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Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Varies: Most inactivated (killed) vaccines like the injected flu and TdaP are safe at any stage of pregnancy. Some like MMR,varicella or the live weakened Flu-mist, are avoided due to a remote possibility of fetal harm.Some practitioners just avoid any in the first 12 weeks out of a sense of caution while the fetus is in its critical formative stage. ...Read more

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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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Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Confirm diagnosis: Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis. There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I have meningitis vaccination during pregnancy?

Can I have meningitis vaccination during pregnancy?

Yes: There should not be a complication restricting your vaccination for neisseria meningitidis during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

In most cases, the benefits of antiviral flu (influenza) medication during pregnancy outweigh the risks: During pregnancy, the flu poses a serious threat to your health and your baby's health. Pregnancy increases your risk of developing serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia. In turn, flu complications increase the risk of premature birth and other pregnancy problems. Although it's important to be cautious with any medication during pregnancy, research supports the safety of prescription antiviral medication — such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) — to treat flu during pregnancy. If you're pregnant and have signs or symptoms of the flu, contact your health care provider right away. He or she will help you decide if an antiviral medication is right for you. If your health care provider prescribes an antiviral medication, remember that the medication is most effective when taken within 48 hours of the first signs or symptoms — although benefits are still possible if the medication is taken later. If you have a fever, your health care provider might recommend taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) as well. Some studies have shown an increased risk of neural tube defects — serious abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord — in the babies of women who experience high fevers during the first four to six weeks of pregnancy. Remember, a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your baby from the dangers of the flu during pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a flu shot for anyone who's pregnant during flu season unless you've had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccination. When you get your flu shot, be sure to request the flu shot and not the nasal spray vaccine. The flu shot is made from an inactivated virus, so it's safe for both mother and baby during any stage of pregnancy. The nasal spray vaccine is made from a live virus, which makes it less appropriate during pregnancy or while you're trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md. ...Read more

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Flu and excess mucus during pregnancy?

Flu and excess mucus during pregnancy?

Well, you: Gotta try some tamiflu (oseltamivir) if it's bad, call ur doc and u may wanna get covered with some zithromax to prevent pneumonia and consider some IV fluids, call ur doc, ask about tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Chorioamnionitis: In general, vaginal probiotics and antibiotics during labor can reduce the risk of chorioamnionitis. If there is a concern based on precious pregnancy outcomes, this questions should be discussed with the treating obstetrician. ...Read more

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Whats the risk of vomiting during pregnancy?

Whats the risk of vomiting during pregnancy?

Variable: Nausea is very common with vomiting less common during early pregnancy. If vomiting persists to the point weight loss occurs, that can become an issue during pregnancy. The easiest treatment if vitamin b6 and unisom twice daily both available otc. Unisom, of course, can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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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

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Depression during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy?

Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read more

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What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Few documented: There have been many episodes where a woman received these vaccines & later found out they were pregnancy. At last review, no adverse outcomes were documented.Physicians generally prefer to avoid any live vaccine during pregnancy out of caution. Non living vaccines like DtaP are actually part of today's standard of care.. ...Read more

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Insomonia during pregnancy?

Insomonia during pregnancy?

Common: There a multiple changes in your body during pregnancy and insomnia is not too worrisome. Discuss it with your obstetrician next visit. Have a balanced diet, an exercise regimen, and give yourself a "sleep time" and stick to it. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

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What risks are associated with the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Not recommended: Neither of them are recommended because of possible harmful effect to the developing fetus, although not well documented. ...Read more

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Chicken pox effects during sixth month of pregnancy.Does it effects baby?

Chicken pox effects during sixth month of pregnancy.Does it effects baby?

Probably not: Chances are good that no harm will come to baby, but timing is a factor. If you get chicken pox during first or second trimester of pregnancy, there's a slight risk (less than 2 percent overall) that your baby will get something called congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest (about 2 percent) if you're infected between 13 and 20 weeks' gestation. At 6 mos. Virtually no risk. ...Read more