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Is it true that I should avoid baths while pregnant?

Is it true that I should avoid baths while pregnant?

NO: Bathing is fine while pregnant. You may however want to avoid public baths and jacuzzi/hottubs, etc. ...Read more

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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 ok to have any alcohol while pregnant?

Is it ok to have any alcohol while pregnant?

No: If you had alcohol it is highly unlikely that it would cause a problem. The accepted standard of care is to advise no alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bowl while pregnant?

Yes: Use common sense and do not strain yourself. But in general, bowling is not that rigorous of a sport and is fine when pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to be standing all day while pregnant?

Is it safe to be standing all day while pregnant?

Not normally: If you are in a completely uncomplicated pregnancy and have been used to that level of activity prior to pregnancy, it should not cause any problems with the pregnancy. Later in the pregnancy, this can lead to increased leg and back pain with increased weight and increased lumbar lordosis, but should still be safe in an uncomplicated pregnancy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate while you have dermatitis?

Is it safe to masturbate while you have dermatitis?

Depends: Is the dermatitis on the hands or on the penis? If you have an inflammed penis, you should make sure to avoid infection and worsening dermatitis. You should wash well and use liberal lubricants. You should wash well afterwards and apply appropriate topicals and or medications. Why the dermatitis. First see a doctor and get treated. Avoid things causing the inflammation. Use common sense. ...Read more

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Is it possible that fetus is allergic to fish? I usually love it but not when pregnant

Is it possible that fetus is allergic to fish? I usually love it but not when pregnant

No: The immune system doesn't develop to the point of being able to produce allergic antibodies until about six months after birth. The hormone changes of pregnancy can change your immune system; it is not uncommon for pregnant women to develop different allergic symptoms or intolerances while pregnant. Many of these, depending on the cause and severity, disappear after delivery. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Ask your OB: There is some concern about maternal body temperature increases and the high temperatures that are experienced by a growing fetus. In general, baby's temp is 2 degrees higher than the mother. These higher temps have been associated with higher rates of neural tube defects in the first trimester. Short baths are thought to be safe. Long, sweaty experiences in hot baths/tubs is not recommended. ...Read more

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Is stevia safe if you're trying to get pregnant? I read that it was once used as a contraceptive?

Is stevia safe if you're trying to get pregnant? I read that it was once used as a contraceptive?

Yes: The history of Stevia leaf dates back several centuries. It has mainly been used for diabetes, GI tract regulation, an anti-infective, energy, etc. I have not found that contraception was among historical uses. It is a plant based sweetener and therefore is much safer than chemically-based sweeteners. ...Read more

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Must know before shower is it ok to drink while pregnant?

Must know before shower is it ok to drink while pregnant?

NO: There was one solitary study theat came out recently that said moderate drinking probably not harmful to unborn. Many flaws with this particular study. Many more studies over decades clearly show the dangers - everything from deformities to brain damage and signficant behavior and learning problems in moms who drank - even just a one-time binge. Don't risk it. Wait to celebrate until after birth. ...Read more

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Is it true that one should not bath in water that's too hot during pregnancy? Why is that so?

Yes, that is true.: Please avoid taking overly hot baths or use of hot tubs & saunas during pregnancy due to risk of hyperthermia. The american college of obstetricians & gynecologists recommends pregnant women not use saunas or hot tubs. A warm bath is ok. Keep temp 100 degrees f or. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfortable as your core body temperature may rise. That's not advisable, for too long, during pregnancy. Bubble bath also usually has no implication for vaginal health. So, enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfortable as your core body temperature may rise. That's not advisable, for too long, during pregnancy. Bubble bath also usually has no implication for vaginal health. So, enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it true you can drink wine while pregnant? Is it true you can drink wine while pregnant?

Is it true you can drink wine while pregnant? Is it true you can drink wine while pregnant?

No: I would suggest not drinking while pregnant. Please speak with your OB doctor for an explanation. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and I used a honeysuckle essential oil once before knowing it should not be used while pregnant. Do you think I harmed my baby?

5 weeks pregnant and I used a honeysuckle essential oil once before knowing it should not be used while pregnant. Do you think I harmed my baby?

Doubtful: with one time use. Essential oils should always be diluted - so hopefully that was diluted. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do weight-lifting while pregnant?

Sure: Of course within reason. Just don't valsalva ( close your mouth , hold your breathe ) which can cause increased pressure ...Read more

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