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Doctor insights on: Fluoride And Pregnancy

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Are the protein supplement powders beneficial during pregnancy to the mother and unborn baby?

Are the protein supplement powders beneficial during pregnancy to the mother and unborn baby?

Unnecessary/ okay: Your typical balanced nutrition augmented by prenatal vitamins is enough to build a healthy baby. The babies system draws from the proteins and other nutrients circulating in your blood.If you are not eating right, baby will take proteins from your muscle mass & calcium from your bones,etc. Supplemental proteins might make it to baby, but when not needed will be converted over time to carbs & fat. ...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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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Can taking placebos harm your baby in early pregnancy?

Can taking placebos harm your baby in early pregnancy?

No: True placebos are pills (or liquids) that do not actually contain any medication. Any benefit or harm they might cause is all in the person's mind. They can not cause any actual harm to your baby. ...Read more

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My wife is week 4 pregancy and doctor prescribed miprogen and folvite (folic acid). So these are helpful for our baby?

My wife is week 4 pregancy and doctor prescribed miprogen and folvite (folic acid). So these are helpful for our baby?

Normal : Folvite is simply folic acid. All pregnant women are given this. Miprogen is a form of Progesterone supplementation. Many doctors prescribe this for a variety fo reasons. It is a common treatment. If you do not know why you were given this then please ask your doctor for clarification. ...Read more

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Are bumps on your breasts in early pregnancy okay?

Are bumps on your breasts in early pregnancy okay?

Yes: Very common - red bumps, often like acne, are very common. If they seem different or strange to you, have your doctor check them right away. ...Read more

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What are the harmful effects of paint and thinner on pregnant woman and on unborn child? Enamel and latex paint?

What are the harmful effects of paint and thinner on pregnant woman and on unborn child? Enamel and latex paint?

Irritants: Paint and thinner are irritants which can exacerbate rhinitis of pregnancy which affects up to 30 percent of pregnant women the above irritants may worsen the condition making it difficult for the prenant woman to breatn.Avoidance obviously is the best prevenative. The fetus is safe. ...Read more

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What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr

What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr

Prevent birth defect: Eating Folic Acid or folate (folic acid) before/during early pregnancy dramatically prevents a group of serious birth defects called neural tube defects. It's most important in the first weeks of pregnancy ; since one often doesn't know they're pregnant until they miss their period, when they're already 2 weeks pregnant, it's crucial to have adequate folate (folic acid) before you know you're pregnant. Biotin helps too. ...Read more

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Best food to be given to a six week pregnant women . And all throughout the pregnancy period.

Best food to be given to a six week pregnant women . And all throughout the pregnancy period.

Heathy diet: A balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Pregnant women needs plenty of vitamins, folic acid, and calcium that are found in fresh fruits and vegetables. A balanced diet means diet that has all major nutritions like protein, fat, carbonhydrates that is specified in the recommended food pyramid. ...Read more

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How many cups of water should a pregnant drinks per day and what food is recommended for her in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?Is folic acid required?

How many cups of water should a pregnant drinks per day and what food is recommended for her in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?Is folic acid required?

Stay healthy,: During pregnancy, for starters, 5-6 eight-ounce glasses of water will do. As for foods, if the expectant mother is a healthy eater normally, she can usually continue her current diet, avoiding uncooked/undercooked meats and fish. Folic acid is highly recommended, to prevent neural tube defects. Folic acid should be taken during 1month before conception and for 3 months after conception. ...Read more

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Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .

Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth?


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Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read more

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Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Organogenesis: During the first trimester the human being forms, which is called organogenesis (the organs and body parts come into existence). Malformations happen during this time period, which is why mothers-to-be want to be cautious with their diet and the medications they take, as well as alcohol, caffeine, drugs, smoking- to name a few. ...Read more

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How much folic acid req in very early pregnancy.is there any type of precaution in fist trimester.

How much folic acid req in very early pregnancy.is there any type of precaution in fist trimester.

0.8-1.0 mg: usual recommended dose is 0.8 to 1.0 mg of folic acid a day, found in most prenatal vitamins ...Read more

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Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates - safe to drink when pregnant?

Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates - safe to drink when pregnant?

Yes...: I am not comfortable with all the nitrates. The Fluoride is not a problem. I would go with another source of water that is more pure. ...Read more

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I just used carifree ctx4 treatment rinse and now i'm foaming at the mouth and nauseated. Is this normal? Mixed rinse a - basically sodium benzoate and xylitol; with b - sodium hydroxide and bleach.

I just used carifree ctx4 treatment rinse and now i'm foaming at the mouth and nauseated. Is this normal? Mixed rinse a - basically sodium benzoate and xylitol; with b - sodium hydroxide and bleach.

CariFree ct x 4: I am referring your question to some dental colleagues. I don't mean to be insulting but did you rinse for 1 minute & then spit out? Unfortunately, the company doesn't seem to provide full lists of potential side effects on the sites i checked. 1 site indicated: "changes in taste sensation, burning sensation, " i also tried looking this up on medication interaction checkers (ativan, bupropion &. ...Read more

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Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins? Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?

Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins?  Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?

Not required by FDA: Discuss this with your gynecologist. Depending on your gynecologist's interpretation of the literature, medical association/society recommendations he/she follows, and your diet the proper recommendation will be made. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent). It is also a supplement ...Read more


Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more