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Last 26th May 2010, I gave birth to a baby girl, it was cesarean delivery, but unfortunately after 3days on 29th May she expired.

Doctors said that she had been suffering from jaundice.

My periods are still running.

Along with this now-a-days I feel much better.

I want to conceive as soon as possible.

My question is after how many days I can conceive

Please send me details about my second conceive



Dear Abhirupa,

The general rule for a post c-section pregnancy is to wait 18 to 24 months before conceiving. This, by the way, is the same suggested time for women who deliver vaginally.

How long a woman should wait to get pregnant again after losing a baby really depends on the nature of the loss.

Jaundice is a common condition in newborn infants that is commonly noticed shortly after birth. In most cases, it goes away on its own.

In general, to get pregnant again you will need at least two to three months to be in optimal physical condition, and even longer after a full-term loss.

Probably the biggest factor in helping you determine when you are ready to try for another baby is your heart and soul: You need time to grieve and to feel emotionally ready.

The best time trying for a baby is whenever there is cervical mucus which has the resemblance of egg whites, which is the woman's most fertile time of the month.

With regard to males whose sperm count is normal then sexual intercourse needs to be performed every single day the egg white-like cervical fluid occurs, up to the woman graphs an increase in her basal temperature.

For males whose sperm count is lower, then sexual intercourse will need to only be had on every second day prior to the increase in temperature.

Certain newborn digestive system disorders, infections and genetic disorders also can contribute to jaundice, as can severe bruising at birth. Babies with these conditions are more likely than babies with physiologic jaundice to require treatment to reduce the levels of bilirubin in their blood.

When bilirubin levels get too high, bilirubin can enter the brain and cause brain damage.

Some babies are at increased risk for serious jaundice, including:

* Babies with signs of jaundice in the first 24 hours of life. A health care provider can check to see if the baby has an underlying disorder (such as a blood-group incompatibility or genetic disease) contributing to the jaundice.

* Premature babies (born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy)

* Babies who have a sibling who was treated for jaundice

* Babies of East Asian descent

* Babies who have high bilirubin levels before leaving the hospital

* Breastfed babies, especially those who are not nursing well

* Babies with large bruises or a cephalohematoma (bleeding under the scalp related to labor and delivery)

* Family history of a genetic disorder called G6PD deficiency

It is likely that anesthetic technique for caesarean section can be included among factors with possible influence on neonatal jaundice.


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