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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Could vitex black cohosh or dong quai regulate periods?

Could vitex black cohosh or dong quai regulate periods?

Not likely: Neither of these is likely to provide much help with cycle regulation. In fact dong quai can cause blood thinning making periods even worse. ...Read more

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Is surgical abortion safe after taking dong quai and black cohosh?

Is surgical abortion safe after taking dong quai and black cohosh?

Unknown: Because the effects of these herbals are not fully understood, you would be best to wait a week before having any elective procedure to allow any effects to clear from your system. ...Read more

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Can black cohosh terminate pregnancy?

Can black cohosh terminate pregnancy?

Black cohosh: It is possible that black cohosh which is a herb can cause a miscarriage early in the pregnancy, but later in the pregnancy it can be used to induce labor at five weeks it should work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is herbal dietary tea bad for pregnant woman?

Is herbal dietary tea bad for pregnant woman?

See below: Some herbal teas are fine in pregnancy. I would avoid diet teas though as many have high levels of caffeine or other stimulants that wouldn't be good for baby. You should maintain anhealthynbalanced diet during pregnancy and not be trying to actively diet. ...Read more

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Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Insufficient studies: There aren't enough studies to reliably answer. One study reviewing side effects in pregnant women using botanical supplements, showed 1 woman taking elderberry had GI distress -- out of 150 general surveys completed. http://tinyurl.com/m5q9g37 use of a combination product containing elderberry showed no increase in fetal malformations: http://tinyurl.Com/mkqss5n be safe and avoid for now. ...Read more

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Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Not that I know: If you want to try something over the counter, use cranberry tablets or cranberry juice. You can also alternate one day of cranberry juice intake with another day of ice tea for a weak. This changes urine ph and can cure uti, although not high likelihood. May end up needing antibiotics. The claim of fame for cranberry is in the prevention of uti, not treating it. ...Read more

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Taking prenatal vitamins with hCG drops ncrease pregnancy?

Taking prenatal vitamins with hCG drops ncrease pregnancy?

Not likely: Are you asking if you would have a higher chance of getting pregnant taking growth hormone and vitamins? Possibly, if the growth hormone supplement and vitamins help your other hormones and help you be more balanced and you are still ovulating it might work. But there are better ways to go to improve chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Are rhodiola rosea 250mg supplements safe to take during pregnancy?

Are rhodiola rosea 250mg supplements safe to take during pregnancy?

Rhodeola Rosea: I would not recommend it in pregnancy, due to its MAO inhibiting qualities. Discuss with your ob/gyn first. ...Read more

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Does abortion retained products cause miscarriage?

Does abortion retained products cause miscarriage?

Not sure of question: Is the question that if you had an abortion and have retained products do you have prolonged bleeding- then yes. Are you asking if you have retained products after an abortion does that cause a miscarriage? That answer is that the bleeding associated with retained products is not called a miscarriage if it occurs after an abortion. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one i can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea.. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take vitex / chaste tree berry during the 1st trimester of pregnancy??

Is it okay to take vitex / chaste tree berry during the 1st trimester of pregnancy??

Unknown: There is not enough scientific evidence to recommend someone take Chaste Tree Berry during pregnancy. Typically it is best to avoid unproven herbal remedies in pregnancy ...Read more

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Are Starbuck teas safe during pregnancy.?

Are Starbuck teas safe during pregnancy.?

Hard to say: As it depends on the type of tea, herbal vs non-herbal, and within herbal, it depends on the "herbs" included. In general most commercial teas are felt to be safe as long as consumed in moderation. But you'd be best reviewing the types of tea that you are consuming or would like to. Another great resource is: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/herbal-tea/ Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is abortion like natural birth?

No: There r some obvious differences. In abortion you r expelling out fetus prematurely whereas in child birth it's a baby coming out. Since the size of both differ ( fetus not alive and much smaller than baby) the whole process and experience is different. ...Read more

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Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. See comment for more info. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements increases semen?

What herbal supplements increases semen?

No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read more

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Is jasmine tea safe during pregnancy?

Is jasmine tea safe during pregnancy?

Yes.: Within reason, jasmine tea is safe to drink during pregnancy. Excessive tea intake is not advisable as it can lead to maternal-fetal arrhythmias and insomnia. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more