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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Do Housekeeping While Pregnant

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 start a housekeeping job at a Senior living home at 22 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to start a housekeeping job at a Senior living home at 22 weeks pregnant?

Probably: If your pregnancy is normal and you are not bleeding and don't have a history or symptoms of pre-term labor, its probably ok to start a new job. Wear gloves when using strong cleaning agents. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I currently work for Mercy in the housekeeping department and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, is it OK to continue working there?

I currently work for Mercy in the housekeeping department and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, is it OK to continue working there?

Pregnant: Being pregnant is not a disability - so one can continue to work. What you have to pay attention to is the exact type of work, the work environment etc... ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant and having braxton hicks every time I get up and move around especially at work (work in housekeeping). Should I be concerned?

33 weeks pregnant and having braxton hicks every time I get up and move around especially at work (work in housekeeping). Should I be concerned?

No: Braxon Hicks contractions are usually worse with movement. In general, they are nothing to worry about. If you have leakage of fluid or bleeding, or a significant increase of pain, call your OB. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can housekeeping work, like hanging wet clothes from window over the window sill on a rope harm baby? Pregnant 36 weeks. Just got tired

How can housekeeping work, like hanging wet clothes from window over the window sill on a rope harm baby? Pregnant 36 weeks. Just got tired

Depends on situation: Light housekeeping should never cause any harm to the fetus. In fact many mothers carry on an active & very physical life up to delivery.I have followed jazercise instructors that did just that. If your doc has told you to limit activity due to related health issues, you should follow that advise. Also, when you tire, you should rest. ...Read more

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Are medications tested to see if they are safe for pregnant women to use?

Are medications tested to see if they are safe for pregnant women to use?

Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read more

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Is a vibrating back massager safe to use on my back while I am pregnant?

Is a vibrating back massager safe to use on my back while I am pregnant?

Yes: Most back massagers are perfectly safe during pregnancy. Don't get too creative and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?

I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?

No: No this is not true. A lot depends on the type of mushroom. Make sure you wish them thoroughly and know what you are buying ...Read more

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Why is it not safe to own a cat when you're pregnant?

Why is it not safe to own a cat when you're pregnant?

Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more