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Melatonin Safe During Pregnancy
I am six weeks pregnant and take melatonin at night for sleep. Is melatonin safe during pregnancy? My doctor just took me off sinequan (doxepin) for sleep.
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
Try excellent sleep: Hygiene first. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs prior to sleep & no alcohol or tobacco. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
Melatonin in pregnancy...is it ok? Wanted to try a natural option over drugs like Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
NO, it is not ok.: Can cause developmental disorders. Do not take it while pregnant. ...Read more
Is melatonin safe to take in early pregnany? Is it safe to give to children under 4 for jet lag? If yes what dose?
Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more
Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women
Who are obese and with insulin resistance. Although it seems sake and product is natural, it did not not do any study on pregnancy. It would be wise not to use any medication including herbal or natural during pregnancy. ...Read more
Vicks? Yes: Did you mean to say Vicks cough drops? Those contain menthol as a topical treatment for the throat. There is no medical reason why you can't use that during pregnancy. Like all medications in pregnancy, however, you should only use it for the time that you really need it. The only over the counter "medications" that should be taken for the whole pregnancy are prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid. ...Read more
Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read more
Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more
Controversial: There have been so many cases of sprouts contaminated by e. Coli or other pathologic bacteria, it's difficult to advise. If you know the producer of the sprouts is fastidious about their handling & preparation, they should be ok but if there is any doubt, don't risk them. ...Read more
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 “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 >. ...Read more
Most likely: I looked up this product and its likely safe for use. However, no can promise you safety until we see reports on users hand what there pregnancy outcomes where. These students usually come from observation as most people are unwilling to subject themselves to studies where the outcome may be a bad effect on your baby. ...Read more
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen):
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is an opioid, taking throughout pregnancy will result in addiction in the fetus. And they may have withdrawal at birth. So doctors will try to wean Also small teratogenic risk
http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-63/norco-oral/details/list-precautions ...Read more
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 “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.”. ...Read more