learn that this can take up to 12 weeks after having their baby. The two most important things in reclaiming your pre-pregnancy look are regular exercise and healthful nutrition. A good moisturizer should be applied regularly. ...Read more

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How can one lose excess belly fat/excess skin after giving birth?

How can one lose excess belly fat/excess skin after giving birth?

Surgery: Cocoa butter and exercise do not help this problem. The only thing that does is a "tummy tuck" procedure. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of excess skin and wrinkles on my stomach after giving birth?

How do I get rid of excess skin and wrinkles on my stomach after giving birth?

Probably surgery: Although some lasers, ultrasound or radio frequency devices may claim to tighten skin, they are likely to achieve only modest improvements (2-3 on a scale of 1 to 10). Surgery is likely your best option for anything other than mild laxity and the length of the scar will depend on the extent of the laxity and can extend all the way around your body if necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your milk to dry up after giving birth?

How long does it take for your milk to dry up after giving birth?

Everybody different: There is a method to help dry you up. Place a most warn towel across your breasts. This is called "milk letdown". You will likely have drainage and the glands start drying. Be careful not to have the towel so hot it burns you. ...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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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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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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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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Hello whether maturation leads to disability of giving birth to child? Then what lead to disability?

Hello whether maturation leads to disability of giving birth to child? Then what lead to disability?

See details: I assume you mean masturbation and not maturation. No matter which one you meant, the answer to both is no. You do need some work on your English. ...Read more