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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 Mederma for scars safe during pregnancy? Active ingredient is allantoin 0.5 %

Is Mederma for scars safe during pregnancy? Active ingredient is allantoin 0.5 %

No data.: Mederma has never been tested on pregnant women, to my knowledge, so there is no data one way or the other. My standard advice for anyone who is pregnant is, if it's not essential, don't use it until you deliver the baby. Why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more

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Is Prospan safe to use during pregnancy?

Is Prospan safe to use during pregnancy?

Not: Sure. It is made from ivy leaf with multiple pharmacology effect. Not classified by FDA though the have warning for those less than 2 and classified by foreign agents as pregnancy class C ...Read more

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Is clinique safe to use during pregnancy?

Is clinique safe to use during pregnancy?

Probably: If you are refering to the clinique make up, then most of the products are safe. I might recommend you bring any acne treatment products you use to your OB doctor to double check. ...Read more

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Is Proactiv safe to use during pregnancy?

No: One of the 3 part treatments in proactive is topical benzoyle peroxide. It is considered safety category c (not advised) as animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetus. No human studies have been done to know for sure. ...Read more

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I believe I have jock itch. What is safe to use during pregnancy to treat it?

I believe I have jock itch. What is safe to use during pregnancy to treat it?

Anti fungal cream: There are several anti fungal creams available over the counter without a prescription. These are safe for use. ...Read more

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Is abreva safe to use during pregnancy?

Is abreva safe to use during pregnancy?

A revs: No human studies have been done on abreva and pregnancy. However, when the drug was given to pregnant animals, it did not appear to cause any problems. Because animals and humans can respond to drugs in different ways, if you become pregnant while using this drug, your healthcare provider will consider the benefits and risks in your particular situation. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 19m pregnant. I'm currently using the facial cleanser beand SK II. I want to know if that brand is safe to use during pregnancy? Any rec? TY

Hi. I'm 19m pregnant. I'm currently using the facial cleanser beand SK II. I want to know if that brand is safe to use during pregnancy? Any rec? TY

General rule: Creams or lotions you apply to the skin surface will not transfer a detectable amount of med through the skin to your blood. If it doesn't get into your blood it cannot effect the fetus. Only specialized prescription meds, placed on patches with penetration capabilities would get through the skin. You generally never need to worry about over the counter creams/lotions/liquids you apply to your ski ...Read more

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Is pyrethrin shampoo safe to use during pregnancy?

Is pyrethrin shampoo safe to use during pregnancy?

Yes: While there is little data on the use of pyrethrin during pregnancy, in 2010, the cdc stated:

" pregnant women may be treated with pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide (cdc, 2010)"

so I would assume that it is safe. Talk with your ob/gyn if you remain concerned.

To find more information, please visit my site:
www. Obgynhelp. Com. ...Read more

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Is taking 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) safe to use during pregnancy? I am 14 weeks preggo.

Is taking 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) safe to use during pregnancy? I am 14 weeks preggo.

Risk/Benefit Issue: Are u taking other meds ; do u have other health/psych prob’s? 2 common preg prob’s assoc’d with anti-depressants (ad’s) are infant hypertension (pphn) ; a discontinuation syndrome. Lexapro has an fda c preg rating (caution needed) while Paxil (paroxetine) is rated d (to be avoided). There is risk in dc’ing needed ad’s (e.g., less adherence to med regime ;? suicidal ideation). Speak w/ provider! ...Read more

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Is miconazole nitrate safe to use during pregnancy?

Is miconazole nitrate safe to use during pregnancy?

Topical yes: If using as a topical agent for yeast / fungus it is safe. Oral miconazole "buccal" is a class C drug for pregnancy and should be used by physician prescription and after consult weighing the risks and benefits. Good luck and congratulation on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but I recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment I know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. See comment for more info. ...Read more

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Is the SCS stimulator safe to use during pregnancy for bilateral neuropathy pain or should it be turned off?

Is the SCS stimulator safe to use during pregnancy for bilateral neuropathy pain or should it be turned off?

We don't know: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22494315
The current recommendation in a patient with a neuromodulatory device for chronic pain is deactivation once the diagnosis of pregnancy is made. There are no studies examining the effect of SCS on human fetal development, and it is very unlikely that any will be undertaken.
http://www. Spine-health. Com/forum/treatment/spinal-cord-stimulation/article-scs-and-pregnancy ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

Talcum powder, no: Talcum powder in the vulvar area has been associated with a number of different long term issues. Aspirin is actually being used to help prevent pregnancy induced hypertension (pre eclampsia). ...Read more

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Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question you should ask your treating OB MD who is familiar with your current condition. ...Read more

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Are whitening toothpastes safe to use during pregnancy? On the same note, do I need to change my shampoos and deodorants to all natural products?

Are whitening toothpastes safe to use during pregnancy? On the same note, do I need to change my shampoos and deodorants to all natural products?

Re: Toothpastes: There is not enough research to show if tooth whitening products are safe or not during pregnancy, so as a precaution it would be wise to avoid them. ...Read more

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Is anti itch cream safe to use during pregnancy? Is there a homeopathic remedy that's better for big bites?

Is anti itch cream safe to use during pregnancy? Is there a homeopathic remedy that's better for big bites?

Baking Soda: For individual bites a paste made from baking soda and water will stop the itching and is OK to use during pregnancy. Apply the paste directly to the bite area only. For multiple bites you can add a 1/4 cup of baking soda to a luke warm bath to soothe the itching as well. Soak in the bath for up to 15 min then rinse well. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safe to use during pregnancy?

No.: Use during pregnancy may lead to increased risk of premature delivery and low birth weight. Infants may experience symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal. Teratogenic effects were reported when taken during the 1st trimester. Possible link to gastroschisis and hypoplastic left heart syndrome - has not been confirmed yet. ...Read more

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Is Norvasc (amlodipine) safe to use during pregnancy for high blood pressure?

Is Norvasc (amlodipine) safe to use during pregnancy for high blood pressure?

Class c: Class c on pregnancy do would not recommend as its effects are unknown. Http://www. Drugs. Com/norvasc. Html. ...Read more

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I bought a box hair dye kit (revlon- ammonia free) is it safe to use during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks.

I bought a box hair dye kit (revlon- ammonia free) is it safe to use during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks.

Decrease risk: I would avoid hair dyes or any other avoidable chemical while pregnant. I would not trust any of it. There is no one that can prove it is safe, nor will they test it. The risks outweigh the benefit for sure. ...Read more

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T3 mycin lotion, adaferin gel & azederm cream. Which is safe to use during pregnancy for acne?

T3 mycin lotion, adaferin gel & azederm cream. Which is safe to use during pregnancy for acne?

Acne cream: I think all are ok. I would double check with your OB they have certain likes and dislikes. I would stick with their program. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use during pregnancy?

Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use during pregnancy?

I prescribe it: There are many options for constipation in pregnancy. First involves making sure you are taking enough water and fiber in your diet. Metamucil or fibercon can be used in addition to natural sources of fiber. Colace twice daily often helps as well. But for those patients who don't see improvement on that regimen, either a dulcolax suppository or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is the next thing I typically suggest. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!

20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!

No problem: Almost all medications have a legal disclaimer about taking whatever it is during pregnancy - just to protect the company. Most are not necessary and this is true for Visine which is a saline mixture with no biologically active drugs that will have little distribution into your circulation and none across the placenta to your developing baby. This is not harmful and you can continue to use it. ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term.

Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera.

"When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy.

https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20306538

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