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Is It Safe To Do Housekeeping While Pregnant
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
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
I just found out I'm pregnant and was offered a job doing housekeeping. They use chemicals such as comet, Lysol, Windex, pine sol and pledge. I have n?
Question cut off: Please resubmit so we know exactly what your question is. ...Read more
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
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
LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more
Many products: This particular company sells a variety of products. The ingredients for each one would need to be reviewed individually. A good general rule for pregnant women though is if you're not sure then don't use it. The overwhelming majority of over-the-counter topical skin products are safe for use. ...Read more
Not recommended: Pregnant women should not be using vaginal antiseptic solutions. This should not be used and safety in pregnancy has not been confirmed. If you have an abnormal vaginal discharge, then you should go to your OB for an exam and to get treated appropriately. It is also normal to have a slightly increased discharge during pregnancy, fyi. ...Read more
Comfortable?: Whatever sexual positions you are comfortable in should be safe. ...Read more
No.: Lithium is not safe during pregnancy. For one thing, it can cause cardiac/ heart defects in the baby (epstiens anomoly). Lithium has a narrow margin of safety ; therfore, the fluid shifts that occur during pregancy may effect lithium levels, putting both the mother and baby at risk. If a woman is on prescribed medications and becomes pregnant, she should notify her doctor immediately. ...Read more
Lyrica: It is category C. "Category C. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks." If you choose to stop it, do not do so abruptly, talk to your neurologist to get a tapering regimen of more than 1 wk ...Read more
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