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Is It Ok To Take Aspirin While Pregnant
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
No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Low dose Aspirin has been found in certain cases to be helpful during pregnancy. Aspirin 81 mg may reduce the occurrence of preeclampsia; may reduce pregnancy loss in some clotting factors; may help implantation by thickening the endometrial lining and increasing uterine blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: We do try to avoid narcotics when we can. Vicodin has a narcotic and tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. The narcotic does get to the baby a bit. Babies born after mom has been on a narcotic every day for a while do go through a withdrawal. So we try to avoid it, especially long term. But for an acute pain, it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not so much: The ace inhibitor meds which include ramipril are considered category c (possibly safe) in the first trimester but move into category d later in pregnancy because of increased fetal & neonatal problems. Some can pass in breast milk but risk in breast feeding is considered minimal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sudafed is commonly used for swollen nasal tissue in pregnancy, or "rhinitis of pregnancy". Be careful with it if you have high blood pressure or anxiety issues, and realize it will dehydrate you somewhat. I like the 12 hour pills, and generally can only take one in the morning. Taking it in the evening frequently causes insomnia. For every sudafed tablet drink an additional 12 ounces of water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As far as is known..: Paracetamol is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy but recent research suggests that babies of moms who use it in mid-to-late pregnancy have increased risk of asthma. It seems safe in early pregnancy but i advise avoiding all meds if possible in the first weeks of pregnancy to be cautious. See http://www.Webmd.Com/asthma/news/20110330/acetaminophen-in-pregnancy-link-to-babys-asthma. ...Read more
Yes: A blood thinner like Heparin is required to treat some conditions like blood clots, which can be life-threatening. It can increase bleeding so it is very important that women with these conditions see an expert (eg, perinatologist or hematologist), have an accurate diagnosis and discussion of risks and benefits of anticoagulation to mom & baby, have monitoring of their condition through pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you have a headache or some trouble sleeping, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm as the package insert says. If you need to take this medication though every night, you may want to discuss the problem you are having with your obstetrician. If you are having headaches later in the pregnancy, you need your blood pressure etc checked. Tell your OB at your next visit that you are taking this med. ...Read more
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