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Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

No: There are many types of ginseng -- asian, chinese, siberian, american, etc. But a few types of asian/eastern ginseng have been shown to cause birth defects in animal pregnancies. So...Very high risk for very low reward. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Yes: Manganese as a supplement is safe. Taking an additional manganese supplement is not usually needed for pregnant or breastfeeding women. ...Read more

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What my wife use to prevent pregnancy as a nursing mother?

What my wife use to prevent pregnancy as a nursing mother?

Many options : Basically she needs to avoid methods containing estrogen. Estrogen free methods include condoms, spermicide, intrauterine device, Nexplanon implant, depoprovera injections and Progesterone only birth control pills. ...Read more

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What can a nursing mothers use to prevent pregnancy?

What can a nursing mothers use to prevent  pregnancy?

A pill or condoms: A Progesterone only pill is ok to take when breast feeding. It is very safe and effective. Condoms are probably your next best choice. ...Read more

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Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Absolutely: Pork is fine but it must be cooked through and through. No medium/undercooked pork or any meat for that matter, during pregnancy or nursing. But bring on that BLT with the crispy bacon and vine-ripened tomatoes - yum! internal meat temperature should be a minimum of 165 degrees. Is worthwhile to invest in meat thermometer during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oseltamivir while pregnant or nursing?

Yes and no: If a pregnant woman is infected by influenza virus, it's ok to take tamiflu (oseltamivir). However, if she is nursing, it's recommended to continue the treatment but express the breast milk and bottle feed with formula temporary. ...Read more

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