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Drug Use During Pregnancy
Drug testing: The first urine void an infant has is screened for drug presence. Meconium can also be screened for drug presence. If there is a positive screen on mom, infant will be screened, or if there is positive history, many cases are also referred to child protective services. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is there a form of disease, virus, or environmental factor that can cause a child to be born without legs? I know a boy who has no legs, and the way he talks his legs weren't amputated due to a car accident. I was wondering if drug use during pregnancy or
Can hard drug abuse cause mental retardation in a child even if there wasn't any drug use during the actual pregnancy?
Depends: I am assuming drugs mean medications. Medications are put into different categories depending on their affects on baby , some of which are totally safe others are contraindicated during pregnancy. So it depends which drug we are talking about. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for further information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
blanket statement N: Unlike allopathic medications, most homeopathic remedies do not cause persistent side effects, do not have any molecular densities to contribute to toxicity for the baby or mother, but the dose, and the frequency of dosing, requires sound judgment. If it can act effectively, the possibility of adverse reaction must be possible.... With proper supervision, generally safer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safest Rx for Sz: No drug is entirely safe, but the medicines levetiracetam and lamotrigine (keppra and lamictal) are known to have lower side effects during pregnancy than most other medicines used to treat epilepsy. This is in particular true for teratogenic side effects. Most neurologists will try to use those for people who are pregnant with epilepsy. Most neurologists will avoid valproate during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical assisted tx: Is it trouble coping with the drug abuse during pregnancy or with the pregnancy itself? Opiate dependent pregnant women can be very safely and successfully treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine. Plus counseling and cognitive behavior therapy. Please visit your OB/GYN and ask for a referral or help finding an addiction specialist. ...Read more
Maybe (see comment): There is a form of panhypopituitarism called sheehan's syndrome, that can occur after pregnancy. This is due to the pituitary enlarging and needing more blood blow during pregnancy than at other times. If delivery is complicated by hemorrhage, and the blood pressure drops rapidly, there may be too little blood flow to the pituitary, resulting in death of the cells & panhypopituitarism. ...Read more
The only things you: should be taking regularly is prenatal vitamins and if you are anemic, iron. There should not be any other foreign substances going in your body, other than healthy foods. You certainly should not drink any alcohol products or smoke cigarettes, nor should you use any tobacco products. Have a wonderful pregnancy and congratulations. Please make sure to have a great relationship with your OB doc ...Read more
Varies : Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy: Congratulations. Prenatal vitamins are recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the most preferred (safe and effective) prescription drug for treating migraines during pregnancy?
Prescription?: If your question is which prescription medication for migraine is safest as opposed to which medication is safest then the answer is "none." All prescription medications typically used for migraines are categorized as either C, D, or X during pregnancy. If you would like to contact me for more information send me a message through www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking m2 tone fertility drug during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy cause deformity in baby. Kate dangbey?
Not sure but: More likely safe. It's wise for u to discontinue taking this supplement since u r already pregnant. Follow up with ur oby.Best wishes! .http://allbewell.blogspot.com/2007/12/pcos-m2-tone.html?m=1. ...Read more
I have a friend who is twenty seven weeks pregnant shes done herione during the pregnancy and meth once what are the chances of these drugs showing up?
Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. If you're really her friend, you need to ask, "What can I do to help my friend stop doing these drugs, so that she can be a decent parent?" The BEST thing that can happen is that her drug abuse will be detected, Baby put someplace safe away from a drug-abusing mother, and your friend getting clean. I can't help her, but perhaps you can. Please give it a try. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are the differences between drugs susten and duphaston? Which is more safe during pregnancy? I am 12 weeks pregnant now.
How safe is the epilepsy drug keppra (levetiracetam) to take during pregnancy? I'm 10 weeks preg. Have stopped taking it, but i'd like to resume keppra (levetiracetam) soon if safe
Can you suggest some effective painkiller drugs that are to be taken during pregnancy for damaged fallopian tube?
I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?
Is Mybulin safe to take for headaches during pregnancy? Also, epitec seems to be a safe drug for pregnant bipolar sufferers. Doctors are divided.
Mybulin contains: 200 mg Ibuprofen, 350 mg paracetamol (acetaminophen), and 10 mg codeine for pain. It is best to avoid ibuprofen, especially in the last trimester. Prolonged use of opioids (codeine) during pregnancy can result in physical dependence in the newborn. It is best to review risks with your Obstetrician. Acetaminophen alone may be best choice. Best regards. ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking sulfa-based drugs like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds during pregnancy?
I am around 4-5 weeks pregnant,I had a miscarriage at 4 weeks during my first pregnancy. So, my gynaecologist has aaked me take vageston 200mg twice a day for a month but I read online that is a class D drug during pregnancy. is it safe to take this medic
Yes, safe.: Vageston is a semi-synthetic hormone that--in theory--supports pregnancy in the early weeks prior to the full development of the placenta which then takes over the job of producing natural progesterone. It's perfectly safe but not always effective.There are many other factors that can cause early pregnancy loss that have nothing to do with insufficient progesterone. Best wishes to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stopped all psychotropic drugs during my pregnancy, i feel like i'm going crazy, do I have to wait till i'm done breast feeding to go back on?
For suspected pelvic inflammatory disease, during pregnancy, what drugs can I take? I'm almost 5 weeks. Cannot take Azithromycin BC of my heart.
Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more
Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more
Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstetrics: I am not sure what you are asking. In the U.S. The moment one knows they are pregnant they go to see an obstetrician who runs all kinds of tests, gives literature to read and a schedule on how often and when they should be monitored. I am not sure of the culture there in india. ...Read more
For constipation?: If you are asking about suppositories, the answer is yes. If you are speaking of oral, i would recommend something else, like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. It's not absorbed by the body and is gentler than many anti-contstipation medications. Make sure to drink a lot of water if you are having problems with constipation. Drink until your pee is clear/white, no yellow. ...Read more
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus.If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest embryos & have them implanted, but that is tedious & expensive.You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made.(the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more
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