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Its Safe Continuing Bifilac During Pregnancy
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
Talk to provider: This is a supplement, not an fda regulated substance so much is unknown. It is supposed to come from cow liver fat & rarely some supplements can be contaminated. Yet it may be perfectly safe as a 'natural anti-histamine'. But the point is, in pregnancy always turn to your care provider to keep you & baby safe, not a column. Wise question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Category C: Domperidone is rated pregnancy category c. That is, "animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks." so, if you can avoid it, i would. As always, talk with your doc about it. There may be other ways to help lactation. ...Read more
Yes, its safe: There should not be any issues in continuing probiotics. ...Read more
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
Is it normal to experience vaginal itch during pregnancy? Im 6 months pregnant? Any medicine to take?
Sometimes yes: During pregnancy woman may be more prone to yeast overgrowth due to hormonal changes ! if your obgyn rolled out any infection , pay attention healthy nutrition - cut carbs and eat more jogurt and probiotics rich in " friendly " bacteria . Also consider otc vaginal probiotic moisturizer " luvena". Consult your obgyn first ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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