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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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Anything is possible: But that is extremely uncommon now a-days unless something very strange happens, you can die from drinking water or choking on a chicken salad sandwich like a famous singer did try not to focus on the extreme negative, if someone is high risk they should be taken care of by a team of high risk ocotors at a hsopital that does high risk. ...Read more

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How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

How recomended is it to take epidoral when giving birth?

Personal preference: I argue that if you are tough enough to labor without any pain meds, then go for it... No epidural... But, if you have average pain tolerance and will need pain meds, epidural is much better than IV pain meds. ...Read more

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Masterbation after giving birth ok?

Masterbation after giving birth ok?

Here are some. ..: Since masturbation is not an urgent essential matter, it's a good respectful advice to give the uterus a time of at least 2-3 weeks to heal its lining after shedding the placenta and its mucosa from childbirth. Known to us, the unhealed mucosa is easy to bleed from vigorous uterine contraction from orgasm. So, you decide what you should do. ...Read more

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Onset of ovulation after giving birth?

Onset of ovulation after giving birth?

When its ready: The body clock suppresses egg release during pregnancy through a complex interplay triggered by the hormones of pregnancy. Breast feeding can replicate some of these messages for some people but not all. Whenever the body decides it is ready, it resets the egg release pattern & it starts. It can/does happen before menses returns. Plan accordingly. ...Read more

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How to lose weight after giving birth?

How to lose weight after giving birth?

Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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When will I lose weight after giving birth?

When will I lose weight after giving birth?

Weight loss: Pregnancy changes our bodies so we can deliver healthy babies. You can expect to loose a good 15 pounds in the first weeks, with a good chunk being the baby. If you breast feed it will also help with the weight. As you are able, start exercising and watching your caloric intake. Enjoying your newborn and keeping healthy is the most important thing to focus on after having a baby ...Read more

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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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What bleeding is normal after giving birth?

What bleeding is normal after giving birth?

YOU SHOULD be asking: Your OB that question, that is part of your ob's job, you can have some lochia that should keep getting lighter for 3-4 weeks sometimes longer if you are having heavy bleeding or it was light then gets heavier you may ahve a problems with your uterus like it is not inv0luting properly or retained tissue, if you are worried your OB can do an exam blood work and ultrasound, I tell my pts what to exp. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate 3 weeks after giving birth?

Can you ovulate 3 weeks after giving birth?

Possible: 3 weeks is a little on the early side but still possible. Unless you are trying to get pregnant again, which is not a good idea so soon, use protection or wait. ...Read more

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How can I ease my stress after giving birth?

How can I ease my stress after giving birth?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...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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Is it easy to lose weight after giving birth?

Is it easy to lose weight after giving birth?

When is it every: Easy to lose weight? Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Can u take a Plan B a month after giving birth?

Can u take a Plan B a month after giving birth?

Yes, you can.: Please find a regular form of protection. ...Read more

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Does giving birth lead to major bladder issues?

Does giving birth lead to major bladder issues?

Possible ly: Delivery of a baby can but doesn't always cause damage to the bladder/urethra. Alot depends on size of baby, size of pelvis, length of labor and delivery. A c/s doesn't even guarantee that no damage will occur to the bladder/urethra. ...Read more