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Is It Safe To Get Tests And Screenings 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
Depends on dosage: We cannot say x-rays are "safe". However, we can say that it is appropriate for physicians or providers to order one with a shield if the benefit of the information outweighs the risk. (the risk/benefit must be considered before giving medications to pregnant women also.) it is better if ultrasound or MRI can be substituted for a single plain x-ray; fluoroscopy should be avoided. Ask about dosage. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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Do plan this out: Although pregnancy is protective, watch out for your ms meds. Other than copaxone, (glatiramer) the others have risk for unborn child, especially aubagio, which clearly causes birth defects. So, before getting pregnant, discontinue your meds for a sufficient period of time, which may involve a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is ginseng? And is it helpful if I use it for myself in trying to get pregnant along with prenatal vitamins
Please rephrase: I have no idea what this question means. ...Read more
I cannot get pregnant while breastfeeding even 1/day due to high prolactin. Is there any way I can continue to nurse and get pregnant?
Breast feeding: yes , you can get pregnant while nursing. ...Read more
For the most part: By and large, highlights are relatively safe. However, there may be some products out there that have harmful chemicals. It is best to wait for hair highlights until after the first trimester. The first trimester is when the fetus is most vulnerable to harmful chemicals and substances. Try "greener" options for hair products-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some vaccines are safe in pregnancy. The influenza vaccine for example. These vaccines are made from incomplete viruses or bacteria and have very low risk of serious side effects. Other vaccines are made from live viruses and have an extremely small risk of causing the disease they are trying to prevent and should be avoided in pregnancy. You should check with your OB before getting a vaccine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it absolutely necessary for a Father to do a blood check up when the women is 09 weeks pregnant?
Be healthy parents: Since we want parents to be healthy and live long, such as until their kids get into college, both parents need their routine check-ups and routine blood tests. For example, we wouldn't want either parent to have unknown high cholesterol and die of a heart attack at age 44. There is no special blood test for a man when his wife is pregnant, unless he is screening for a genetic disorder, etc... ...Read more
Yes: You should have nothing to worry about. Truthfully, even if pregnant, most rides should be perfectly safe. ...Read more
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
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