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Im 6weeks pregnant and I have terrible acid indigestion. Is it ok to take zantac, i'm using Tums but they aren't helping!?

Im 6weeks pregnant and I have terrible acid indigestion. Is it ok to take zantac, i'm using Tums but they aren't helping!?

Yes: Keep taking the tums for calcium. Zantac is pregnancy category b so considered relatively safe during pregnancy. If zantac helps, but not enough, you could try Prevacid 24-hr (otc) which is also category b. Safety for either in breast feeding is unknown. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Tums while pregnant 6 months pregnant

Tums : Tums is a pregnancy category c medication which means that not enough research has been done to know how safe it is during pregnancy. The pros/cons of the medication need to be weighed for each individual situation. Call your doctor to discuss. They may be fine with you taking tums or may have other better suggestions if you are having problems with heartburn. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Is it okay to take Tums when pregnant? Currently 27 weeks.

Is it okay to take Tums when pregnant? Currently 27 weeks.

Cat "C": Tums is category "c" for safety during pregnancy (per epoctrates.Com). The general recommendation is to only take it when the benefit outweighs the risk. Talk with your OB doc. However, tums is generally regarded as safe during pregnancy, see: http://goo.Gl/hmkhr. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
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Take a walk; walking promotes easier labor
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Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
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Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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Having too much heartburn, I take Tums but nothing helps 32 weeks pregnant?

Having too much heartburn, I take Tums but nothing helps 32 weeks pregnant?

Pregnant-heartburn: You should consult with your OB doctor before taking anything for your heartburn. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums safe to take?

Yes: Tums is typically what i tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter pepcid. ...Read more

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