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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Is it safe to take steroids during preterm labor?

Is it safe to take steroids during preterm labor?

Benefit > risk: Physicians, especially those treating pregnant women, weigh risks and benefits of drugs for both the woman and her baby. Steroids can have some risks such as increased bs, susceptibility to infection. Giving them too often might pose some problems for newborns also. However, most studies show that they have benefits for babies at risk of being born premature, and that is why they're given for some. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take beno while pregnant?

Is it safe to take beno while pregnant?

Maybe: Beano is a simethicone anti-gas agent that is not absorbed for the bowel. It is ok for gas, but does nothing for heartburn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zzquil while pregnant?

Is it safe to take zzquil while pregnant?

Probably safe: Zzzquil basically contains diphenhydramine (benadryl) and alcohol. Diphenhydramine is categorized as a class B drug for pregnant women (May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk with no available human studies, or animal studies show minor risks and human studies showed no risk.) Most class B drugs are considered relatively safe in pregnancy. With normal dosing, alcohol negligible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take b-12 while you are pregnant?

Is it safe to take b-12 while you are pregnant?

Absolutely: B12 is a water soluble vitamin. This means that it's nearly impossible to overdose. Extra will just wash out in your urine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valium while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Valium while pregnant?

No: Benzodiazepines like valium can cause fetal abnormalities, and are rated category d in pregnancy. It's best to avoid valium and other benzodiazepines in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nyquil while pregnant?

Is it safe to take nyquil while pregnant?

Not the best choice.: Talk to your gynecologist. Nyquil contains both alcohol & dextromethorphan (dxm) which are not good for your developing baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take finacea while pregnant?

Is it safe to take finacea while pregnant?

Yes: Finacea is a topical gel containing azelaic acid, and is used to treat mild to moderate rosacea. Finacea is considered fda pregnancy category b -- therefore, finacea is not expected to harm an unborn baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

Yes: A blood thinner like Heparin is required to treat some conditions like blood clots, which can be life-threatening. It can increase bleeding so it is very important that women with these conditions see an expert (eg, perinatologist or hematologist), have an accurate diagnosis and discussion of risks and benefits of anticoagulation to mom & baby, have monitoring of their condition through pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ramipril while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ramipril while pregnant?

Not so much: The ace inhibitor meds which include ramipril are considered category c (possibly safe) in the first trimester but move into category d later in pregnancy because of increased fetal & neonatal problems. Some can pass in breast milk but risk in breast feeding is considered minimal. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take restasis while pregnant?

Is it safe to take restasis while pregnant?

No: Restasis is a diluted version of cyclosporine, which is a drug used to prevent organ transplant rejection. Although highly improbable that this eye-drop could ever affect your pregnancy, it would be much more prudent to use an over-the-counter artificial tears product instead. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take echinacea while pregnant?

Is it safe to take echinacea while pregnant?

Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but I recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment I know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. ...Read more

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Nauzene is it safe to take during pregnancy?

Nauzene is it safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: This medication is safe during pregnancy. Other over the counter medications such as ranitidine and dramamine are also safe snd help with nausea and heartburn during pregnancy. If looking for more natural remedies, ginger and vitamin b6 may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take flecanide while pregnant?

Is it safe to take flecanide while pregnant?

Pregnancy Category C: Official answer: animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks....In other words, you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melatonin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take melatonin while pregnant?

Not considered safe: Authorities widely caution against it saying it "may increase risk of developmental disorders." no one knows for sure becuase no one gives meds to pregnant women to see what happens but it is best to not take any chances. Homeopathic remedies, relaxation techniques and the Amino Acid glycine are safe alternatives. See http://www. Wisegeek. Com/is-it-safe-to-take-melatonin-in-pregnancy.Htm#. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mybulen during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take mybulen during pregnancy?

No: That particular drug contains Ibuprofen which is not used during pregnancy. It also contains a narcotic agent in Codeine that is only given under physician guidance. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylonal pm while pregnant?

Is it safe to take tylonal pm while pregnant?

Yes: If you have a headache or some trouble sleeping, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm as the package insert says. If you need to take this medication though every night, you may want to discuss the problem you are having with your obstetrician. If you are having headaches later in the pregnancy, you need your blood pressure etc checked. Tell your OB at your next visit that you are taking this med. ...Read more

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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more