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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Been off Depo-Provera for 5 months trying to get pregnant taking diet pills is it ok to take since it will take a while to get pregnant since i was on depo?

Been off Depo-Provera for 5 months trying to get pregnant taking diet pills is it ok to take since it will take a while to get pregnant since i was on depo?

Depo is about 3-4 mo: It may not take that long but just stop the diet pills with a posibvitve upt, they may help u lose the weight to ovulate and consider pcos if u havnet ovulated yet and look at metformin and do your research; it may help your ovulation and wt loss in some. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Having unprotected sex trying to get pregnant but taking diet pills been off Depo-Provera for 5 months is it ok since it takes a while to get pregnant?

Having unprotected sex trying to get pregnant but taking diet pills been off Depo-Provera for 5 months is it ok since it takes a while to get pregnant?

Phentermine cat C: Look, if used judiciously and stopped with a positive upt, it will not cause a birth defect. It will not likely add to miscarriage risk. Likewise there are no stringent contraceptive requirements to be on diet pills. Likewise you may need wt loss to help you get pregnant; consider metformin as well. Buproprion w/ metformnim can be good as well for maintainace. We drink, smoke, etc, then stop. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
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Can taking vitex chasteberry start my period early? I'm not trying to get pregnant i just want my period to start earlier for a event. I'm taking ab cuts (diet pills) just incase that information is needed.

The : The manufacturer of vitex chasteberry suggests that it can regular periods. There are no scientific studies that demonstrate that it is effective in regulating periods however. Please call your local poison center and read them the ingredients from your herbal medications and be sure that they are safe to take together. Let them know any other medications you are on. Poison center is a free service. ...Read more

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Can taking diet pills while trying to get pregnant or in early pregnancy cause harm to the baby, or cause problems trying to concive?

Can taking diet pills while trying to get pregnant or in early pregnancy cause harm to the baby, or cause problems trying to concive?

Yes: Whenever you are actually trying to get pregnant, it is important not to take any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) without checking with your doctor. Some very common medicines can have adverse affects during pregnancy. It is better to be safe and avoid unnecessary medications at this time. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Whst happens if a take diet pills without me knowing im pregnant for the first month?

Whst happens if a take diet pills without me knowing im pregnant for the first month?

Depends on the type: There are many different diet pills so it's impossible to answer this without knowing the specific type of diet pill. In general it's wise to avoid all medicines and even most herbs if possible in the first month of pregnancy, when the embryo is most susceptible to being harmed. If one is taking any pills that could be harmful in early pregnancy they should practice birth control to minimize risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
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What diet pills are safest to take that won't mess with trying to become pregnant in the future?

What diet pills are safest to take that won't mess with trying to become pregnant in the future?

None: Lose weight first, then try to become pregnant. Being overweight is a risk for pregnant women. Try a safe approach to dieting, moderated by your healthcare provider. Lose the weight recommended to get to your ideal weight, then try to conceive. (consider weightwatchers, nutrisystems, etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Not likely : I suppose it would depend on what diet pills you're referring to but in general this does not prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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How long to get pregnant after stop taking diet pills?

Not related : Diet pills do not stop you from getting pregnant. Stopping them will not alter your fertility either. ...Read more

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Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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