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Lanoxin During Pregnancy
It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more
Be smart: In the absence of medical or OB complications, pregnant women should continue to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you. Knowing when to stop (vaginal bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath) and avoiding high risk exercises (scuba diving, high risk of falls, contact sports) is important too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am already heavy but I don't wanna gain to much during my pregnancy what type of exercise should I do while I aam pregnant?
Great question!: By far the best exercise you can do is walking! make sure you have a comfortable pair of shoes! and take nice slow walks...Great for the circulation; and low impact. You might also try using an elliptical machine; as this is also low impact on your joints, just do it slowly and you'll get a great work-out. Yoga is another great thing to study while pregnant; very relaxing. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Rapid changes: A number of great publication go into detail on various stages. 22 weeks is the later end of the 2nd trimester, you probably have had an anatomy scan (sono) and know if it's a boy or girl. Now strangers are beginning to ask if your pregnant, as you suddenly "look" pregnant. In many ways it's the best time of preg. You have energy and you are not too big or bulky yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Largely unknown: Aside from the anecdotal "born with hair-raised straight up after Psycho while pregnant", not too damaging. However, your adrenaline levels will be experienced by your developing fetus. It is not really known what effects such things have on a baby. It is best to reduce stress and remain as calm as possible, but epinephrine will also rise during exercise, too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Listen to your body: Although it is safe to have sex until the last few weeks of your pregnancy, you should let how you feel guide your actions. It is normal for some things you used to enjoy (i.e., foods, smells, or activities) make you feel nauseous or sick. Just pay attention to your body and your mind, and see a doctor if you find yourself feeling down or unable to enjoy any of the things you did pre-pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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