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Am I Hurting My Unborn Child
Methadone v Buprenor: American college of obgyn 2012: “supports the use of Buprenorphine as a potential first-line medication for pregnant opioid-dependent women who are new to treatment”. Currently, in opioid-dependent pregnant women we use either Methadone or Buprenorphine as 1st line therapy (subutex, not suboxone). Due to its experience most favor methadone; has less exposure to litigation but not necessary better. ...Read more
Diabetes: Really high blood sugars can cause diabetic ketoacidosis in the mother, which is life threatening. High blood sugars in early pregnancy can increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect. Late in pregnancy high blood sugars cross the placenta and cause the baby to be overly large. Overly large babies sometimes require a cesarean delivery. Best to control blood sugars during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What enzymes?: I suppose the answer depends on what enzymes you were taking and why. No medication or supplements should be used in pregnancy unless prescribed by your doctor for a specific medical purpose. The risks and benefits of each medication should be discussed and evaluated before use. ...Read more
No. : The main risk of anxiety disorders to pregnancies comes from 1. Medications given to treat the anxiety, and 2. The threat of some mothers wanting to harm themselves when they have other associated psychiatric symptoms. Having anxiety alone isn't known to cause a problem with pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown safety: Fda labels this medication as category c which means either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women, or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. You should also run it by your ob. ...Read more
Cani get breast imaging if I am pregnant? I am four months pregnant and just found a lump in my breast that needs to be checked out. Are there any tests or treatments I should know about that could hurt my unborn child?
GET IT CHECKED OUT.: While many women get "bumpy breasts" while pregnant (from developing milk glands) they can also still find cancers. You should absolutely see your obstetrician or family doctor. They could send you for a mammogram (very very low dose to fetus) or ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 15wks pregnant, can a cold/ flu cause harm to your unborn child? My lower pelvic area is really sore from coughing is this hurting the baby?
Virus & pregnancy: Mostg colds are viruses and unless a secondary bacterial infection occurs that goes through the bloodstream(septicemia), the fetus is well protected by the placenta. The coughing will only increase fetal movement, and make your muscles sore but does no harm to the fetus.. ...Read more
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