Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - When to Call a Doctor
Call anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example,call if: You have sudden,severe pain in your belly. You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if: You have severe vaginal bleeding. You are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours. Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still ...
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health and Nutrition
It is easy to get too tired and overwhelmed during the first weeks after childbirth. Take it easy on yourself. Get rest whenever you can,accept help from others,and eat well and drink plenty of fluids. Getting rest Like pregnancy,the newborn period can be a time of excitement,joy,and exhaustion. You may look at your wondrous little baby and feel happy. You may also be overwhelmed by ...
After Childbirth: Coping and Adjusting - Topic Overview
You can take measures to make your life easier in the days and weeks after childbirth (postpartum period). Accept help,seek help You may be exhausted from the delivery and from being up at night with your baby. Don't expect that you'll be able to keep the house spotless and do all the household errands too. Many employers now offer paternity leave to allow fathers to stay at home after a ...
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Postpartum Checkup
Your doctor will want to see you for a checkup 2 to 6 weeks after delivery. This visit allows for your doctor or midwife to check on your recovery from childbirth and see how you are doing emotionally. You may have a pelvic exam to make sure that you are healing well. If you had a C-section,your doctor will check your incision. Your doctor or midwife will talk with you about birth control ...
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Common Problems
Some women have problems-such as constipation,hemorrhoids,and sore breasts-that last for a while after childbirth. Many minor postpartum problems can be managed at home. If you develop problems and your doctor has given you specific instructions to follow,be sure to follow those instructions. Constipation and hemorrhoids Home treatment measures are usually all that is needed to relieve mild ...
Pavlik Harness - Topic Overview
A Pavlik harness is a splint that is often used to treat developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in babies younger than 6 months. The harness has fabric straps and fasteners that fit around a baby's chest,shoulders,and legs. The harness holds the baby's legs in a spread position,with the hips bent so that the thighs are out to the sides. This keeps the head of the thighbone (femur) in the ...
Breast Engorgement - Treatment Overview
Breast engorgement is a common problem after birth and during breast - feeding. You can prevent and treat it at home.
Breast Engorgement - Symptoms
Symptoms of breast engorgement happen when the breasts produce and fill with milk but little milk is removed from them. Milk overfills and engorges the breasts.
Breast Engorgement - Exams and Tests
No exams or tests are needed to diagnose breast engorgement. If your health professional suspects a breast infection (mastitis), you will be treated with antibiotics.
Breast Engorgement - Topic Overview
Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk.