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is bio oil is safe to use in the abdomen during pregnancy

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not yet: It is not advisable to attempt to induce labor before 39 weeks gestation.

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Definitely: Pregnacare are prenatal vitamins and meant to be taken during pregnancy but starting then before conception decreases your risk of birth defects. Cod ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Stretch marks in pregnancy are mostly genetic. Moisturizing the skin can help keep it healthy but your genes are the most important factor. Olive oil ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Do not use any oil based product in the vagina. Only use water based lubricants.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In general, creams and oils are safe in pregnancy.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: It may be a source of significant relief to discomfort. Just keep it on low.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Topical clindamyvim is rated as a pregnancy class b which means it is safe to use during pregnancy
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Rectal supp i assume u mean.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Facial cleansers without Retin-A are safe in pregnancy. So in general, if you got it over the counter without a prescription, you can continue your s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
No good data: Our science (MD) has not studied this product or it's active ingredients. It may have some data on efficacy, but typically we do not prescribe such me ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Women have been using them forever.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It's safe but not likely do benefit you at all.
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not if it is DXA: DXA in used to evaluate body composition and includes X-rays and thus you can not do body composition during pregnancy unless there are very ext ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In moderation is the key.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Perfumes won't harm you but you may find that they bother you anyway. For many women, sense of smell is heightened during pregnancy and you may be na ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Triclosan: Triclosan is an antibiotic used in some toothpastes. Discuss all medications, including OTC toothpastes, with your Obstetrician. That said, unless y ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Deodorant is safe as it is topical and limited to the armpit usually.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is no reliable scientific evidence that acupuncture can initiate labor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: External bath gels are fine in pregnancy, just don't use them as a bubble bath to reduce the risk of yeast infections.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
19 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: It is absolutely safe to take baths. Some women labor or even deliver in a medically supervised bath (ie. Water birth). It's a great way to give your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As a rule, most topical creams or lotions have very little transfer of their content below the top skin layers. As such, they do not enter the blood a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: Not a big deal, try tylenol (acetaminophen) cols and sinus and can use 1-2 aleve for a couple of days if less than 32 weeks. Gd luc.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Grooming: Usually one does not go to the doctor for 'grooming advice. Medicine would be neutral on your question and have no warning or other opinion about thi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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