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can pregnant women drink red wine?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Current trend: The current recommendation from your United States surgeon general is complete abstinence from any alcohol consumption. This is supported in other countries as well.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What support systems are there for pregnant women?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Childbirth classes: Call your hospital and ask about childbirth classes. This is a good way to meet women in your shoes. Also cal the la leche league.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are some good ways people can support the pregnant women in their lives?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Pamper with Empathy: Physically and emotionally demanding for many women, pregnancy is often a time when a little concern and caring goes a long way. Simple efforts like massage (back and feet need extra attention). Non-judgemental listening, especially about concerns after the bay arrives. Finally, just ask "what can I do to help you now?" just a few examples to help a pregnant spouse, relative, or friend.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

I've heard pregnant women can't take warm/hot baths, is this true?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: You can take a hot bath. You don't want the water to be so hot that it will make you uncomfortable.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
Dermatology 23 years experience
Pregnancy class C: Oral antifungal drugs are pregnancy class c. Unless absolutely necessary, your doctor will generally avoid prescribing it. Category c drugs show adverse affect on fetus in animal studies, but no adequate human studies showing adverse affects on human fetus. However, potential benefits may out way risks if need to be used during pregnancy.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lamisil tablets are category B. Vfend tablets are category D which should never be prescribed to any woman who is even considering becoming pregnant, is pregnant, or even mentions the word.
Jul 1, 2011
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han commented
Dermatology 23 years experience
Provided original answer
Indeed, Lamisil is cat B. However, Sporanox, Nizoral, fluconazole, nystatin, griseofulvin are all category C. And as you mentioned, Vfend is out of the question.
Jul 2, 2011
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
And your categorizing the Category C medications is spot on!
Jul 2, 2011
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A female asked:

It's it okay for a pregnant women to breath in rubber smoke??

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Probably not: as it is not known what chemical compounds are in the smoke it would be unwise to subject yourself or an unborn baby to the rubber smoke.

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