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How Safe Are Abortions
Safe for what ?: As a solo form of birth control they work well if used correctly. They are not a guarantee against pregnancy or the transfer of STD's. Some people can develop an allergic reaction to the material used. ?????? your question is not specific, so the answer must be as well. ...Read more
Depends: The goal of ehrs is to ideally prevent errors and duplication of tests and procedures. However, it has often resulted in inaccurate excessive documentation, transcription errors, and lost productivity (which varies - some providers are more productive). I think we have a ways to go to realize the benefits of ehrs, but I do not believe they are inherently harmful. ...Read more
Most: Almost every vaccination that does not have a live virus is safe in pregnancy. In fact some vaccines are specifically recommended during pregnancy; these include the flu vaccine and the tetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussis (tdap) vaccine. Rubella (geman measles, ) measles, mumps, and varicella (chicken pox) should not be given in pregnancy, but may be given after delivery. ...Read more
Very safe: vaccinations that are recommended for babies are safe and protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases. Talk with your pediatrician about what vaccines are given during your child's first years of life. you can also read about vaccines through the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...Read more
Antihypertensives: They help you live longer and better that if you don't control your BP. And you spend less of your life suffering from a stroke, heart failure, AAA, going blind, or going on dialysis than if you don't take them. Discuss with your Dr. I recommend going to uptodate.com and review the evidence there. ...Read more
Fairly safe: The general rule is to avoid all drugs when pregnant. But depression is a risk in pregnancy too, so these risks must be weighed. If a woman can function without antidepressants during pregnancy, she should. But if she is clinically depressed, most psychiatrists feel that medicating (usually with an ssri) is safer for both mother and baby than leaving the depression untreated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Uncertain: There are some meds that are known to be potentially unsafe to the fetus. However, there are quite a few meds for which the risk is unknown. As a result, decisions about using meds for mood disorders is handled on a case by case basis, with a thorough discussion of what is known about a particular compared to what might be the risk of not using meds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need a good reason: Major surgery with serious risks. Organs are in limited supply & you're trading 1 disease for another since post-tx care requires lots of meds & close follow-up to watch for organ rejection, infection or other problems. So we don't do it without a very good reason. Stats are improving--10 yr survival now ~50% & typically provides huge quality of life improvement. Good option if no other options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None!: Their are no known substances that reliably, safely, and effectively have been shown to have this effect. Focus on communication with your partner and on the relationship. Some substances and meds occasionally have been reported to have this effect, but nothing that significantly and robustly effective. ...Read more
Avoid pills: Melatonin considered to be safe , but this is natural substance, not a "pill". Daily walks , relaxation exercises, make sure your bed is comfortable... There are special big pillows designed for pregnant- you may look up on-line, which " hugs" you body. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet , and dark enough. Avoid browsing the channels , ideally no tv in the bedroom. Stretching exercises.... ...Read more
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