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Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question you should ask your treating OB MD who is familiar with your current condition. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

U shoudl ask your OB: As your OB has specific meds to recommend, buti tell my pts, plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) and throat lozenges are fine, and extra vit c 1000 mg a day and sometimes u may need antibiotics if it is not a common cold. ...Read more

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Is Betadine throat gargle safe during pregnancy? I'm only 5weeks and 5 days pregnant

Is Betadine throat gargle safe during pregnancy? I'm only 5weeks and 5 days pregnant

Sore throat: I am not aware of betadine rinse for the throat but I am certain that there would be minimal absorption of the substance if you rinsed and spit it out. As always though you need to ultimately check with and follow what your ob/gyn doctor says to do. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Are the antibiotics prescribed to people with strep throat safe to take during pregnancy????

Are the antibiotics prescribed to people with strep throat safe to take during pregnancy????

Strep throat: penicillin antibiotics are generally considered safe during pregnancy. Some other antibiotics such as clindamycin and erythromycins also considered safe, however there were some reports of about 4-5% of birth defects when used in first trimester. ...Read more

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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Some really safe: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Probably: Should be fine, always best to check with your ob-gyn before taking anything- since we can't ever be totally positive about safety of anything taken or ingested during pregnancy- but if you need it- please use moderately. ...Read more

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Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Cord around neck: That just happens sometimes. I am not aware of anything that can cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy? Please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy? Please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Not unusual.: Cord around neck caused by movement of the fetus in utero. Very common. No way to prevent. Ultrasound can show this. OB's will evaluate for a tight cord around neck near time of delivery. Talk to your OB/GYN to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Yes: Mild neck pain is very common often in the morning after waking up. Most women have muscle strains especially in the 3rd trimester. But if it is severe and you experience other symptoms then it can be a sign of something more. ...Read more

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My gf is experiancinh neck and shoulder blade pain during pregnancy any thoughts?

My gf is experiancinh neck and shoulder blade pain during pregnancy any thoughts?

Often uncomfortable: Pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable time for a lot of women especially if in the third trimester. Back, neck, hip and joint pain are quite common. There are a lot of physiologic changes going on inside to permit the growth of the baby. She should follow up with her Obgyn to make sure the discomforts she is feeling are normal. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement. Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot. I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn. Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?

No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support. ...Read more

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What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

Perfectly OK: A warm compress, warm bath, massage to neck & back area, and tylenol (acetaminophen) are all acceptable ways to alleviate back & neck pain in pregnancy. Relaxation exercises also help and resolving your everyday stresses helps too. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat RA During pregnancy having a bad flare up in shoulder and neck, IV taken paracetamol?

How can I treat RA During pregnancy having a bad flare up in shoulder and neck, IV taken paracetamol?

RA / pregnancy.: Should talk with your rheumatologist or primary care doc as well as your GYN. This needs to be planned and coordinated carefully. ...Read more

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I am 27' during my last pregnancy I dislike my si joint. After another accident it shows increased density in femoral neck. No one will help, I am 27.

I am 27' during my last pregnancy I dislike my si joint. After another accident it shows increased density in femoral neck. No one will help, I am 27.

Osteopath: Twenties female has pain with concern for sij and femoral head. An hands-on evaluation and MRI can help to solve the problem. If exam suggests sij a diagnostic block with fluoroscopic guidance is definitive. See an osteopath. ...Read more

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What could cause dull, achy pain in left shoulder, neck, and jaw during pregnancy? Have not injured it.

What could cause dull, achy pain in left shoulder, neck, and jaw during pregnancy? Have not injured it.

L side pain pregnant: This can be a variety of things, anything from heart related to a variation on heart burn or even just muscles stretching. It's best to ask your OB about it to make sure you don't have a serious cause. ...Read more

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My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

Yes: Because of the hormonal influence, you get hyperpigmentations in the areas as you mentioned, some times over cheeks also. Will disappear after preganancy ends in matter of few wks to fe months. ...Read more

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Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs. Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs. Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, I wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes: It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby. ...Read more