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Black Seed Oil Pregnancy
Hi. Using jamican black castor oil topically onto my hair during pregnancy. Is it safe?? thank you
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
Does propolis, black seed oil, olive oil, eurobio multivitamins and Cupping affect HIV result? 27 days after event Rapid duo test (SD Bioline) negative
Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged, alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do
Sarcoidosis: 42 F of unknown ethnicity and past medical Hx: Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged, alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do. ANS: Yes you need to see someone who is an expert in Sarcoid to get the best and most current treatment for this. ...Read more
Camellia: Best rule is not to use anything unless it has been ok ed by your OB doctor. ...Read more
Probably fine: Flax seed is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, but there is a debate on whether or not they are a good source when compared to fish oil. You might want to check and see what percentage of DHA and omega 3's your prenatal pill has though. The prenatal vit. May have sufficient amounts that flax seed oil is unnecessary. Pregnancy is one of those times when you can get too much of a good thing ...Read more
I've been ttc, and have experienced other symptoms. I Woke up with oil covering my bra and bed sheets. Could this be a pregnancy symptom?
Is it safe to use lemongrass essential oil in a diffuser (inhaled) in pregnancy? Someone had it on and I was there for 10 minutes. Should I be worried?
No one knows 4 sure:
No research is done on humans on safety of most medicinal substances during pregnancy. National Institutes of Health says "Tea tree oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin...it is LIKELY UNSAFE if taken by mouth" during pregnancy. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html
No one knows for sure. I'd avoid during 1st trimester but small amounts on skin prob. OK later on. ...Read more
Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems. ...Read more
48 hours: Usually about 48 hours but some times it might take an extra day or two. ...Read more
Yes: In moderation - don't bathe in it. Anything you apply topically can penetrate your skin and may be active systemically. Steroids are a good example of this. However, cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser has no ingredients which are contraindicated in pregnancy when used as directed. ...Read more
Is fish oil good? And can I take fish oil and prenatal together? Also is this good before pregnancy?
I did not get a simple good answer. But can I take fish oil pills and prenatal together? Is this also good before pregnancy and during?
Primrose oil 200 mg I was taking it from 15 till 26 weeks of pregnancy. I did not know that was not recommended. How it can affect a baby?
No fetal effects: Sandra, there is no evidence that it hurts your baby. There is also no evidence it works during pregnancy either. Some have advocated it's use in pregnancy to keep blood pressure normal, or to help labor. None of these claims are proven. There are no well conducted studies on it in pregnancy but reported use has NOT found any adverse issues. Take your prenatal, stay hydrated, and eat healthy. ...Read more
I have read several articles that suggest using coconut oil as a sexual lubricant. Is this safe? Can I use coconut oil for lube during pregnancy?
No: Do not use any oil based product in the vagina. Only use water based lubricants. ...Read more
Is wild orange essential oil safe in pregnancy? Someone had it on in a diffuser I went to visit for 10 minutes. Worried about impact on pregnancy?
It's a: Disinfectant and should be fine. The absorbable amount creating a fetal problem is low probability though don't know specifics on the brand or what else is in it. Should be fine. ...Read more