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Doctor insights on: Medicine During Pregnancy

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Is sex safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

Usually yes!: In early pregnancy there should be no problem having sex. Later on, there are certain medical conditions later in pregnancy that may cause your doctor to recommend you avoid intercourse (placenta previa, preterm labor, etc) but for most pregnancies it is safe to have sex for all 9 months. ...Read more

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Is traveling overseas safe during the first trimester if pregnancy?

Is traveling overseas safe during the first trimester if pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe as long as you watch what you eat and take your vitamins like at home. The only concern is that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester whether you are at home or overseas and it can be more traumatic if you are away from home but the travel doesn't increase the risk. ...Read more

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Is Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Is Monistat safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Vaginal yeast infestions are common, and are even more common in pregnancy. Monistat is one of the over-the-counter anitfungals currently available and yes it is safe to use during pregnancy. Gyne-lotrimin and vagistat (tioconazole) are also available and are safe as well. If these don't work (you may not have yeast), or if the infection returns soon after treatment see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't advise it: There is no way to reassure you that elderberry is safe during pregnancy, so it's best not to use it. ...Read more

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Is there depression and anxiety medicine that's safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is there depression and anxiety medicine that's safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

It depends: Medications such as Celexa and zoloft (ssris ) are a category c for pregnancy- assumed safe. But it is safer to avoid medications inpregnancy if able. On the other hand, untreated depression and anxiety can harm fetus and baby-so ask your ob-gyn about his opinion. Avoid Paxil (paroxetine) because it is not safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is the medicine duspataline retard safe to take during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not recommend : Unless he health of the mother would be severely compromised. That is the case according to the package insert for the entire pregnancy, not just the first trimester. Benefits must outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Is intercouse safe during first tremister?

Is intercouse safe during first tremister?

Intercourse safe: Intercourse is safe as long as the woman feels comfortable and there are no complications with the pregnancy. Confirm this with your doctor ...Read more

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Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. See comment for more info. ...Read more

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Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely NOT!: Why would you think of taking anything like that during pregnancy that could endanger your developing fetus? Adulthood should always precede parenthood. ...Read more

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Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy and sex: To my understanding, yes however however you should have an advice from your obstetrician, providing providing you have an uncomplicated pregnancy ...Read more

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Why is reflexology contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Why is reflexology contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Being responsible: The contraindications listed on a few websites include all the common conditions in which something really bad (in this case, a miscarriage) might happen shortly after treatment. It seems fair to think that the practitioner, who knows reflexology is an adjunct to mainstream treatment, wants to direct the patient at this time to focus on the other aspects of comprehensive care. ...Read more

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Who can evaluate bleeding during pregnancy in first trimester?

Who can evaluate bleeding during pregnancy in first trimester?

A board certified: Obgyn is the best person cause that doc can do a workup and whatever treatment u need , i rec a doc , not a midwife to evaluate this as u need bhcg, prog level , a good exan and an accuarate ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Is avil safe during pregnancy ?

Is avil safe during pregnancy ?

Do you mean ADVIL (ibuprofen)?: Generally, it isn't recommended during pregnancy. Avil (pheniramine) is an antihistamine which has anticholinergic effects that is used for allergic conditions. Avil is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as ÔÇťanimal 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 >. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Can a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Depends: Many cough medications are safe in the first trimester You need to know the specific ingredients of the cough medication. For example, Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is safe in the first trimester. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Which antipsychotic medicine is the safest during pregnancy?

Which antipsychotic medicine is the safest during pregnancy?

Psychosis & pregnant: The choice may be between active psychosis vs ability to care for self & baby. So far recent studies have not shown teratogenic risk with high- or medium-potency antipsychotics, but have shown higher risk of congenital malformations after first trimester exposure to low-potency ones. When symptoms require, high to medium potency agents are safer than lower potency ones. ...Read more

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