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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. Walter Husar
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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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What is a good way to prevent bruising after giving insulin shot in the stomach?

What is a good way to prevent bruising after giving insulin shot in the stomach?

Ice!: My advice to our pediatric patients is to ice the injection site for about 30-60 seconds prior to giving the injection. The cold helps to shrink away the capillary blood vessels which may get punctured during a shot and therefore helps to decrease bruising. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have an appendectomy in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? What is the success rate? Do they calm the fetus down prior to the procedure.

Is it safe to have an appendectomy in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? What is the success rate? Do they calm the fetus down prior to the procedure.

Overall yes but: Any surgical procedure, ideally , should wait until after the baby is born. Surgery, even simple surgery, carries risks to both the mom and fetus. However, if the appendectomy is truly needed then proceed. ...Read more

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In the case of an unplanned pregnancy, how safe is the abortion pill? I have heard horror stories. The earlier in the pregnancy is it easier to do?

In the case of an unplanned pregnancy,  how safe is the abortion pill? I have heard horror stories. The earlier in the pregnancy is it easier to do?

Abortion: Medical abortion is quite safe and effective if done under medical supervision and early in pregnancy, usually not later than 7-8 weeks. Contact your local planned parenthood clinic if there is one near you , if not speak to your gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to prevent extra weight gain during pregnancy? Is it safe to exercise or walk? I had c-section during first baby, this is my second baby

How to prevent extra weight gain during pregnancy? Is it safe to exercise or walk? I had c-section during first baby, this is my second baby

Pregnancy Questions: Of course it is safe to walk or participate in moderate exercise. I would bet there would be a whole section about this in your prenatal book that you are reading. Every pregnant women should have such a guide book for the times they wonder about all of life's various issues during pregnancy. I know every OB i know recommends this for their patients. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to have b complex shots one time every week just due to the enthusiast to injection by the beautiful woman nurse? I love her injection.

Is it harmful to have b complex shots one time every week just due to the enthusiast to injection by the beautiful woman nurse? I love her injection.

I think you : Know that this is not the reason to get injections done. You should not have anything injected into you that is not medically necessary..... Im sure you know this already. ...Read more

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What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy ?

What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and 
when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy ?

Pregnant any time: You can become pregnant at any time during your cycle, but the highest chance is during/around time of ovulation (egg-release). During a normal ovulatory cycle, the ovulation occurs 14-days before the menstrual flow starts. So, for 28-day cycle, ovulation day=14. For 30-day cycle, ovulation on day=16. To prevent unwanted pregnany, contraception is recommended at all time! consult doc. Good luck. ...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 for a pregnant woman to ride in a car when she is 3 months pregnant! We are going to texas but will be stopping for break every 4 hours?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to ride in a car when she is 3 months pregnant! We are going to texas but will be stopping for break every 4 hours?

Travel: There is a risk for anyone who takes a long distance car ride of developing clots in their lower extremities . I highly suggest using support / compression hose , keeping the legs elevated if possible and stopping every 2 hours to walk around . Try to massage the calf . If Sny pain a swelling is noted , stop snd head to the closest ER . Good luck & safe travel . Discuss this further with your OB ...Read more

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Is it safe to me and my baby to travel at week 12 of pregnancy by airplane?

Is it safe to me and my baby to travel at week 12 of pregnancy by airplane?

Hard to say: Since we don't know the details of your pregnancy condition it is hard to make a blanket statement. If your health is stable it is probably fine. If you have been troubled by recurrent vomiting or dehydration it might not be wise.Your current source of health care is in a better position to know. ...Read more

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My wife just discovered that she is 3-4 weeks pregnant. It is unplanned and we are not ready for the responsibility. What are the safe ways to drop it?

My wife just discovered that she is 3-4 weeks pregnant. It is unplanned and we are not ready for the responsibility. What are the safe ways to drop it?

Your wife's choice: I honor your insight that you're not ready to be parents. I wish everyone were so thoughtful and wise. Your primary care physician can advice you about medicines and surgery to terminate a pregnancy in your jurisdiction. Under the laws of most nations, the decision -- end the pregnancy, offer the child for adoption, keep the baby -- is your wife's. Best wishes, whatever the choice is. ...Read more

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Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?

Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?

To Save Lives: To prevent the rare case of neonatal hepatitis b, which may be deadly or cause permanent liver disease. And who says it is less safe to give an infant the vaccine. Safety is there for all ages. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? When to stop doing sex? Condoms are recommended or not in this period?

Is it safe to have sex during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? When to stop doing sex? Condoms are recommended or not in this period?

Yes: Sex is safe throughout pregnancy unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy. Sex is an important way for couples to maintain intimacy. It is a normal and healthy activity during pregnancy. If there is concern for std and you are not in a stable monogamous relationship then condoms should be used. ...Read more

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They offer aqua zumba at the gym. The water temp is 87 degrees. I will be 30 weeks pregnant this Thursday. Is it safe for me to do the class?

They offer aqua zumba at the gym. The water temp is 87 degrees. I will be 30 weeks pregnant this Thursday. Is it safe for me to do the class?

Sure: Nothing better than exercise in an external water environment which takes he pressure off of the fetus in the internal water environment(amniotic fluid). Pregnancy exercises such as this increase your fitness level to endure and facilitate labor by shortening it during the 2nd stage(pushing). If your bag of water ruptures, then tell your OB MD immediately and stop the exercise program. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take estrogen in the form of estradiol valerate during pregnancy as my e2 is low as my dr recommended so but i'm afraid to take it ?

Is it ok to take estrogen in the form of estradiol valerate  during pregnancy as my e2 is low as my dr recommended so but i'm afraid to take it ?

Ask how it helps you: Information on Estradiol valerate says it's not for use during pregnancy, but maybe the reproductive endocrinologist or infertility specialist has a special reason for using it. Just call the doctor or visit the doctor, to get an explanation of the benefit of, or need for the medication, and hopefully that will help relieve worries. ...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