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Is It Safe To Use Electric Heater While Pregnant
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
Is it safe to use a portable oil heater or electric heater to heat a room during pregnancy and after delivery in a babies/children's room?
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep. ...Read more
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Does the use of electric heater for mattresses worsen the pre-exsiting back pain or cause further damage to discs that are currently herniated?
I'm 4wks pregnant. I sat real close to my heater last night. Not even a foot & didn't realize my stomach got realhot and rashy-did I hurt the baby?
Possibly.: Erythema ab igne as you describe indicates that overnight you exposed your stomach to high temperatures - and heat is a known teratogen in the first trimester (especially spina bifida). Please take Folic Acid 1-4 mg daily and get an expert ultrasound at 11-13 weeks and at 18-20 weeks. Most of the time these one-time exposures are innocuous - so please do not repeat this, avoid all saunas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 33 weeks peregnant. I have dr appoint. In 2 days. I get sharp pain like electric or nife down there my vegina since last weekdoes this mean the head is engaged. My baby does move but much less than b4?
Pregnancy pain: What you describe is commonly associated with pressure or irritation of pelvic nerves, resulting in episodic electric shock-like sensations in the vagina. Not to worry unless you are experiencing contractions. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a humidifier and a heater for my child with bronchiolitis? Reason for heater is because her room gets cold. Which is better for her?
Oil filled baseboard heater pipe has burst while heater was on and made grey/black smoke and horrible chemical smell. Safe for 3 kids to stay in home?
Safe but...: Safe but ventilate as much as possible. ...Read more
No: Moving away from smoking cigarettes when you are pregnant is a very good idea. Replacing them with E-cigarettes. Not so much. There is still some nicotine, quite harmful to the baby & placenta, in E-cigarettes and, as they are not regulated, the amount is unknown. .. in some E-cigs it might be more! Also, you and baby are exposed to other toxins in E-cigarettes. They are not safe. ...Read more
None: Soda is a worthless substance that provides no benefits to any human body; excepting for transient taste delight. The sugars and synthetic materials in soda present threats to proper balance of body metabolism. Sodas are loaded with excessive carbohydrate calories. ...Read more
Although in some: Cultures, caution is suggested when eating mangos if pregnant, there isn't significant evidence for this. However, if you have gestational diabetes - use only in moderation. Do not partake if you are allergic to mangos. ...Read more
Goody Powders: Goody's extra-strength headache powders is not recommended during pregnancy. It contains acetaminophen, Aspirin & caffeine. Aspirin is fda pregnancy category c. It is fda pregnancy category d in the third trimester if taken as a full dose. It is recommended that caffeine use be low or that it be avoided during pregnancy. ...Read more
Doubt it's been stud: I strongly doubt it's been studied scientifically, but like anything else (particularly during pregnancy) moderation is the key. Don't do anything that could endanger your fetus, because you only get one chance with no "do-overs". After delivery you can go hog (or crawfish) wild. ...Read more
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