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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

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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