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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have severe trypanophobia/child birth fears. i want to know what tranquilizers are safe during my second/last trimester for blood work/labor only.?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Ok: Phobias are part of the spectrum of anxiety disorders if they affect your life. It sounds like you are being affected. You likely aren't sleeping well either. There are 2 major classes of drugs for anxiety; benzodiazepines and the ssri/snri class. Clonazepam at nigh can help insomnia and teeth grinding. Cat d but minimal risk at low dose, see mass general women psych website. Ssri little risk.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Ask your OB: What your OB wants u to use, when u are in early labor u can get stadol which is a narcotic but it almost always causes some drowsiness and relaxation, your OB should refer u to a psychiatrist so they can work together to help you.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have severe needle/child birth fears. I want to know what tranquilizers are safe during my second/last trimester for blood work/labor only please?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ask your doctor: And homeopathic remedies can help. Argentum nitricum is excellent for needle phobia and is not a drug so it is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. (any time actually!) baby orajel onthe bend of your arm five minutes can numb the area so blood draws are less traumatic hypnosis can also help as can chinese medicine. Acupuncture too- but you may not be ready for that yet....

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