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Can I Take Iron While Pregnant
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
WHY?: Why take anything that you don't know what it is, why you're taking it, what it will do to you, or what harm it could cause you or baby -- particularly when you're pregnant. Don't take any chances with any medication unless you doctor tells you it's essential to your, or the fetus's, health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unless there is a life threatening illness or if no suitable substitute exists to treat a serious medical condition, Imuran (azathioprine) should not be used during pregnancy. There are five categories of drugs used during pregnancy ranked a (no risk), b, c, d, x (severe risk). Imuran (azathioprine) is category d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No data to answer: I have not found any research studies that answer this question. Aguaje is said to be a rich source of phytoestrogens & is traditionally used to increase fertility. I would be cautious during the first trimester (when one should be cautious re: most supps) but as a fruit that is apparently widely eaten in the amazon during pregnancy it is probably safe. ...Read more
No studies: There are no human studies of Gabapentin use during pregnancy, but animal studies have shown fetal problems. There have been delayed ossification in skull bones, vertebrae, and extremities. Hydroureter and hydronephrosis have also been reported in animal studies. These results mean Gabapentin should only be used in pregnancy when benefit clearly outweighs risk. Discuss with your doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to psychiatrist: Trazodone is essentially an antidepressant with strong side effect of sedation and is currently used as a sleeping aid. It is a category c drug and is not recommended during pregnancy. But this is a discussion best had with a psychiatrist who knows you as some times benefits out weigh the risks hence treatment is individualized in pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but why?: Charcoal is not absorbed by your body and so should not cause problem for the pregnancy itself, but why you need to take charcoal? Did you ingest something--od on certain meds or chemical? Charcoal is often used to "bind up" other toxic chemicals and it is eliminated unchanged in the feces--it is not absorbed into your body. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes - but taper off.: Escitalopram is distributed in the amniotic fluid - limited data. Nonteratogenic effects in the newborn following ssri exposure late in the third trimester include respiratory distress, cyanosis, apnea, seizures, temperature instability, feeding difficulty, vomiting, hypoglycemia, hypo- or hypertonia, hyper-reflexia, jitteriness. Acog recommends tapering off ssris if possible - talk to your psych. ...Read more
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