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Is It Safe To Use Stool Softener During Pregnancy
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
Yes, some of them.: Constipation is common in pregnancy; prenatal multivitamins contain iron which can constipate, Progesterone relaxes the digestive tract, and as you get further along the pressure of the uterus pushes on the rectum. Be sure to eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you're headed to the store, colace (docusate sodium) and metamucil are safe over the counter medications to take as well. ...Read more
Constipation relief: Constipation is common in pregnancy. Dulcolax tablets or suppositories have been used during human pregnancy without evidence of adverse side-effect. Due to the minimal absorption of bisacodyl, fetal risk is considered low. Natural plant based diet such as more vegetable and fruits may have more nutrition value a better alternative for constipation. ...Read more
Topical silicone: Dermatix gel is a topical silicone agent for preventing scars.A review of the material data safety sheets for the listed ingredients does not reveal any substantial risks. It is a good idea for any woman pregnant or considering pregnancy to read the entire label of any OTC medicine, even topical, for warnings.If any questions, contacting the manufacturer is the best way to get a definitive answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vicks? yes: Did you mean to say Vicks cough drops? Those contain menthol as a topical treatment for the throat. There is no medical reason why you can't use that during pregnancy. Like all medications in pregnancy, however, you should only use it for the time that you really need it. The only over the counter "medications" that should be taken for the whole pregnancy are prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid. ...Read more
Use of sulfur soap?: Unsure of your use of sulfur soap during pregnancy. In any case, during your pregnancy, you should be using mild soaps that are not too strong, and are gentle to your skin, and not irritating. It may be best to stay away from any medicated soaps, glycerin soaps not made of vegetable glycerin, and any petrochemically based personal care products. These can get absorbed through skin. ...Read more
Domperidone or: Motilium is not commercially available in the usa. Animal studies did not produce birth defects but human tests are lacking. It does pass into breast milk but it's unknown whether it causes adverse effects to the newborn. Consult with your OB to weigh the benefits against possible risks. ...Read more
Yes!: totally safe! the only thing you should be aware of is that if you have any bleeding in pregnancy, you will want to let your doctor know and they may put you on "pelvic rest" - which means not placing anything in the vagina. But if you have no bleeding, it;s totally safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Planing pregnancy. Is it advisable to use vaginal candle/ovule which not recommended to use during pregnancy. Can it prevent pregnancy?
Unclear: I am not sure what you are referring to with a candle ovule. I suspect this was a typo. If you have a vaginal infection it should be treated. If you are not pregnant at this time then use of a vaginal treatment is not contraindicated. ...Read more
Yes but: Quite a few over the counter (otc) preps contain both elements. As with most otc medications, temporary use to relieve symptoms are usually fine. Habitual or prolonged use is unwise as you maybe masking something more serious. Don't wait till it becomes a serious problem. ...Read more
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