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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No it is not. Some of the dye can be absorbed through the skin. ...Read more
Is it safe to sweep, mop, vacuum, in 3rd trimester? I was told the motion can cause the cord to wrap around the neck?
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
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