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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Foods to avoid during pregnancy pregnant for 1st time?

Foods to avoid during pregnancy pregnant for 1st time?

Food: Of course avoid alcoholic drinks. Minimize caffeine. Avoid unpasteurized cheeses or dairy products. Avoid deli meats. Minimize fish consumption to twice monthly. ...Read more

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Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

VOC: Volatile organic compounds (voc) have been associated with some increased medical risks. (however, no specific risk of malformation has been identified.) fortunately, there are some paints manufactured with low voc that are likely to be better in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Previously there was a concern about caffeine and miscarriages, although medical studies have not concluded a distinct association. Moderate caffeine consumption (<200mg per day) has not been shown to increase miscarriage risk. ...Read more

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Wearing condom during sex, sufficient to avoid pregnancy?

Wearing condom during sex,  sufficient to avoid pregnancy?

Condoms: Yes. But, only if the condom is on for all parts of the sexual experience from penetration onward to ejaculation. ...Read more

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Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dips?: If you mean cheese dip, salsa, etc...Yes, they are safe. What have you heard about these that made you ask the question? ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...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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Can you use tampons during pregnancy spotting?

Can you use tampons during pregnancy spotting?

NO!: Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is never normal and must be investigated by an obstetrician on an emergency basis! never use tampons in pregnancy as serious infections (MRSA) and even lethal outcomes can occur! ...Read more

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What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

Several: Pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, blessed thistle, aconite, slippery elm, tansy, many, many others. Consult with someone who knows before taking any medicinal herbs during pregnancy. If, however, it's something you find in the a standard kitchen spice rack, it's probably fine. ...Read more

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Why should we avoid chemical products during pregnancy?

Why should we avoid chemical products during pregnancy?

Unknown toxicities.: Because with many chemicals the potential toxicities to the developing fetus are not completely known. To be honest everything is a chemical. And of course your body does not know a natural chemical from a not natural chemical. Only your brain "knows" the difference. Better advice: do not expose yourself to out of the ordinary products needlessly. ...Read more

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Smoking during pregnancy?

Smoking during pregnancy?

Very bad idea: Smoking will hurt not only your health but also your baby's health for the rest of his/her life. Quit asap. It is not easy. Consult your doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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Is eating plums during pregnancy okay?

Plums are a : Healthy food you can eat during pregnancy. However, plum juice can have a higher sugar content then plums - so use should be judicious. ...Read more

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Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Fruit is a healthy alternative to all the bad choices we have available to us in terms of food consumption. ...Read more

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Can drink fiber during pregnancy?

Can drink fiber during pregnancy?

Yes,as much as usual: An ideal amount of soluble fiber to eat per day is 25-30 gm, mostly soluble, per day; ideal amount of water is 6-8 glasses daily; optimal exercise is 30 minutes equivalent of rapid walk 4 times per week. Nothing changes during pregnancy, actually it becomes even more important to avoid that dreaded miserable constipation of pregnancy, made worse by enlargening uterus and iron. Walk, water, fiber. ...Read more

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What should I avoid during 1st trimester of pregnancy?

What should I avoid during 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Certain medications: The first trimester of pregancy is a critical stage for organ development. You must be cautious when taking medications, whether prescribed or over-the-counter meds. You can quickly google the safety of meds and must be at least a category a or b. Consult your OB when uncertain. ...Read more

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Is cinnamon allowed during pregnancy?

Yes !: Cinnamon is common to many cultures and there's no contraindications to its use during pregnancy as long as you are not allergic. ...Read more

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Are liniments ok during pregnancy?

Are liniments ok during pregnancy?

It depends: Whether they are safe or not depends on what they contain - some are relatively harmless, and some are not. Talk to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more