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Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

Yes: If a woman had no problems with massage therapy before pregnancy, and felt more relaxed after a massage, then she should be fine getting similar massage therapy during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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I had lymphedema since I was eight. Is it safe for me to get pregnant?

I had lymphedema since I was eight. Is it safe for me to get pregnant?

Yes: The swelling in the leg will probably worsen during the pregnancy. Compression therapy will help you through this. You need to closely followed and managed by a specialist with a special interest in managing lymphedema. ...Read more

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I have a fibroid 6.9cm plus pcos is it safe for me to get pregnant?

I have a fibroid 6.9cm plus pcos is it safe for me to get pregnant?

PG possibilities: You may have difficulty getting pregnant without assistance due to the PCOS and an inconsistent ovulatory cycle. Moreover, it you succeed in getting pregnant, the fibroid may cause early labor or miscarriage depending upon its' location in the wall of the uterus. Pregnancy "safety" is a relative term in this circumstance. ...Read more

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I am 23 height 5'6" and weigh 212 is it safe for me to get pregnant?

I am 23 height 5'6" and weigh 212 is it safe for me to get pregnant?

Not ideal: You ideally should get a to normal weight before you get pregnant. Obesity increases your risk of blood clots, diabetes and other medical complications of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im trying to have another baby but i had a tubaligation in 09 and i also have Hypertension hbp is it possible & safe for me to get pregnant again??

Im trying to have another baby but i had a tubaligation in 09 and i also have Hypertension hbp is it possible & safe for me to get pregnant again??

Time 4 health class: One does not get pregnant after a tubal ligation. You were completely informed of this when you requested and consented to your tubal ligation. How do you think you can get pregnant if there can be no meeting of egg and sperm? ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Steroids: The corticosteroid is absorbed into your system and you must check with your obstetrician before considering these injections or before taking any type of medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have avsd and a hypoplastic right lung. So would it be safe for me to get pregnant?

I have avsd and a hypoplastic right lung. So would it be safe for me to get pregnant?

No!: If you really have an untreated avsd as an adult you likely have pulmonary hypertension and pregnancy poses a high risk to you. Get a cardiologist to check you. Should you have had surgery with no residual defects the risk is low. But a pulmonary function test and pulmonary hypertension should be assessed prior to conception. ...Read more

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Good day doc.My fibroid is subserosal measuring 6.9cm along with pcos is it safe for me to get pregnant?

Good day doc.My fibroid is subserosal measuring 6.9cm along with pcos is it safe for me to get pregnant?

Consult MFM doctor: PCOS is often associated with fibroids and with metabolic disorders like diabetes, obesity, ovulation and hormonal problems... which may adversely affect pregnancy and are best addressed before getting pregnant. Although your subserosal fibroid is a bit large and may get larger and become symptomatic during pregnancy, its location and size are not likely to threaten your pregnancy ...Read more

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I have had postpartum hemorrhage about 3years ago. What is my risk of this happening again? Is it safe for me to get pregnant again?

I have had postpartum hemorrhage about 3years ago.  What is my risk of this happening again?  Is it safe for me to get pregnant again?

Possibly and yes: It is always possible that you would have another hemorrhage, but it is unlikely. As to whether you are safe to be pregnant or not, you should be after three years. Make sure your obstetrician is aware of it, and they might want to have a couple of units of blood crossmatched to you when you deliver, but that is a reasonable accommodation. ...Read more

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I get cystic acne,only cortisone shots help. I'm trying to get pregnant is it still safe for me to get them can they affect conception or harm a fetus?

I get cystic acne,only cortisone shots help. I'm trying to get pregnant is it still safe for me to get them can they affect conception or harm a fetus?

Acne: Cortisone is considered Category C - uncertain safety in pregnancy. Topical treatments like clindamycin and erythromycin are considered safe in pregnancy and may be a better option if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is vit D 50,000 iu safe for men whom their wives are trying to get pregnant?

Is vit D 50,000 iu safe for men whom their wives are trying to get pregnant?

Very safe, see below: Vitamin D(vtD) deficiency is very common in pregnancy, even in women taking prenatal vitamins. Studies have shown 4,000 units daily or 50,000 units weekly to be very safe for the fetus. Adequate vtD is needed for proper skeletal development. **Low prenatal and perinatal vtD may increase the risk in later life of multiple sclerosis, cancer, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Hi, is taking microgynon 30 4 tabs safe for me not to get pregnant?I used it as an e pill aside from taking diane for 1 day..Thanks

Hi, is taking microgynon 30 4 tabs safe for me not to get pregnant?I used it as an e pill aside from taking diane for 1 day..Thanks

Safe for most women: Microgynon 30 is one of many brands of birth control pills, commonly known as "the pill". Microgynon 30 tablets contain two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel. The prescribing doctor will interview and examine the woman to be sure she is safe for birth control pills, and follow along for any side effects. ...Read more

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What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

All: Presuming that you are not having trauma to your abdomen, massage is reasonable throughout pregnancy, though in the third trimester, your abdomen will limit face-down positioning. ...Read more