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Is lithium safe in pregnancy?

Is lithium safe in pregnancy?

No.: Lithium is not safe during pregnancy. For one thing, it can cause cardiac/ heart defects in the baby ( epstiens anomoly). Lithium has a narrow margin of safety ; therfore, the fluid shifts that occur during pregancy may effect lithium levels, putting both the mother and baby at risk. If a woman is on prescribed medications and becomes pregnant, she should notify her doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Please tell your: doctors know asap if you are pregnant. Lithium is FDA pregnancy category D & has been associated w cardiac defects. Lamictal is pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

Work with doctors: From the medicines you're taking, it sounds like you've been dealing with a serious mental illness, possibly bipolar disorder. Stopping these medicines suddenly would risk relapse of this illness -- not a good idea. Please discuss these issues with your psychiatrist and obstetrician -- they know you. The risk to your baby and you of getting sick is very high, vs the benefit of remaining stable. ...Read more

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Does lithium carbonate affect pregnancy?

Does lithium carbonate affect pregnancy?

Lithium pregnancy: Generally contraindicated during pregnancy and in category d meaning it has a risk for birth defects. However, things are not always that simple and I am referring you to much more nuanced explanation in the article below. Please discuss this extensively with your psychiatrist. www.mothertobaby.org/files/lithium.pdf for more information about the organization of teratology information specialistbest wishes. ...Read more

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Is sex safe in pregnancy?

Is sex safe in pregnancy?

Normally yes: The exception is when there is vaginal bleeding or if there is any suspicion of fluid leaking from the bag of waters. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a : Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Yacon Syrup safe during pregnancy?

Is Yacon Syrup safe during pregnancy?

Yacon syrup: Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women Who are obese and with insulin resistance. Although it seems sake and product is natural, it did not not do any study on pregnancy. It would be wise not to use any medication including herbal or natural during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

None needed: There is no scientific evidence that one should take any herbs during pregnancy as they do not benefit you. Take a Folic Acid vitamin or a prenatal vitamin and you are good to go. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more

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Is equaline pain pm safe for pregnancy?

Is equaline pain pm safe for pregnancy?

I tried to break : It down. What country did you purchase this from? It appears to contain 500 mg Acetaminophen ; 25 mg diphenhydramine. Both of these are fda pregnancy category b (which means there aren't known problems w taking while pregnant), this means that it is likely ok to take minimum effective dose. However, as with all medications in pregnancy - recommend that you consult with your OB before taking. ...Read more

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Is soya sauce safe to eat in pregnancy?

Is soya sauce safe to eat in pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, but bear in mind it is high in alt (sodium) content and can lead to fluid retention and bloating. Use low sodium soya sauce in moderate amounts. ...Read more

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Is Vicks vapo rub safe during pregnancy

Should be: Vaporib is topical and should not have systemic effect. It should not harm the fetus. ...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