Patient discussion about parturition

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Q. sex after giving birth

My baby (Shelly) is three months now. Me and my husband tried having sex a couple of times since she was born, but the intercourse just hurts too much. Is this normal? I heard that sometimes when you get cuts during the birth they sew you too tight. Can it be the case? And if so, is this permanent or will it get better?
A1as long as the wound is already recovered, I think you can start the sexual activities. But again it depends on every person, I think scoote had given us a good example for that.
In case you still feel some discomfort and even hurt sensation down there, it is advisable to go see your doctor, just to check.

Meanwhile, enjoy your life and my greeting for baby Shelly..
A2i"d go see your doctor sounds like there might be some scar tissue,which could cause for some discomfort,and sometimes it just takes long for some people to heal longer,when my wife had our first kid,it was about 3 months,before it was comfortable,but after our last kid,she was ready,after a month.
A3i know the phenomenon from the other side...but as i recall - it didn't take more then few weeks until we got back to normal sex life (once a week for 2 minutes..:) just kidding- every day for an hour and a half..). 3 months is very long for any bruise or cuts to heal. this should be checked up by your gynecologist.

Q. Is it a birth defect in children?

I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?
A1it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il
A2Unfortunately, science has not been able to give us the solid answers we would like on this issue and there is a great deal of controversy surrounding it. There are many organizations; however they have dedicated themselves to finding the answers. An online search of autism causes will give you many links to the various organizations.

Q. I'm scared to be pregnant... vomiting and to give birth...Please tell me it's fine!!

A1since how long are you pregnant? it seems that it just started. if you vomit a lot it is imperative that you drink enough water - still water like Vitel, Vichy, L'eau d'Evian that you get in your country and find bottles in glass - not in plastic! Plastic is anorganic and can't be assimilated in our bodies. there is no reason to be scared if you vomit. this means that you don't drink enough water. i know this. believe me and you will see that in the next days you will not vomit anymore. just keep me informed please!
A2Hi Chris
I'm not pregnant, just thinking about it. Thanks for the tips.

Joseph
I think it's a scary thing. I will have to go through it anyway, no other choice if I want to have children :) I will try to speak to my mum and some other women with experience.

Thanks guys
Elise
A3most people will look at you in a weird way when you'll tell them that you are scared of getting pregnant. but i know from my wife's experience that a first pregnancy is a scary process. and a lot of women are afraid! it's ok! it's natural to be scared! i suggest talking to someone you trust, some one with good experience, that can guide you and help you.

Q. What is the minimum pregnancy months required for birth?

I have heard that people have been giving births at 7th and 6th months of pregnancy, what are the side effects?
A124 week. Before that the fetus has no surfactant in his lungs and they’ll collapse right away. He wouldn’t be able to breath and there is no way to keep him alive. after the 24 weeks they can give him steroids that stimulates the excretion of the surfactant to the lungs.
A2there are lots of side effects for giving birth that early, my son was born at 30 weeks and was in the NICU for almost three months we weren't sure if he was going to make it or not, its scary to have your baby early typically they will let you go into labor around 36 or 37 weeks though, although its best to wait (if you can) until 40 weeks. its not usually someone’s fault if they deliver early mine was due to an incompetent cervix, many other factors can cause early labor, you can look it up or talk to your doctor about it.
A324 weeks is the minimum. before that the infant lungs will not be able to hold up. if born after the 24th week - he'll have to live in an incubator until he'll be fully developed. there's a very big risk he'll get an infection while not fully ready for it. here is an article about it:
http://www.medem.com/medlb/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZQEMYUQ7C&sub_cat=26

Q. Does it exist a Birth Control Shot for men?

ANo. Currently there are no available medications for birth control for men. However, there are several other methods, including barrier methods (condom) and more irreversible ones (e.g. vasectomy) which may require a treatment by a surgeon.

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001946.htm

Q. How easy is it to tell about the baby’s birth date? Is it reliable?

Hi everyone! My sister is being diagnosed as pregnant. She has a very regular menstrual cycle and her hormone levels are good. How easy is it to tell about the baby’s birth date? Is it reliable?
AMy friend got the due date of birth by doctor and it goes very near by, just the difference was for 5 days from the date. Since you have very regular menstural cycle, it would be easy for the doctors to calculate the birth date. And you can rely on the birth date being calculated by the doctors. It can be calculated easily. You need to find the 1st day of your last period then count back 3 months and add 7 days. Now you get your date.

Q. BIRTH CONTROL

how many types are there?
A1HI doctor-you forgot one--THE CELL PHONE RADIATION,next time you go out on a date dont forget your cell phone and a piece of string.HA HA ---mrfoot56
A2actually I will divide the birth control by three main categories :

1. non-drugs : this will include abstinence, calendar date of ovulation, outside ejaculation(withdrawal ejaculation), condom, amenorrhea-caused-by-lactating, diaphragm, spermicides, sponge
2. chemically : this will include birth control pills, injection, IUD, morning-after-pills
3. surgical : this will include vasectomy and/or tubectomy
A3Yes, this could be, I have the same in mind. I will tell you soon, then I have a report about the beginning of Aids with me. Thank you mrfoot56!
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