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Is retinyl palmitate safe to use while pregnant on belly to prevent stretchmarks.?

Is retinyl palmitate safe to use while pregnant on belly to prevent stretchmarks.?

Yes: Retinyl palmitate is a weaker derivative of tretinoin or topical vitamin a. Tretinoin is a prescription which is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Retinyl palmitate is an otc product which is not contraindicated during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Is it safe to apply heat to my belly while pregnant?

Is it safe to apply heat to my belly while pregnant?

No not advisable: No heat or heating padsor those shakeup packs should go on your belly while pregnant and if you are having belly pain or discomfort please call your OB as you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I use a heating pad on my belly while pregnant?

Can I use a heating pad on my belly while pregnant?

No: It is not advisable to use a heat pad directly on the belly. Elevated temperatures in early pregnancy can cause neural tube defects. Later in pregnancy the concern is more for burns on sensitive pregnant skin, but is unlikely to cause harm to the baby if the heat is low and only applied for short intervals. It is safer to place heating pads on the low back. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...Read more

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I just found out i'm pregnant and i had been sleeping with a heating pad on my belly several nights. I'm nervous i hurt the baby.

I just found out i'm pregnant and i had been sleeping with a heating pad on my belly several nights. I'm nervous i hurt the baby.

Possible, not likely: Heat is a known teratogen in the first trimester, however applying a heating pad is not a known cause of concern because the fetus is shielded by your uterus and placenta. Get a detailed ultrasound around 18 weeks to make sure. ...Read more

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I am five weeks pregnant today. Two nights ago, I had some cramps. I put a heating pad on my belly on high for three hours. Should I be worried?

I am five weeks pregnant today. Two nights ago, I had some cramps. I put a heating pad on my belly on high for three hours. Should I be worried?

No: Usually you can put heating pad for 20-30 min. If you don't have any symptoms right now don't worry. It's in the past. Don't use heating pad on your belly while you are pregnant. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I had protected sex 3 days ago and now i feel nausea and lower stomach hurt, and my body is heating up. Could I pregnant?

My boyfriend and I had protected sex 3 days ago and now i feel nausea and lower stomach hurt, and my body is heating up. Could I  pregnant?

Possible, but…: it is unlikely, but of course theoretically possible that you could be pregnant. The symptoms you're having, however, are not due to pregnancy. There would be no symptoms three days after intercourse. If you miss your next period, you should do a home pregnancy test. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high on my stomach. I was not overheated, but could I have caused damage to the baby?

I am 7 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high on my stomach. I was not overheated, but could I have caused damage to the baby?

Probably not: It is reported that prolonged complete immersion in/ exposure to hot tubs, saunas or heated jacuzzi during very early pregnancy can interfere with embryo logic development and cause some congenital malformations like neural tube defects, spina bifida...Data on the use of a heating pad may not exist. It would seem very unlikely that placing a "heating pad on high on your stomach" could cause harm ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant today. Last night I had stomach cramps and decided to use a heating pad to help ease them. I never thought that it would be dang?

I am 7 weeks pregnant today. Last night I had stomach cramps and decided to use a heating pad to help ease them. I never thought that it would be dang?

Its ok: its ok to use warm pads for relief of discomfort in your abdomen. it wont cause miscarriages but wont prevent a miscarriage either. Its for pain relief. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my belly while pregnant?

Is it safe to sleep on my belly while pregnant?

Sure: Sure, as long as you are comfortable. There will come a time when this will not work for you , so enjoy it now. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on your belly when pregnant.?

No: Not recommend wither side or back as long as it is not flat on your back must be propped up with pillows. ...Read more

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How safe is drinking drinks like ensure and boost daily when pregnant? I'm almost 4 months and gained about 10 pds to 125. Belly protrudes but im thin

How safe is drinking drinks like ensure and boost daily when pregnant? I'm almost 4 months and gained about 10 pds to 125. Belly protrudes but im thin

Boost: Ensure and boost are calorie supplements which should be safe during pregnancy. However, you should only be using them if your obstetrician feels that you need to gain more weight. I would discuss it with your OB to determine whether to continue using the supplements or not. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pregnant. Removed carrots after heating canned soup. After finishing soup, noticed carrots were brown in the middle and outside. Does the canning process eliminate risk of listeria? Soup safe to eat?

Pregnant. Removed carrots after heating  canned soup. After finishing soup, noticed carrots were brown in the middle and outside. Does the canning process eliminate risk of listeria? Soup safe to eat?

Listeria pregnant: Here is a URL to CDC page on Listeria and pregnancy with full explanation. If the can is not "blown" the canning process is a vacuum producing process and so Listeria won't grow in the can but if ANY food looks odd, DO NOT EAT it, in or out of a can. Thanks http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/prevention.html ...Read more

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