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Maca Root Powder And Pregnancy
Is maca root harmful? I normally have very painful periods and have had a ectopic pregnancy in 2009 but since I started taking macca my period is ok
Safe: From my reading, this is an interesting botanical that does seem to have some physiologic effects, as it seems to have benefited you, and also seems to have minimal side effects. Big doses might make your thyroid bigger but probably would not affect function. ...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 have irregular periods. I bleed all the time. I began taking maca for a week and now I am noticing pregnancy symptoms. Can maca increase breast size?
Do I have a higher chance of getting pregnant while taking maca root powder? I have had the Paragard IUD in for three and a half years now.
I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?
Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not oon real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Also, how does one know what really is in a supplement? ...Read more
Would maca root powder or ginkgo help with my loss of libido and ability to orgasm whilst on lexapro (escitalopram)?
Yes: Nido is a Nestle product of fortified powdered milk. ...Read more
Probably ok: You do need more protein during pregnancy, so amping up your intake is a good idea. Food sources are best, but a protein shake is probably ok. There is no definitive evidence of safety, however. You should watch for herbal additives in the shake; some, including anise and licorice root among others, may not be a good idea in pregnancy. Ask you doctor or midwife to review the label. Good wishes! ...Read more
Ask OB: Your OB will tell you which medication are safe, but I have given lortab under the ok of the ob. ...Read more
Psyllium husk powder (vitamin shoppe) safe during pregnancy? How many times in a day may I use this product? How many times a week?
Yes, definitely: Psyllium powder is definitely safe in pregnancy. It is not absorbed by your body, but rather pulls water into the intestine. You could use the product every day, even twice a day. Another great medication that functions in he exact same way (but tastes better) is miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent. Same idea, not absorbed, can take 1-2 times a day. Remember to drink lots of water too! ...Read more
I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?
It is safe: Yes it is safe but why not drink fresh milk. It is your choice ...Read more
Safe: There are no restrictions on wheatgrass consumption. ...Read more
Nerve compromised: Root canal therapy is necessary when the nerve is compromised, either from decay or trauma. It is perfectly safe during pregnancy and will help prevent inflammation and/or infection. If this is what you need, have your dentist coordinate your treatment with your obgyn. ...Read more
Possibly: No one does research giving herbs during pregnancy so we don't know for sure. It seems safe to use in cooking but taking medicinal amounts may cause bleeding or stimulate uterine contractions. I advise caution with all herbs in the first trimester. It is probably safest in the final weeks of pregnancy. See http://bit. Ly/16ma7p2 ; http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/662.Html. ...Read more
Blood test: Valerian root is not particularly known to cause false positive pregnancy tests. It is in the nature of any testing that tests turn up false positive. If the pregnancy test was a urine test, a blood test would be the next step, if a false positive test is suspected. Other than pregnancy, certain diseases can cause pregnancy test to turn up positive. ...Read more
Are fiber one protein bars acceptable in pregnancy? I read that chicory root extract which is contains, is dangerous. Is that true?
I just realized that I have drank a few Root Beers while pregnant that contain licorice root extract which is a no-no in pregnancy. Is this dangerous?
Root beer: A few drinks of root beer should pose no problem even though you are pregnant ...Read more
I did a cleanout using some burdock root, and I did 7day douce. My gut came in me about 3 weeks ago can I buy a pregnancy kit now and what if I am not?
Take a test: With all the typos your question is hard to understand. I think you are asking if you may be pregnant. Simply take a pregnancy test if you miss your cycle and you will have your answer. ...Read more
Normally yes: The middle trimester is usually the best time for endodontic treatment. However, the beginning of the third trimester should not pose any problem. A better questiom would be, "what is the risk of waiting until after the birth? " if the answer involves continuing pain, infection or further loss of tooth structure then wisdom points toward completing the procedure. ...Read more
The alternative is to wait, but if the tooth gets infected, if you get swollen, and if you have severe pain, it will be more difficult to treat you rather than treat you now.
Have your dentist talk to your obgyn. ...Read more
I consume flaxseed oil and protein powder usually soy protein. Is that safe at any pregnancy stage?
Probably OK: Would need to know exact ingredientsGet a more detailed answer ›