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Ambien While Pregnant
No.: Severe neonatal respiratory depression has been reported when zolpidem was used at the end of pregnancy, especially when used concurrently with other CNS depressants. Studies of prenatal exposure to zolpidem have not been conducted in children. Children born of mothers taking sedative/hypnotics may be at risk for withdrawal; neonatal flaccidity has been reported in infants following maternal use. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Avoid if possible: There is not enough info to determine the safety of Ambien during pregnancy. Some data suggest that it can cross the placenta and affect the fetus. It would be better to try good sleep hygiene like going to bed at the same time each night, avoiding heavy meals less than 2 hrs before sleep, avoiding caffeine and stressful activities at night ; engaging in relaxing activities prior to sleep. ...Read more
What to do if I am 10 weeks pregnant and getting no sleep, I have some leftover Ambien and i'm wondering if its safe?
Try good sleep : Hygiene rather than ambien. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, along w light reading ; warm bath. Notify your obstetrician if not helping. ...Read more
I'm 15 weeks pregnant. I always had terrible insomnia. I took Ambien 10mg at 7 wanting to get much needed sleep. I cannot sleep. Can i take benedry?
Agree w Dr. Jacobson: Discuss use of melatonin w your obstetrician. Also use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I need klonapin to sleep, Ambien don't work or anything else i tried i'm 7 weeks pregnant why can't i take it to sleep?
15 mg Ambien ok to take while 20 weeks pregnant? Ob gave 10 but its not working. I have routines don't take meds unless have to. Straight forward please
Still have trouble sleeping. Is 15 mg way too much Ambien at 20 weeks pregnant? I'm taking one and its not helping. Should i take another half of one?
I just found out I was pregnant and have been taking 0.5 mg Xanax and 10mg ambien once daily can it cause cleft palate?
Genes and Folate 1st: Xanax is category D and can cause skeletal abnormalities. Ambient is category C so effects are unknown. In animals in high doses it causes fetal death rather than anatomic changes. Taking any meds during pregnancy needs to be discussed with your health care provider. Cleft palate is associated with genetics and folate deficiency. A plastic surgeon can correct a cleft lip early in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a question about ambien. My doctor prescribed me 10mg of ambien for insomnia for a period of time. I went off of them while I was pregnant and now that my son sleeps through the night I went back on ambien for sleep. She started me at 5mgs which wo
Sleep hygiene: It sounds as though you were going to say that the 5 mg helped initially and you wondered about dose change? Well this is common problem, yet I'd suggest a different approach. As ambien may have erratic side effects, and can cause excessive sleepiness, it's not the safest option, especially with baby at home now. Better to get regular exercise, cut out caffeine, and practice sleep hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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