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Can a tetanus shot cause complications during the first trimester...?

Can a tetanus shot cause complications during the first trimester...?

Tetanus shot: While conventional doctors would say that a tetanus shot is "safe" during pregnancy, any vaccine can potentially cause harm during pregnancy. ... In fact, every vaccine has the potential for serious side effects in any age, from birth through death! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more


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What are the most important vitamins needed in 3rd trimester and in approx what dose. Also is tetanus shot recommended if haven't had in 10 yrs?

What are the most important vitamins needed in 3rd trimester and in approx what dose. Also is tetanus shot recommended if haven't had in 10 yrs?

Need more info: Need more info bout your general health. Nutritional counseling has to be tailored to the individual patient. I prefer to use every day products like mil, milk products, green veggies, soybean and calcium carbonate among others. Mega vitamins should not be given. Talk with your OB and/or with a dietician to get the most up to date advice considering your health status. ...Read more

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What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

See below: Mainly due to muscle stretch/strain. Also changes in the way you walk due to changes in your body and your center of gravity. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my girlfriend to bleed after sex during her first trimester, she is 7 weeks. Would this cause any sort of problem for her or the baby?

Is it normal for my girlfriend to bleed after sex during her first trimester, she is 7 weeks. Would this cause any sort of problem for her or the baby?

Bleeding: Bleeding can certainly happen and doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong with the baby. Spotting can be typical but shouldn't be as much as a period. If large amounts of blood, bleeding often, or cramping, get evaluated now. Would discuss with OB to see if she needs to get checked sooner ...Read more

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What if I got a kenalog (triamcinolone) allergy shot during my first trimester?

What if I got a kenalog (triamcinolone) allergy shot during my first trimester?

Inadequate data.: There are *animal* studies showing an increased risk of cleft palate, but there are no adequate or well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Chances are, your baby will be fine - but once born, he or she should be observed by your doctor for signs of decreased activity of the adrenal gland. ...Read more

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List of early miscarriage symptoms and what causes a woman to miscarry during first trimester?

List of early miscarriage symptoms and what causes a woman to miscarry during first trimester?

Most common: The first trimester is the most common time for a miscarriage, which is why 1st OB appointments are often after 10-13 weeks. At this time, it could be from a host of reasons ranging from hormonal, to genetic, to medications, to anatomic. Because they are so common in the 1st trimester, we usually do not begin to evaluate miscarriages unless you have had more than 2. ...Read more

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Can STD trich/or UTI cause pink brown spotting during first trimester inpregnancy?

Can STD trich/or UTI cause pink brown spotting during first trimester inpregnancy?

Yes: They could both do that and are easily excluded with testing. However, spotting early in pregnancy is fairly common and does not have to reflect any problem or condition that needs to be treated. For more info www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink hot chocolate during the first trimester?

Yes: The caffeine content in chocolate is considerably less than that of coffee. ...Read more

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Can you take asprin during the first trimester?

Can you take asprin during the first trimester?

Acetaminophen: One baby Aspirin daily is known to be safe at any time during a pregnancy, and is sometimes prescribed for various obstetrical complications. For analgesia, Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents are cautioned against, especially beyond 34 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can try for nausea during the first trimester?

Is there anything I can try for nausea during the first trimester?

Morning sickness: Eat as soon as you feel hungry, or even before you feel hungry


Snack often and eat small meals – The best foods to eat have lots of protein or carbohydrates, but not a lot of fat. Good choices are crackers, bread, and low-fat yogurt. You should also avoid spicy foods.

Drink cold, clear beverages that are either fizzy or sour – Good choices are lemonade and ginger ale.
Try ginger.
Smell mint. ...Read more

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What level of exercise is safe during the first trimester? Are sit-ups safe?

What level of exercise is safe during the first trimester? Are sit-ups safe?

Yes: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy-and-exercise/art-20046896

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Can you take alka seltzer during the first trimester?

Can you take alka seltzer during the first trimester?

Alka seltzer: If your alka selter contains aspirin, you should not take it. ...Read more

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Could you 'spot' during the first trimester?

Spotting: It is very common to spot during the first trimester, especially after some cramping. If the spotting continues, it could mean a lot more and you should monitor to see if there are other symptoms as well. If it persists or worsens, you should call your physician, . ...Read more

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Can I eat clam chowder during the first trimester?

Yes: If you are not allergic to seafood there should be no problem. Enjoy :). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have any bleeding during the first trimester?

Is it normal to have any bleeding during the first trimester?

No, but it is common: First, it is reassuring to know that many women with bleeding in the first trimester go on to have healthy babies. Second, it is important to tell an OB provider so that testing or imaging can be done. Third, it is a fact that many women with bleeding early in pregnancy bleed again during the pregnancy and occasionally deliver early. Women should keep their OB providers informed of all bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am spotting during the first trimester?

What does it mean if I am spotting during the first trimester?

What did your OB say: Any problems like this need to be directed to your OB and if u have not gone for care I would do that asap, spotting can be from the cervix, or form inside the uterus u could be trying to miscarriage or u could have a small blood clot behind the placenta called a retroplacental hematoma that usually resolves, if u are spotting then no intercourse and see your OB for an exam and ultraosund. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have intercourse during the first trimester?

Is it safe to have intercourse during the first trimester?

Yes: Intercouse in the 1st trimester is safe with one exception. During pregnancy it is unsafe to blow air forcefully into the vagina. ...Read more

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Can having a tetanus shot cause swollen or inflamed lymph nodes?

Very unlikely: Swollen lymph nodes must be coincidental finding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low-lying cervix during the first trimester? Should I avoid sex if I've had miscarriages before?

Is it normal to have low-lying cervix during the first trimester? Should I avoid sex if I've had miscarriages before?

Placenta: A low lying cervix is not a known medical term. You may be asking about a low lying placenta. Contact your doctor for clarification. If a low lying placenta is found typically avoidance of intercourse is recommended. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is indigestion common during the first trimester?

I'm not sure but is indigestion common during the first trimester?

Ob and indigestion: Yes VERY common. You are in good company. If it gets to the point where it is affecting your ability to eat, then please speak with your OB. ...Read more

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Do we actually know if weight loss is okay during the first trimester? Read conflicting studies. Seems like it would be a good thing for overweight

Do we actually know if weight loss is okay during the first trimester? Read conflicting studies. Seems like it would be a good thing for overweight

Depends: It depends on your starting weight. If you are normal weight, you should maintain or gain some weight. However, if you are overweight or obese, you can lose or maintain weight without detriment to the baby.

Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more