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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to stand near a microwave?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to stand near a microwave?

They can leak: There are ways to improve safe use of appliances like microwaves. One is purchase from a reputable company. Another is to look for ul label. A kit might be available at the local hardware store or online to test a microwave for leakage. But the first step is to use other ways to heat if concerned or to stand at a distance when using a microwave in the home or workplace. See my health guide also :). ...Read more

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We live in a small 2 bedroom condo. Is it safe for me to be on the house in another room if I can smell fumes when my husband paints? 28 wks pregnant.

We live in a small 2 bedroom condo. Is it safe for me to be on the house in another room if I can smell fumes when my husband paints? 28 wks pregnant.

Not safe: Paint fumes contain toxic substances, among the most well known of which are volatile organic compounds, or VOC's. Pregnant mothers are advised to avoid painting. Some VOC's have been linked to miscarriage. SEE: http://bit.ly/1DMwAJr ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant it sperm spills near your vagina and you are a virgin in your safe days?

Is it possible to get pregnant it sperm spills near your vagina and you are a virgin in your safe days?

No: Now, if the sperm were to somehow spill into your vagina or the introitus (area right around the opening of the vagina) then pregnancy would be possible. There are no 'safe' days from pregnancy. And it is not accurate to call oneself a virgin if you only have sex at certain times. I encourage you to educate yourself further before considering sexual interactions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be induced at 36weeks 3days pregnant? I am experiencing pain in lower back and menstrual like cramps 3 times a day. I live 300km hospita

Is it safe to be induced at 36weeks 3days pregnant? I am experiencing pain in lower back and menstrual like cramps 3 times a day. I live 300km hospita

Probably not: You should be at term to deliver. If you are that far from the hospital, you should consider temporarily moving closer, but induction at that gestational age would put your baby at risk. ...Read more

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Tap water smell like chlorine well it just smells funny I live in the U.S. In Baltimore Maryland is tap water safe to drink im 31weeks pregnant ? !

Tap water smell like chlorine well it just smells funny I live in the U.S. In Baltimore Maryland is tap water safe to drink im 31weeks pregnant ? !

Tap water is safe: Generally, tap water in the USA is safe to drink. The chlorine in the water is necessary to prevent the growth of bacteria that could be harmful. Sometimes there may be local bans on tap water due to unusual emergencies, like water main breaks. Then, always follow local boil water advisories or use bottled water until the problem is fixed. ...Read more

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My wife is 6 week pregnant. Is it safe to use betametgasone&zinc skin cream? Its was given for an insect bite on a small spot near check.

My wife is 6 week pregnant. Is it safe to use betametgasone&zinc skin cream? Its was given for an insect bite on a small spot near check.

Yes: In general, creams and lotions applied to the skin are safe during all phases of pregnancy. There are a few that might be compounded with skin penetrating chemicals like dimethyl sulfoxide that i would avoid unless cleared by your doc. These are uncommon rarely used and not available over the counter in most areas. ...Read more

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My husband is taking the typhoid oral (live) vaccine. I am pregnant. Is it safe for me to be around him and have contact with him while he takes them?

My husband is taking the typhoid oral (live) vaccine. I am pregnant. Is it safe for me to be around him and have contact with him while he takes them?

Typhoid vaccine: The oral live attenuated vaccine should not be administered to pregnant women; If the strain contained in the vaccine is in your husband's stools it can potentially be transferred to you. ...Read more