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Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Yes: Insulin injections are subcutaneous, meaning the medicine is deposited in the skin. Just because you give yourself the injection over the baby does not mean the medication is going directly to the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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 bleach my belly hair during pregnancy?

Is it safe to bleach my belly hair during pregnancy?

Sure: It is generally thought that using topical agents on the skin is safer than using medications by mouth. I would say that avoidance of ALL non-necessary treatments in the first trimester is a great idea. After that, then skin beautification would be ok. Just remember, the skin has pores and those things that you put on the skin can be absorbed in small amounts into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy(a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon. A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy?not a cream,the pure butter itself,to prevent stretch marks

Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy?not a cream,the pure butter itself,to prevent stretch marks

Safe, BUT: Do not expect any wonderful result. Stretch marks are determined by factors other than dry skin. Mostly by how much the skin is stretched. Any lubricating agent will do the same. ...Read more

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Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Maybe: But i don't consider any horrible pain as normal...Pregnant or not. It may t be serious. I would asl my OB about it and I am a fan of chinese medicine and acupuncture as it is safe and may easily resolve your gallbladder colic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bleach my body hair during pregnancy, including stomach hair?

Is it safe to bleach my body hair during pregnancy, including stomach hair?

Bleach: it is safe to bleach your hair but many times your skin can be much more sensitive and prone to rashes. Also, make sure there is adequate ventilation. ...Read more

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My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

Meftal Spas: Meftal Spas is a combination of Dicycloverine (antispasmotic), Mefenamic Acid (anti-inflammatory) & Simeticone (anti-flatulent) sold only in India. Mefenamic Acid is an NSAID that is considered Pregnancy Category C while Simeticone is available OTC. Check out http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html. ...Read more

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When does your belly get hard during pregnancy?

When does your belly get hard during pregnancy?

Yes: Later in pregnancy when you can feel the uterus, it is not uncommon for you to feel occasional tightening of the uterus. If you are concerned about regular contractions, then you should contact your doctor. Next time, indicate how far along you are in your pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more