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Doctor insights on: Maca Root Powder And Pregnancy

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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

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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?

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?

No: Maca is not known for doing anything productive. If you think you are pregnant check a pregnancy test. If negative consider seeing a doctor to discuss irregular menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No relation: Maca will not change the ability of the Paragard IUD to prevent pregnancy. They are completely unrelated. Please be sure not to exceed the recommended dose of the Maca supplement. ...Read more

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I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?

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

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Is it okay to have a root canal done during pregnancy?

Is it okay to have a root canal done during pregnancy?

Yes: Most dental procedures are safe during pregnancy, including root canals. The best time to have them done is in the 2nd trimester, but if there is pain, infection, or emergency, a root canal should be completed asap as waiting can be more harmful to the baby. ...Read more

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Consuming Collagen Hydrolysate powder drink during pregnancy. Is it safe?

Consuming Collagen Hydrolysate powder drink during pregnancy. Is it safe?

There is NO: Data concerning this "supplement" however (my opinion only) one should AVOID all such preparations during pregnancy!!
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Hello good morning, can I take a chocolate protein powder during pregnancy? Thanks

Hello good morning, can I take a chocolate protein powder during pregnancy? Thanks

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

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What kind of pain relief medications can you take during pregnancy for a root canal?

What kind of pain relief medications can you take during pregnancy for a root canal?

Ask OB: Your OB will tell you which medication are safe, but I have given lortab under the ok of the ob. ...Read more

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Psyllium husk powder (vitamin shoppe) safe during pregnancy? How many times in a day may I use this product? How many times a week?

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

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I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

Talcum powder, no: Talcum powder in the vulvar area has been associated with a number of different long term issues. Aspirin is actually being used to help prevent pregnancy induced hypertension (pre eclampsia). ...Read more

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When is root canal treatment necessary? Safe during pregnancy?

When is root canal treatment necessary? Safe during pregnancy?

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

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Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

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

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I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

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

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Are fiber one protein bars acceptable in pregnancy? I read that chicory root extract which is contains, is dangerous. Is that true?

Are fiber one protein bars acceptable in pregnancy? I read that chicory root extract which is contains, is dangerous. Is that true?

Would avoid: In large doses, chicory root extract is not safe in pregnancy, increasing the risk of bleeding or miscarriage. Since a azimuth safe dose is not known, you should avoid it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you safely have a root canal done in the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy?

Can you safely have a root canal done in the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy?

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

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How can you safely have a root canal done in the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy?

How can you safely have a root canal done in the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: 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

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Does baking soda and baking powder harm you in pregnancy im 40 weeks. I haven't ate much just a dab of a finger.

Does baking soda and baking powder harm you in pregnancy im 40 weeks. I haven't ate much just a dab of a finger.

Baking soda: Don't use anything unless it is prescribed. Are you using that for reflux disease or something similar?
I don't think its going to hurt you or your baby, but always ask your physician before using any product. ...Read more