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Is Craving Salt A Sign Of Pregnancy
I excessively crave chocolate & salt (not together) all the time. Cravings got worse during my last pregnancy. Possible dx?
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
Having sweet and salt carb cravings. My period isn't due till the 4th or 5th. Also very mild cramping. Is it too early for pms? Could it be pregnancy?
Can be PMS: Assuming regular menstrual cycles, it's not too early in your cycle for your symptoms to be from pms. However, they can also be seen in pregnancy as well. Have you had unprotected sex? If so, pregnancy is possible. If your menstrual period comes next week your question will be answered. If it's missed, you can take a home pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
No: No not under normal circumstances however salt may make you retain fluid. ...Read more
Is sea salt better for u during pregnancy than regular salt. Does it have the same negative result if you consume to much?
See below: Even though there are few side effects and minimal contraindications, there are several precautions to be aware of when using a T.E.N.S. Unit. The safety of T.E.N.S. During pregnancy (prior to 36 weeks) has not been established, so it should be used with the knowledge of the physician or midwife. T.E.N.S.Stimulation is of no curative value. T.E.N.S. Does not do anything to the underlying cause. ...Read more
Category C drug: Saccharin when used as a sweetener on a regular basis in pregnancy is classified as a category c drug. This means no human problems during fetal exposure are known but some animal studies are suggestive. When used with tooth paste the exposure is so small, unless you swallow the material, that any possible risk is minimized. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe and possibly even beneficial. ...Read more
Yes: Sodium chloride is salt water. There should be no problem using it on the surface of your body. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you are using them on your skin there is no problem. ...Read more
I use 4 cubes of Sussli/day & it contains Sodium Saccharine & Cyclamate. I am 6 weeks preg & worried about its effects on pregnancy.?
Don't fret: This is a small amount. There are healthier types of sweeteners though. ...Read more
Anticonvulsants: Both Phenobarbital and Phenytoin are anticonvulsant drugs. Anticonvulsant agents have been shown to affect fetuses and can cause birth defects. If you are taking these drugs, you should speak with your doctor regarding planning a pregnancy and what drugs you can safely use during pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it ok to use mineral salt containing deodorants during pregnancy or when you are trying to conceive?
Yes: Yes, they're safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?
Pregnancy can be associated with "dysgeusia, " the "bad taste problem, " maybe caused by high estrogen levels.
It's more common than you might think and can result in no taste or an altered taste, like metallic or bitter or salty. It's said that adding sour will stimulate taste buds. So does MSG. Baking Soda mouthwash, brushing teeth and tongue and frequent rinsing with water will help somewhat. ...Read more
So I have hypertension (HBP) for pregnancy 33 weeks now but inducing at 36. I had 1227 MG of sodium today. Is that bad or dangerous for me?!
Stay Calm: It is most important to stay calm. Stress and worrying is not good for your blood pressure. You do not need to count your salt intake with such accuracy. Just do not use extra salt. It is recommended to take less than 2 gms of salt per day, around 1.5 gms or less is even better. Make sure you drink enough water. For now, you have not exceeded the daily recommended dose. Do not worry. ...Read more
What are the dangers of the following ingredients in lotion and body wash during pregnancy? Sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and titanium dioxide
Skin cleansers: These are not particularly dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?
I use conkast (montelukast sodium) 10mg in pakistan for allergies and mild asthma. Can I take it in pregnancy as well?
Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy?
Neither: There is no evidence that any of those dietary restrictions are helpful during pregnancy. Avoiding excessive weight gain is great, but your goal for weight gain depends on your starting weight. If you are already obese (BMI > 30), then you should gain very little weight during the pregnancy, and eating a low calorie, low carb diet can help. You should NOT try to lose weight, though! ...Read more
Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy.?
Dental Hygiene: Excellent dental hygiene including regular brushing 2 or 3 times per day, flossing ideally everyday and regular checkups will help keep you healthy during pregnancy. Due to the change in hormones, the gum tissue can swell and get inflamed. I would recommend at least 2 cleanings during the pregnancy, at the beginning and sometime toward the 5th or 6th month. ...Read more
Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative I'm never late?
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and this medication will not affect the test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?
That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more
Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerves and restore a sense of well being."-- I suspect the Epsom Salts will be doing the same for the yeast. In other words, when you get out of your relaxing bath, use a medication recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more
What can I do for severe constipation in pregnancy? (Water, prunes, benefiber and colace (docusate sodium) don't work.)
Care with laxatives: This is often a challenging problem. It is likely aggravated by supplemental iron you are taking because you are anemic or iron in your prenatal vitamin. Do as much water as you can, add daily walking exercise of 45 minutes. A low dose of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) may help. Talk with your doctor about switching to a lower dose supplement or taking vitamins with DHA, a nutrient that's also a stool softener. ...Read more