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Emergen C Safe During Pregnancy
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
Is Emergen-C okay to take during second trimester of pregnancy? Will it help shorten the course of a viral infection?
I'm 17 weeks pregnant, been dealing w/ a severe cold/flu for a week w/o any improvements, also anemic. Not sure if that prolongs course of viral infx. How can I get better faster? Ok to take Emergen-C in pregnancy?
Cold: Hi, Congratulations on being pregnant. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about a viral illness. Especially, one week into it. However, it may be a good idea for you to see your doctor and make sure that nothing else is going on. Best of luck and thank you for checking with HealthTap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more
Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more
Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more
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