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Doctor insights on: Avoid Tattoos During Pregnancy

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Varies: Most inactivated (killed) vaccines like the injected flu and TdaP are safe at any stage of pregnancy. Some like MMR,varicella or the live weakened Flu-mist, are avoided due to a remote possibility of fetal harm.Some practitioners just avoid any in the first 12 weeks out of a sense of caution while the fetus is in its critical formative stage. ...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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How can I avoid getting sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy?

How can I avoid getting sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy?

No sex OR Safe sex: Practice as safe of sex as you can. Condoms every time, less risky behaviors (i.e. Multiple partners, anal sex, unprotected sex, etc...) and protect yourself with condoms every time. Also get good prenatal care with usual testing for fetus and you, and get frequent std testing. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one i can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea.. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more

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Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Within reason: As long as you are not diabetic, are eating a relatively healthy diet otherwise, and are not gaining too much pregnancy weight, a few M&Ms here and there are not going to hurt anything. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Not a good idea: Nicotine is nicotine whether it is in a smokeless cigarette, regular cigarrette, chewing tobacco, gum, patches...... It is better to consider giving up all nicotine during pregnancy because it can effect blood flow to the baby and effect growth. There are many smoking cessation support programs. Also remember it takes about 3 days for the nicotine to get out of your system. ...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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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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Which sex positions are safe during pregnancy?

Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more