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Bipolar Women Taking No Drugs During Pregnancy
Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines for bipolar disorder, and all benzodiazepines have risks during pregnancy. A few antidepressants are very safe for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Please consult with your Psychiatrist and OB. ...Read more
23 weeks pregnant with some depression stopped taking meds due to posble birth defects etc, second trimester are their any meds that are safe to take.?
At 23 wks..safer now: Most birth defects occur during period of organ formations (organogenesis), usually during first trimester. Most antidepressants have categoryc labeling, meaning animal studies show some risks, but no human trial avialable. At 23 wks, birth defect from these meds are unlikely to occur, but some side effects etc... Consult your doc..Depression can adversely affect pregnancy... Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is a: wide safety margin on vitamins. Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. except for costing more, not really a problem. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read more
Can taking progesterone during pregnancy affect the developing fetus negatively? Do pregnant women sometimes use progesterone or progestin?
5 weeks pregnant. Endometriosis treated.Also taking medicines for hypothyroidism. Could masturbation harm early pregnancy? Just stimulation.
Are there any risks with taking progesterone pills (my OB prescribed) during first trimester? I'm 16dpo progesterone is 12.5. HCG is 80.
Uncertain: There are some meds that are known to be potentially unsafe to the fetus. However, there are quite a few meds for which the risk is unknown. As a result, decisions about using meds for mood disorders is handled on a case by case basis, with a thorough discussion of what is known about a particular compared to what might be the risk of not using meds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually: I agree with dr. Crystal's reference, but come to a different conclusion. This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The majority of the data indicate citalopram is likely safe is breastfeeding as well as pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: I am assuming drugs mean medications. Medications are put into different categories depending on their affects on baby , some of which are totally safe others are contraindicated during pregnancy. So it depends which drug we are talking about. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for further information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prenatal Consult: This is a question that needs to be answered on a case-by-case basis. All meds have risks, but it is important to weigh the risks of going off them and benefits of staying on them verses the risks of taking the medication during pregnancy or nursing. Psychiatric conditions pose their own risks to a pregnancy, too. See a perinatal psychiatrist to help you with this risk-benefit analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used marijuana before pregnancy to help w/ anxiety & depression (quit while pregnant). Is it unsafe to use while breastfeeding?
Here's the thing: . As with cigarettes, smoking marijuana ?'s carbon monoxide levels in your blood, crosses the placenta & may impact fetal brain development as early as 3 wks. Post-conception.It passes thru breast milk & is inhaled by your baby even if you smoke outside, being stoned is not optimal for infant development or parenting, has a high risk of accidental death or injury & cps/ legal action. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any side effects for women to drink green tea everyday? Especially during the menstrual period
TCM: In traditional chinese medicine drinking green tea is not recommended during menses. It is reported that during menstruation women may lose 18 to 21 mg of iron in association w blood loss. The tannins in green tea can adversely impact absorption of iron through intestinal mucosa. The tannic acid may also ^ possibility of constipation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
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