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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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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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Is sea salt better for u during pregnancy than regular salt. Does it have the same negative result if you consume to much?

Is sea salt better for u during pregnancy than regular salt.  Does it have the same negative result if you consume to much?

Not that I know of: There is no literature that I know of that supports the use of sea salt over regular salt in pregnancy. A quick search of various medical sources didn't find anything that is evidence based in that regard. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy. ?

Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic  coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy. ?

Dental Hygiene: Excellent dental hygiene including regular brushing 2 or 3 times per day, flossing ideally everyday and regular checkups will help keep you healthy during pregnancy. Due to the change in hormones, the gum tissue can swell and get inflamed. I would recommend at least 2 cleanings during the pregnancy, at the beginning and sometime toward the 5th or 6th month. ...Read more

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Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerves and restore a sense of well being."-- I suspect the Epsom Salts will be doing the same for the yeast. In other words, when you get out of your relaxing bath, use a medication recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Having sweet and salt carb cravings. My period isn't due till the 4th or 5th. Also very mild cramping. Is it too early for pms? Could it be pregnancy?

Having sweet and salt carb cravings. My period isn't due till the 4th or 5th. Also very mild cramping. Is it too early for pms? Could it be pregnancy?

Can be PMS: Assuming regular menstrual cycles, it's not too early in your cycle for your symptoms to be from pms. However, they can also be seen in pregnancy as well. Have you had unprotected sex? If so, pregnancy is possible. If your menstrual period comes next week your question will be answered. If it's missed, you can take a home pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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There is sodium chloride in my body wash. Is this okay during pregnancy?

There is sodium chloride in my body wash. Is this okay during pregnancy?

Yes: Sodium chloride is salt water. There should be no problem using it on the surface of your body. ...Read more

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