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is it safe to get the hepatitis vaccine while pregnant or as a small child?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes and yes: Hepatitis b vaccine appears to have no harmful effects on pregnant women, fetuses, and babies. Women at low risk for hepb can get their shots after delivery. Babies get their hepb shot shortly after birth, and hepa shot at 18-24 months. Hepatitis a vaccine has less safety information than hepb vaccine, but hepa vaccine also appears to be safe during pregnancy, if a woman can't wait until delivery.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and Yes: Both hepatitis vaccines-a and b -are safe in your scenario as long as they are following current age and health guidelines.

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Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

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No: Generally, no. Pregnancy does cause sleep related problems, most notably due to discomfort and/or anxiety, and this can increase problems with depression. After delivery, sleep deprivation can add to this. Good mental health includes personal time, exercise and nutrition and deficiencies in any one do increase your risk.
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Could back surgery cause blood pressure changes in pregnancy?

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No: Back sugery shouldn't elevate your blood pressure.
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Does light bleeding in early pregnancy mean I am having a miscarriage?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: There are many benign causes for spotting or bleeding early in pregnancy, and 30% of all women with normal pregnancy outcomes will actually have bleeding in the first trimester. Of course it is important to contact your physician if you are having bleeding with your pregnancy, but it does not mean the pregnancy will end in miscarriage.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is captopril safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No: Ace inhibitors are not advised for use in treatment of hypertension during pregnancy due to their association with significant birth defects. Alternative medications that are safe in pregnancy should be used for treatment of preexisting hypertension during pregnancy. All treatment plans should be individualized between a woman, her ob/gyn, and possibly cardiologist and/or perinatologist.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Could I be pregnant if I had spotting the first day then light bleeding the next two days ?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Have you had sex in ethe last month? If so do a pregnancy test and find out good luck.

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