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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
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
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
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