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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Baths In The 3rd Trimester

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Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Of course....: Sounds like a great way to relax. I'd take advantage of the opportunity now, as similar escapes with a small child, or a toddler, or a school age child, or a pre-teen, or a teenager will be few and far between, and in each case for different reasons. Enjoy this while you can, then enjoy all the joys of parenting to come. Congratulations and cheers to you.... ...Read more

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What can I take for a cold in my 3rd trimester?

What can I take for a cold in my 3rd trimester?

Cold in 3rd trimeste: Rest, fluid and small amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) ( less than 4 gm total a day) for fever. If not better in 5 days, or fever, shortness of breath, abdominal pains, signs of baby distress or early labor, consult your OB immediately. ...Read more

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Please can I still take an antimalaria drug (fansidar)in my 3rd trimester (31weeks)?

Please  can I still take an antimalaria drug (fansidar)in my 3rd trimester  (31weeks)?

Check with GYN: my advise no unless you have been exposed and for active treatment not for prevention last semester your baby is formed and the chance for birth defect is low so unless you are protecting yourself and the baby from active malaria wait until you had the baby either way check with your local PCP or your GYN they now more about your location and your pregnancy good luck ...Read more

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How many tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take in my 3rd trimester?

How many tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take in my 3rd trimester?

Well: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered preg category b- the safest grading the fda gives. However there is a slight risk of eye issue when it is taken in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy if the baby is born premature based on some reports. Overall, i think the risk is very low. However there are other otc antihistamines which do not appear to be linked to this rare complication. ...Read more

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Are amaglam fillings safe during 3rd trimester will it harm my baby just got 2 yesterday?

Amalgam is safe: Although it's a controversial topic, according to the american dental association, and the most current well done studies, there is no evidence of any harm to either you or your baby. Personally, i don't place amalgam fillings in my office anymore, because there are such great tooth colored materials available now. However, if you were my patient i would tell you not to worry or lose any sleep! ...Read more

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Is it safe to sweep, mop, vacuum, in 3rd trimester? I was told the motion can cause the cord to wrap around the neck?

Is it safe to sweep, mop, vacuum, in 3rd trimester?  I was told the motion can cause the cord to wrap around the neck?

Yes: The physical activity may cause some contractions (you tummy gets tight). Relax, hydrate and don't worry about your baby. Slow down a little and listen to your body. Your activity will not wrap the cord around your baby's neck. ...Read more

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What are the risks to the newborn if you take Zoloft (sertraline) in your 3rd trimester? I've been taking it since 14 weeks and am now almost 34 w and very worried

What are the risks to the newborn if you take Zoloft (sertraline) in your 3rd trimester? I've been taking it since 14 weeks and am now almost 34 w and very worried

I understand: With barely 2 mths to go, it is hard to choose between the risks to your baby vs withdrawal risks to you. Consider a conference (call?) w/ both your psychiatrist and your OBGYN to select the best option and try not to add worry to your problems (as if that's easy). But do try. You can't undo the past - but you can plan to avoid medication risks in the future. That's the best you or anyone can do. ...Read more