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Doctor insights on: Traveling During Pregnancy

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How safe is air travel during pregnancy?

How safe is air travel during pregnancy?

Any travel is safe: Any travel is generally considered safe during pregnancy, as long as it's not in the last 4 weeks. The main reason travel is not recommended during the last 4 weeks is that the chances of delivery are highest during these weeks, hence delivery would best be where a patient could medical care. Ensure that there is a medical facility nearby wherever you travel. ...Read more

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Can one get a malaria shot or medication for upcoming travel during pregnancy?

Can one get a malaria shot or medication for upcoming travel during pregnancy?

Malaria : The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the drug mefloquine for pregnant women to prevent malaria infection in pregnant women ...Read more

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Need suggestion for international flight travel during pregnancy, which week is good, and travel tips.

Need suggestion for international flight travel during pregnancy, which week is good, and travel tips.

Check with airline: You should check to see how far you can be to travel. A lot of airlines won't let you fly internationally beyond 30 weeks. I would say 2nd trimester is the best time to travel. ...Read more

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When is the right time to travel abroad during pregnancy?

When is the right time to travel abroad during pregnancy?

Mid-trimester : Usually the safest time is in the middle trimester since that is usually the time when you have the fewest discomforts and can enjoy it the most. The highest risk of miscarriage is in the first 12 weeks and the greatest risk of delivery, premature or at term, is in the last 12 weeks. Enjoy the trip! ...Read more

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Is it okay to travel overseas during the 5 th or 6 th month of pregnancy.

Is it okay to travel  overseas during the 5 th or 6 th month of pregnancy.

Depends on variables: Depending on your health and progress to that point, your OB may consider you either well enough to travel or not.Many can. You will want to contact any airline you may plan to use because some have restrictions that you will need to understand and work with, but most would not consider 5-6 mo a problem if you had a doc's note. ...Read more

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Is traveling overseas safe during the first trimester if pregnancy?

Is traveling overseas safe during the first trimester if pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe as long as you watch what you eat and take your vitamins like at home. The only concern is that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester whether you are at home or overseas and it can be more traumatic if you are away from home but the travel doesn't increase the risk. ...Read more

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Can sperm travel trough clothes during dry humping & make pregnancy?

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Can sperm travel trough clothes  during dry humping & make pregnancy?

Here are some...: Hi! NouriA, Glad. You asked. Your described scenario should give a zero odd to conceive in considering the high fastidious requirement for sperm survival. Nonetheless, all sexually active females should do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first test was (-) & still in doubt since no contraceptives come with 100% success. More? Seek evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel by train in indian railways which are having shakes and rocking motion during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to travel by train in indian railways which are having shakes and rocking motion during first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: If you are healthy and there are no specific pregnancy complications that have been identified. However, if available - would wear a seat belt . ...Read more

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Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy and sex: To my understanding, yes however however you should have an advice from your obstetrician, providing providing you have an uncomplicated pregnancy ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

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

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Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

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

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Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Recommendation : In recent years due to pollution of see products, my advice to use it just not often: may be twice a month. Nobody knows how much Mercury in it. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

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 more

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Care to be taken during pregnancy?

Care to be taken during pregnancy?

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

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a : Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can i take pedilax during pregnancy?

Can i take pedilax during pregnancy?

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