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Can I Use An Enema 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
Yes: Maintaining a health mouth is very important always and during pregnancy is not an exception of course. Oral rinses that are used for a short duration as directed and the spit out should not be of concern for you. Good luck with the pregnancy and make sure to see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a barium enema done and they told me to use a water enema. I have saline. Is this ok to use?
Saline is good...: Not too many people stock saline at home, but if you have it at home, it is ok to use with your enema. Saline is basically water +salt+chloride in concentration slightly higher than your plasma (blood fluid without the red/white cells). It is probably a safer enema to use then water, but the difference is likely not significant. Good luck with your procedure. ...Read more
Please don't: each time you remove a tampon you will be removing medication with it. ...Read more
Minimize: As a general guideline, i believe that any chemical use should be minimize, and it should be stricter for a pregnant women. No research on autosol. ...Read more
We are trying to conceive and i can't stop using lubricants. Could I use a plain johnson baby oil instead?
I am 28wks pregnant and need to take a laxative. Are laxatives with sennosides harmful during pregnancy?
Obstetrician: I firmly believe that a pregnant woman should check with her obstetrician before taking any medications and that includes over the counter ones as some products could stimulate uterine contractions although a simple stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
I want to have an abortion using the tablets and I'm 7 weeks pregnant what can I use for the pain and is it safe to use the tablets at seven weeks?
Laxatives : Most laxatives are what is called category c in pregnancy which means that damage has been seen only in experimental animals but can't tell for sure in humans. One of the safest ones is lactulose which is category b which is better. Anyway, you are better off trying a high fiber diet( fruits, veggies, prune juice) and plenty of water. If it doesn't work consult your OB doc before trying any meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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