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Postpartum Care

The period after the baby's birth is known as the postpartum period. Women require care during the postpartum period to overcome the stress of the delivery and to help them manage a newborn. In addition, postpartum care includes managing a cesarian section wound or vaginal tears of normal delivery and care for the new mother's leaking milk, sore breasts, hair loss, weakness, and urination problems. A healthy, well-balanced diet and routine check-ups are a part of postpartum care.

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I experience headache and exhaustion as I have been unable to sleep properly for the past two months after giving birth to a baby. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, I gave birth to a baby girl two months back, and feel exhausted during the day due to lack of proper sleep at night, I do not get sleep even during the daytime, and this is causing headaches and tiredness throughout, kindly help me manage my sleep cycle.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You can also try to follow the below guideline for the sleep cycle. 1. You need to fix your time for sleep, which means you must fix the time to sleep and awake. 2. You must not do any other activities in bed. 3. You ...  Read Full »

I want to know about postpartum depression in women. What are the symptoms and how to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about postpartum depression. What are the common symptoms shown by a woman suffering from postpartum depression? How soon will it surface in a woman after pregnancy? Why do women face this problem after giving birth to a newborn? How to manage this health issue? Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Postpartum depression occurs due to changes in serum concentrations of several hormones, like a decrease in estrogen and progesterone. Other changes occur in the cortisol, melatonin, oxytocin, and thyroid hormon...  Read Full »

I am a breastfeeding mother facing severe hair fall and pigmentation on my face after delivery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old with a four-month-old baby, and I breastfeed her. I have been facing severe hair fall with hair in my comb and hands after I comb. My crown part has become bald with no hair, and you can refer to the attached images. I also see the hair thinning at the same time. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Hair fall is a very common thing after the delivery. It affects around 50 % of women in the months following childbirth. Foll...  Read Full »

I gave birth and had an episiotomy last year. Is it normal to feel a small uncomfortable lump near my anus, with no blood or liquid?

Query: Hello doctor,I gave birth last year. And I have an episiotomy. In the following months, I had no problem. But this month, I felt something near my anus. It has a small lump, and it feels uncomfortable. I do not have blood or any liquid near my stitch. So I want to ask if it is normal. Kindly suggest...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Episiotomy stitching matters. When these stitches in episiotomy were healing, you could not touch or feel them more frequently, and the process took time to heal. In the process of episiotomy, cut space is stitched in layers and tries to reshape near to natural anatomy...  Read Full »

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