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Biotin Safe While Trying To Conceive
Possibly: Zzzquil is Diphenhydramine 50mg, more commonly known by its other brand name, Benadryl (also in tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, many others). While it is pregnancy class b, it is not recommended during the third trimester of pregnancy. There is no direct information about conception, but it has a drying side effect. ...Read more
Handle with care: Flaxseed oil is a good source of some healthy fats. It does not provide a compete omega profile as does a high quality fish oil. Flax oil is also more like to become rancid. Freshly ground flax seed is safer and is also a good source of fiber. Supplement for dha/epa fatty acids with fish oil. ...Read more
Yes, safe & helpful!: Inositol naturally occurs in our bodies and is contained in foods we eat daily, esp. fruits and grains, so everyone ingests inositol when trying to conceive and in pregnancy. Unlike most supplements, studies have been done using high doses inositol around conception and during pregnancy and it has been confirmed as safe. See https://examine.com/supplements/inositol/ ...Read more
It is unclear...: Maca (lepidium meyenii) is a root plant used as a food and for medicinal purposes. Maca is also known as "peruvian ginseng" because as a folk remedy it is supposed to increase stamina, energy, & sexual function. Because maca has not been extensively studied, it is best not to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding--because it is not known if it is harmful or not to the unborn or growing baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise is fine.: If you've been a jogger all along, it would be fine to continue jogging while trying to conceive. If you've never jogged before, however, now would be the wrong time to start as may tax your body too much. And don't jog too hard too long, as excessive exercise disrupts your body's hormonal milieu and may make it more difficult to conceive. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if: All prescription fertility medicines available legally in the us are safe if they are prescribed and monitored by a physician qualified to do so. The last part of that sentence is the important part. No medicine is 100% risk free, but when used correctly fertility drugs are actually safer than most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) and I'm actively trying to conceive. Is it safe to take while trying to conceive?
It's safe, but...: Sertraline, like the other SSRI's are classified by the DEAE as safe antidepressants during pregnancy, meaning that the risk for prematurity, low birth weight, or birth defects are minimum . However, it doesn't mean nonexistent. Benefits and risks should always be considered. 50mg is a very low dose for Sertraline, talk to your Dr about real benefits. Safer to stop now or once you test positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water soluble gels: Water soluble gels like Maxilube, K-Y, or Astroglide. ...Read more
Is it safe taking dong quai and prenatal vit together..Im not pregnant but trying to get pregnant?
NO!: Ingesting anything other than healthy, nutritious, and balanced foods (and perhaps a prenatal vitamin) is unwise during pregnancy, and that includes alcohol and tobacco (including second-hand smoke). Secondly, there is no breast-enhancement pill, cream, lotion, or bio-identical "natural" hormone that works for anyone but the seller of the "snake-oil" product. Get implants after family is finished. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go for it: You want to be in the best shape of your life, pregnant or non-pregnant. There are numerous regimens, just find one that fits your mindset and pocket book. ...Read more
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