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Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Death or disability: We lost 2 pregnant moms during the 2009 flu outbreak in my medium sized town. Flu is potentially deadly during pregnancy and the inactivated flu injection can help you avoid it. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Definitely DO NOT: take unless prescribed by a physician. It does not give more vitamins for the babies, it is a hormone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take insulin injections while pregnant?

Is it safe to take insulin injections while pregnant?

Yes: If someone is diabetic it is critical to take Insulin during pregnancy to keep blood sugar levels normal to prevent birth defects in the baby and other complications including at delivery. It is also important to check blood sugar levels so that you know you are taking the proper amount. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metanx during pregnancy?

Not known: No research has been done to see if metanx is safe for use during pregnancy. The U.S. Food and drug admin. (fda) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. However, metanx is a medical food. Medical foods do not require fda approval, and are not assigned a pregnancy category. Animal studies show no risk, discuss w OB dr. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after receiving a vitamin b12 injection and if so how much?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after receiving a vitamin b12 injection and if so how much?

No: It is illegal for you to drink alcohol at your age. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from alcohol. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

CORTISONE: Cortisone shots if it needs to be given, it should not be during the first trimester of pregnancy. It might affect the baby no matter how small the dose ...Read more

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Is it safe to take iron pills during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take iron pills during pregnancy?

Yes: Iron requirements are increased in pregnant women compared to nonpregnant females. All pregnant women should be tested for iron deficiency anemia and treated with supplemental iron if needed. Untreated iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of low birth weight. (american college of obstetricians and gynecologists). ...Read more

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Is it not a good idea to get vitamin b12 shots if I am on geodon (ziprasidone)? Are there any drawbacks to getting vitamin b12 shots?

Is it not a good idea to get vitamin b12 shots if I am on geodon (ziprasidone)? Are there any drawbacks to getting vitamin b12 shots?

Why B12 shots: What do you aim to achieve with B12 shots. If you are not deficient in B12, there is nothing to be gained by taking the shots. You should discuss it with the doctor who is prescribing you deodon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Pragnacare max during pregnancy to get required folic acid and vitamins?am 6 weeks pregnant

Is it ok to take Pragnacare max during pregnancy to get required folic acid and vitamins?am 6 weeks pregnant

Yes: Congratulations. Pregancare Max is an excellent prenatal vitamin. I am impressed that it has the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid) and also DHA. It is ideal to start it before you become pregnant as the folate (folic acid) is esp. important in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy but hopefully you have gotten adequate folate (folic acid) from your diet You will still benefit from starting it as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to take ventolin during pregnancy ?

Yes: Ventolin is safe in pregnancy. Asthma can get worse during pregnancy so it is important that you continue to take the medications prescribed by your doctor. If you ever are concerned about a medication, it is always appropriate to ask your doctor about its effects in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Yes: But you want to see someone who is experienced with pregnant women. If it is a treatment that can be delayed until after delivery that might be better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give influenza vaccine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give influenza vaccine during pregnancy?

Only the shot: The nasal vaccine is a live, but attenuated vaccine, and should not be given to someone who is pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get allergy shots while pregnant?

Is it safe to get allergy shots while pregnant?

Yes: Allergy shots are safe during pregnancy as long as you are at a maintenance dose or the dosage is held stable until delivery. The concern is about a possible reaction to the allergy injection. ...Read more

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I know the Vitamin C thing doesn't work for terminating pregnancy but is it possible for taking more vitamin C to cause early menstruation?

I know the Vitamin C thing doesn't work for terminating pregnancy but is it possible for taking more vitamin C to cause early menstruation?

Nonsense Marketing: Study issues yourself, eg. study many articles on Vitamin C at http://goo.gl/oOEMKw. Vitamin C is a simple molecule plentiful in lots of foods, the reason (like all vitamins) that human genome has not retained every single gene/protein needed to make it from scratch. It is important for collagen production; deficiencies extremely rare 1st world countries; big business to sell stuff from food waste ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe amount of iron and vitamin B12 to take when pregnant?

Anyone know what is a safe amount of iron and vitamin B12 to take when pregnant?

B12 is safe: Any amount of b 12 is safe since excess is eliminated-but more than contained in a prenatal vitamin is wasted some iron is advisable and again any amount is safe since only a small portion is absorbed. A practical dose for most patients is the usual prenatal vitamin once daily and one additional iron pill after a later meal. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tetanus shot during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a tetanus shot during pregnancy?

Yes: You should actually receive a tdap, which will also provide a pertussis booster. Pertussis causes whooping cough, and there has been a recurrence of whooping cough, which can cause problems in an infected infant. ...Read more

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It safe for a pregnant women to have hepatitis b injection ?

It safe for a pregnant women to have hepatitis b injection
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Yes: The cdc considers the Hepatitis B Vaccine safe to give during pregnancy. It is recommended if you are at risk for acquiring hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Yes: Some yes, some no. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the tdap vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the tdap vaccine while pregnant?

Yes: Yes. TDap is safe in pregnancy and is recommended to be given to all pregnant women between 27 and 36 weeks. It most importantly protects from Pertussis, or the "whooping cough" and allows for transfer of antibodies from you to your baby through the placenta and then through breastfeeding. This is important as your baby cannot get fully vaccinated in the first few months of life. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more