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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Electric Heater While Pregnant

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Is an electric heater safe for my unborn baby?

In what way?: If you are referring to using an electric heater to warm a room in which you are sitting then there is no issue. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Electric heater is it good for pregnancy?

Electric heater is it good for pregnancy?

Heating pad?: It is not harmful to apply external heat in the form of a heating pad during pregnancy. The important thing is not to increase your "core" temperature, which would be extremely hard to do with a heating pad! ...Read more

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I'm 6weeks pregnant. I use hot water bottles on my back& sit right infront of an electric heater so back is very hot every night for hours. Hurt baby?

Back pain: It is not likely that this would cause fetal harm but it is important to have your back pain evaluated to determine why you are needing this daily treatment. Perhaps there is a medical cause that can be treated. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to use electric cigarrette during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use electric cigarrette during pregnancy?

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

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How much soda is safe while pregnant?

How much soda is safe while pregnant?

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

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Does cefurex safe for pregnant women?

Does cefurex safe for pregnant women?

Probably safe: Not known to harm pregnancy, bot may reduce effectiveness of Birth Control Pills. In any case your GYN should know you are taking the medication. ...Read more

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It is safe to eat mangos when you're pregnant?

It is safe to eat mangos when you're pregnant?

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

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Are goodie powders safe to take while pregnant?

Are goodie powders safe to take while pregnant?

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

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How much crawfish is safe to eat while pregnant?

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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What foods are the least safe for pregnant women?

What foods are the least safe for pregnant women?

Most food safe: Most food is safe for pregnant women. Foods to avoid include unpasteurized dairy, deli meats, fish and shellfish with a high mercury count, alcohol, tobacco, and street drugs ...Read more