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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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My girlfriend is pregnant and addicted to ativan (lorazepam).I've read a lot about sideeffects while taking this during pregnancy. How can she get off this?

My girlfriend is pregnant and addicted to ativan (lorazepam).I've read a lot about sideeffects while taking this during pregnancy. How can she get off this?

Ativan; pregnant: 1st trimester usually most serious for fetal damage from drugs. See OB for monitoring fetus. Have prescribing doc change to Buspar (buspirone) (category b compared with ativan's category d) or undertake rapid withdrawal from ativan. Use meditation, exercise, yoga, tai chi, biofeedback for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can I take lorazepam after iui while waiting for pregnancy confirmation. I had iui this past Thursday and Friday?

Can I take lorazepam after iui while waiting for pregnancy confirmation. I had iui this past Thursday and Friday?

Yes, but...: You can if there's a clear medical need, but you shouldn't unless it's truly necessary. If you have an OBG doctor as him/her what he/she thinks. ...Read more

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Will taking ativan (lorazepam) before knowing/confirming pregnancy (ex: taking ativan (lorazepam) 1st few weeks) harm the development of the baby?

Will taking ativan (lorazepam) before knowing/confirming pregnancy (ex: taking ativan (lorazepam) 1st few weeks) harm the development of the baby?

Teratogenicity: Ativan (lorazepam) has psychogenic effect even in a developing fetus. Its accidental use early in pregnancy has not been fully elucidated as yet. There were studies that correlated its teratogenicity with craniofacial and nerve migration and formation but these are more in the 2nd trimester. Talk to your ob-gyn, they may have more info. Good luck. I'm sure you'll both be fine. ...Read more

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Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Stop; read my commen: Pregnancy , we all agree, is part of the develop process. Its drives are powerful. Your child is literally installing the basic structure of who this person will become. So keep all meds to a reasonable ! level. Both meds affect your brain, though Klonopin (clonazepam) is safer in both areas. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more

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Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more

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Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Recommendation : In recent years due to pollution of see products, my advice to use it just not often: may be twice a month. Nobody knows how much Mercury in it. ...Read more

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Is Ampiclox good during pregnancy?

Is Ampiclox good during pregnancy?

Not available in USA: This drug is not available in the us that i can find. However both ingredients have a pregnancy class b rating indicating no birth defects have been noted. ...Read more

Dr. James Hall
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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more