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If you have a child with adhd, does this mean were you severely emotionally stressed during pregnancy?

If you have a child with adhd, does this mean were you severely emotionally stressed during pregnancy?

No: To the best of current research knowledge, there is no condtion or stress during pregnancy that causes or triggers adhd in the child. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Can ADHD cause you to be depressed during pregnancy?

Can ADHD cause you to be depressed during pregnancy?

Yes: Adhd often occurs with depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors. Frustration rises in attention disorders. This can easily result in mood, anxiety, and ineffective coping behaviors. ...Read more

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Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Causative?: I have never heard that adhd causes a pregnant woman to be depressed. Depression can however be associated with adhd (but doesn't have to be). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Yes: Some yes, some no. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

Talk to your doc: Seizure disorders are serious medical problems; never discontinue a medication without first consulting your doctor. Some seizure medications carry risks during pregnancy, so it is important to discuss pregnancy and your medications before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

Which anti-anxiety medications are safe for use during pregnancy?

None: There are really no anti-anxiety medications which have been proven to be safe in pregnancy. It is best to avoid any and all medications while pregnant. I am sure your obstetrician would agree. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to take allergy medications during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to take allergy medications during pregnancy?

Depends: Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus. I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) and many of the ingredients in cough meds are category C so avoid these medications if possible. If concerned, talk to OB/GYN about specific medications. ...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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If I have been on a 21 day medication for PCOD but got intimate during the gap after the 21 day medication chances of pregnancy?

If I have been on a 21 day medication for PCOD but got intimate during the gap after the 21 day medication chances of pregnancy?

Not likely: You must've been taking a progestin medication. If you have a PCOS, you are not likely ovulating, so it's unlikely you are pregnant. If you are not want to get pregnant you might want to consider birth control pills. This will regulate your cycle and help with some of the side effects of PCOS like the regular cycles and abnormal hair growth. ...Read more

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Which medications could be used for allergies during pregnancy?

Which medications could be used for allergies during pregnancy?

Various: Several over the counter antihistamines are generally regarded as safe during pregnancy including zyrtec and claritin (loratadine). If necessary other medications can be used if the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medication for fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medication for fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Some yes, some no: Interestingly, for some women, fibromyalgia symptoms may actually improve during their pregnancy (although they may risk a worsening relapse post-partum). Most natural remedies are safe in pregnancy, such as omega3 fish oil, massage, exercise, yoga, etc. Some prescription medications may be safe in pregnancy, also, but it's best to check with your md. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

No: Alcohol is not safe in pregnancy and can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. There is no known safe amount of alcohol in pregnancy. So once you know you are pregnant, you should stop all of it. This includes even the small amounts that are in some medicines. ...Read more

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Would 1% salicylic medication applied to the face be ok during pregnancy?

Would 1% salicylic medication applied to the face be ok during pregnancy?

Yes: High doses of salicylic acid in its oral form have been shown in studies to cause birth defects and various pregnancy complications. To be cautious, it is recommended that pregnant women avoid the topical use of salicylic acid but small amounts applied to the skin — such as a 1% salicylic acid-containing toner used once or twice a day — are considered safe. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a safe medication I can take for sinus pain during pregnancy?

Does anyone know a safe medication I can take for sinus pain during pregnancy?

Acetominophen: Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be ok, as would be low doses of alleve or ibuprofen, but these not in the last trimester. ...Read more

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Will herpes medication harm your baby at 5 weeks? Or anything during pregnancy? It's 500 mg.

Will herpes medication harm your baby at 5 weeks? Or anything during pregnancy? It's 500 mg.

Safe: This medicine class is generally considered safe in pregnancy. Please ask your doctor to be sure, in your case with your medicine. ...Read more

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Is there any migraine medication that's safe during early pregnancy? I have had migraines for 14-15 yrs now. Its a bit frequent these days.

Is there any migraine medication that's safe during early pregnancy? I have had migraines for 14-15 yrs now. Its a bit frequent these days.

See a neurologist: There are over the counter and prescription medications that you can take daily for migraine headache prophylaxis. Keep a log of your headaches (timing, frequency, duration, severity, location, associated symptoms) and take it to a neurologist for further evaluation. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/migraine. Html ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which biploar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Expert opinions? Which biploar and anti-anxiety medications are safe during pregnancy?

Coordinate Drs.: If indeed you are having such symptoms, at least a visit to urgent care is recommended and if you feel you are at risk of harm to self or others a call to emergency services needs to happen. In general, there are psychotropics that are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. If time allows, discuss with ob/gyn or primary care physician first if need to see psychiatrist. Take care ...Read more

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Can you please offer some advice for effective headache/vomiting relief during pregnancy without medication?

Can you please offer some advice for effective headache/vomiting relief during pregnancy without medication?

Acu bracelet: Acu pressure bracelet efficient in preventing nausea & vomiting of pregnancy & sea sickness. Applying pressure on the anterior wrists also will work-acu pressure
Diet rich in protein, Vitamin B6 25mg 3 times daily.
Ginger tea daily.
Desiccated adrenal cortex 260mg 4 times daily.
In severe cases thiamine injections.
Tiger balm externally if headache is severe. ...Read more

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I am taking folic acid during pregnancy. Currently 4 months pregnant. Please confirm if I need to take any other medication. Thanks?

I am taking folic acid during pregnancy. Currently 4 months pregnant. Please confirm if I need to take any other medication. Thanks?

Not usually: Unless your OB has done blood work and advised other medications (such as thyroid, iron, etc.), then no, Folic Acid is really the only thing you should make sure you are taking. It would be fine to add a prenatal vitamin/multivitamin along with it. Just as long as you are getting 1 mg of Folic Acid a day, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many are...: .. And many aren't. The list is too long and to complex for this forum. Consult with your obgyn for specifics. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options: Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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What cold medication can be taken during pregnancy?

What cold medication can be taken during pregnancy?

Some medications are: Considered safe to take during pregnancy the effects of other medications on your unborn baby are unknown especially during the first trimester
halls Robitussin romilar trind-dm Vicks cough syrup saline nasal drops or spray
actifed dristan neosynephrine sudafed
tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) c
warm salt water gargle
*do not take "sa" (sustained action)forms or multi-symptom forms of these drugs.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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What medications do cause ventriculomegaly during pregnancy?

What medications do cause ventriculomegaly during pregnancy?

Pregnacy: I am not aware of any medications that specifically cause ventriculomegaly during a pregancy. The most common cause for this is a bleed into ventricles usually do to prematurity. ...Read more

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Where can I learn about what medications I can take during pregnancy?

Where can I learn about what medications I can take during pregnancy?

Online: The website drugs. Com is free and has pregnancy category information for most medications. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take any advol medication for headaches during pregnancy. I generally take the gell one, but this advol is different.

Is it okay to take any advol medication for headaches during pregnancy. I generally take the gell one, but this advol is different.

Advil?: I am sorry but I was unable to find information on a medication called Advol. Advil is Ibuprofen. It is US FDA pregnancy category: C. "Comments: -Avoid use during third trimester as it may cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus. -Not recommended in women attempting to conceive as may impair female fertility." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/pregnancy/ibuprofen. Html ...Read more

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Should woman stop using medication during pregnancy? Medication is called ketipinor, she takes it 15mg for sleeping problems.

Should woman stop using medication during pregnancy? Medication is called ketipinor, she takes it 15mg for sleeping problems.

Ketipinor: The drug is used as an anti psychotic, but it has also been used for a sleeping pill its use in pregnancy has not been determined. For safety sake you are probably better off not taking it. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more