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Is it safe to wear makeup in pregnancy?

Is it safe to wear makeup in pregnancy?

Probably: Yes, it's probably safe, especially if you're buying conventional products sold in stores. On the other hand, no testing of the sort that would be necessary to absolutely prove the safety has been done. It would not be ethical to, say, take a bunch of pregnant women and lather half of them with tons of makeup and the leave the other half untouched to compare the rate of birth defects. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it safe to wear makeup ( concealer ) sometimes around the mouth to cover perioral dermatitis? Will it worsen the condition?

Hypoallergenic: I would stick to the hypoallergnic if any. Make up can be irritating, not to mention it can sometimes be the cause if it is an allergic contact dermatitis. Try to eliminate the concealer for a day or two (on the weekend?) to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear makeup, especially liquid foundation, that contain parabens? Do parabens in makeup cause breast cancer?

Is it safe to wear makeup, especially liquid foundation, that contain parabens? Do parabens in makeup cause breast cancer?

No relationship: There is no relationship of make up with causing breast cancer.Just eat healthy and stay trim by eating low fat foods and exercise daily. This is the recipe to keep cancer at bay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear compression socks and other compression clothing during pregnancy?

Is it safe to wear compression socks and other compression clothing during pregnancy?

YES!!!: I loved compression stockings in my pregnancy. It helps all the pooling of water and swelling that happens in your legs. Now granted they can be hard to put on when you're super pregnant (my hubby had to help me). But the support is awesome. Also okay to wear belly bands or other maternity belts. They help to bring your weight closer to your center of gravity, which helps the back. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to know if safe to wear high heels shoes during early pregnancy when I go out I always worn high heels shoes is safe during pregnancy? Thanks

I want to know if safe to wear high heels shoes during early pregnancy when I go out I always worn high heels shoes is safe during pregnancy?  Thanks

Finding balance: It is generally safe, but will be hard on your back and feet. Your balance changes when you are pregnant, so in general, it's better and more comfortable to wear sensible shoes with support. Listen to your body as it grows and changes. ...Read more

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My bf always wears a condom&pulls out before he ejaculates. Obviously pregnancy is always a factor if sexually active, but how safe am i doing this?

My bf always wears a condom&pulls out before he ejaculates. Obviously pregnancy is always a factor if sexually active, but how safe am i doing this?

Condom Efficacy: Consistent & correct use of condoms has a 98 % rate of efficacy in preventing pregnancy. However, condoms are not always used consistently or properly which can lead to a first-year efficacy rate for pregnancy protection of 85 to 86 %. ...Read more