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Doctor insights on: Herbs Contraindicated In Pregnancy

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Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

None needed: There is no scientific evidence that one should take any herbs during pregnancy as they do not benefit you. Take a Folic Acid vitamin or a prenatal vitamin and you are good to go. ...Read more

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 eno contraindicated in pregnancy?

Is eno contraindicated in pregnancy?

Eno: Eno – manufacturer recommends that you consult with your physician if pregnant or breast-feeding. The basic ingredient is fda pregnancy category c. ...Read more

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Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

blanket statement N: Unlike allopathic medications, most homeopathic remedies do not cause persistent side effects, do not have any molecular densities to contribute to toxicity for the baby or mother, but the dose, and the frequency of dosing, requires sound judgment. If it can act effectively, the possibility of adverse reaction must be possible.... With proper supervision, generally safer. ...Read more

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Are there any safe ab exercises you can do in early pregnancy? Or pregnancy in general?

Are there any safe ab exercises you can do in early pregnancy? Or pregnancy in general?

Please discuss with : Ob as your OB knows you, if you have been doing abdominal exercises and you are having absolutely no problems i allow my pts to continue, pregnancy is not the time to start doing new ones and if u develop any problems you may not be able to do them. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any safe diet pills or herbal substitutes that are safe to use in pregnancy?

Scientists have discovered any safe diet pills or herbal substitutes that are safe to use in pregnancy?

No: There are no medications or supplements studied in pregnancy because of the potential risks. A drug or supplement that has been proven safe in pregancy would be studied in pregnant women, because of potential risks there are none. The fda rates drugs for risk in pregnancy, a would be proven safe, there are none, b is probably safe, it goes down to x, causes birth defects or fetal loss. ...Read more

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Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Supplements: Obviously, check with your ob, but consider comprehensive multivit and purified omega. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...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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Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

None: There are really no anti-anxiety medications which have been proven to be safe in pregnancy. It is best to avoid any and all medications while pregnant. I am sure your obstetrician would agree. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options : Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

All: Presuming that you are not having trauma to your abdomen, massage is reasonable throughout pregnancy, though in the third trimester, your abdomen will limit face-down positioning. ...Read more

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Are bioflavonoids safe during pregnancy?

Are bioflavonoids safe during pregnancy?

Yes, they're safe: Bioflavonoids are complex chemicals that are important for our health, and which give colors to fruits and vegetables. Common ones include quercetin, rutin, lutein, zeoxanthin, anthocyanadins, catachins, and astaxanthin. There is little evidence that these are harmful in pregnancy. In fact they may provide some protection from cancer. http://tinyurl.com/q933swj. ...Read more

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What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

It is not clear: Anti-depression medications are generally classified as pregnancy category c. This means that there are no studies done on human subjects during pregnancy to determine safety. When deciding on whether a woman should be on them during pregnancy, it has to be determined that the benefits of treating the depression outweigh potential risks. This decision should be individualized with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many are...: .. And many aren't. The list is too long and to complex for this forum. Consult with your obgyn for specifics. ...Read more

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NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

No and yes: NSAIDs are usually not recommended, especially in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. They should be OK during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is guava herbs good for pregnant women?

Guava is a fruit not: A herb. Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more

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Is eating guava in pregnancy safe?

Guava: Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more