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Doctor insights on: Caffeine Recommendations For Pregnancy

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Any recommendations for medication to help pms?

Any recommendations for medication to help pms?

SSRIs: The antidepressants known as the ssris are sometimes helpful for the mood-related difficulties that often accompany pms. Examples would be zoloft, prozac, lexapro, (escitalopram) celexa. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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I want recomendations for home blood pressure monitor for women?

I want recomendations for home blood pressure monitor for women?

Any automated: Arm cuff...Get appropriate cuff size for best results. ...Read more

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Safe medications to take for a womens period symptoms?

Safe medications to take for a womens period symptoms?

NSAIDs: Non steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naproxen) have been shown to help period related symptoms. Birth control can also help symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 13weeks pregnant.Cervix is 2.4cm now.Having appointment with Maternal-fetal expert.What precautions/treatments recommended for healthy pregnancy?

I'm 13weeks pregnant.Cervix is 2.4cm now.Having appointment with Maternal-fetal expert.What precautions/treatments recommended for healthy pregnancy?

Rest & see Expert: Keep your appointment with the maternal-fetal expert, who is the very best person to advise you regarding your pregnancy. Make sure that you take prenatal vitamins, and keep all your appointments. Close follow up throughout your pregnancy will be very important. While awaiting your appointment. You should get plenty of rest and avoid sexual intercourse until your appointment. Wish you the best ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more

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Age limit for pregnancy?

Age limit for pregnancy?

No..however: It is better to try to become pregnant earlier in life. However, after the age of 35 you run a higher risk for congenital/genetic defects such as down's syndrome. See your ob/gyn for more info. ...Read more

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Hi Pregease ( morning sickness and heartburn relief ) dietary supplement is necessary for pregnancy woman.

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Pregease ( morning sickness and heartburn relief ) dietary supplement is necessary for pregnancy woman.

Vitamin B6: First line recommendation for morning sickness (nausea during pregnancy) is Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). You can also try fresh ginger and Sea-Bands (Velcro Wrist Bands with a plastic button that compresses meridian point). ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

Maintain oral hygien: Ideally, you should have a thorough exam before your pregnancy and have all your treatment done. You should continue your normal dental exams during pregnancy. Xrays are safe if not during the first trimester. If you have a toothache it should be addressed during the pregnancy. If you have minor issues, they can probably wait. Impeccable oral hygiene must be maintained during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

OTC remedies: As a general rule, try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, minor aches & pains, Robitussin or cough, etc..). If symptoms don't improve and/or stronger intervention is desired, contact provider. ...Read more

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For pregnant migraine sufferers what is advised for relief? 

For pregnant migraine sufferers what is advised for relief? 

Migraine /pregnancy: Try to limit all medications. I don't use drugs like Imitrex or ergots in pregnancy, i would use tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild headaches. Opoids( narcotics ) as well as anti nausea meds like a Compazine suppository for severe headaches. Paitients may also be helped from relaxation exercises and some biofeedback. ...Read more

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Any diet recommendations for gout?

Any diet recommendations for gout?

Reduce red meat: Reduce your red meat intake with white meat as much as possible. Moderate or eliminate alcohol consumption. Avoid excessive red bean consumption as well. Bing cherries have been known as a folk remedy for gout for years. Consider adding them (or pure cherry juice) to your diet. ...Read more

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Pregnancy for 4 weeks is there any pills for abortion?

Pregnancy for 4 weeks is there any pills for abortion?

???!!!!: There is a pill but illegal in the us, don't know about turkey. It is not very safe and the is why it is not legal here. You would be better off talking to doctor about traditional methods. ...Read more

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Are prenatal pills good for hormonal issues or just for pregnancy?

Are prenatal pills good for hormonal issues or just for pregnancy?

Mainly for pregnancy: to protect the neural tube of the baby to make Mom & Baby strong. This might still be helpful during post partum while nursing. However, normally a woman's formula for Mom is good. Breast milk is best for baby to provide all the nutrients, fats, and amino acids necessary for the baby's growth and development. ...Read more

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Should I substitute therapy for antidepressants during pregnancy?

Should I substitute therapy for antidepressants during pregnancy?

See below.: Hopefully, you are already receiving therapy. There are some potential side effects of antidepressants. However, you need to discuss this with both your OB and psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What reasons would a woman take prenatal other than conception and pregnancy? Would a Dr prescribe PNVs for other than the aforementioned reasons?

What reasons would a woman take prenatal other than conception and pregnancy? Would a Dr prescribe PNVs for other than the aforementioned reasons?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins have some additional amounts of items that a non pregnant person may need. For example, prenatal vitamins have additional iron. If you tend towards iron deficiency and anemia, your Dr. might recommend prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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What is recommended for treating nausea during pregnancy?

What is recommended for treating nausea during pregnancy?

Prevent, diet, meds: First try to prevent nausea by avoiding strong foods and aromas. Eat a cracker each hour while awake with the first before you get out of bed. Ginger, vitamin b6 (25 mg four times a day) "sea bands" help. Motion sickness medications and stronger anti-nausea meds may be prescribed. If severe vomiting occurs it is called hyperemesis gravidarum and may require IV fluids, meds and hospitilization. ...Read more

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Are there special dental care recommendations for pregnant women?

Are there special dental care recommendations for pregnant women?

Yes: There are some things to avoid in pregnancy like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and certain antibiotics. Short of that, dental care is encouraged. Poor dental care has been related to early delivery and infections. It is safe to get dental xrays and dental work during pregnancy. Your doctor can write a note for the dentist detailing what to avoid. ...Read more

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