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Is taking digene safe during pregnancy?

Is taking digene safe during pregnancy?

Antacid?: It is safe to use an antacid, this med has nothing harmful for the baby, it's commonly prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Milk thistle: The fewer meds you take during pregnancy (other than required prescription meds and prenatal vitamins) the better. Same goes for supplements; medical literature advises against milk thistle in hormone sensitive conditions; since maintaining a pregnancy depends on hormones, i'd advise not to use it. Beyond that there are insufficient data to aid a decision. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding birth control? Can i get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Is breastfeeding birth control? Can i get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Yes, : Yes, absolutely. You can even get pregnant before you have your first period after delivering your baby. Physicians recommend pelvic rest (no sex) for at least 6 weeks after delivery to allow for healing. After that, breastfeeding is somewhere around 80% effective for preventing pregnancy. To increase that, women are recommended to use an additional form of contraception...Most commonly, that includes condoms, specific types of birth control pills (with Progesterone only), iud (intrauterine devices), etc. Remember, no method of birth control is 100%, not even those that i mentioned, but they can be 95-99% effective, especially in combination with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely NOT!: Why would you think of taking anything like that during pregnancy that could endanger your developing fetus? Adulthood should always precede parenthood. ...Read more

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Is elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Is elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't advise it: There is no way to reassure you that elderberry is safe during pregnancy, so it's best not to use it. ...Read more

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Will folic acid prevent Lamotrigine causing birth defects during pregnancy?

Will folic acid prevent Lamotrigine causing birth defects during pregnancy?

Lamictal is FDA: Pregnancy Category C. It would not be safe to assume that use of Folic Acid would be protective for potential side effects related to lamictal. ...Read more

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Is having digene during pregnancy harmful?

Is having digene during pregnancy harmful?

Antacid: If you are referring to taking taking an antacid then yes that is fine. Antacids are commonly used in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Yes: Birth control pills do not affect the quality of breast milk. However, they can diminish breast milk production. Progestin only methods like the minipill, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections, implants, and iuds do not affect breast milk production as much and may be a better option for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Is pepto-bismol® safe during pregnancy?

Is pepto-bismol® safe during pregnancy?

Yes bu in moderation: Has bismuth so in small does should be ok unless you are at risk for premature labor than would avoid altogether. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

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Can taking progesterone during pregnancy affect the developing fetus negatively? Do pregnant women sometimes use progesterone or progestin?

Progesterone: Progesterone is sometimes prescribed in the first trimester for placental support. It is sometimes prescribed in the 2nd trimester for a short cervix. It also can be prescribed as shots for the prevention of preterm labor. ...Read more

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Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Absolutely: It is an excellent source of additional nutrition that is needed to provide optimal milk for your child. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is Milk Thistle safe to take during pregnancy?

Is Milk Thistle safe to take during pregnancy?

Not recommended: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/milk-thistle University of Maryland Medical Center (USA) advises pregnant and breast feeding women against ingesting milk thistle. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more