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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Paint My Nails While I Am Pregnant

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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When is it ok to dye my hair while pregnant and when should I stop dying it?

Probably safe: Several sites suggest no problem with dying your hair during pregnancy. However, to be on the safe side, avoid any unnecessary chemicals during the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have problems with my nails while I am pregnant?

Is it normal to have problems with my nails while I am pregnant?

Nail Changes: Almost every part of your body changes during pregnancy, nails included. Thanks to increases in blood pressure and hormone levels, you may find them growing faster and longer than normal. The bad news is, can result in thin, weak nails that crack and peel. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use insecticide when I am pregnant?

Avoid exposure: Most non-organic insecticides are toxic or carcinogenic if with chronic exposure. Avoid being exposed to them especially during the first trimester. ...Read more

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I am new at mother hood and i was wondering if it was ok to spot while pregnant?

I am new at mother hood and i was wondering if  it was ok to spot while pregnant?

Generally, no.: It's not normal to spot during pregnancy. The spotting may not be dangerous, but you should see your doctor to find out why it's happening and to make sure there is not some problem that needs to be addressed. It could be something serious, so better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dye my hair if I am pregnent?

Is it safe to dye my hair if I am pregnent?

Unknown: There are not adequate studies regarding the safety of hair dyes used during pregnancy. A study in 2005 showed a possible increased risk of childhood neuroblastoma. Precautions from the food and drug administration: follow package directions carefully. Wear gloves when applying hair dye. Leave the dye on your hair no longer than directed. Rinse your scalp thoroughly after using hair dye. ...Read more

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I am still nursing & was wondering if it is OK to tan while breastfeeding my one yr. old? What about the tan lotions is it harmful for baby?

I am still nursing & was wondering if it is OK to tan while breastfeeding my one yr. old? What about the tan lotions is it harmful for baby?

For baby yes: No study has shown tanning beds, outdoor tans or spray tans affect breastfeeding safety. However, tanning is high risk to YOU! It is on the same scale as smoking for cancer risks. Consider spray or lotion tans to avoid the risks so you can be around for your child for many years! http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm ...Read more

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Is it ok for my pregnant wife to paint?

Is it ok for my pregnant wife to paint?

Probably not: Even though the lead content of paint has been regulated since 1977, painting as a hobby is a still a source of lead exposure. In pregnant women, slight elevations of blood lead levels are concerning, due to the potential for adverse effects on the developing fetus. Some doctors may tell you that the risk is negligible. However, if it were my wife and unborn child, i would not take a chance. ...Read more

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Is it safe to move heavy objects while I am pregnant?

Best to avoid: Although it may not be unsafe depending on the object and your age of pregnancy, but the safest thing is to avoid moving heavy objects so that you avoid any possible injury to yourself or the growing baby. ...Read more

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I want to rebond my hair but I am breatfeeding right now. It is safe to do it?

I want to rebond my hair but I am breatfeeding right now. It is safe to do it?

Ask the stylist.: There are many chemicals and techniques, so it's hard to say. Call the person you want to do the rebonding and ask. If he/she isn't sure, get a list of the chemicals in the process (from your hair person) and take it to your babies doctor - then ask! congrats on breastfeeding - it's so important for your baby! ...Read more

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I took prenatal viamins for hair and nails not knowing I was pregnant while I took them.my toddler is really strong for her age is that the why?

I took prenatal viamins for hair and nails not knowing I was pregnant while I took them.my toddler is really strong for her age is that the why?

Likely unrelated: Prenatal vitamins do assure that baby has access to a variety of needed vitamins if mothers diet is less than adequate. However, they provide an even greater role in supporting the mothers body during pregnancy. Without them, the placenta/baby extracts needed nutrients from those available. This would deplete the mother.It is likely, the kid just got a great genetic endowment from her parents. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin is changing while I am pregnant?

What can I do if my skin is changing while I am pregnant?

Hydrate with water: The solution to pollution is dilution. Make sure you're getting plenty of water intake. An easy measuring stick is to look at your urine, especially first of the morning. If it is dark yellow then you may be getting dehydrated, but if it is more clear yellow, then you're probably getting enough water intake. ...Read more

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I took 2 excedrin and I am 11 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I didn't know this could harm my baby. Is there anything that I can do to ensure my baby is not harmed?

I took 2 excedrin and I am 11 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I didn't know this could harm my baby. Is there anything that I can do to ensure my baby is not harmed?

No, but relax!: There is very little chance that 2 Excedrin once will harm the baby. Almost none. (There are no guarantees in pregnancy or anything else.) Birth defects happen quite often, without taking anything at all, and can be impossible to predict or prevent. It is a great idea to avoid unnecessary meds and only take those recommended by your doc. Eat properly, no smoking, alcohol, recr. drugs. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

Pl avoid for now: " After you have your baby, you are probably anxious to return to your pre-baby weight and body. However, using weight loss supplements while breastfeeding is not only unnecessary, but they also can have a negative impact on your baby's health. It is much healthier for both you and your baby if you lose weight gradually and naturally." ...Read more