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Doctor insights on: How Safe Is Eyebrows Threading In Pregnancy

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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How safe is paracetamol 500mg x 2tabs in pregnancy? Can it harm baby in any way? I’m 23wks pregnant. Had it twice today due to a head cold.

How safe is paracetamol 500mg x 2tabs in pregnancy? Can it harm baby in any way? I’m 23wks pregnant. Had it twice today due to a head cold.

Acetaminophen: (Paracetamol/ Tylenol) is FDA pregnancy class B in all 3 semesters. That means that you may use it if needed within the recommended dosage range. Recently Tylenol manufacturer lowered max dose recommendations to no more than 2- 500 mg tabs orally 3 times a day (for max of 3, 000 mg/ day). ...Read more

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If I am given an eye drop prescription for iritis, is this safe during pregnancy?

If I am given an eye drop prescription for iritis, is this safe during pregnancy?

Iritis: Most things used topically (not ingested), with very few exceptions are safe during. Would need to know specific medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

No known: There are no known contraindications in using shampoos containing pyrithione zinc while pregnant. Always check with your obstetrician when uncertain about medications during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How safe is the use of Xalatan (latanoprost) and trusopt eye drop in pregnancy?

How safe is the use of Xalatan (latanoprost) and trusopt eye drop in pregnancy?

Weigh risk/benefits: Both trusopt and Xalatan (latanoprost) are pregnancy category c.Meaning there are no adequate/well-controlled studies in pregnant women using these drugs, thus these medications should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Trusopt has been associated with decreased birth weight when studied in rats. Review any options with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

No: No. It is not recommended due to refractive instability. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery and breastfeeding is completed and the prescription is stable. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

Cool compresses: If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist to determine what kind of conjunctvitis you have and the best treatment given you're pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?

I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?

Yes: Erythromycin is safe to use to infant and pregnant woman. If you have pink eye its viral conjunctivitis, you may not need the antibiotic for it. Time will take care of it. Just wash your eye with cold water or put cold compressors. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?

Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?

Wait 6-8 weeks after: It is generally recommended to wait 6-8 weeks after completion of delivery and breastfeeding and for your prescription to be stable. ...Read more

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I'm having all the pregnancy sign but my test came back negative! So could I still be pregnant or is it all in my head?

I'm having all the pregnancy sign but my test came back negative! So could I still be pregnant or is it all in my head?

Test says no: True early pregnancy is symptom free until the fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother's body. Your symptoms are pre-menstrual. ...Read more

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So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

Hard to say: There are normal infants that have small head size & this usually matches small body size. That kid would be expected to retain a small but normal head size at birth. Normal head growth reflects the need to accommodate the growing tissues inside. If something like the Zika virus injures the tissue, the head becomes abnormally small while the body remains normal. ...Read more

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Dandruff due to pregnancy, will head and shoulders work?

Dandruff due to pregnancy, will head and shoulders work?

Yes: Get a therapeutic version with either zinc or selenium sulfide -- apply and lather and leave in for 5-10 minutes and rinse out. Use daily until improved. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about early pregnancy signs or all in my head?

Can you tell me about early pregnancy signs or all in my head?

Yes: weight gain, nausea, breast tenderness, fatique, abd pain, mood changes, and cycle changes. These are a few of the classic signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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When will I start showing during pregnancy so I need new clothes?

When will I start showing during pregnancy so I need new clothes?

Varies: This varies widely but most people will start to show around 18-24 weeks. ...Read more

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Help! I feel like I'm making up pregnancy symptoms in my head because I really want to have a baby?

Help! I feel like I'm making up pregnancy symptoms in my head because I really want to have a baby?

Possibly: You can manifest sign and symptoms of early pregnancy like nausea, headache, moody swings, even breast tenderness. Best thing to do to be sure is to see your provider. ...Read more

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During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

Yes: Early in pregnancy there is a lot of room for the baby to move in the uterus, and likely there will be plenty of times when the baby is head down. About 75% of babies turn head down by 30 weeks for the duration of the gestation. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

Pregnancy: 30 and 32 week pregnancies are differentiated by ultrasound dating - with the earlier dating the most accurate. About 75% of babies go head down by 30 weeks, but it does not become something the doctor will usually address until around 36 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a fetus's head face down in 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: At 28 weeks, a woman is in her last trimester, the fetus can definitely begin to position itself for a vertex or head first delivery. ...Read more

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Can dry humping with both partners wearing clothes cause pregnancy?

Highly unlikely: This would be very unlikely because the clothes are acting as a barrier. ...Read more

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By which point in pregnancy has blood flow increased dramatically? Does it increase in your head also? Thanks

By which point in pregnancy has blood flow increased dramatically? Does it increase in your head also? Thanks

Blood volume: The blood volume starts to increase at about 6 weeks gestation and increases to a peak around week 36. The total increase is about 50%. Blood flow to the maternal head remains unchanged. ...Read more