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Doctor insights on: Harm Of Taking Codeine During Pregnancy

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Yes if : If this medication was given to you by a doctor with approval of your obgyn in order to treat a specific problem related to pain then it is ok for use. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine safe in pregnancy 32 weeks?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine safe in pregnancy 32 weeks?

Opioids Pregnancy: Opioids are generally avoided during pregnancy. Opioids have risks (to the unborn child) and these risks need to be weighed against the mother's medical needs. These risks and benefits need to be discussed with you and your physician. Duration and dose of medication plays a significant roll in this discussion. ...Read more

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Can I safely take tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine at 32 weeks of pregnancy?

Can I safely take tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine at 32 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: Acetaminophen (tylenol) and narcotics (codeine' morphine) are safe for pain relief during pregnancy. Warning: stay below 4, 000 mg of Acetaminophen per day. Overdoses can cause liver dysfunction/failure. Important: narcotic overdose causes respiratory distress/failure. Overdose based on tolerance not specific doses. Note: toxins/infections cause the most damage in early pregnancy as organs form. ...Read more

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How taking Metformin during pregnancy could possibly harm the baby. thx ?

How taking Metformin during pregnancy could possibly harm the baby. thx
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It doesn't : If taken correctly and under supervision of a good physician, it's an excellent drug to treat diabetes in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

No: If you are talking about morningsickness, your baby will be fine. If the vomitting gets to be too much and leads to dehydration, then there can be issues . So try to stay hydrated, and if you can't keep liquids down then seek attention. ...Read more

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Can holding my breath for about 30-40 secs harm my baby during pregnancy?

Can holding my breath for about 30-40 secs harm my baby during pregnancy?

No.: Holding your breath is unlikely to lower your blood oxygen level enough to cause a problem. Don't hold it so long that you feel dizzy or light-headed. ...Read more

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What harm can you cause the baby if you take hot baths or showers during pregnancy?

What harm can you cause the baby if you take hot baths or showers during pregnancy?

No harm: A baby inside a pregnant woman stays at normal temperature regardless of the shower or bath temperature (unless the woman intentionally uses abnormally hot water). However, if the woman stayed in a hot-tub or a sauna too long and raised her internal temperature above normal, there would be temporary stress on the baby until the mother's internal temperature dropped back down to normal. ...Read more

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Can frequent scanning (us) do any harm during pregnancy?

Theoretical: Us deposits a very small amount of energy in tissues, especially doppler us. I not aware of any proven fetal risk or injury, but would perform us only when needed, like any medical imaging or lab test. ...Read more