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Is It Safe To Do Yoga In The Third Trimester
Probably not: Discuss with your doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
On the back: Is safe, but chair position safer.Get a more detailed answer ›
Slight tilt better: There's a large vein (vena cava) that returns blood to your heart that runs up on the right side near your spine. It's possible to compress this with your uterus & that's why you may feel light-headed, dizzy, or with palpitations when you lay on your back. Simply a slight tilt towards your left can avoid vena-caval compression & you'll feel better. If no symptoms, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?
Yes: Some women find that a hot tub will help them get through the discomforts of the 3rd trimester. Be sure to drink lots of cool water and not to stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Water temperature below 104 will decrease risk of low blood pressure causing a woman to feel faint or pass out. ...Read more
YES: Definitely YES! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines category c as “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.” thus discuss with your ob/physician to determine if benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more
No: And check with your ob-gyn what other things you shouldn't take. ...Read more
Yes: For the most part, it is safe. However, there are certain things to be mindful of. If your doctor has told you not to have intercourse because of the position of your placenta, ie, placenta previa, then it is not safe. The other thing to be careful about is that sex can stir up contractions, so even though you may be in your third trimester, it can sometimes cause you to go into preterm labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it is safe and whatever position you can get comfortable in! ...Read more
Am i safe to bleach my hair by a professional if i'm nearing my third trimester and in a well ventilated area?
Not a problem: You are beyond all developmental milestones that could be affected by any toxic reaction. Go ahead and get your hair bleached. ...Read more
Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?
Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?
Is diclofenac diethylamine ointment safe for me in third trimester? I use it for pain as per doctor's prescription.
No.: Any NSAID use could constrict the ductus arteriosus causing pulmonary hypertension to the fetus, or decrease the renal perfusion and lead to oligohydramnios. Even transdermal application (especially with the vasodilatation of late pregnancy) can result in significant concentrations in the maternal/fetal blood. Use icy-hot patch with simultaneous tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg + Reglan 10 mg instead (+/- codeine). ...Read more
GBS, Glucola: A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes. A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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