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Dr. John Landi
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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 use the ipad while pregnant?

Is it safe to use the ipad while pregnant?

With precautions: The ipad and other similar devices, including the iphone, emit electromagnetic radiation. It is best to keep the ipad at a safe distance away from you during use (i.e. Not on your lap) and use it when you can on airplane mode. When you are using wifi or 3g, the device will emit more radiation. You might also want to invest in a ipad case that reduces radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a vibrating chair while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a vibrating chair while pregnant?

Vibrating chair: Not sure what kind of vibration such chair will do and what the reason behind. To avoid having unrest in your mind that such a thing may harm you and your baby, i'd avoid it unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use paints while pregnant?

Is it safe to use paints while pregnant?

Maybe: Paint types differ significantly. Some have toxic compounds and exposure should be limited or avoided. Others, like water colors or latex low odor paints may be used if good ventilation is maintained. If exposure is unavoidable, there are masks that can help reduce chemical exposures. ...Read more

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It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

Studies: To show that electromagnetic energy can cause cancer or diseases have been equivocal. The heat generated also was implicated but that is from the machine moving parts and the battery. There is no conclusive study. Since that is so, i can't say you can't use your gadgets, but limit it to need only so you will stay on the cautious and safe side. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use methadone while pregnant?

Is it safe to use methadone while pregnant?

Yes: Methodone is safe for detox or maintanence during pregnancy while under the care of your ob. Methadone use in pregnancy has been associated with lower birth weights. But is far safer in contrast to narcotic abuse, especially cocaine, which is associated preterm labor and placental abruption. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use condoms while pregnant?

Is it safe to use condoms while pregnant?

Yes: Esp. Important if trying to prevent exposure to a sexual transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use fertilizer while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on the fertilizer and how you handle it. Some fertilizers can be dangerous to the fetus. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8056207. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be around computers constantly while pregnant?

Yes: There is minimal risk of exposure to any significant radiation from your computer. Studies that have been done have not shown any significant effects from such exposure. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use Mederma while pregnant?

Is it dangerous to use Mederma while pregnant?

No problem!: Mederma is only an onion extract, so no. Whatever you are using it for will unlikely be improved, as well.. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Mederma while pregnant?

Mederma: Yes it is safe as long as you do not have an allergy to onions. It can be used for stretchmarks during pregnancy. Out of an abundance of caution do not use during first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

Yes: Any device that produces heat has a chance to malfunction. Overheating can place both mom and baby at risk. The temperature of the fetus runs higher than that of the mother, and that places demands on the heart. Plus there have been burns or shocks caused by electric blankets. The same can happen with heating pads if moms fall asleep while using them. So it's best for women to avoid them all. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a tanning bed while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a tanning bed while pregnant?

UV & pregnancy: There have been no controlled studies of the direct effects of tanning or tanning beds on pregnant women or their unborn child. In view of the evidence of damage from ultraviolet radiation to the skin of the mother, however, it makes sense to avoid this type of activity for the duration of pregnancy. However, research on pregnant mice showed fetal damage. ...Read more

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