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Is It Safe To Nurse While Pregnant
I received two shots of methotrexate today because of an ectopic pregnancy. is it safe to nurse my 2yr old once a day?
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
My nurse practitioner advised me to not dye my hair while pregnant but, is no amonia no peroxide hair dye considered safe to use during pregnancy ?
See below: There is no contraindication to any type of hair coloring. ...Read more
I am 19 week pregnant. My nurse recommended Monistat 3 for my vulva itching and burning. Is Ovule or internal cream safe or external cream is enough?
They are all safe: If you are only having itching on your vulva it would be a good idea to just put the medicine where it is itching. As your nurse suggested. If it does not improve let her know and she will probably suggest vaginal insertion of the cream or ovule that is intended to treat yeast infections ...Read more
What dosage of l-arginine is safe to take while brestfeeding? I need to tone my uterus to get pregnant and my son (20 months old) nurses 2-3x/day
Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?
No: No this is not true. A lot depends on the type of mushroom. Make sure you wish them thoroughly and know what you are buying ...Read more
Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more
Yes, however...: Yes, that is very safe. However, i would not just take it for 3 days. If your vit d level has been low i advise you take 5-8000 iu of d3 every day and have your levels monitored; optimal levels are 50-80 ng/ml. D deficiency can create problems during pregnancy- see http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/obgyn/pregnancy/38113 ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read more
I think so...: If Navidoxin is the same as Navidoxine (which is the equivalent of Meclizine) then it is a Category B medication (Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women). Many Category B medications are Rx to pregnant women, including anti-nausea medicines. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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