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Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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Is it safe for me to stay on my vegan diet while I am pregnant?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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Is it safe for me to stay on my vegan diet while I am pregnant?

Meet with dietician: If a woman follows any diet plan uncommon in the us, her physician may request that she keep a food diary and meet with a dietician. To avoid lost time or disruption of a healthful eating pattern, it might be wise for a woman trying to conceive (ttc) or pregnant to begin the diary before seeing the OB provider. Then at the next visit referral to a registered dietician can be scheduled if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is a safe diet while breastfeeding? I can't seem to loose the weight i had gained while pregnant.

What is a safe diet while breastfeeding?  I can't seem to loose the weight i had gained while pregnant.

Weight watchers: Weight watchers offers a sensible, well established diet plan that works. They make adjustments for breastfeeding, so it's completely safe. They will also make recommendations for exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding and wondering if its ok if i take sensa i can't loose I've starting counting calories but its hard for me to stay on a diet. With sensa you just sprinkle it on your food.

Im breastfeeding and wondering if its ok if i take sensa i can't loose I've starting counting calories but its hard for me to stay on a diet. With sensa you just sprinkle it on your food.

There : There are no clear safety data on sensa in pregnancy because it is a supplement not strictly regulated by the fda. There is also no evidence from rigorous clinical trials that this product does anything besides lightening your wallet. In short, it is, i think, bogus and of no value for weight loss. See these web page below for some websites and info that may be of help in guiding your weight loss. ...Read more

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I am on augmentin and I am breastfeeding my two-week old baby. Is it safe to consider breakfast?

I am on augmentin and I am breastfeeding my two-week old baby. Is it safe to consider breakfast?

General rule: If we would give the baby the same type of med when needed it is okay for you to breastfeed while taking it. Augmentin fits this rule. ...Read more

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I take birth control and i barely bleed, if at all, while im on my period. is this bad? what feminine product would be best for me to use?

I take birth control and i barely bleed, if at all, while im on my period. is this bad? what feminine product would be best for me to use?

Not bad: It is common to have just a very light, short period while on birth control, especially with many of the newer pills. You may just need a pantyliner, or you could just use a junior/slender tampon. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system? I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system?  I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

Not a concern: The progesterone hormone in Plan B is safe to take while breastfeeding and will not harm your child. Exclusive breastfeeding will provide you with some protection but you might want to discuss with your doctor about going on the "mini pill" for better reliability. This is a better option that episodically using Plan B. ...Read more

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I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

Yes: Pasteurized cheese is safe to eat if stored properly. Xanthan gum is one of those food additives found in so many foods... haven't heard of it causing birth defects. As long as one is not overdoing her cheese-eating, there should be no worries. Everything in moderation, as always. ...Read more

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I became anemic while pregnant and my doctor told me to take iron daily. Now that the baby is born and I am breastfeeding, do I continue taking iron?

I became anemic while pregnant and my doctor told me to take iron daily. Now that the baby is born and I am breastfeeding, do I continue taking iron?

Yes: It is a good idea to continue taking iron as you had blood loss during delivery and most women are anemia after giving birth. You should also continue taking your prenatal vitamins while you are breast feeding. This will ensure both you and your baby get all the nutrients that you need to be healthy. ...Read more

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I want to lose lbs. Im 5'7 & before im 160 and i went up to 190. What is the best and safe for diet pills and im taking prenatal vitamins.

I want to lose lbs. Im 5'7 & before im 160 and i went up to 190. What is the best and safe for diet pills and im taking prenatal vitamins.

To Lose Weight: Let Wise Woman within you ask: • Reasons for gain in weight- o Unhealthy Diet o Lack of exercise o Stresses in Life? • How Diet pills will make you lose weight • Side effects of Diet pills • Balanced Diet with nutrients and antioxidants 1500 Cal/day • Become Captain over your eating behavior, NOT Victim • See Psychiatrist for Therapy to understand- IT is NOT WHAT you eat It is What is Eating ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and just started a UTI my husband bought me Azo for the pain, is it safe for me to take this pill while pregnant?

I am 11 weeks pregnant and just started a UTI my husband bought me Azo for the pain, is it safe for me to take this pill while pregnant?

Safe.: Azo use in pregnancy is safe, but you really need to get treated for the UTI so that it doesn't progress into a kidney infection. Those can be dangerous if not treated. ...Read more

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I am in my 17weeks 5days pregnant and I am weighing 73kg. I want to know if I am healthy and if my baby who is 17cm is also growing well.

I am in my 17weeks 5days pregnant and I am weighing 73kg. I want to know if I am healthy and if my baby who is 17cm is also growing well.

You need to ask your: Ob to explain the percentiles along which you fetus' weight, length, & head circumference are growing, as the range of normal is 10th-90th%ile. As with growth charts in infants & chidren, what's important is the velocity of growth. 3 points make a line, so 3 fus's are commonly done. See http://baby2see.Com/development/week17.Html. Same with your weight gain re: your pre-pregnancy weight. ...Read more

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On my period 24days now, can I take (premlot) to stop it and an how long should I take it for, also is it safe to drink alcohol while taking it?

On my period 24days now, can I take (premlot) to stop it and an how long should I take it for, also is it safe to drink alcohol while taking it?

Doctors instructions: You should never take any medication without specific instructions from your doctor. Progesterone is often used to stop periods and that is a reasonable choice. Alcohol does not interact with progesterone. ...Read more

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I want to start taking silk amino acids for my workout, but I am a nursing mother. Is this harmful if i maintain my caloric intake?

I want to start taking silk amino acids for my workout, but I am a nursing mother. Is this harmful if i maintain my caloric intake?

Building blocks: In theory if you are eating a well-balanced diet you don't need any supplementary amino acids. You should consult your doctor if you have specific concerns about any medication or supplement while breast feeding, to discuss the individual risks vs benefits in your particular case. ...Read more

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Hello. I suffer from gad and am current taking 5mg of cipralex and am trying to get pregnant. It is safe to be on while pregnant and breastfeeding?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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Hello. I suffer from gad and am current taking 5mg of cipralex and am trying to get pregnant. It is safe to be on while pregnant and breastfeeding?

Risks vs benefits: Experimental animal studies and human reports suggest standard use is not expected to increase risk of congenital anomalies. Use late in pregnancy can be associated with a mild transient neonatal syndrome of central nervous system, motor, respiratory, and gastrointestinal signs. It is transferred to human milk. Speak w/ your doctor for more info, and weigh the risks and benefits together. G'luck! ...Read more

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Hi am 15weeks pregnant is it safe if i sleep on my back?When I have to stop this ?Please help

Hi am 15weeks pregnant is it safe if i sleep on my back?When I have to stop this ?Please help

Yes: Yes, it is safe to sleep on your back, and there is no point during pregnancy in which you need to stop sleeping on your back. ...Read more

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Im 2months pregnant is it safe to sleep on my stomach?

Im 2months pregnant is it safe to sleep on my stomach?

Ok for now: It's ok for now. But as the uterus grows, you will not be able to. You should probably start getting in the habit of sleeping on your side. Prop a pillow (or your partner) in front of you to keep from rolling forward. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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. Ron E. Bell
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Vegan Diet (Definition)

Vegans undertake their diet either out of concern for the way that factory-farmed animals are treated, or because they have heard too-good-to-be-true claims about the health benefits. Anyone undertaking a vegan diet will need to supplement elaborately in order to avoid ruining their health, but i especially honor those gentle souls who do it ...Read more