Ask the Midwife

Sex at 3 Weeks Postpartum Too Soon?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

I am 3 weeks postpartum. I had an easy labor and delivery and my recovery has been pretty smooth as well. Even with a newborn and a 4-year-old at home I have felt really good and my husband and I decided to have sex last night.

We took it slow (for fear of it hurting). It was great. I wasn't sure what to expect as far as bleeding or spotting but I had no spotting right after or in the morning with when I woke up.

First Doctor's Appointment

Dear Midwife,

I just recently found out that I am pregnant. I missed my monthly and took a home test it came out positive. I am very happy about this. I have made a doctor's appointment, however it is not for another 2 weeks. I am a bit nrevous about this first appointment as I have no idea what is going to happen or what to expect. So I was wondering what to expect at this appointment, what questions will be asked, what will be done and things I should be asking about?

Thanks so much.

Spotting or AF? Has anyone experienced this?

Has anyone experienced a semi-heavy spotting? As far as right now i am unsure if i am pregnant.I have had been sexually active all last week. Now i might be spotting or i may have my period. However, i'm not supposed to get my period untill the 22nd and i got whatever this is the 14th. It was extremely light the 1st day, heavy the next, and now its back to light and it seems to have stopped. It's also a deep redish brown.

Confused....

babymomma8558's picture

Me and my boyfriend have been trying to get pregnant for the last month, and I haven't been on any type of birth control prior to trying to conceive, other than using condoms. I don't have any medical history that could cause me not to get pregnant. So I have missed my period, and have cramp pains almost like I'm going to get my period, but it doesn't come.

GBS Concerns

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I was given antibiotics to treat GBS through IV during the delivery of my first baby 2 years ago.

Now I am 35 weeks of my 2nd pregnancy, at 34 weeks, my doctor tested GBS on test and the result was negative and was told that no antibiotics is required even the labor would be on 40 or 42 weeks. My questions are

1) I thought that GBS cannot be treated, why this time it was negative?
2) Will the GBS come back any time between 34 weeks to 42 weeks? why the doctor was so sure that I don't need to have the antibiotics?

Fluctuating HCG Levels

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I just found out unexpectedly that I am pregnant with baby #3. I had my period (or at least I thought I did) the beginning of the month but it was very very light, I never even soaked through a tampon/pad. I originally went to the doctors because I thought that I may be having a kidney infection when the doctor came back and told me that my blood test came back positive for pregnancy.

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