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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Argan oil: Argan oil is a skin moisturizer rich in vitamin e and presumably would be ikay to use during oregnancy. ...Read more

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Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Probably fine: flax seed is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, but there is a debate on whether or not they are a good source when compared to fish oil. You might want to check and see what percentage of DHA and omega 3's your prenatal pill has though. The prenatal vit. may have sufficient amounts that flax seed oil is unnecessary. Pregnancy is one of those times when you can get too much of a good thing ...Read more

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Mineral oil can be safely used as a lubricant during intercourse and usually does not affect fertility. True?

Mineral oil can be safely used as a lubricant during intercourse and usually does not affect fertility. True?

True: Mineral oil has minimal effects on sperm. It is ok to use when trying to conceive. That said, use only what you need, and use it only where you need it. A small amount on the glans of the penis, or at the entrance to the vagina, is fine to use. Water soluble lubricants are more problematic for sperm. ...Read more

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Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

No one knows 4 sure: No research is done on humans on safety of most medicinal substances during pregnancy. National Institutes of Health says "Tea tree oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin...it is LIKELY UNSAFE if taken by mouth" during pregnancy. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html No one knows for sure. I'd avoid during 1st trimester but small amounts on skin prob. OK later on. ...Read more

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Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Mineral Oil (Definition)

Mineral oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more