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Is There Any Safe Anticonvulsant I Can Use When Pregnant
Depends: There are only few meds 100% safe in pregnancies. All others carry some risks. In the anticonvulsive therapy always the benefits should be weighted against the risk of neural tube defects. Discuss all these details with a maternal fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more
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
I am scared of having a seizure during pregnancy, what are the chances if normal levels of anticonvulsant?
Med levels: Have your neurologist do levels to prevent the seizures. This minimizes the risk. ...Read more
Birth Defects: Many anti-seizure medications, such as valproic acid, can cause birth defects in babies in utero. You will need to work with your ob/gyn and regular physician (who normally prescribes the anti-seizure medication) to find a new medication regimen that will be as safe as possible for mother and baby. These risks are greater earlier in pregnancy. ...Read more
LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more
Many products: This particular company sells a variety of products. The ingredients for each one would need to be reviewed individually. A good general rule for pregnant women though is if you're not sure then don't use it. The overwhelming majority of over-the-counter topical skin products are safe for use. ...Read more
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