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Is It Safe To Drink Barley Water In Third Trimester Of Pregnancy
No: And check with your ob-gyn what other things you shouldn't take. ...Read more
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
What's the best ways to avoid constipation in the third trimester? I am eating lots of fruit and vegetables, drinking lots but am still suffering.
Why do people recommend drinking raspberry leaf tea in the third trimester? How much should I be drinking each day? Does it have any bad side effects?
Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.
Mineral water: Mineral water should not affect the baby in any way, but as long as it contros your vomiting it is beneficial. ...Read more
Is raspberry leaf tea ok to drink while ttc & in first trim? Is it only for 3rd trimester. Taking some now for cramps, ttc also. What about primrose oil?
Causes cramps: Raspberry tea may cause cramps. Some women drink it in the third trimester hoping it will bring on labor. Others have tried laxatives or enemas. I try to make friend and not enemas! Oil of primrose is used to treat hot flashes. I am not sure what symptoms you are trying to treat. ...Read more
I am in my first trimester and my morning sickness makes drinking water intolerable. Is it safe to drink apple juice or other juices instead?
Is it safe to drink hot water for heartburn and indigestion or use hot water bottle on tummy during 1st trimester?
Safe: There are no restrictions on wheatgrass consumption. ...Read more
Little evidence: There is no scientific reason to suspect this would be harmful but also no evidence proving safety ...Read more
It is safe: Yes it is safe but why not drink fresh milk. It is your choice ...Read more
Is it safe to have sex during your third trimester of pregnancy? I'm 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant
Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?
Is it safe to put a perm (relaxer) in my hair in my third trimester of pregnancy im 35 weeks... And eyelash extensions....?
None: There is no anti-histamine that is 100% safe for use in pregnancy. This class of medications contains variants of amphetamines which can accelerate your heart rate and consequently the baby's. Fetal heart rates above 200 beats per minute can cause fetal cardiac arrest. A runny nose untreated will not put the fetus at risk. ...Read more
Is afrin safe to use for severe nasal congestion during third trimester of pregnancy? I am currently 33 weeks and a few days and need sleep! Thank you
If your BP is NML:
Afrin (oxymetazoline) contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late pregnancy, it may cause a rise in your bp, that could make your doctor suspicious of developing preeclampsia.
In small amounts it should be safe, but I would suggest you try antihistamines (they sometimes help), and avoid the decongestants for the above reason. ...Read more
Yes: It will help replete your iron stores in your body. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester
Third trimester diet: What you have described is in general very safe, especially in the third trimester. There are virtually no risks to the fetus under normal consumption standards. ...Read more
Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy and even colonoscopy appears to be safe during pregnancy if it is indicated. A study published in 1996 looked at the safety and effectiveness of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies during pregnancy done at 10 medical centers and showed that sigmoidoscopy does not induce labor or result in congenital malformations, that sigmoidoscopy is not contraindicated during pregnancy, and that sigmoidoscopy may be beneficial in pregnant patients with significant lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
The study included thirteen patients who were in the first trimester of pregnancy, 18 who were in the second trimester, and 15 who were in the third trimester. Twenty-seven patients were found to have significant diagnoses that included colitis and bleeding internal hemorrhoids. No complications occurred in the pregnant patients. Eight colonoscopies were also performed in pregnant patients during this study with no complications to the mother or unborn baby.
You should discuss your particular situation with your doctor before deciding whether or not to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy while you are pregnant.
cappell ms, colon vj, sidhom oa. A study at 10 medical centers of the safety and efficacy of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies and 8 colonoscopies during pregnancy with follow-up of fetal outcome and with comparison to control groups. Dig dis sci. 1996;41 (12):2353. ...Read more