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Is douching safe while pregnant?

Is douching safe while pregnant?

Not recommended: There is no reason anyone should douche. Douches actually cause infections by stripping the vagina of healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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Can you douche while pregnant?

Can you douche while pregnant?

Please do NOT: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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Is sex while pregnant safe?

Is sex while pregnant safe?

As long as you do: Not have any problems but u need to ask your OB as your OB knows your situation. ...Read more

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Is having sex everyday while pregnant safe?

Is having sex everyday while pregnant safe?

Safe?: Please clarify what you mean by safe. Unprotected sex, while you cannot get pregnant again, puts you at risk of the twelve common stds. I would make sure you realize that safety is bigger than just pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach your eggs. It takes even less time for the sperm to get into the cervix where they would not be affected by douching. It might help a little, but not much. ...Read more

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Having intercourse and ejaculate while pregnant can you get pregnant again?

Having intercourse and ejaculate while pregnant can you get pregnant again?

How to get Pregnant?: I will take this as a test question to see if we are really physicians here on health tap. But, no, you cannot get pregnant if you are already pregnant. I cannot believe that you would even take the time to write this question let alone treat it as a serious inquiry. Now, you can get stds from sexual intercourse even while you are already pregnant. Perhaps it is time to go to health class. ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche while pregnant?

Is it safe to douche while pregnant?

No: Douching is never a good idea. It disrupts the natural balance of the vaginal flora and makes you more susceptible to infection. During pregnancy, there is a risk of introducing infection into the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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Are probiotics safe to take during pregnancy? Am 16 weeks pregnant?

Are probiotics safe to take during pregnancy? Am 16 weeks pregnant?

Yes, its safe: There should not be any issues in continuing probiotics. ...Read more

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Having sex while pregnant?

Having sex while pregnant?

Usually OK: Unless your OB instructs you otherwise it's fine to be intimate. ...Read more

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Can I use luvena prebiotic vaginal applicators while pregnant?

Can I use luvena prebiotic vaginal applicators while pregnant?

Ask your OB please: I do not like my pts putting anything in the vagina during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Using pill while pregnant can cause miscarriage?

Using pill while pregnant can cause miscarriage?

No: Most studies does not show any increase in the rate of miscarriage if you are taking the pills by mistake during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking Flagyl vaginally?

Can you get pregnant while taking Flagyl vaginally?

Flagyl, pregnancy: Flagyl does not affect fertility, and it does not have any spermicidal properties. The likelihood of a woman becoming pregnant is not affected by taking Flagyl either by mouth or vaginally. ...Read more

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Spotting after intercourse while pregnant is it ok?

Spotting after intercourse while pregnant is it ok?

Yes: Spotting is usually ok after intercourse while pregnant . Pay attention to frequncay and the ammount. It happend due to irritation of the tissue whch is usally more prone to bleeding during pregancy due to change in hormonal state. ...Read more

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Is using lactacyd vaginal wash safe during pregnancy?

Is using lactacyd vaginal wash safe during pregnancy?

Soap: This product is not available in the US but reading about it it appears to just be a type of soap. The use is not restricted during pregnancy. If you like washing with this particular brand of soap then it is an acceptable choice. ...Read more

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What are some safe sex positions while pregnant?

What are some safe sex positions while pregnant?

Sex is safe: All positions are safe however try to not lay flat on your back for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Yes , You Can : Even with perfect use of contraceptives there will be a failure rate of 1% or so in most of the series but still better than other measures. ...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