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Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include dha and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems. ...Read more

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Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Argan oil: Argan oil is a skin moisturizer rich in vitamin e and presumably would be ikay to use during oregnancy. ...Read more

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Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Hard to say. : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes : Whiting have relatively low levels of mercury. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil pills while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take fish oil pills while breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules full of omega-3 fish oils, with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified by the manufacturer, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand. If taken at the normally recommended doses by a breastfeeding mom, the fish oil should not cause any problems with the breastmilk. ...Read more

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Is rosehip seed oil safe to use when pregnant?

Rosehip seed oil: This is used topically (meaning on the skin, not taking it in systemically). It can be helpful for post-surgical wound healing. Rose hips have a high concentration of vitamin c, an important nutrient for the cells involved in healing. Some "rejuvenating" or skin products are also made from this oil, touted as "the next coconut oil." it should be safe on your skin in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Yes: Soy eaten in healthy amounts and in the freshest preparation and in moderation is probably fine. It has been listed as a controversial food. So if in doubt, communication with your ob-gyn would be helpful. ...Read more

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Extra virgin oil contains vitamin e, is this safe for pregnancy?

Extra virgin oil contains vitamin e, is this safe for pregnancy?

EVOO is good: The amount of vitamin e that one would consume in a normal amount of food with extra virgin olive oil should be safe to consume. Just don't go and drink a whole cup of oil at once. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more