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Doctor insights on: Is It Safer To Smoke Light Cigarettes During Pregnancy

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...Read more

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Im 6 wks pregnant. When should I stop worrying about having a miscarriage? Also, is E cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes during pregnancy?

Im 6 wks pregnant. When should I stop worrying about having a miscarriage? Also, is E cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes during pregnancy?

Stop smoking: Smoking raises the risk of miscarriage. Stop smoking to decrease your risk of miscarriage and many other harmful effects to you and your baby. There are no studies regarding the effects of E Cigs or Vaping in pregnancy so the best choice if to stop. E Cigs likely exposed your baby to less chemicals than cigarettes but neither are considered safe. ...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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I'm taking lovenox during pregnancy because of history of PE. Is it still safe to take with placenta previa. I'm having light brown spotting right now.

I'm taking lovenox during pregnancy because of history of PE. Is it still safe to take with placenta previa. I'm having light brown spotting right now.

Consult a Doctor: The risk and benefit of utilizing a blood thinner such as lovenox with a history of thromboembolic disease such as PE with an ongoing issue placenta previa that can cause bleeding needs to be discussed with your physician. Both of these can be potential life threatening events and the benefits and the risks of both taking as well as not taking lvoenox need to be explored with your doctor ...Read more

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Complete Iron Rainbow Light is using Stinging Nettle and Dried Plum and Fig and Raisin. Are they safe to drink during pregnancy ?

Complete Iron Rainbow Light is using Stinging Nettle and Dried Plum and Fig and Raisin. Are they safe to drink during pregnancy ?

Unknown: We do not know if all of these ingredients are safe in pregnancy. It is best just to eat a healthy diet and take a prenatal vitamin. If you really want to take this supplement then take the bottle in to your next obstetrician appointment and ask them what they think of it. ...Read more

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Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Not a good idea: Nicotine is nicotine whether it is in a smokeless cigarette, regular cigarrette, chewing tobacco, gum, patches...... It is better to consider giving up all nicotine during pregnancy because it can effect blood flow to the baby and effect growth. There are many smoking cessation support programs. Also remember it takes about 3 days for the nicotine to get out of your system. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

No: The problem is that people who say they smoke occasionally either underestimate how much they are truly smoking or can suddenly develop a more regular habit of smoking. Each cigarette introduces 1000s of toxins into the baby's system and raises the mother's blood pressure possibly causing an early separation of the placenta. ...Read more

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